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Dad, mom and marriage

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A pair of federal court decisions between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day means the Supreme Court is likely to weigh in on whether society rightly holds up both a mother and a father as the ideal for children.
Judges of the federal 9th Circuit appeals court overruled millions of Californians who voted for Proposition 8 to define marriage as one man and one woman in their state constitution. In the other case, judges of the 1st Circuit sided against an overwhelming bipartisan majority in Congress that passed the Defense of Marriage Act, which President Bill Clinton signed.

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State retirement remains broken

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In the early weeks leading up to the 2012 Legislative Session, state lawmakers were inundated with phone calls and correspondence regarding Gov. Jindal’s education reform initiative.  But soon, legislators began hearing even stronger reactions regarding reforms being brought by the administration in an attempt to shore up funding for Louisiana’s retirement systems.
Currently, less than half of the state’s overall long-term retirement liabilities of $51.4 billion (pensions and healthcare) are funded.

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’Dogs: ‘Super Six’ at home

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Five plus one.
Nope, that’s not a formula for any new method of deciding a BCS football champion.
But it does apply to the “home-sweet-home” vibes that Louisiana Tech University fans should be having for the 2012 football season.
Five chances to see the ‘Dogs play in the Jumbotron surroundings of Joe Aillet Stadium and another opportunity to check ‘em out at Independence Stadium in Shreveport.

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Tech makes big jump in APR mark

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For the fourth consecutive year, Louisiana Tech University saw impressive improvements in the majority of its Academic Progress Rates, which have been released by the NCAA as part of its continuing academic reform efforts.
All 16 of its NCAA sanctioned programs will be penalty free in 2012-13.
Tech saw nine of its programs record their highest multi-year APR scores ever while five registered their highest single year APR score ever. Four of the programs also earned a perfect 1,000 score on the single year rate while men’s golf registered a perfect 1,000 on its multi-year rate, earning Jeff Parks Bulldogs an NCAA APR Award for finishing in the top 10 percent.

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Jonesboro trio has winning day at LSWA event

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“Go Tigers!”
That might have been the reaction of the Jonesboro-Hodge High School faithful earlier this week after learning that three of its most distinguished graduates brought back a U-Haul truck load of honors from the 2012 Louisiana Sports Writers Association convention that concluded Sunday in Natchitoches.

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NOTICE OF FILING OF PETITION BY ATMOS ENERGY CORPORATION FOR EXCEPTION TO LPSC ORDER NO. U-20181

NOTICE OF FILING OF PETITION BY ATMOS ENERGY CORPORATION FOR EXCEPTION TO LPSC ORDER NO. U-20181 AND APPROVAL OF METHOD FOR RECOVERY OF ACCRUED EXPENSE AND CHANGE IN RATES

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