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April 20th, 2013

Mad, angry are feelings on terror act

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Every time I see a photo or read a story regarding Martin Richard, I get mad and angry.
Either that or I want to cry.
Whatever the emotions, “sickening” is an adjective that doesn’t do justice in describing the horrific events that transpired at the Boston Marathon on Monday.

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Black team wins, 40-39

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University’s rebirth in football might’ve kicked off on the hallowed turf of Robinson Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Score-wise, the official numbers were 40 points for the Black, 39 for the Gold.
But more significant than the final score was the overall foundation being established for the 2013 season.

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Lady Cougars upset, 1-0

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Taylor Leger and her Westminster Christian teammates didn’t follow the script on Saturday afternoon.
Unfortunately, though, it proved to be the best thing for the Opelousas-based squad.
Leger, a senior lefthander, limited No. 1-seeded Cedar Creek High School to only four hits and worked out of several jams to lead the No. 16-seeded Lady Crusaders (17-13) to a 1-0 upset win in the regional round of the Class 1A Louisiana High School Athletic Association at the Lady Cougars’ diamond.

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Bearcats wrap up district 2-5A title with DH sweep

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Ruston High School’s baseball team are No. 1.
The Bearcats (27-5, 11-1) clinched the District 2-5A championship on Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader sweep over Pineville High School at the RHS diamond.

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April 27 5k to raise autism awareness

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When a parent receives the news that their child has autism, the world may take on a gray hue.
However, Tiffany White, director of the Hope Center for Autism, wants these families to know they’re not alone.
“We named the center the Hope Center for Autism because we wanted families to always know that there is hope and to never lose it as it relates to their child’s diagnosis,” White said.
White said autism, which the CDC says affects 1 in 88 children, is a developmental disability that causes significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.

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Staff, students learn about state of GSU

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Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue told an audience of students, faculty and staff Thursday though the institution is facing serious financial challenges, there continue to be good things happening.
Prior to the event, the president said “these are challenging, difficult times, but we will get through all of this, and I want people to know that there are good things happening at Grambling State University. No matter what, we will focus on our core mission and we will continue to enhance the academic profile of this university and its students.”

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SCHOOL NEWS: CEDAR CREEK

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Learn about life with poetry

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops and other events.
Such a month-long salute to attempt to raise awareness about one of the world’s oldest literary forms seems fitting in light of recent national events.

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Teacher: Performance pay needed

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As a teacher with 36 years in regular and special education in Rapides Parish, I have seen many students come from homes that are well below the federal poverty line. Living in poverty makes students’ lives harder, but that doesn’t stop teachers from challenging them on a daily basis.

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Counseling crucial for many

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April is Counseling Awareness Month. This annual observance — sponsored by the American Counseling Association (ACA) — is geared toward educating the public about the role of counselors who help individuals live healthier, happier, and more productive lives.
During this observance an important question needs to be answered: Why does counseling need to be recognized and promoted?

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