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’Dogs test improved SJSU

Their .667 winning percentage within the conference is currently the third best of any WAC member, in back of undefeated Boise State (1.000) and co-runner-up Hawaii (.714).
Not since 1987 have the Spartans had a better record at this point in the season.
“We’ve done some significant things,” second-year head coach Dick Tomey. “But we’re also realizing that we’re just starting.”
Those four wins have all come in a row, marking the first time since 1991 that San Jose State has achieved that many consecutive victories.

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Parish School Performance Scores in

In 2006, 451 schools statewide fell into Academic Assistance in comparison to 351 in 2005, according to a release from the Louisiana Department of Education. Eighty-five of Louisiana’s public schools were deemed Academically Unacceptable for having an SPS below 60, with the city of Monroe, Bienville and Ouachita parishes having at least one school in this category. These schools enter what is known as School Improvement Two.

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Exercise is important for everyone

An event scheduled to honor those who had participated in the Adult Fitness Program for 20 years or more was held last week, and senior citizens and the community were reminded once again of how important exercise and a healthy diet is to longevity.
Lanie Dornier, chair of the health and exercise science department at Tech, which sponsors the program, emphasized the important of a lifelong commitment to exercise, to which the seniors at the program were dedicated.

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It’s sure going to be a fun ride

However, it’s not just holiday festivities that I’m excited about.
Today is the SONICFLOOd concert. For those who don’t know, SONICFLOOd sings a lot of the praise and worship songs you’ve probably heard: “Here I Am to Worship,” “Famous One,” “I Lift My Eyes Up” and “Open the Eyes of My Heart.” They are going to be performing at 7 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church, and tickets will be sold at the door.

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Ruston infant found in trash bin

“Kyna Steward said she had left her son with her mother when she went to work at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. She also told officers her mother had medical problems.”
Hermes said at approximately 8:30 a.m., Celestine Stewart was located standing in a ditch near the intersection of Mt. Pisgah Road and Tennessee Avenue — without the child.
“At that point it became an all-hands-on-deck situation,” Hermes said. “We had people from the fire department, sheriff’s office, police department and the helicopter from Pafford Ambulance looking for the baby.”

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