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Archive - Aug 12, 2008

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GSU officer did the right thing

The words “gunshot” and “campus” used in the same sentence tend to make one uneasy, and even more so in this day and age. What happened at Virginia Tech is still etched in the minds of America.
There have already been three shootings this year on a higher education campus in the United States. One in this state.
A student at Louisiana Technical College at Baton Rouge killed two classmates Feb. 8 before taking her own life. It was only days later that a gunman at Northern Illinois University killed five people and wounded 16 before taking his own life.

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Keep attitude about school positive

As parents and adult community members, it’s critical for all of us to speak positively about the value of getting an education. A bad attitude about school can hinder a child’s future.
According to LSU AgCenter family life professor Karen Overstreet, children are quick to pick up on not-so-subtle signals from parents who complain about schedules, the cost of school supplies or the summer reading program. These attitudes imply school is just a nuisance and really isn’t that important.
That’s not the message we want to send to our kids.

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Dean has his ‘Day’ in Ruston

Then, looking out into an audience that was estimated at 400 well-wishers, Dean added:
“Let me tell you that I have a whole lotta love for all of you. It’s an unconditional love. I thank the city of Ruston and all of you for giving me this day ,and I will always remember it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Dean, the first Ruston High athlete ever to reach the Canton, Ohio-based shrine and receive the game’s ultimate honor, was recognized with proclamations and awards and words of appreciation from a variety of individuals and organizations.

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Meeting the ‘Dogs

An estimated 500 fans turned out for the various activities — autograph sessions, games, etc. — that were held over a two-hour period on the facility’s playing court.

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