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The responsibility of parents

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While I may not be a parent myself, I certainly do know quite a few of them — along with the dozens of parents I see on a daily basis just walking around — and I have to say, most of them are not very fun to be around.
Before I get attacked for being a “baby-basher,” it is not because they have kids that they are not fun to be around, it is the way they raise the kid that makes many of them unbearable for me to be around.

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Harvesting live donors?

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Patrick McMahon is an Air Force combat veteran and nurse practitioner who worked as a transplant coordinator.
In a new bombshell lawsuit, McMahon claims he was fired for raising one too many red flags about whether his patients were really dead before doctors harvested their organs.

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Are electric cars worth it?

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The great electric car debate rolls on. Everyone has his or her own opinion.
Reuters recently came out and accused General Motors of selling its Chevrolet Volt at a sticker price of $40,000, while the car reportedly cost anywhere from $56,000 to $89,000 to manufacture. According to this report, GM is offering a monthly financing deal for the Volt that is generally reserved for $15,000 automobiles. Reuters says that through August, 13,500 had sold, well behind the 40,000 units GM hoped to move in 2012.

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Tech marches into Virginia

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Louisiana Tech University is unbeaten in three games this season, receiving votes in the weekly Associated Press poll, owns a 10-game regular season victory streak and is averaging 54.6 points each contest.
Yes, life is good in Bulldog Nation these days.

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G-Men tackle unbeaten A&M

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GRAMBLING — Who will still have a “zero” as part of their won-loss ledger after Saturday night?
Grambling State or Alabama State?
In the case of the Tigers, they would prefer not to have that particular number.

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RHS, Creek on road; Grambling at home

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Ruston High’s patched up Bearcats go back on the road tonight to face Minden High in a 7 p.m. kickoff at Tide Stadaium.
Injuries will keep several key members of the Bearcats’ squad out of action in the second meeting between the two schools in the past month. RHS was a 31-8 winner over Minden (0-4) at the “Jam at the Joe” in late August.

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Steele's Sizeup

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What Phil Steele’s 2012 College Football Publications are saying about the opponents for Lincoln Parish teams this week:
VIRGINIA
(vs. Tech)
“(Mike) London (head coach) is doing a great job and could have them back in the postseason, but after overachieving last year, they won’t match the eight regular season wins.”
ALABAMA A&M
(vs. Grambling)

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Gridiron Heroes

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Some of the leading players for Lincoln Parish football teams last weekend:
COLLEGE
• LOUISIANA TECH: Colby Cameron, completed 15-of-22 passes for 284 yards and four touchdowns; Antonio Mitchum, recovered two fumbles, one for a touchdown, and had 10 tackles and two stops for negative yards; Quinton Patton, caught seven passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns.
HIGH SCHOOL
• CEDAR CREEK: Grant Jonkheer, rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries; Shilo Perry, caught seven passes for 66 yards and scored on a 15-yard run.

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Tech volleyballers fall to Utah State

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Despite a fierce effort in the third and fourth sets, the Louisiana Tech volleyball team fell to the visiting Utah State Aggies in four sets Thursday night in the Thomas Assembly Center to fall to 0-4 in conference action.
The Lady Techsters (3-13, 0-4 WAC) were outhit .221 to .083 in a match Utah State (9-5, 4-1 WAC) dominated early on.

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ARToberfest to ‘Celebrate the Craft’

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council presents the third annual ARToberfest from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Historical Firehouse, located at the corner of Mississippi Ave. and Bonner Street in Ruston.

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