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GSU: Room for improvement

Pass interceptions from backs Derrick Wilhite and Bruna Foster and three sacks by lineman Christian Anthony helped key the way for “bragging rights” between teammates until fall training camp kicks off in August.
“We pretty much knew that the defense could have a day like this because they’ve been playing well this spring,” said head coach Rod Broadway. “They did a nice job overall, but we also gave up some big plays that we can’t have happen in a game situation. That’s an area we’ve got to improve on. We’ve got to be more conscious of giving up the big plays.

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Preventing drunk driving protects us all

As the state continues to crack down on drunk drivers by beefing up enforcement and toughening penalties, Louisiana roadways continue to be deadly due to people driving under the influence.
May these silhouettes, each one representing a real person who was building a life here in Lincoln Parish, make potential drunk drivers stop and hand over their keys.
The representation of lives lost can inspire even those who aren’t planning on driving. If people speak up and discourage those with judgment impaired by drugs or alcohol from getting behind the wheel, our roads could be safer.

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Getting exotic close to home

Fortunately for myself and the work-bound people of Ruston, the art community and others have lately offered vicarious travels sans mileage. And what with the cost of fuel these days, I’m sure many of us can appreciate that.

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Lincoln’s dirty fight

He’s worked up ordinances, management plans, code enforcement initiatives and permitting requirements for garbage regularly since becoming a solid waste consultant in 1994.
In his opinion, the first step still hasn’t been taken. Lincoln Parish has never formally scrutinized its waste stream to figure out what it’s dealing with — what can be recycled, what can’t, where it’s coming from, who the offenders are.
Consultants have come to the Lincoln Parish Police Jury with proposals for an analysis but have never been approved because of the cost.

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Bradshaw: top ranked ex-pro for consumers

Nobody scored higher than the former Shreveport Woodlawn High School star who became a No. 1 NFL draftee out of Tech in 1970 and then went on to Super Bowl acclaim with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Bradshaw’s popularity is a result of the down-home, laid-back and disarming demeanor that he delivers as an award-winning analyst on the FOX Sports Network pre-game NFL show and for the various products he has endorsed through the years (from Red Man chewing tobacco in his early years to Radio Shack commercials).

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Cell phone users invite danger

The numbers now are startling. The head of the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission has said drivers 15-17 years old make up 2.7 percent of the whole driving force in the state, but are involved in at least 7 percent of the crashes that cause injury.
One of the things about the bill that might put young people who are attached to their cell phones at ease is the offense would not be cause for a traffic stop by itself. It would be treated as secondary, meaning a motorist caught speeding could also end up with a ticket for cell phone use if caught.

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Confessions of a library lover

I’ve done my fair share of moving around this state, having lived everywhere from here in north Louisiana, to Cajun country, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and tiny dots on the map in between.
In every city I’ve lived in, though, I’ve taken advantage of the public library. I’ve even worked at several of them.
Libraries across the country marked National Library Week this past week. It’s a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.
I have my mom to thank for my love of libraries and books in general.

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Road work revs up

When the project is complete, the North Service Road will transform from a two-way road to a one-way going west tying in with Woodward Avenue, the street that connects Vienna and Trenton streets. A $3 million bridge will connect the North and South Service Roads.
City Public Works Director Lewis Love said the North Service Road construction has been a challenge because of all the businesses located on it and accompanying high traffic.
“We appreciate everyone being patient during this time,” he said.

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Techsters: Turnaround season

Don’t bet against these Lady Techsters, even if you look back at the preseason polls and see where they were picked to finish last in the WAC for a third straight year.
Or that they went 22-38 overall in 2007 at the same time they were totaling only three victories in 20 league games.
“At the end of last year, we all felt we should have fared better and that we all needed to step it up when this season began,” recalled junior pitcher Krissi Oliver. “Our attitude has been, ‘if you think you can do it, anything is possible’ and that you’re only as good as you believe you are.

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Cleaning up parish is time well spent

The results of last month’s cleanup were promising: In Dubach alone, volunteers cleaned up one ton of trash from their area.
That just goes to show the need for cleanups and organizations like Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful.
The group isn’t just picking up litter. They’re also focusing on educating local residents and students. Schools are collecting recyclable plastics and urging kids to get involved in cleaning up their community.
The education aspect is a key element of initiating change in Lincoln Parish.

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