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Archive - Jul 8, 2008

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Dean in Hall of Fame spotlight

Dean, who starred at Ruston High School and Louisiana Tech University before moving on to stardom with two different NFL franchises, will be one of six new inductees into the Canton, Ohio-based shrine on Aug. 2.
He’ll be joined by Emmitt Thomas, Andre Tippitt, Gary Zimmerna, Art Montk and Darrell Green.
Since being named as one of the inductees during Super Bowl XLII festivities in Glendale, Ariz., in early February, Dean has been receiving far more than the proverbial “15 minutes” of fame.

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Weekends were festive, quiet and safe

Many of those professionals didn’t get to relax during the festival weekend or long holiday weekend, because they were working to ensure our safety.
Lincoln Parish residents also deserve credit for making smart decisions during times when so many people have been involved in vehicle crashes and fireworks accidents. Losing a member of our community affects everyone, and it’s distressing when a weekend intended for celebration turns tragic.

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Truly unbelievable moments

Simply put, it wasn’t only one of the best tennis matches I’ve ever seen, it was one of those sporting events I’ll always remember.
Seeing greatness on the level of the show Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer put on isn’t seen very often. The 2008 Wimbledon men’s single final ranks up there with some pretty amazing moments in all of sports, and it started me thinking about the other times I got that excited — in a good way — while only sitting there watching television.

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La. 33 work drags on

Shapiro said drivers can use Louisiana Highway 3072 in Vienna to avoid the traffic delays when traveling to or from Farmerville.
Once the $17 million state-funded project is finished, La. 33 will be transformed from a two-lane to a five-lane highway from Trade Drive to just north of Louisiana Highway 821.
Shapiro said the project will eventually speed up traffic on the highway.
“Farmerville Highway has so much volume of traffic anyhow it’s always stacked up, so that’s why it’s a priority to do this five-lane on it,” he said.

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