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August 7th

Ready for football? it’s here

“The last several months, you got a break from football, played golf and then got aggravated with golf,” quipped Bicknell on Sunday afternoon from his Charles Wyly Athletic Center office overlooking Joe Aillet Stadium. “That’s over with now. The players are back, football is here and it’s great. This is definitely one of my favorite days of the year, the first day of preseason workouts when you’ve got everybody here and in the same place.”
Tech had 97 players report in on Sunday.
Just over 100 Tigers answered the check-in call at Grambling State University.

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Trouble is just a click away

Ruston Junior High School Principal Tim Nutt, who was principal at Simsboro High last year, said he has known young people to use the Internet to exchange inappropriate musical lyrics.
“I have confiscated some very, very obscene song lyrics in these chat rooms that they get access to through these blogs,” Nutt said. “(Internet access) is just a mode of communication that 10-12 years ago we didn’t have, and there are some negative uses.”

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Football reporting time

For much of today, following their official checkin with the coaching staffs, members of the Tech and GSU squads will spend their time attending meetings and going through physical examinations.
Most of the ‘Dogs and Tigers will answer the roll call during the early part of this afternoon before such traditional rituals arrive, then it’s on to the practice turf on Monday.
Tech will have its initial workout on that day starting at 6;45 p.m and also gather at the same times during the remainder of the week.

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Black Caucus vows support

The first dealt with the proposed Eddie Robinson Museum. Rep. Willie Hunter, D-Monroe, made a bold statement when he guaranteed financial support for the museum.
Not only did Hunter say money for the project would be included in the state’s 2007 Capital Outlay budget, he also promised that additional funding would be provided to help with things other than just the construction costs.
“There is no reason for you to have to go door-to-door to individuals begging for money,” Hunter said. “I promise you, the money will be there next year.”

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Are fun times over for kids?

If they want to play sports — play, mind you — we take away the fun by sending them to camps and feeding them supplements so they will become bigger, stronger and faster. We lose sight of the fact it is a game — something to be played, not worked at.
Sometimes I wonder if we do this to our children because we want them to excel or because we want people to see what a wonderful job we’ve done as parents. It’s awfully nice to stand with your chest puffed out in pride as you expound on your prodigy’s latest achievement.
In doing this, are we robbing our children of their time to be kids?

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Black Caucus pays visit to GSU

In addition to Richmond, who serves as president of the Caucus, Reps. Rick Gallot, D-Grambling, Willie Hunter, D-Monroe, and Avon Honey, D-Baton Rouge, as well as Sens. C.D. Jones, D-Monroe, and Lydia Jackson, D-Shreveport, attended the town hall-style meeting.
Each Caucus member spoke about work done by their various legislative committees before opening the floor to questions.
With the meeting held at GSU, education was a hot topic. Gallot said the Caucus worked to ensure Grambling State was funded.

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August 4th

Leadership opportunities abundant

On Aug. 9-11, qualifying will take place for the upcoming mayoral and school board elections, scheduled for Sept. 30. Area citizens in Ruston, Choudrant, Downsville, Grambling, Simsboro and Dubach have the opportunity to step forward and announce their candidacy for mayor or the school board if one feels he or she can do a better job.
Qualifying will take place beginning at 8:30 a.m., Aug. 9 and will end Aug. 11 at 5 p.m. at the Clerk of Courts office, which closes at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10.

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Raise your paw if you’re blue

On the surface, “R U Blue?” is a marketing ploy meant to remind Louisiana Tech fans to wear the color on game day and to make Joe Aillet Stadium a sea of blue on Saturdays.
However, blue has had and could have additional tie-ins with the Louisiana Tech Bulldog football team. Let me explain.

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Louisiana Tech student takes his own life

“The last time he was registered as a student was the winter quarter of 2005-2006,” Crawford said. “Even though he was not a registered student, he was still living in the fraternity house.”
Ruston Police Department Lt. Curtis Hawkins confirmed his office was investigating an apparent suicide at the SAE house.
“We are investigating what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” Hawkins said.

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Tech, GSU: ‘Bayou’ flavor

Both teams, though, have their share of out-of-state products and among them stretching from East-to-West coast.
Eleven different states are represented on the Tech roster.
Grambling will have players from 14 different states scheduled to report in for fall workouts.
The next highest represented state among Bulldogs’ members is Texas with 17, while Mississippi closely follows with 13.
Alabama and New Jersey have two products each and with one each are Mississippi, Georgia, Oklahoma, Maryland and Tennessee.

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