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May 20th, 2013

Legal

I, Shannon Wilson, (DOC #523043), have applied for clemency for my Conviction of (felony theft). If you have any comments, contact the Board of Pardons at (225)342-5421.
3td: May 17, 19 & 20, 2013.

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Make sure kids stay safe during summer months

The day so many students have been counting down to is just around the corner.
Tuesday is the official last day for Lincoln Parish public schools. After suffering through that final day, thousands of local kids will be free for those blessed and much anticipated summer months.
While many parents are planning their best to pack in educational and entertaining activities to keep their students occupied this summer, undoubtedly there will be time when kids are left to their own devices.

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Freedom of speech crucial

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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
— The First Amendment of the United States of America Constitution
It is a lengthy sentence, but nonetheless, just one sentence. I sometimes question if that brief thought caused so much decisiveness amongst our founding fathers as it does today amongst the citizens of the United States.

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With fundraising wrapping up, DART has hope

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In the aftermath of a week of feverish activity for the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team — Darts for DART on May 2 at the Dawg House Sports Grill, our 12th Annual Radiothon at Super 1 Foods on May 9 and our Benefit Concert and Auction at the Dixie Center on May 11 — we are breathing deeply and giving thanks.
In the intense activity of last week, DART experienced the support of a small, close-knit community in so many different ways, each of them heartwarming to us, each of them encouraging.

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Pet of the Week

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Lil’ Annie is a happy lady looking to give a good home some love. This sweet friendly girl is about a year old. Golden in color, she is a Terrier/Hound mix, spayed and up to date on shots. Her adoption fee is $65. Call 251-DOGS for more information or come see the adoptable dogs at the new office located at 290 Rodeo Road, just south of Tech Farm Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment.

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Harper: Catalyst for GSU?

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GRAMBLING — As thrilled as Eric Harper is about getting a chance to play in the National Football League, he’s even more ecstatic about the impact it will make on Grambling State University.
When the defensive end from Marrero recently inked a free agent contract with the Oakland Raiders, it marked only the third player out of the Tigers’ program to be listed on a current NFL roster.
The others: highly-regarded defensive lineman Jason Hatcher of the Dallas Cowboys and tight end Larry Donnell of the New York Giants.

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Tech features variety of grid ticket options

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Fans of Louisiana Tech University’s football program has a variety of options to purchase tickets for the 2013 season.
Season reserved bench seats on the west side of Joe Aillet Stadium will cost $160 and east side general admission is set for $90.
Faculty and staff will be able to purchase reserved bench seats for $130 and young alumni will have a discounted season ticket rate of $80 with a limit of two purchases.
The Kid’s Club is for any youngster in eighth grade or younger.

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Williams set for Grambling honor June 8

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HONORING DOUG: The celebration of one of the most memorable performances in Super Bowl history will continue next month.
In 1988, Doug Williams led the Washington Redskins to a 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos at the San Diego, Calif.-hosted Super Bowl.
Not only did he establish a variety of passing and total offense records for the game, but he also was chosen as the Most Valuable Player.

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Lady Cougars honored for softball success

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The Cedar Creek junior high and varsity softball teams enjoyed an end-of-the year banquet recently.
The varsity Lady Cougars were ranked No. 1 in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class A power ratings for the entire season and achieved a record of 25-3. The Lady Cougars went 8-0 in league play and were the District 2-1A champions.
The following varsity players were recognized as recipients of various awards:

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May 18th

Tech student charged

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A Louisiana Tech student is facing charges of filing a false police report after a Friday incident alarmed students when a text alert was sent out by the university.
The text alert, sent out by Tech Police Chief Randal Hermes at 3:07 p.m. Friday, said “The Louisiana Tech University Police Department has just received a report of an armed sexual assault occurring near the Biomedical Building parking lot. The victim alleges that at about 1 p.m. (Friday), a black male armed with a gun, abducted and assaulted her. Police are now investigating the report.”

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