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Livas on national chart

He also ranked among the league’s Top 25 receivers.
And Livas did it on knees that were less than physically efficient, so much that he was held out of spring workouts for recuperation purposes.
The good news is that “Saturday Night Livas” is due to be 100 percent healthy and one of the main acts in the Bulldogs’ 2009 season.
He’ll also be one of the most-watched players in the country.
Livas has been named to the watch list for the Punt Returner Trophy and Kickoff Returner Trophy by The College Football Performance Awards.

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Flu fight worth all the hype

Louisiana has seven confirmed cases of swine flu, but five more suspected cases have been sent to the Centers for Disease Control for testing, Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday.
Jindal said four new suspected cases are children from Lafayette and the fifth is an adult in Gonzales. He said all five are being treated at home with antiviral medication.
State health officials are now awaiting word on 21 suspected cases sent to the CDC for testing.

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Livelihoods depend upon Legislature

But, it’s not just north Louisiana that will benefit from this bill. While some legislators from down south like to complain about the perceived unfairness of the deal struck between the state and Foster Farms to buy out the Farmerville plant, the simple truth is that all of Louisiana will be affected.
Massive job losses anywhere have a trickle-down effect. Plus, south Louisiana also has a hand in this game. Cold storage units used in the poultry industry are located south of I-10 and also would take a hit if the deal falls through.

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Local aid swells for United Way

Lincoln Parish raised $216,000 in 2008 primarily through local business employees who agreed either to make a donation or contribute a portion of their paycheck to United Way.
Leading the local effort last year was Community Trust Bank, which captured the highest honor given by United Way of Northeast Louisiana — the Cypress Award.
The award is based on a number of factors, including employee participation and contributions, said Janie Milby, director of campaign and marketing for United Way of Northeast Louisiana.

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