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April 5th

Reach out to neighbors

The premise behind community renewal is that if people can learn to communicate and develop relationships with their neighbors, they can gradually grow to care about their community as a whole.

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Easter bunny finds hideout

But, then my older brother, Ben, presented eyewitness testimony. The previous year Easter morning, he said he had gone out to feed the rabbit only to find his large cage empty. Ben then offered indisputable proof of his Easter bunny theory. Picking up our bunny, Ben placed him in a large basket, and the rabbit did not jump out. My six-year-old sister and I put two and two together. Our pet bunny had jumped the 12-foot-high fence last year to make Easter basket deliveries.
Well, now I knew who was to blame for my big brother getting extra candy.

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Lincoln Parish loses legend

“He had awoken and was in good spirits in the morning and had eaten a good breakfast,” reported his son, Eddie Robinson, Jr. “Later, there was a setback, and we had him admitted.”
In the room when Robinson passed away were wife Doris, his son and Ruston businessman James Davison.
“Coach Rob died peacefully,” Davison told The Daily Leader this morning. “It’s a tremendous loss for all of us. This was a man who started from nothing, had many peaks and valleys in his life and always maintained a positive and uplifting outlook in his life.

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April 4th

Robinson was ‘Mr. Grambling’

“We all knew that we would get to this day, but even when it happens, you’re still not ready for it,” said Williams from Tampa, Fla., where he works in the scouting department of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “You didn’t want to get to this day, but now that it’s here, let’s remember all of the good things that he meant to all of us.”
The Zachary native was one of numerous former pupils of Robinson who got word during the early morning hours of Robinson’s death., one that came at 11:05 p.m. at the Northern Louisiana Medical Center after he had been admitted earlier in the day.

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Project hits right tune

A large part of service-learning involves giving back to the community — learning while helping others. The recent two-day project, which consisted of a day of workshops conducted by GSU faculty and students followed by “Save The Music” concerts, is just one of many activities coordinated by GSU’s Division of Service-Learning.

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One foot in front of the other

So, for the entire month prior, we trained diligently for the 5K— at the expense of my ankles, knees and shins, and I was still incredibly nervous. It didn’t help that on a trial run just days before the actual event, I had pain in my foot so severe it brought tears to my eyes. Nonetheless, we both got up incredibly early and headed for the race to join the dozens of other professional looking runners for the summer jaunt.

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LGH changes hands, name

Former CEO Tom Stone said the actual sale price was $36 million, with somewhere between $6 million and $7 million in working capital, making the net sale price between $42 million and $43 million.
“That will amount to about $20.3 million for a local public health foundation,” Stone said. “The rest will go to pay off Lincoln General’s three partners: Glenwood Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Regional Medical Center and Willis-Knighton Hospital in Shreveport.
Stone said by law, it will take at least several years to shut down Lincoln Health Systems.

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April 3rd

Florida wears NCAA crown again

“It feels great. This is what we came back to school for,” Florida guard Corey Brewer said. “This is what we’re all about at the University of Florida, winning championships. We’re No. 1 again, two in a row, back-to-back. That’s what we do.”
They celebrated with the usual Gator chomps and took a chomp out of NCAA history, too, becoming the first team to repeat since Duke in 1991-92, the first ever to go back-to-back with the same starting five and adding their name to the debate about the best teams of all time.
Best athletic programs of all time, too.

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Interest grows for exhibit

Area residents who have not listened to some of the renowned lecturers or watched the films on China or seen the beautiful artwork that adorns Tolliver Hall and the School of Architecture’s gallery in Hale Hall are missing out. This is a wonderful opportunity to broaden your horizons and see from the perspective of someone who has lived or studied half a world away.

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Celebrating New Orleans

As I get a little bit older, I realize how important family is, especially during or near holidays. Now that I don’t see my parents on a weekly basis, I realize how much I miss them and want to see them.
We actually will not spend Easter with my family, but my parents are coming up later this week to pick up our puppy and dog-sit her while we’re away. You know it’s love when they agree to take a yapping, hyper Chihuahua for a week.

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