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May 26th

’Dogs enjoy solid season

From those huge wins at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park, the Bulldogs went on to register six straight victories and 13 over the next 15 outings.
Included in the surge were six in a row on the road, among them being the first-ever sweep of a four-game series over Hawaii in Honolulu. The Rainbow Warriors were considered unbeatable on their own field, but became victims of the same buzz-saw intensity that began to define the ’Dogs against Fresno State.

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Man arrested for murder of wife

“Davis then drove to the eastern side of Richland Parish and threw his wife’s body over a bridge and into a river on one of the off-roads,” Stone said.
Witnesses who were driving by saw Davis throw the body off the bridge around midnight and called the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office, Stone said.    

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May 25th

Cooking burns little energy

The short answer is that it depends upon several variables, including the price of electricity versus gas, and the relative efficiency of the appliances involved. Typically, though, a microwave would be slightly more efficient at heating water than the flame on a gas stove and should use up a little less energy. The reason: The microwave’s heat waves are focused on the liquid (or food) inside, not on heating the air or container around it, meaning that most if not all of the energy generated is used to make your water ready.

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Don't forget true purpose of Memorial Day

Generations of Americans have given their lives for our country. They died so we can enjoy the freedoms many of us take for granted. They died working to preserve or win back the freedoms of other countries, so their citizens could enjoy a better quality of life. They are dying today in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Although our daily lives may not be impacted the way they were for Americans during wars of the past, it does not make the reality of war any less severe.

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Malone, Jackson honored

She averaged 18 points, 12 rebounds, three blocked shots, two steals and two assists a game.
Those numbers and her season-long impact also resulted in her being named as the girls’ Player of the Year on the All-Lincoln Parish team announced today by the Ruston Daily Leader.
It is yet another postseason honor for Malone, who was earlier chosen as a second-team All-State performer by the LSWA and as a first-unit All-District 2-1A member by the league’s head coaches.

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Jindal: Dream big

Jennifer sat out one quarter when Phillip was born but said the stress of raising a child and going to college has been worth the challenge of getting her bachelor’s degree.
“It’s nice to know that I have a college degree,” Jennifer, who majored in speech, said.
Eight hundred thirty-six students graduated from Louisiana Tech on Saturday, and Gov. Bobby Jindal served as the commencement speaker, urging graduates to meet four challenges: to keep their minds open, to always be seekers of truth, to avoid greed and to dream big.

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Playing catch teaches more than agility

This is certainly true for my dog and cat — especially the listening part. I can’t tell you how many times my husband has walked in on me carrying on a perfectly normal conversation with one or the other of them. What can I say? Sometimes you just need to vent to someone who won’t interrupt you or try to offer their two cents’ worth.
I’m a relatively new dog owner and, despite my initial misgivings, I have come to thoroughly enjoy the quirks that only a dog can bring into your life.

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Universities are counting on lawmakers

Legislators continue to toss around ideas aimed at restoring funding to the state’s universities and technical and community colleges, but there seems to be a lack of a unified effort to fill the $219 million hole in higher education funding proposed by Gov. Bobby Jindal’s budget.
The newest idea comes courtesy of Sen. Lydia Jackson, a Shreveport Democrat, who has suggested postponing by three years a planned tax break that would have allowed more deductions on personal income tax forms next year. Jackson said her idea would reduce by

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Cedar Creek steps up

Parkway High came away with a 7-0 victory, thanks to a long touchdown pass in the first half. The Cougars almost got put three points on their side of the statistical sheet, but only inches prevented a 30-yard attempt by junior placekicker Robert Feron from going through during a first-half first goal try.
“You’re talking two plays that made the difference,” Aldredge said. “They got a long pass for the only touchdown of the game and we miss a field goal by no more than six inches. Otherwise, it’s an 0-0 game.”

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Sacrifices not forgotten

“There are at least 100 we’ll put out at Grambling Memorial Garden. If we end up running out of flags, we’ll run up to Wal-Mart and get some more. We want to make sure every veteran who served our country gets the remembrance they deserve.”
Grambling Memorial Garden will also hold a Memorial Day program/service at 5 p.m. Sunday. The event is open to the public and will be held at the cemetery, located on U.S. 80 West.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Owens Memorial Chapel of Ruston observe Memorial Day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday with their 18th annual “Field of Flags.”  

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