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GSU chosen to host advanced study

Gelpi said this advanced study would greatly increase the participants’ professional development.
“It directly benefits them because they receive free credit hours or continuing learning units,” he said. “You don’t have to pay for books or materials; it’s provided. Teachers get paid to take the course. At the completion, they will receive a $725 stipend.”
While Gelpi said this is a good opportunity, it is extremely competitive.

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’Dogs ready to resume drills

Such will be one of the primary tasks for Dooley, his staff and entire team this week after taking a short break for the Easter holidays.
Tech has been idle since a scrimmage last Thursday. Meetings will be held today and then a return to on-the-field workouts is set for Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. Other practices set for this week include Wednesday and Friday at 3:45 p.m. and then a scrimmage that will be open to the public at Joe Aillet Stadium on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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C.R.A.B.S. is about community

“What we’re trying to do is enhance a lot of things about Choudrant,” Havis said. “We’re trying to draw in public awareness; we’re trying to keep that local hometown environment. Instead of our families driving off to see the Christmas lights in Jonesboro or Natchitoches or going way out of town just to have something for your family to be able to do, we’re just trying to get things going on in Choudrant where it’s just a family environment.”

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No 'Peeping Toms' allowed

“I’m on my way home,” he said.
“OK. So what did you guys do?” I asked. “Hello?”
No reply.
I dialed his number and flipped up the blinds that covered the window in the living room to see if he was about to pull into the driveway, but it wasn’t my husband’s white Cavalier I saw through the window. I couldn’t believe my eyes when they registered an older gentleman, with his arm propped up on my windowsill, gazing in at me. I froze, open-mouthed until Dustin picked up the phone.
“Hey, sorry, we must have …” he began.

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Choudrant to vote on bond issue

Property owners who have a home with an assessed value of $75,000 or less, which is eligible for homestead exemption, would not pay the tax.
Lincoln Parish School Board member Jim Kessler, who represents the Choudrant district, said the cost of building a new elementary school — which would be twice the size of the old one — is not significantly more than the cost to renovate the old building.

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Bulldogs sweep Aggies

Tech also won over the Aggies (14-21, 4-8) on Thursday and Friday.
It also marked the second consecutive weekend in which the ‘Dogs have swept a three-game series, last week doing it against non-WAC Dallas Baptist.
On Saturday, infielder Dennis Winn had a two-run homer in the second inning to get Tech started en route to the win.
Team home run leader and outfielder Brian Rike had a run-scoring double and outfielder Brandon Hudson a pair of RBIs with a single in the fifth.

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‘Coach Rob’ set the mark for all of us

When he took over as coach of GSU in 1941, Robinson had no paid assistants or staff members. It was truly a one-man show as Robinson often made sandwiches for his players to take on road trips: many eating establishments across the Deep South denied service to blacks during those days.
But Robinson did not let the ideology that discriminated against him and his players get him down: He told his young men that if they worked hard, got an education and persevered, they could also overcome.

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Margaret's smile, hugs will be missed

I remember Margaret expressing her concerns to me about coach Jack Bicknell’s firing.
“I’m really going to miss Jack,” Margaret said as we played a hand of Rook at Grace’s monthly Friendship Club meeting and lunch. “He was sure easy on the eyes.”
She quickly got over her concern when new coach Derek Dooley was hired and the first pictures of the new top dog graced the pages of the newspaper.
“He sure is a pretty little fellow,” Margaret said. “As long as they keep picking coaches that look like Jack and that little Dooley fellow, I’ll be a fan.”

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Trailblazer seeks Alexander’s aid

“President Bush proposes to cut the RC&D program by eliminating 325 of the 375 coordinator positions and requiring the remaining 50 coordinators to serve all the councils in each state,” Pickens said.
“This will have a significant impact on the programs and services provided by the councils. We need your help in restoring this funding to a minimum of $56 million.”
Alexander said this is not the first time the President has tried to cut funding to RC&D.

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