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August 26th

Croom’s club: Tough test for Tech

The Staters gained their success by running with and taking care of the football, stopping the run, creating turnovers and being extra alert with their special teams’ play.
When they come into the Aillet facility to kick off the ’08 season, expect little different.
“I’ve said quite often that we don’t need style points,” said Croom, who took over a program on probation in 2003 and persevered through the adversity and second-guessing that comes with three consecutive three-win productions.

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Dixie turns 80

“It’s just been a great day and bringing Mojo and The Bayou Gypsies in and celebrating the Dixie’s 80th anniversary with a little Louisiana culture and Cajun flair seemed to be the thing to do,” said Marlen Waters, director of the Dixie Center of the Arts.
“We really wanted to do something that would bring out kids, parents, grandparents — the whole family. Because that’s something we believe in and really try to do here at the Dixie. Because he’s so good at working with children while also being a great zydeco performer, Mojo seemed liked he’d be a perfect fit, and he was.”

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Cedar Creek learns under the best

Named the Romanian Head Coach again in 1980, tension grew between Karolyi and Romanian officials when the famed coach came under fire due to score protests he lodged.
It was then that he sought political asylum in the U.S. and eventually landed in Houston as owner of a gym.
“Bela is an unbelievable figure in the world of gymnastics,” Cecil said. “But he is also a loving and caring man. And he personally supervised our girls, something none of us could believe.”
So what’s the big deal, you might ask?
Just take a look at his resume since arriving in the United States.

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Parish grows smart, keeps market stable

It’s the same story around the United States, to one degree or another.
There is one difference, though, that all of us here in Lincoln Parish should be thankful for.
Most people here still have their homes. Foreclosures have forced a very small percentage of homeowners in our area and throughout the state to forfeit their homes. That’s not the case in other areas of the country.

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Batter up: Have fun playing ball

I’ve always had a strange feeling of love for that dirt, and I can only figure it stems from years spent having fun on the field.
I was never a softball superstar — I’ll be the first to admit that. But, I was a decent outfielder, and I always enjoyed playing.
Although the main softball season is over for our local teams, there is a fall season offered by Ruston Parks and Recreation that will be getting under way next month. My husband has been nagging me to play with him on a co-ed team, which got me thinking about my days as a ball player.

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Back to School crowd swells

“It’s great to get a chance to see the principals and meet the teachers,” Outley said.
There were also a multitude of contests to pit students against adults — hula-hooping, the Macarena, the Twist, disco dancing and more. The Ruston Fire Department’s Sparky the Fire Dog even took a turn on stage to show off his moves.

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Early finish for dorms a nice surprise

Its dorm construction is ahead of schedule.
That student housing is incredibly important, both for the image of positive on-campus life that GSU is trying to project and for the students who need to have that connection to their campus, other students and a feeling of college life.
It’s even more significant when considering what’s happened before. GSU has been making a habit of figuring out busing and hotel accommodations for incoming students in the fall, as building projects have run behind or not enough resident bed space has been available to accommodate the crush of enrollment.

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Do you want fries with that?

Fast food is one of the leading causes of weight gain in the United States, and fast food has become a way of life for many American citizens. Unhealthy food combined with lack of exercise causes weight gain for many Americans.

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Bennett will start for Bulldogs

Dooley also announced today that first-year defensive tackle Rolando Melancon would not be eligible to play this year for the Bulldogs.
“We’re disappointed that Rolando did not meet the NCAA eligibility requirements to participate this season,” Dooley said. “It is a big blow to our team and especially to our defensive line.
“Rolando has a great future ahead of him at Tech, and I hope he can learn from this and embrace the importance of his academic responsibilities.  We believe in him and expect him to be a great contributor to our team in the future.”

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Campus work accelerates

“With registration still ongoing, we don’t know what kind of numbers we’ll end up with at the end.
“We still may have to look to alternatives, but one of our main goals is to be able to house all of our students on campus if it’s at all possible. So far, the numbers have played in our favor.”
GSU’s Freshman Village apartments are the second phase of the university’s new housing development — the upperclassmen Tiger Village apartments opened with 1,248 beds last fall.

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