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Archive - Oct 10, 2007

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‘Spoon’ to coach men’s team

The Pineland, Texas, native went to the trials solely to watch her brother, New York playground legend Tim “Headache” Gittens, go througha workout.
By the time she had left, however, Weatherspoon was being called “coach.”
Without any formal interview process, she was named to the position after meeting briefly with General Manager Artie McGriff.
Said McGriff about hiring “Spoon”: “There was no doubt she was qualified for this job and will bring instant credibility to the franchise and the league.”

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It’s time for jury to fix trash issue

Not letting the full jury consider the decision was a disappointment; having the committee let the issue fade away by not bringing it back to the table at the next meeting is irresponsible.
Instead, the committee focused on handling bids for 48 new Dumpsters and a contract renewal for Crochet Equipment Company, the firm handling landfill operations in the parish.

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Valuing the gift of sight

We see the faithful students of the Louisiana Center for the Blind, canes at the ready, all over Ruston. That makes this city a unique one. We shepherd the needy of all stripes.
Being thankful is easy. Being gracious of the blind is not, for many, even in our fair city. You never like to see the lucky view the unlucky as a burden, and even in our open community it’s not hard to find people who won’t have anything to do with the blind.
Well, guess what. It’s Meet the Blind Month. Get used to it.

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Candidates talk solutions

The candidates were each given 15 minutes to present their platforms, then they answered questions from the audience. Moderators were Reginald Owens and Obadiah Simmons.
Gallot focused his speech on his seven years of experience working in the House of Representatives.
“My record reflects that I’ve been able to author and pass legislation ranging from simple local bills to complex legislation and Constitutional amendments,” Gallot said.

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Cedar Creek: No. 1 in state poll

The Cougars received 11 of a possible 12 first place votes and an overall total of 140 points.
South Plaquemine (4-2), which is ranked No. 4 with 98 points, received the other first palce vote.
Kentwood (4-2), which was No. 1 for the past two weeks, is now No. 3 with 102 points.
Cedar Creek’s district of 2-1A also features another top 10 ranked representative in Ouachita Christian (5-1) at the No. 6 spot with 80 points.
Other top 10 ranked clubs included No. 5 Desire Street (4-2), No. 7 Oberlin (4-2), No. 8 Acadiana Prep (5-0) and No. 10 Catholic-Pointe Coupee (4-2).

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Show your spirit during Homecoming

Even though Ruston residents pass campus every day, we should take time this week to stop and look around. It’s an exciting time at Tech, and the university may not look the way you remember it.
It’s fun to see students on campus wearing their red and blue, and it’s even better to see Tech colors out in the community. On Monday, local businesses painted their Tech pride on their windows.

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Keeping our world green

Asking dad for a hybrid car generated smirks and remarks about how it would only happen in my dreams. I am still dreaming. Apparently, if my hybrid car were to break down and need to be repaired, few people in Ruston would be able to fix it.
Well, I wasn’t ready to give up.
I gave up meat and animal-tested products. This proved to be a bit of a problem as such actions yielded unexpected outcomes. Basically, everything I did to help backfired.

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Jury eyes building code plans

The parish is pursuing an $82,650 grant with the Department of Public Safety and Corrections through an inter-governmental agreement with the state. A resolution will be put forward at Tuesday’s meeting to give Police Jury President Joyce Huntington the power to sign the agreement.
People also will be free to choose their own inspector if they don’t want to use IBTS, he said.

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