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Archive - Apr 25, 2007

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RHS overtaken by Rebs, 9-8

Pitcher Bunk Coronado picked up the win for the Rebels by pitching just two-thirds of an inning in the sixth and facing two batters, but it was Tyler Thrailkill that was the real pitcher of note for West Monroe in the game; entering the game in the bottom of the seventh inning and retiring Ruston’s five, six, and seven hitters in order to secure the game.
“Tyler has been like that for us all year,” West Monroe head coach Mark Sims said. “I canít say enough about him and the job he did coming in and shutting them down.”

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Housing boom blows across GSU campus

The idea is one that has a lot of merit, and not just in making the lives better for current students.
Realistically, quality of education is just one of the things that prospective students consider when choosing a college or university; living conditions factor high on their list of concerns
Having outdated and unattractive residence halls has done the university in Grambling no good in the past — some students have crossed GSU off of their lists simply based on the condition of the residence halls.

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My job has gone to the dogs

Ace and Iko are similar in a lot of ways — both being dual-purpose German shepherds, while Ben is a super-friendly golden retriever who is solely trained in narcotic detection.
What struck me the most about all of the dogs was their kind demeanor. An intelligent person would have a healthy respect for such powerful animals, and I like to think that my parents raised no fools.

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Leaders shocked over UP jury move

According to the state Legislature Web site, a bill calling for the separation of the judicial district was authored by State Sen. Charles Jones, D-Monroe, and will be considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Legislators said they were not made aware of the resolution until Friday afternoon.
“I’m stunned to be honest with you,’’ state Sen. Robert Barham R-Oak Ridge, said. “I found out after the fact. I had not heard a word. I can’t imagine something like this being proposed without some conversation with the senator who represents Union Parish.’’

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Tech family remembers Hokie victims

Hart said two of her friends were victims in the massacre, but she was thankful so many Tech students showed up Monday to show their support.
“It’s a blessing to see this many unite for a college so far away,” she said. “(The tragedy) hurt my heart.”
Hart said she had always grown up believing she would go to Virginia Tech, but life took a different turn and brought her to Louisiana Tech, 888 miles away.
“I could have been in that classroom that day,” Hart said. “God brought me here instead. I had two friends that died, and I could have been in there with my friends that day.”

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