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June 6th

Regions to provide CVB financing

“I would think we should be prudent with our money, and if we can save that kind of money, we should do it,” Edmiston said.
Bond attorney C. Grant Schlueter, of Foley & Judell, went over the commitment letter from Regions Bank. He said it was the best proposal “by far” received by the CVB.
“We believe it is very good,” Schlueter said. “There were two items we felt needed to be resolved and they agreed to them.”
Schlueter said the payment schedule for the proposed $2 million loan was for 10 years at between $240,000-$250,000 annually.

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June 5th

Gruden admires GSU legacy

“You’re talking about one of the greatest coaches of all time. But much more than that, he was a model for young people and people of all ages. Through Doug, ‘Shack’ and the others who have come through Grambling, I can see the greatness that coach Robinson had in the game and people’s lives.”
Gruden also admitted that “maybe, just maybe, being here can serve as an extra motivation for me and our team this year.
“I think, being around the people who have helped make Grambling such a great place and institution, can help motivate me to be an even better coach and person.”

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Alcohol abuse on decline

Not only that, but underage drinking statistics have fallen from 68 percent to 54.3 percent, which is the percentage of underage students who drank in the last 30 days before they took the survey.
This says a lot for the counseling center and Tech athletics, which joined together to work with this CHOICES grant, funded by the NCAA Education Foundation. From silhouettes lining the South Service Road to a blogspot to a student and a collegiate task force, the coalition has been out in full force trying to educate students and parents alike about the real statistics of drinking and driving.

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Man with TB appears selfish

Now, I’m not one with the belief that we should be fearful of a person with a contagious disease to the point that person cannot live a comfortable life. However, when that person puts others’ lives in jeopardy for his own convenience, I get a little perturbed.

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Capital Outlay funding hits snag

Downs said the bill included provisions to provide full funding for higher education.
“We have a formula for funding higher education, but as a rule, for at least the last 30 years, most schools have only received about 80 percent of the current formula,” Downs said. “Louisiana Tech was one of those schools.”
Downs said the University of Louisiana-Monroe and Grambling State University had been receiving full funding.
“That was necessary to save those schools,” Downs said.

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June 4th

Rike could go high in draft

The junior outfielder is being listed as one of the primary candidates for the annual major league draft, being projected as anywhere from a third-to-10th round choice.
In the recent Draft Preview edition of Baseball America, the lefthanded swinging native of Richmond, Texas was included on a list of the draft’s top 200 candidates. Collegiate Baseball recently had his going in the first six rounds of the late week draft that will be televised live and nationally for the first time ever by ESPN2.

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Selective admissions boosts scores

Also, five of the 11 campuses reported a jump of at least 3/10 of a point, which, according to the Board of Regents’ report, is a significant one-year increase.
It is apparent the selective admissions standards at Tech have provided a more streamlined student.
“We’ve had selective admissions since 1992, and it’s made a tremendous difference for us,” said Tech President Dan Reneau. “It made a big difference in graduation rates and the quality of the student body.”

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Protecting skin beautiful thing

It seems many people would rather be “beautiful” — that is tan — now than avoid developing wrinkled skin, sunspots or much worse — cancer — later.
According to information provided by the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, accounting for nearly half of cancer cases in the United States.
More than one million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are found in this country each year.

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Mock explosion drill planned

The drill is scheduled to begin around 9 a.m. and could last into the afternoon, he said. A group critique will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Northern Louisiana Medical Center.
“What I really what to focus on is all the groups working together,” Tornabene said. “We have 44 patients so we are going to stress the hospital out a little this time. Obviously as soon as firefighters get there, they’ll set up incident command. I would just like to see how quickly we can get officers there, with the one caveat that I don’t want any emergency traffic. When you come to a red light, stop.”

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Barry Sanders: no regrets

Whoosh!
Just like that.
Snap a finger and Barry was gone, no longer making those vintage cuts-on-a-dime or registering another four-digit rushing yard total, a remarkable feat that he did in each of his 10 years in the league.
“I knew the minute the ’98 season was over that it was the end for me,” Sanders reflected in an inteview with The Daily Leader during the annual Louisiana Tech Univeristy-hosted CHAMPS Celebration events held here this past weekend. “I knew I wasn’t coming back.

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