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June 1st

PETA still after fur industry

Whether or not activist efforts are the cause, the governments of the United Kingdom and Austria have banned fur farming in their countries altogether, while The Netherlands has phased out fox and chinchilla farming. The United States has not taken any action against the industry, but the number of mink farms in the nation has plummeted from 1,027 in 1988 to less than 300 today, according to Weekly International Fur News.

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Use Summer to enhance reading skills

That’s the type of reading the Lincoln Parish Library’s summer reading program emphasizes. Kids are encouraged to read all kinds of books — whatever they’re interested in — and to keep track of what and how much they’ve read during the summer months. Then, prizes are awarded based on the end-of-summer total. This is a positive and fun way to keep kids reading even when school is out. Plus, the library has coordinated many activities and workshops scheduled for the next few months that tie into the reading program theme, “Get Creative at Your Library.”

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Final bell sounds

“I’m going to get up out of my chair, run to the car line outside and look for my father, who should be somewhere out there,” Robert said.
Robert has big plans for the summer — he and his father might travel to Honduras.
Eva Simpkins, 10, a fourth-grader, will visit a two-week summer camp in Arkansas. Despite her excitement, Eva said she is at least a little nervous about what the future may bring once the summer break ends.
“It’s pretty cool that the end of the school year is here, but I still can’t believe that I’ll be in middle school in two years,” Eva said.

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May 29th

House blows away gun bill

The legislation, by Rep. Ernest Wooton, would have forced colleges in the state to allow people with concealed handgun permits to carry those weapons on the campuses — which are now so-called “gun-free” zones. Wooton, R-Baton Rouge, argued that his proposal would have made college grounds safer.
School administrators and police chiefs from around Louisiana lobbied against the bill, saying guns would make college campuses more likely to suffer from shootings, both purposeful and accidental.

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Waits: Another award?

Waits was the first Tech player ever to be named as the Player of the Year in the WAC since the university joined the league in 2001.
Her average is the best of any of the candidates for the Hitter of the Year award, the next highest being the .429 mark compiled by outfielder Kirsten Shortridge of LSU and outfielder Karli Hubbard of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
“Her numbers speak for themselves,” said Tech coach Sarah Dawson.
“She had a great sophomore season and we were curious to see how she would respond this year.”

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Equal opportunities fading

Jefferson’s precept of constitutional permanence is, dare I say ... crap. Megacrap. Although novel in theory, children are born with different abilities, separate strengths and disparate mental capacities that more accurately reflect the less than-greater than part of the equation rather than the equal sign in the balancing formula. A country such as ours is comparatively infantile in the global age, yet that does not deter the masses of the stars and stripes from seeking what is rightfully theirs.

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Scores show school's work paid off

In the 2007-08 school year, only 70 percent of eighth-graders met the standards necessary for promotion to the next grade. A 30 percent jump in students’ pass rate is no small feat, and it proves that the school is doing something right.

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Making the grade

Harrison said he can only credit the hard work of his teaching staff and his students for the improved scores.
At the beginning of the 2008-09 school year, school administrators began offering about four hours of extra instruction in math to students every week — before and after school and even on Saturdays.
To improve reading test scores, school officials required students to read more material every day and tested them weekly on what they read.

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May 28th

Group moves to pump up Sparta smarts

Gouedy, who will graduate from Louisiana Tech with a degree in agriculture business in August, will work through the summer implementing a number of ideas and programs she hopes will increase the public’s knowledge of the depleting Sparta aquifer.
“I’m excited and already at work trying to set up some programs that will start in the summer and into next year,” Gouedy said. “We’re focusing on Lincoln, Ouachita, Claiborne and Jackson parishes. The way we’re trying to set these programs up is to make it so that they’ll be fairly easy next fall, even when the internship ends.”

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Group moves to pump up Sparta smarts

Gouedy, who will graduate from Louisiana Tech with a degree in agriculture business in August, will work through the summer implementing a number of ideas and programs she hopes will increase the public’s knowledge of the depleting Sparta aquifer.
“I’m excited and already at work trying to set up some programs that will start in the summer and into next year,” Gouedy said. “We’re focusing on Lincoln, Ouachita, Claiborne and Jackson parishes. The way we’re trying to set these programs up is to make it so that they’ll be fairly easy next fall, even when the internship ends.”

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