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Residents to rally for recycling

“The drop-off center took glass, steel, aluminum and paper, as well as hazardous materials,” Hooker said. “I was shocked when I came here, and there wasn’t even a drop-off. Everywhere else I went they had that, and I just took those things for granted.”
Today, Hooker is still holding onto a petition with 175 signatures she obtained to present to the city to launch a curbside recycling program, similar to one in the Shreveport area that picks up recycling materials in place of garbage one day a week.

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Jericho Jones earns promotion

The National League franchise elevated the 6-5 and 215-pound outfielder from its extended spring training program.
In 2008, his first as a professional, Jones led all Cubs short-season affiliates with a .340 batting average during 43 appearances in the Arizona Rookie League.
Prior to earning the promotion to Daytona, the native of Lewisville, Texas, had compiled a .300 average in the extended spring training program. He had his moments of inconsistency, but Cubs’ officials are hopeful the move into the high Class A league can result in production similar to that of last summer.

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Colleges must promise safety

It’s a complex issue, and I will comment on it no further. I will say, however, that college officials everywhere should do something about the students who, with good reason, appear threatening to faculty members and other students.
Ten years ago, one kooky college classmate of mine at Louisiana Tech told a professor that the Columbine shootings were necessary. Bullies made a sport of him in high school, he said, so he supported the shooters in Colorado getting even with their own tormenters execution style.

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Residents can weigh in on tax proposal

This time around, Choudrant’s Save Our Schools group is taking a different tactic — proposing a smaller tax and actively soliciting community input.
The committee’s dedication is obvious, and it’s encouraging that they are listening to feedback from residents and tailoring a new tax proposal to achieve their goal of funding school improvements at a level most people can live with.
So far, two proposals have been discussed: A 21-mill, 20-year tax and a 10-year, 3-mill property tax.

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Poolside training

But it wasn’t all play for the firefighters — there was some learning involved, too.
“You’d be surprised how good this is for young firefighters,” said District Chief Schuyler League, who was on hand for the pool opening. “I’ve got two young men out here with me today, and they’re getting a lot of hands-on training in the process.

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