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Bearcats face tough task again

“One down, five to go and we’ll take it,” said the Bearcats’ head coach after eight free throws in the final minute and 10 seconds of play helped his team escape against a feisty, determined group of Lions. “It wasn’t pretty, but we were able to get the win and that’s what matters.
“We didn’t have a good game, but at least we were able to get the win and start out district play in the right way.”
There’s no rest for the Bearcats (26-5, 1-0), however.

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Contributions of blacks celebrated

Many recognize the name Martin Luther King Jr., but fewer know agricultural chemist George Washington Carver, who discovered 300 uses for peanuts and hundreds more for soybeans, pecans and sweet potatoes, and also pioneered crop rotation, an advancement that revolutionized agriculture in the South.
Other names of note include prominent poet and author Paul Lawrence Dunbar, W.E.B. DuBois, a founding member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and Underground Railroad organizer Harriet Tubman.

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Not all Muslims are radical

International Jihadists, such as Osama Bin Laden and his followers, are but a small sample. Jihad, often translated as “holy war,” is a component of Islam. Its interpretation has differed over time depending on the historical circumstances of the community practicing it. Both politicians and religious scholars have repeatedly used and abused it to eliminate opponents as well as to face national enemies.

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Blaze scars Ruston home

Owen said RFD firefighters responded to the scene and called in Lincoln Parish Fire for back-up.
Once on the scene, Owen said heavy smoke engulfed the home, and flames were coming out of the roof.
He said firefighters ran three hoses from the truck into the house, and the fire was put out in 10-15 minutes.
Owen said no one was harmed, but the residents’ dog was inside the home and died as a result of the fire.
“He didn’t make it. We’re doing a search to verify nobody’s in the house,” Owen said Wednesday morning. “We’ve had no reports of anyone.”

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