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’Cats: A ‘Mission Impossible?’

“Yes, I guess that would be good to mention this week,” quipped Laird about his team’s supposedly insurmountable assignment. “I think most everybody is not giving us much of a chance or that nobody believes in our kids.
“But we need to be concerned with how we feel and what we can do Friday night. If we do what we’re supposed to do and play the way we’re capable of playing, then we’ll see what happens. The most important thing for our kids is to believe in themselves.”

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Team effort can boost tourism

Smaller areas need the help of outside muscle. The $100,000 grant will go to help the 29-parish North Louisiana Coalition promote all of their attractions as one and market the whole effectively.

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Car horns for emergencies

Nothing happens.
It becomes apparent there is no car in my path, and the only foreseeable wreck is the one my vehicle will soon cause if I don’t move from the middle of the street. Pulling up toward the nearby stoplight, my eyes wander to my rearview mirror to observe what prompted the sound that evoked panic. A driver waiting in a parking lot apparently saw a person he knew and used his horn to grab the attention of the acquaintance.

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Fewer selling minors tobacco

According to SAMHSA’s Federal Fiscal Year 2006 annual Synar reports, the national tobacco retailer violation rate dropped to 10.9 percent in 2006, down from 40.1 percent in 1997.
In Louisiana, the retailer violation rate was 6.7 percent, putting them in the bottom 10 of those who sell tobacco to minors.
Elaine Goheen, public affairs specialist for SAMSHA, said the compliance rates are determined through undercover checks. Under regulations implementing the Synar Amendment, states must report their annual retailer violation rates to SAMHSA.

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