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Report: State’s schools need reform

The report reveals how the Louisiana economy has declined in relation to the national economy over the past couple of decades. In 1980, Louisiana’s per capita income was 87 percent of the national average.
Over the last 25 years, personal income has dropped to close to 80 percent of the national average.
Educational achievement has revealed a similar pattern.

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Dogs want first WAC win

That’s why the Bulldogs’ Saturday night meeting with the University of Idaho takes on even greater meaning, as if it counting in the Western Athletic Conference standings isn’t enough.
It’s just that Jackson and the rest of the ‘Dogs have gone through five games so far and have only one win to show for it.
That was a hard-earned 31-21 victory over Division 1-AA member Nicholls State back in the middle part of September and, well, that seems a long, long time ago.

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Volunteering is beneficial to the giver

However, there is plenty of opportunity for those who do not belong to a specific church to exercise the most basic humane gifts from those living lives of comfort to those living lives of need.
While we salute those among our adult population who have already made commitments to decent and worthwhile causes, we also encourage churches, organizations and families to find ways to include children and young adults in such endeavors.

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Use etiquette at convenience store

Reality reads more like this list — checking a wad of lottery tickets while a long line of customers is held at bay, having a customer pay for $2 worth of merchandise all in pennies, having the employee scheduled for night duty not show up requiring the person on day duty to work a straight 14-hour day, having someone hand over a credit card to pay for a single package of cough drops, having a child home from school sick and having to take him or her to work with you, having a customer come up short on cash after he has been trusted at the gas pump, having to change the gas price sign in the m

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Jindal focuses on education, health care

“It’s like we had three disasters. We first had the storm, then the breaking of the levees and then the federal and state response,” he said. “We took a call in my office from a helicopter pilot who wanted to rescue people stranded, but he couldn’t get permission to go, and he was running out of time.
“We called FEMA to get permission. FEMA told us the FAA was the one able to give permission. So we called the FAA, and they told us to call the military. The military told us to call FEMA.”
In the end, Jindal said, he took matters into his own hands.

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