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January 9th

Action expected soon on GSU lawsuits

The university claims it was entitled to all of the funds, which are sent to the association, following the termination in February 2005 of an affiliation agreement between GSU and GUNAA.
Upon learning that the funds had been released to GUNAA, GSU President Horace Judson wrote Bradford and his legal representation — attorney Bobby Culpepper — requesting the funds be given to the university. The money, minus approximately $46,155 was sent to GSU, documents show.

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Gators take bite out of Buckeyes

“Honestly, we’ve played a lot better teams than them,” Florida defensive end Jarvis Moss said. “I could name four or five teams in the SEC that could probably compete with them and play the same type of game we did against them.”
Florida got all but one of the 65 first-place votes in the final Associated Press poll. Ohio State dropped from No. 1 and finished second.
Chris Leak and Tim Tebow showed off coach Urban Meyer’s twin quarterback system to perfection as the Gators became the first Division I school to hold national titles in football and basketball at the same time.

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RFD raise well-deserved

Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said this was a decision the council was pleased to approve.
“The city administration has been working with the Board of Aldermen and the city financial office to accomplish this for several months now,” Hollingsworth said. “We’ve consistently indicated that we would continue to do what we can within our budgetary constraints to be more competitive, and this is another step in that direction.”

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Could you give millions back?

What if I won the lottery?
What if I became a millionaire overnight?
Now, for those in Ruston who are millionaires, kudos to you. But for the rest of us in the area, we understand what it’s like to have that dream of getting some amazingly large amount of cash, retiring at a very young age and living off of that money for the rest of our lives.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? Maybe.
What would you do with $10 million?

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ACS Web site running for Relay

Sondra Clark, a Ruston cancer survivor and now co-chair of Ruston’s relay with Cathy Downs, said she hoped the Web site would offer an easier way for area residents to find out about the relay.
“Last year (the relay) was mediocre for many reasons, but this year we believe we’ve turned a corner and will increase interest and increase the number of teams,” Clark said.
Griffin added that she anticipated a large response from the community for the April event.

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January 8th

Ohio State, Florida go for title

The Bowl Championship Series’ new showcase event is a 1 vs. 2 matchup that had many skeptical at first about its legitimacy.
Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith and the Buckeyes (12-0) were a no-brainer. The Big Ten champions have been No. 1 since the preseason, and already have a pair of victories against teams ranked No. 2.

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Hospital sale offers unique opportunity

As for the money held in escrow by the Police Jury, there seems to be a difference of opinion on who holds the purse strings that control the $10 million. Some believe the money is the Police Jury’s to use as it pleases, while others are of the opinion it would take a vote of the people of Lincoln Parish to determine how the money is spent.
What is apparent is the Lincoln Parish Police Jury is faced with an unexpected windfall. Since the sale of Lincoln General Hospital is imminent, it is important that a plan be developed that explains how the money is to be spent.

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Making new resolutions stick

I’ve been thinking about what causes the lot of us to leave our resolutions to be better by the wayside. When I interviewed Nicole Duke, a dietitian at Lincoln General Hospital, and Kim Allen, owner of Add Life Fitness and Wellness Center, their comments helped me come up with this: We set ourselves up to fail. We make promises to reach outrageous goals without the tools or know-how.
To help us out, I’ve made a “how-to” of ways to make it through the month without wanting to quit.

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LGH sale may be complete by March

“The final agreement will then probably be signed somewhere between the first and the 15th of March,” Stone said.
In August 2006, Lincoln General Hospital’s Board of Trustees announced it had signed a non-binding letter of intent to sell the hospital to a subsidiary of Community Health Systems, based out of Brentwood, Tenn.

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’Dogs: Super home slate in ’07

• The naming of Derek Dooley as new head coach.
• Quarterback Colt Brennan leading Hawaii to a victory in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.
•Boise State stunning Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl.
Sure, the arrival of Dooley from an two-year stint as the tight ends’ coach for the Miami Dolphins is a given in so far as creating excitement and anticipation for the 2007 season.
But Colt Brennan, Hawaii and Boise State?
Oh, yes, they also factor big time in how Bulldogs’ fans will start lining up to buy tickets for this fall.

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