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January 22nd

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January 21st

Sheriff launches C.A.P. unit

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Deputies to knock on doors, seek community feedback

Anyone who gets a knock on their front door and sees a deputy outside need not assume they are in trouble.
Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone is pleased to announce that the Sheriff’s Department will be deploying a new unit this month.
“Don’t get panicked if you see a deputy car drive up in your driveway,” Stone said.
The new unit, designated as C.A.P., an acronym for Concentrated Area Policing, is designed to better connect with the public and address the day in and day out concerns of the citizens of Lincoln Parish.

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Lawmakers, professors discuss Internet piracy bills

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On Thursday, following a day full of protests and popular Internet sites censoring their own pages, U.S. Congressman Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, announced his opposition to the infamous Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). On Friday, Congress announced they would postpone the discussion on both SOPA and the Senate version of the bill called the Protect Internet Privacy Act or PIPA.
SOPA and PIPA were originally designed to help prevent sales of pirated United States products overseas.

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Detecting a fire early

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Since the beginning of 2012, officials with the Ruston Fire Department have had their hands full with homes catching fire in the city limits.
Three times since the beginning of January a house fire has broken out — on Pinecrest Street, Barnett Springs Road and Cartwright Street — and all three times the occupants of those dwellings were forced to evacuate their homes, leaving their livelihood up to the mercy of the flames.

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Awards handed out at Chamber gala

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Lincoln Parish business leaders and community members gathered in the Ruston Civic Center on Thursday night to celebrate several individuals who have been chosen to be recognized as some of Lincoln’s finest at the annual Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala.
Several awards were given out, including the Russ Award, which is presented to a person who excels in community service and is the Chamber’s highest honor for outstanding contributions to local business and civic development.

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Pats, Giants will move on to Super Bowl

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Every team in the National Football League can claim its own special group of zealous, devoted fans.
They stretch from Foxboro to San Fran and plenty of stops in between.
Last month, while in San Diego, Calif., to cover Louisiana Tech University’s appearance in the Poinsettia Bowl, I also attended a game between the San Diego Chargers and Baltimore Ravens at Qualcomm Stadium.

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’Dogs edge Spartans

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Louisiana Tech University’s young basketball Bulldogs rallied from an 11-point deficit in the first half to escape with a 71-67 Western Athletic Conference victory over San Jose State here Saturday night.
The victory completed a successful two-game conference road trip for the Bulldogs, who took a 74-70 win over Hawaii in Honolulu on Thursday night.

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Bulldogs ink junior college wide receiver

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Louisiana Tech University head coach Sonny Dykes announced the signing of wide receiver Jon Greenwalt from Riverside Community College of Riverside, Calif., to an NCAA national letter-of-intent on Friday afternoon.
Greenwalt will come to Ruston have two years at Riverside CC, where he recorded 952 receiving yards in two years while his team went 21-1 over that two-year span.

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Dubach, Simsboro win

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Two of Lincoln Parish’s Top 10 ranked teams in the weekly Louisiana Sports Writers Association state poll captured victories on Friday night.
In Class C, No. 7-ranked Dubach High was a 56-51 girls’ winner over Gibsland-Coleman.
Carletta Thomas scored 24 points, Sue Key totaled 22 points, Mickki Drake had six points,Terriunna McMurray ended with four points and Alexis Richard added on two points to lead the way for Dubach.

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More tips and tricks to help with investing

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Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series on the basics of investing money. The final part will run Jan. 29.
Risk and reward: common stocks
Common stocks are equity securities. That is, they represent ownership in the issuing corporation. As the assets and liabilities of the corporation fluctuate, the stockholders’ equity fluctuates, and so does the book value (balance-sheet value or assets minus liabilities) of your shares. Stock prices can also fluctuate with investors’ changing perceptions of the prospects for the company.
From the company’s earnings (profits), the board of directors determines what portion will be distributed to stockholders as dividends and what portion will be retained to enhance book value or reinvest in the business. Thus stocks can offer two components of return: dividends and the change in the stock’s price.

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