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June 1st, 2013

Help elderly avoid financial abuse

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It’s unfortunate, but true: The elderly population may be the most vulnerable group in our society.
In fact, in an effort to call attention to the problems of physical, emotional and financial abuse of the elderly, the United Nations has designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

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Be watchful for IRS tax scams

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Question: I got an email from the IRS. It says they need more information about the tax return I filed two years ago. I am concerned about sending my personal information to them over the Internet, but there was no number for me to call. Is it OK for me to just call them about this?
Answer: It is definitely OK for you to call the IRS.

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Taking a look at Social Security

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Regardless of whether you’re a man or a woman, Social Security will not — and was never designed to — provide all of the income you’ll need to live comfortably during retirement.
At best, your income from Social Security will supplement that from other sources. So if you’re planning to factor Social Security into your retirement plan, you should learn all you can about how to enhance your benefits, and how much income you may need from other sources, to be financially comfortable during your retirement years.

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Chuck Dawson was ‘Mr. Tight’ in Tiger Nation

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His full name is Leslie Dawson.
Most folks know him as “Chuck.”
If you were a football coach or player at Grambling State University, you might refer to him as “Mr. Tight.”
Now that’s in a respectful, loving way, mind you.

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’Dogs at top of list

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This is a good way for Louisiana Tech University’s football team to start off its membership in Conference USA.
According to the 4down20.com website devoted to all things in the world of collegiate football, the Bulldogs have the top preseason power ranking of any C-USA program heading into the 2013 season.

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Tech softballers honored

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Melanie Goff and Amanda Krueger have put the wraps on their collegiate careers in the right way.
Two of the most valuable senior members of Louisiana Tech University’s softball program were announced Saturday as first-unit members of the 2013 All-Louisiana squad chosen by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

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Bulldogs’ Lange is first-unit All-Louisiana

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Louisiana Tech University’s golf team had good news on two accounts on Saturday when the annual All-Louisiana squad was announced by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
The Bulldogs placed two of their players on the team and both will ibe returning for the 2014 season.
Earning first team honors was Victor Lange, only a freshman, and chosen to the second team was junior Travis Wilmore.

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LESLIE ‘CHUCK’ DAWSON RETIREMENT PHOTO GALLERY

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Burkhalter: Extra incentive in 2014

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Whoever concocted the first All-State team in history probably had somebody worthy omitted.
No matter what the sport or how good the honored players are, there is invariably going to be somebody left off who should have been there.
The case study for the recently announced Class 5A Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-State baseball team is David Michael Burkhalter.

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Ogunyemi heads to Missouri college

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Simsboro High School’s Daniel Ogunyemi (center), a two-time Class B Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-State basketball selection, recently signed a full NCAA national letter-of-intent with Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo. The 6-5 forward was a key player in the Tigers’ march to a berth in the state championship for Class B in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association this year. Witnessing the signing ceremony were Ogunyemi’s father, (left) Olatunde Ogunyemi, and mother, Arnita Ogunyemi.

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