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March 3rd

Wedding plans go wrong

• Alteration No. 1: The proposal
Since most weddings tend to be initiated by a proposal, I’ll start there. Though I am not one to swoon over romantic gestures, when my husband did not actually propose per-se, I found myself a little let down. His proffer to me went something like this: “So, um, do you maybe want to get married?”
How could I ever turn that down?
The moral of the story, gentlemen, is even if your beloved is the type of person who objects, as I did, to sappy romantic gestures, plan the proposal to be memorable. I’m sure she will thank you later.

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366 students mark success

“I’m just glad to be finished,” said Melsheimer, one of 366 to walk the stage at the TAC on Saturday.
The feeling of accomplishment is one to treasure, said Lt. Gen. Robert J. Elder, commander of the Air Force service component headquarters for cyberspace, global strike and network operations with the 8th Air Force based in Bossier City. He said, however, that the future lies in the hands of those graduating in today’s higher education institutions, and ever-increasing demands for skill and expertise in the cyberspace realm require constant work.

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Officials: Much yet to be done

The success brings Louisiana and the Jindal administration to another field of play, said Gallot, D-Grambling, who headed the House committee that handled ethics reform bills.
“We’re starting off not shooting for average,” Gallot said, a pitfall that has been an easy trap for Louisiana in previous years.
Now, he said, the expectations of the state are much different, making the second special session of Jindal’s term, set for March 9 and focused on business, more important.

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RHS: Last-second loss

With that much time remaining at the Bearcats’ gymnasium — an estimated 1,800 fans jammed into the facility for the Class 5-A quarterfinal round showdown — senior Chris Thompson of East Ascension leaped high for a rebound and then put a shot back in for the difference maker in a 54-53 victory.
Before the 6-2 guard made the biggest basket of his career, the Spartans (33-2) were trailing 53-52 following two throws by RHS All-State candidate and Louisiana Tech University signee Josh Brown with 23.8 seconds to play.

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Ethics session a home run

Many of us have had enough ethics talk to tide us over for the rest of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s term in office, if not longer, but the importance of the advances made in such short order cannot be glossed over or ignored.
Granted, the campaign plan and buzz about ethics had been in the public forum for months prior to the session, but the sheer volume of work, as the governor alluded to in a public victory tour this week, was astounding.

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Sometimes, I feel very thankful that I don’t have children yet.

The reason I feel thankful when I see evidence of our country’s obsession with these fallen celebrity screw-ups is because I would hate for my children to think of them as role models.
I imagine that by the time I do have kids of my own, there will be a whole new crop of actresses/singers/models who look used up by drugs and hard living by the time they’re 21 plastered across glossy magazine pages. But for now, I’m choosing not to dwell on that.

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Boys’ basketball playoffs

The Bearcats (31-6) will be at home against East Ascension (32-2) in Class 5-A, the Tigers (40-3) go to Centerville (31-11) for Class B, the Kittens (21-4) remain at home for a 1-A test against White Castle (23-11) and the Hornets (11-18) stay on their own court for a Class C matchup against Reserve Christian (36-9).
Tipoff times include 6 p.m. for the Dubach-Reserve Christian game, 6:30 p.m. for the Simsboro-Centerville contest and 7 p.m. for the RHS-East Ascension and Grambling-White Castle contests.

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