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November 2nd

Council: Suit was to protect city

“We’ve, in the past, handled coroner’s fees for students and faculty that have died on campus, as well,” Jones said. “Those were $1,200-$1,400 each.”
By going to court, he said, the relationship between the city and university — one state agency working with and conducting business with another state agency — was made clear.
“We found we have no liability,” Jones said.
The coroner’s fees previously paid by the city were reimbursed by the university as part of the clarification of that relationship, Jones said.

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Bulldogs make trip to Moscow

The ‘Dogs (3-5, 2-3) halted Utah State University 31-21 in Logan last weekend for the team’s first conference road victory in two years.
With that decision, Tech has now won two of its last three games. The lone loss of 45-31 to defending WAC champ Boise State University at Joe Aillet Stadium two weeks ago was deceiving, the final score not providing a true indictor of just how close the ‘Dogs had played the Broncos until the final nine minutes.

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This month opens season of giving

One simple way is coming to your door soon. Starting Saturday, Cub and Boy Scouts will put out food bags for nonperishable items as part of the nationwide Scouting for Food drive. The local groups will collect the bags Nov. 10 and direct them to Christian Community Action, a nonprofit that aims to help the needy, or donations can be delivered there by hand.
CCA Director Stephanie Griffin said the holidays are a time of ramped-up need, so we should all give what we can.

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Make a difference daily

This national observance is America’s largest day of service, where millions in the nation simultaneously help others. This initiative isn’t just about a few minutes of community service but about setting out to really make an impact, and I commend residents for taking part in this effort.
So now I charge myself and the community with following the lead of those who have set out to make this area, state, nation and the world a better, friendlier more loving and inviting place to live. If the purpose is helping others, let’s all do something for someone else, and in return, pay it forward.

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Expert: LPDC must adapt

“It was obvious to me that the center was a very good facility, structurally, but the operation is several years behind,” Creed said.
Changes to bring the facility up to speed could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, but Creed said the commission that runs the LPDC should compare that to high damages it could face in litigation.
“It’s not if, it’s when,” Creed said, again and again. He said cases of poor training and equipment have led to incidents that caused millions to be spent in courtrooms and in punitive damages.

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November 1st

Creek, GHS meet in 2-1A finale

“Our motto all season long has been ‘the most important game is the next one we play’ and this is the next one,” said head coach Corwyn Aldredge of the state’s No. 1 ranked team for its classification. “Hopefully, we can finish out the regular season with a win.
“These players and our assistant coaches have done a great job of being prepared every week. It’s been quite an emotional roller coaster for everyone, but they’ve responded.”
Have they ever.

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Jury was wise to bring in consultant

It might benefit the parish to go with multiple coverage options for its employees to pick from, it might not. The jury needs some help to get this situation resolved in a timely fashion.
The Police Jury, in a stroke of wisdom Tuesday, pulled in an expert to help them figure out how to keep the parish health insurance coverage plans at a manageable level.
Having Employee Benefits Services of Louisiana take a hard look at the parish’s options in the next few days is a must.

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Pre-k in changing society

Fewer two-parent households and more homes with both parents working full-time have changed the dynamics of parent-child relationships.
While Mom and Dad are working long hours to pay the bills, the children might be put in daycare or left with a relative or neighbor during the day. Will the children’s daytime hours be spent engaging in activities that give them a strong foundation for their educational careers? That remains to be seen.

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Community thanks governor

“I think she’s the hardest working governor Louisiana has ever had,” James Davison said. “She’s done more for education than anyone, and you’ll see the results in years to come.”
Davison has worked closely with Blanco since the hurricanes of 2005 as a member of the Louisiana Recovery Authority.

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