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Archive - Dec 18, 2008

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WAC: Bowl season like Christmas

The postseason party begins Saturday with Fresno State facing Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque, N.M., and concludes Dec. 30 with Nevada taking on Maryland in the Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, Idaho.
In between, there’s also:
• Boise State vs. Texas Christian, San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, San Diego, Calif., Tuesday.
• Hawaii vs. Notre Dame, Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec. 24.
• Louisiana Tech vs. Northern Illinois, Independence Bowl, Shreveport, Dec. 28.

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Volunteers protect shoppers

Sometimes, just seeing a shopper overloaded with bags could be a magnet for those who want to economically enhance their own Christmas at the price of taking it, literally, right out of the hands of others. The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office provides a number of safety tips for shoppers, such as walking to the shopping centers in pairs and carrying only a small amount of cash or credit cards. Some others suggest locking away shopping bags in the trunk between store visits, where they are out sight of would-be thieves.

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Stay healthy this winter

Most importantly, always wash your hands. Health professionals identify this habit as the No. 1 prevention tool in battling the spread of disease. This is a vital practice to teach children of all ages. With the availability of instant hand sanitizers, keeping our hands clean is now quicker and easier than ever. Pediatricians assure us that these waterless cleansers are perfectly safe to use on children in a supervised setting.

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Tech has rich Indy Bowl roots

It was in Independence Bowls II and III that Louisiana Tech first played, with the Bulldogs defeating Louisville 24-13 in 1977 and falling 35-13 to East Carolina in 1978.

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