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August 11th

Dooley likes Bulldogs’ attitude

And, judging from the interviews conducted with various members of the squad Sunday afternoon, that’s the mode of thinking among the Bulldogs.
“It’s exciting to know that our season is starting soon,” said sophomore offensive lineman Jared Miles. “We all feel good about the way our practices have gone so far, and we’re all working hard as a team to be ready to play Mississippi State on Aug. 30. We can’t wait to get started.”

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LINCOLN PARISH PREPARES FOR NEW SCHOOL YEAR

In July, Wooley attended a forensics training in Alabama to prepare her to teach STEM forensics, which will be offered along with STEM physics and STEM engineering in the 2009-10 school year at Ruston High. During the training, Wooley said she studied fingerprint identification, anthropology, blood spattering and entomology as it relates to crime victims.
“We learned about the study of bugs in dealing with forensics,” Wooley recalled. “If a victim is dead, we can look at the age and types of bugs that are on them and determine how long they’ve been dead.”

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Parish football in the air

The Tigers will also be working under a head coach in his second year, a la Dooley.
Former North Carolina Central leader Rod Broadway sent the G-Men to an eight-victory total in 2007 and to a championship in the Western Division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference before falling in the league title game to Jackson State, 42-31.
Grambling held its first preseason scrimmage Saturday night at Robinson Stadium and will return to the practice field Monday for a continuation of its two-a-day sessions.

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When did dorm life get luxurious?

I recently helped a family member move into a University Park apartment, and I was struck by the quality of the new housing facilities. For a moment I wondered what campus I was on.
It’s been about a decade since I loaded down my Honda Prelude with dorm room essentials and headed west on Interstate 20, destination: Tech. Student housing here in Ruston has advanced by leaps and bounds since then.

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Ruston’s boys make valiant showing

The 14-under Dixie baseball team, led by coach Chris Letendre, made history this summer. They have a lot to be proud of.
The team was the first ever in Dixie baseball’s 49-year history in Ruston to make it to the World Series. As the team traveled to Covington, Ga., they carried with them the pride of the city.
There’s nothing like sports to unite a community, and Lincoln Parish is fortunate to have a history of strong teams that have provided inspiration for all kinds of people — even those who don’t consider themselves to be hardcore fans.

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Deputies prowl for speed demons

“I think this sends a message,” Williams said. “When people see others pulled over on the side of the road, they slow down and the word gets out. You slow that many people down, and you might avoid an accident.”
In Lincoln Parish, speeding ticket fines start at $147 and run up to $272. In other jurisdictions, fines can run as high as $500, much to the dismay of those ticketed.

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August 8th

Tune in to indications of depression

Sadly, it is a disease that many wear silently and believe cannot or should not be treated medically.
It takes on many forms and affects men and women of all races and all creeds. No two cases are the same. The treatments also must be tailored to fit the individual.
It’s important to keep vigilant watch against the symptoms of depression, both in yourself and in your loved ones, because the disease wears away at self-esteem, energy and vitality, affecting its sufferers in all areas of their lives.

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Majority refuses drilling vote

In fact, 211 of my colleagues and I voted not to adjourn.
The reason, of course, is that we knew we had unfinished business — the House has still not passed legislation to lower gas prices.
The vote was tight, 213-212, but the House adjourned Aug. 1 and will not reconvene until September.
Though disappointing, this final kiss-off is not surprising, considering House majority leadership’s blatant disregard for every single effort those of us serving in the minority
have made over the last several months to address our nation’s energy crisis.

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Bulldogs to meet fans, media

Returning as offensive starters are linemen Rob McGill, Jared Miles and Lon Roberts, wide receivers Phillip Beck and Phillip Livas, fullback/tight end Dustin Mitchell, tight end Anthony Harrison and running back Patrick Jackson.
Defensively, the Bulldogs will have linemen D’Anthony Smith, secondary members Antonio Baker, Weldon Brown and Deon Young and linebacker Quin Harris suiting up again as regulars.
Chris Keagle is back as the No. 1 punter.

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Interior design program gets OK

“There has been a trend among the professional organizations of interior design to become more explicit in defining the role of the profession today,” Puljak said. “Issues such as sustainability and environmental stewardship, social justice (serving the underserved), and an awareness of and engagement in our global culture are now fundamental parts of the education of a future interior designer.”

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