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Archive - Oct 1, 2008

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Bulldogs, Broncos tangle tonight

So it will be for the Bulldogs when they face the Broncos, who are ranked in the Top 25 of both national polls, have never lost a WAC game (28-0) at home and are 52-4 in conference play since joining the league in 2001.
The oddsmakers have BSU as a 15-point favorite.
Into this atmosphere enter the Bulldogs, who are coming off of a bye weekend following a 41-26 home win against Southeastern Louisiana University.

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Let your voice be heard — vote

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, faces Andrew Clack, R-Rayville. The congressman, running for his fourth term in the office and second as a Republican after a pre-election party switch in 2004, is in many ways the seasoned veteran. Clack, a 25-year-old farmer who reached the age requirement for qualification days before the period to sign up began, says Alexander is not conservative enough and accuses him of bending to the will of Democrats.

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Help is available for grandparents

Throughout our state, for example, tens of thousands of grandparents, nearing or past the retirement age when the needs of these children arise, have taken on the task of raising the children of their children. One such grandparent said it well when she said her role made it difficult to live up to the age-old “bigger than life” and eminently loving image grandparents have in our society. Raising her grandchild has instead required a strong and firm guiding hand.

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Brothers rush to save woman, daughter

They were driving along Walker Road, where narrow lanes and sudden twists and turns have long had a reputation for testing even the nerves of a NASCAR driver.
A car had dropped off the shoulder and, after avoiding a tree and telephone pole, wound up in a small pond located near the road.
In the car were a Jonesboro woman, Stefani Cooper, and her 5-year-old daughter.

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