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Archive - Apr 30, 2008

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Roberts overcomes obstacles

With the blood flow through his aorta being restricted, he had to have a stent placed in his aorta to maintain the opening and then underwent surgery two years later to repair the coarc.
If that wasn’t enough of an obstacle to overcome at such an early age, Roberts also injured his left foot when he was nearly 10 years old. A few weeks later, more problems developed with both his left foot and leg and, following treatment, was fitted for a walking cast for approximately a year.

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Protect your family from house fires

A working smoke detector could have protected the family involved in Monday’s fire. The house had a detector, but it wasn’t working correctly.
In light of what happened, the Ruston Fire Department is working on a community outreach program to get smoke detectors into the hands of those who don’t have one.
The fire department has also offered to help any resident who has a question about detectors. Just call 255-4762 to reach a firefighter who can help.

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Still want guns on campus?

The administration continues to contend that it was fireworks, nothing more, and the idea of a hoax has even been put forward.
Regardless of truth or fiction, the reaction produced by fights and just the idea of a weapon being pulled out near Grambling State University residence halls was impressive. The parish had just trained on emergency preparedness tactics the day before, and it showed by the time I got my car to campus.

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Tech complex to be rededicated

Ceremonies will be May 22, prior to the third game of the day, which is tentatively scheduled to get under way at 7 p.m.
Patterson’s name will be permanently added to the facility, where he coached for 23 years. The change was formally approved by the University of Louisiana System’s Board of Supervisors last month.

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