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RHS makes big jump in poll

Acadiana (3-0) is the top ranked club in the 5A circles with six first place votes and 137 points, while West Monroe (4-0) is No. 2.
Ruston’s success so far has also resulted in one of the Top 10 power ratings in the state for the 5A ranks.
The Bearcats are now No. 6 with a mark of 14.75, up from last week’s No. 12 listing of 14.33.
Ruston is the highest ranked representative out of District 1-5A. West Monroe is next with a No. 10 ranking of 14.25.
Byrd (3-1, 2-1), which will play the Bearcats at James Stadium Friday night, is No. 17 at 12.75.

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GSU voters ready for election

The upcoming election has polarized much of the voting populace around the nation, but for a Historically Black College and University like Grambling State, the first presidential election with an African American as one of the top two candidates, especially as the country suffers through some of its worst, and largely self-caused, economic hardships ever, things are naturally leaning toward the Democratic left.
And for those looking for Sen. Barack Obama to become the first African American president in this country, GSU is doing its part to try and make it happen.

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If you're not registered, you can't vote

Nothing could be simpler; you don’t even have to leave home to register.
Go online to www.geauxvote.com. On the left-hand menu, select “Voter Registration,” then “Registration Information and Application Form.” Download the PDF file and print, then fill it out and mail it in no later than Monday.
Done.
It’s easy to be cynical and distrusting of politicians, but as American citizens, we can’t abandon hope. It’s what our country was built on — the hope that people can build a great life for themselves and that government can and should serve everyday Americans.

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Registration rush

Also on the ballot are three property tax propositions in Grambling, as well as a justice of the peace for Ward 3 in Lincoln Parish and the Public Service Commission’s District 5 seat.
The deadline for registering to vote in the Nov. 4 presidential election is Oct. 6. On the Republican ticket in that race are Arizona Sen. John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska. The Democrats are fielding Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and running mate Sen. Joe Biden, of Delaware.

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