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Grambling newcomers on spot

And two other running backs are sophomores: Cornelius Walker and Frank Warren.
“We’ve got a lot of talented young players on our team,” said second-year head coach Rod Broadway, “and we’re going to be counting on them to help us a lot this year.”
That holds particularly true at quarterback, where Broadway and his staff are suddenly faced with getting through this season with an inexperienced leader.
Dillon didn’t take his first college snap until last weekend’s 49-13 loss against Nevada in Reno, where he completed 13 passes in 25 attempts for 225 yards and a touchdown.

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Power crews got us up and running

A lot of that has to do with plain luck. Gustav’s course spared Lincoln Parish a lot of the worst of the jostling — the bands carrying the greatest force of wind and rain seem to have swept right along the eastern edge of the state as the storm moved through.

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Gov. Palin's pioneering streak

Being a powerful woman poses special difficulties: Americans may pretend to enjoy (or aspire to) racial blindness, but not gender blindness. Women leaders must forge personal strategies for combining “feminine” with “powerful” even while living in a society like ours that pays lip service to the idea that gender doesn’t matter anymore.
Newsflash: Of course it does. Sex is one of the more consistently powerful forces in the human psyche, and both men and women notice whether someone is female or male.

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Fugitive captured

Campbell was also believed to be a crack cocaine and methamphetamines dealer and a “master manipulator,” according to America’s Most Wanted Web site.
The fugitive, whose Ruston residence was on McBride Street, had apparently been living in the city approximately eight months before he was detained by the LPSO with the assistance of the Ruston Police and SWAT team. He used the aliases Wesley and William Moore.

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RHS, Neville to battle Friday

Then came a live statewide telecast by the Cox Sports Television network which prompted a move to a Thursday night meeting.
Weather conditions, however, have now forced a switch back to tomorrow night at Tiger stadium beginning at 7 p.m.
“We both felt that the weather will be totally out of here by Friday and that it’s going to be better all around for everybody,” said RHS head coach Billy Laird Wednesday. “With school having been out the past three days and starting back up tomorrow (Thursday), it also won’t be so rush, rush for everybody.”

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Awareness thwarts

This can be done anonymously through hotlines like CrimeStoppers, which will even pay for good information that leads to an arrest.
We’re all responsible for keeping our community safe. People like Campbell, who was wanted for aggravated sexual assault of a child and assaulting police officers, shouldn’t be allowed to roam the streets, where they could potentially cause more harm.
As this incident proves, local law enforcement officers will respond quickly and professionally to tips from the public. They are charged with keeping our parish safe, and they take their duties seriously.

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Parish embraces evacuees

This is her second time to evacuate to Ruston — the first being in 2005 during Hurricane Katrina — and she returned to the northern city because of positive memories from the first stay.
“I liked the way they treated me, and I liked the environment,” she said.
Another Lake Charles resident, Rontonda Thibodeaux, said her large family evacuated to Ouachita Parish in 2005, but chose to find a spot in a Ruston shelter this time because she heard it was nice and had fewer evacuees.

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Parish powers back up

“We still have, best I can tell, probably 50 or more (customers) still out,” Caraway said. “Most of those are isolated — the majority of the big stuff is up. We’ve also got two more broken poles we’re working on this morning.”

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