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Presidential primaries Saturday

n’t have a nominee. Most people expected the race to be more or less over by now.”
On Tuesday, candidates bit their nails as 13 states held nomination votes across the nation, including big-ticket locales like California and New York. Many expected clear winners after Tuesday.
That is not the case. With the Democratic nomination requiring 2,025 delegates to seal up, Barack Obama trails Hillary Clinton 960-1045.
The battle ahead will likely be long for the Illinois senator trying to become the first black president and the woman with her sights set on being the first in that role.

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Bulldogs emphasize quality

Maybe even some magical potion to make sure everything works out just perfectly once the NCAA’s National Signing Day shows up on the calendar.
Because then, anything can happen and usually does.
Consider Louisiana Tech University’s 2008 recruiting class, which was officially announced on Wednesday and numbered 16.
It was several players who weren’t on the list handed out to the media and an estimated 250 high noon luncheon fans at the Charles Wyly Athletic Center who prompted the most queries, among them being national “Super Sleeper” Bret Jefcoat out of the Mississippi prep ranks.

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Parish faces promise of growth spurt

As Louisiana Tech University invests in its Research Campus and strengthens the bond between research and business, more entrepreneurs and their families will look to relocate to Lincoln Parish.
The developing Cyber Innovation Center at Barksdale Air Force Base and its collaboration with Tech also will bring an influx of professionals to our area.
While this is exactly the type of growth the parish should encourage, it also comes with great responsibility.

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Life lessons revived via text

She presents stories of success such as “Gifted Hands,” about Ben Carson, a frustrated black youth from inner-city Detroit who became a doctor, and “Life in Prison,” about former gang member and death row inmate Stanley Williams, to show how peer influences can propel a person down the wrong path.
“The response from the students has been great,” Ashley said. “Some of them think about jail and how at 9 years of age Williams thought it was great to hear older boys talk about prison and wanted to go there.”

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Faithful mark start of Lent

Catholics abstain from meat on the seven Fridays of the Lenten season.
Good Friday, the Friday preceding Easter, marks the day of Christ’s crucifixion.
Lent is also a time many people give up some enjoyable habit or activity and replace it with spiritual pursuits. It is widely observed in Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox religions and in some Protestant denominations like the Episcopal Church.
The Rev. Gary Bernhardt, pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Ruston, said the period began as a retreat time for those who were entering service with the church.

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