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All-time ‘Rob’ team: full of stars

“If I picked so-and-so, then maybe another so-and-so would be disappointed,” he would say. “I’ll let you guys do the picking.”
But so the story goes and as told by several of his former players who were present, “Coach Rob” once did reveal one of the Tigers who might have been included on an All-Time team.
It was the funeral services of Junious “Buck” Buchanan, an All-American defensive lineman for the G-Men before going on to a Pro Football Hall of Fame career in the National Football League.

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Make a move to clean community

Another option for disposing of items that are in good condition, but are no longer wanted is to donate them to a local charity organization. Both Goodwill and the Salvation Army accept donations, and a number of non-profit groups regularly hold garage sales with donated items to help raise much-needed money. This has two advantages — freeing up space in your home while also giving back to the less fortunate.

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Walking among the dead

I don’t know, perhaps I can chalk some of it up to gorging on “Friday the 13th” movies as a kid, an overactive imagination and brothers who were trained in the fine art of torture.

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Thousands pay respect to Robinson

Robinson, who endured the indignities of the Jim Crow era while building tiny and predominantly black Grambling into a football power, died last week at 88.
On Monday, his body lay in an open casket in the same room where Robinson had viewed the body of slain political titan Huey Long more than 70 years ago.
Williams estimated that more than 100 of Robinson’s former players had shown up, with more expected to attend a wake and burial on Tuesday and Wednesday in Grambling.
Robinson grew up near Baton Rouge, where a street is named for him.

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