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Crash seriously hurts child

Both cars carried passengers: Brantley carried 4-year-old Byron Streets, and Gay carried 15-year-old Leeanna Gay.
The impact threw Streets, who according to police reports was standing in the front passenger seat, over the deployed air bag and through the front windshield. He landed on the curb, said Lt. Curtis Hawkins, Ruston Police Department public information officer.
Brantley was charged with negligent injury, reckless operation of a vehicle and failure to use a child restraint seat. Her court date is set Aug. 8. No other serious injuries were reported.

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Tech, GSU: can’t miss tests

First off, there’s Hawaii coming into Ruston on Sept. 8.
Just over a month later, on Oct. 20, Boise State shows up at Joe Aillet Stadiium.
The Rainbow Warriors and Broncos have been the consensus either-or choices during the preseason to rule the league — BSU is the defending champion, and both of those teams will provide two of the “Games to Watch” for Tech fans during the 2007 season.
The other? A Tech trip to Baton Rouge to take on projected BCS title contender LSU on Nov. 10.

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Go Grants may pay off

College students often end up having to take a break in their studies because of finances.
The 2007 Fact Book on Higher Education released in June by the Southern Regional Education Board, a 16-member state coalition that includes Louisiana, presents alarming data on the condition of education in our state.
The nonprofit organization found that Louisiana’s graduation rate from public colleges — about 36 percent graduate in six years — is the lowest in the region.
It pales next to the 54 percent national average.

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The Regents in the hot seat

Let’s recap.
Because of a glitch in security at the Regents’ office in Baton Rouge, private data, including Social Security numbers, was available on the Internet via searching for over a year, almost two.
A law school student and “privacy advocate” stumbled on to the data using a Google search. Yep, a Google search. That instills quite a bit of confidence, right?
The student alerted WDSU-TV in New Orleans, and investigative reporter Richard Angelico alerted the Regents.
The board has since taken down the data, but that may be too little,

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Voters question presidential hopefuls

To Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York: Are you feminine enough? “I couldn’t run as anything other than a woman,” she said.
Her answer drew a challenge from former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, who said he was the best advocate for women among the contenders. “I have the strongest, boldest ideas,” he said.
Posing a question that few, if any, of the candidates had fielded before, one voter asked whether young women should register with the Selective Service, as do young men in case the draft is reinstated. Clinton, Obama and Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut said yes.

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