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Archive - Mar 22, 2006

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Roads not garbage bins

To people who reside here or drive in to view the parish’s towns and cities, displays of trash are an unwelcome decoration. Visitors are given the impression that residents are lazy, careless or don’t clean up after themselves. Medicine bottles, cigarette butts, soda cans, food packages and even clothing are among the items some people seem to believe belong on the ground.
In the past, students at Grambling State University have volunteered their Saturdays to collect the miles of waste scattered over the city’s streets.

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FCA All-Star game features local talent

Two different games will be featured at Ruston High School’s gymnasium, starting with a girls’ division at 6 and followed by the boys at 7:30.
The Classic will be held to honor the late Rick Huckabay, a former head boys’ coach at both Ruston High School and Simsboro High School who passed away recently after a seven-month battle with cancer.
North and South squads will comprise the rosters for both teams in the doubleheader that was organized and coordinated by Jay Butler, director of the North Louisiana Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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Are purse thieves’ motives pure?

If you will remember, my purse was stolen out of my car while I attended the LHSAA’s Top 28 finals in Lafayette last Saturday.
For a moment, I felt somewhat bad for judging them, for assuming that simply because they were thieves, they had nefarious, ulterior motives.
That $300 they attempted to get from the ATM was surely stringently earmarked for the charity of their choice.

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Arson suspected in fires at GSU’s Pinchback Hall

City of Grambling and Lincoln Parish firefighters responded to two calls Monday afternoon at GSU’s Pinchback Hall. The first call came in to GSU police at 12:05 p.m., followed by a second call at 2:44 p.m., Sgt. Freddie Peterson said.
Peterson said investigators are treating the two fires, which happened on different floors, as well as another fire last week, as separate incidents.
However, they believe all of the fires are connected.
The first two fires occurred when someone lit paper in a trash can. Those two fires were put out by fire extinguishers.

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