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Grambling kicks off spring drills

A regular season is under their belts and now a second spring training session is about to get under way.
Broadway will enter into his second spring as head coach when the Tigers lift off their 15 days of daily rituals today at 4 p.m., all leading into a “Black and Gold” game at Robinson Stadium during the latter part of next month.

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Good to know Jindal is here to stay

“This is where I want to be. I’m happy where I am,” Jindal told the Associated Press.
No matter how true the talk was about a potential Jindal-McCain ticket in November, it is a relief to know that Louisiana won’t face an unanticipated change in leadership so soon after a gubernatorial election.
Louisiana has made a near about-face in just months with Jindal-style politics running the show here, and to lose our governor to a Republican presidential race that could very well end at the White House would deal a critical blow to the momentum our state is gaining.

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Women's history unwinds

For instance, in ancient times, a man in Babylonia could divorce his wife simply by stating “Thou are not my wife.” A woman who uttered a similar statement to her husband, however, would be drowned. In medieval society, laws existed to ensure wives remained obedient to their husbands. This could include the acceptance of physical abuse, so long as the woman was not killed or seriously maimed, or the cutting off of nose and ears for women who committed adultery. The pressure was apparently put on men to dominate their wives during this time.

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Growing church envisions new facility

The current Student Center was erected in 1968 to host activities for Louisiana Tech University students. Sarah Regan, St. Thomas communication committee member, said it is the hub of many church activities, such as the annual Women’s Guild gumbo supper and quarterly potluck with an attendance that exceeds the Student Center’s capacity. The gumbo supper must now be prepared and served for take-out at the Civic Center.
“The parish has grown so quickly, and the kitchen facilities just aren’t adequate for the number of meals that need to be prepared,” Regan said.

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