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Suits cripple progress

• Allowing Owens to make decisions that were not his to make;
• Terminating employees who did not provide financing for “pet projects;”
• Not following protocol in hirings, firings or merit raises;
• Punishing whistle blowers; and
• Destroying the morale of GSU and its relationship with the city.
What the lawsuits failed to mention were the improvements made to student housing, progress on the Eddie Robinson Museum, higher admission standards and the addition of an endowed chair.
NAACP State President Ernest Johnson addressed the issue at the state conference this weekend.

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Mock Crash creates shock waves

As the mock crash shows, this decision is a fatal mistake. Student council members portray teens arrested, killed or airlifted to a hospital as a result of a two-vehicle collision that follows.
With the mind power of the North Central Alliance Partners in Prevention, Ruston Police Department and the Louisiana State Police, the scenario depicted all of the obstacles that must be overcome by rescue and law enforcement workers following a serious accident.

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‘Mock crash’ a good move

A crowd of RHS students watched Wednesday as rescue workers used the jaws-of-life to break into a vehicle to save an accident victim. They also witnessed another student carried off to be airlifted by a helicopter and the vehicle’s driver given a field sobriety test.
Other students were lying on the ground covered with what appeared to be blood.
The mock crash demonstrated how the consequences of bad decisions can range from financial loss to shattered dreams to death.

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Enrolling in school of matrimony

Then comes the area of child discipline. She thought there would be a rewards and punishment system. He’s an advocate of a good-old spanking.
Whether it’s dreams of living in the city, owning your own company or becoming a rock star, a lifetime commitment to another person often mandates a redesign of plans.
With all its unpredictability, marriage is a leap of faith — one that is ultimately taken blindly regardless of preparation.

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Five-vehicle wreck sends two to hospital

“The Sable then ran across a grassy area, striking a water valve, and continued onto U.S. 167 where it struck a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Edwina White, 41, of Ruston, who was in the center turn lane,” Hawkins said.
“The force of the impact knocked the Silverado into the southbound lane of U.S. 167 where it struck a 1993 Honda Accord driven by Judith Roerts, 64, of Ruston.”
Hawkins said the Sable then continued into the southbound lane after striking the Silverado and stuck a 1996 Chevrolet pickup and trailer driven by Richard Moffett, 35, of Ruston, before coming to a stop.

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