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’Dogs can identify with Detroit

Then there are the Bulldogs, everybody’s choice to press defending champion Fresno State University for first place in the Western Athletic Conference this season.
Not only that, but with the league’s annual postseason tournament set for J.C. Love Field late next month, even more reasons were pointed in Tech’s direction for being a major contender for the title and an NCAA postseason berth.
If only things could be that clear-cut.
Tech is struggling big time as they prepare for a four-game WAC series at San Jose State starting Friday.

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Municipalities must become self-sufficient

While Mayor Willie Hendricks and the council are sensitive to residents’ financial situations, they realize that something needs to change to prepare for the future.
As our state legislators have said, there’s only so much money that will continue to be made available for local projects. Hendricks acknowledges the need for each municipality, no matter how small, to create funds for emergencies, repairs and upgrades for the services it offers.

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Marching to a healthier start

Premature birth is the No. 1 cause of infant mortality, and in North Louisiana, premature births are particularly prevalent. One in every four babies is born early, which puts them at higher risk for a variety of health problems.
The day of Lincoln Parish’s walk to fight prematurity and birth defects is marching closer. Earlier this week, local March for Babies team captains gathered at Community Trust Bank to finalize plans for the walk at 9 a.m. April 26 beginning at Tolliver Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus.

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Throwing to glory

And, she is only a sophomore.
That fact adds an even more amazing angle to how Aldredge has quickly moved into the spotlight among the best all-around athletes in the state.
“She is also the starting point guard on the basketball team and the starting third baseman on the softball team,” said proud father and Cedar Creek High head football and track and field coach Corwyn Aldredge. “In both of those sports, she is playing at a position where quickness is required, and that’s also helped her in throwing the javelin.”

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