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Archive - Dec 14, 2006

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Identity theft a holiday threat

Shoppers need to keep track of property and take care to keep up with any papers such as receipts or electronically-submitted checks that might have sensitive information on them.
Identity thieves also use a number of different tactics to elicit personal information over the phone and Internet. Any one who receives a call or e-mail from someone attempting to get account numbers, passwords, etc. should take extra steps to ensure it is a legitimate request. Personal information should never be given if there is any doubt that everything is on the up-and-up.

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Techsters try to halt loss streak

Back on Nov. 25 against Lincoln Parish neighbor Grambling State, 70-50.
Since then, there’s been losses of 71-50 to Tennessee, 74-59 to Arizona, 64-61 to Kansas State and, just last weekend, a 58-54 finale versus I-20 pest Louisiana-Monroe.
Thus, the Techsters (2-7) could use a confidence-building transfusion on the road tonight when they meet up with Southeastern Conference member Mississippi State in Starkville starting at 7.

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Please come home for Christmas

Three people died, and several others were airlifted to Shreveport with life-threatening injuries.
Those are some scary numbers, especially considering that two people were younger than me and the third was only a few years past 30.
Believe me, the further I get into my 20s, the younger 30 is beginning to look.
I’m sure they all had plans, dreams and goals — things they wanted to accomplish before they died.
As with these wrecks, and the easy dozen that flit across the police scanner on my desk each day, I wonder about the moment before that last decision.

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Two area men arrested on DWI charges

Jerry Lewis, chief public education officer for the Ruston Fire Department, said two ambulances and a rescue unit were sent to the scene but neither driver was transported.
Capt. Wesley Harris, public information officer with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, said the wreck occurred around 1 p.m. near La. 3072’s intersection with U.S. 167; state police worked the wreck.
Harris said while the area’s accident rate has remained about the same, there has been a big increase in people injured in collisions.

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