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Hawaii: no laughing matter

In Saturday night’s opener, Brennan threw for six touchdowns and 416 yards on the way to ripping Northern Colorado 63-6 in Honolulu.
“Did y’all notice that Colt was in his street clothes during the second half?” asked Dooley about the All-American and first round NFL draft prospect sitting out the final two quarters because of his team’s commanding lead. “Our goal is to keep him in his uniform the entire game Saturday.”
Now if Dooley could find a way to sneak another player on the field when his defensive unit lines up, well....

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CABL keeps voters informed

The responses allow Louisianians to compare candidates. The survey also includes a section that allows candidates to offer their resumes and make additional comments about their particular leadership style, their top priorities and their recovery focus over the next year.
CABL President Barry Erwin said the organization plans to do the same thing with legislative candidates once qualifying for the primary election is completed.

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Make room for politics

This country happens to be run by people who look at the big picture.
While college students prepared for the football game or sorority activities, an older crowd attended the community dinner sponsored by Sen. Walter Boasso Aug. 30.
I can safely say I was the only person under 30 years old in that crowded room.

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La.’s federal Title I funding slipping

Another issue brought up in the CEP report is the volatility of Title I funds in some states due to fluctuations in the number of those in poverty. Title I funding allocations from the U.S. Department of Education are determined primarily by each state’s relative share of low-income children based on annual Census updates.
Much of the Title I funding is divided among eligible schools to be used for initiatives to help students master their lessons and consequently perform better on the iLEAP and high-stakes LEAP exams.

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Explore Scouting options

• Former Scouts said Scouting activities improved family life at the time they were Scouts, had a positive effect on their school life in later years and positively influenced their career development and advancement as an adult.

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Dooley’s debut is a winner

There were a few minutes early on when Dooley and the ‘Dogs might have wondered just how long it might take to corner this initial win.
Central Arkansas, an NCAA Division 1-AA power guided by former Tech assistant Clint Conque, got on the scoreboard early with a seven-yard pass from quarterback Nathan Brown to tight end Marquez Brown with 12:35 left to play in the first quarter.

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Military career to start again

It was a difficult decision. Susan and I really felt we had made our last move when we took up residence in Ruston in April 2008. After spending a nomadic life in the military, Susan said she assumed we would finally settle down. However, five moves and 15 years later, we’re still on the go.
I’ll get the chance to write about the military and the young men and women who serve our nation. Additionally, the new post commander at Fort Polk is a jock, so he also wanted someone who could bring a sports presence to the paper.

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Tech football kicks off Saturday

For Derek Dooley, Saturday means his first-ever experience as a head coach.
For Clint Conque, it’s more like David meeting up with Goliath.
Dooley, son of legendary former University of Georgia Coach Vince Dooley (who’ll be watching his son in person, by the way), will make his official debut as the new leader at Louisiana Tech University on Saturday with a 6 p.m. meeting against the University of Central Arkansas.
It’s a second-ever match up between the NCAA 1-A affiliated Bulldogs and the 1-AA member Bears.

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