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January 3rd

Tech, GSU: league battles next

Tonight, it’s Grambling State University that initiates its Southwestern Athletic Conference schedule with a doubleheader at Memorial Gymnasium against Alabama State.
Then, on Thursday, it’s home and away for Louisiana Tech University’s two teams.
The Lady Techsters stay at the Thomas Assembly Center for a Western Athletic Conference battle against Boise State at the same time the Bulldogs head to Idaho to take on the Broncos.
Grambling is also set for home league play on Wednesday against Alabama A&M.

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RPAR has plan in place

As we enter 2006, several of those priorities will come to fruition during this year — while others might continue on until the next bond re-election comes around.
The RPAR board decided on a list of 14 projects that it considers the most important aspects of serving the community.
At the top of the list is the ongoing Greenwood Rec Center project. Nearly five years removed from the plan’s inception, residents of that part of town are still looking for dividends on some of the promises that were made.

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New Year's brings resolutions

So what does that invariably bring? Yep, you got it — New Year’s resolutions.
I must admit — I’ve never been too excited about making resolutions. New Year’s is very exciting for a number of different reasons. However, resolving to do something different hasn’t ever truly gotten my blood boiling.
With that said, I’m turning over a new leaf this year. I want to do better and be a better person. So I’ll list to you a couple of my resolutions for 2006.

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January 2nd

2005 top five stories

There was also a battle over the designation of the endangered Sparta Aquifer, while hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused just the opposite problem — floods.
As we look back at the year that was 2005, these are our selections as the top five stories that affected the residents of Lincoln Parish.
#5. The success of Southern Living magazine’s Idea House at Squire Creek.
The rest of the nation and state learned what a great place Lincoln Parish could be to live when Southern Living magazine decided to place one of its Idea Houses in Choudrant’s Squire Creek development.

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'Dogs No. 1 on WAC list

The senior secondary standout defended against 19 passes and intercepted three, a pair of productions that left the senior from New Orleans either at the very top or in the high five of those two specialties among Western Athletic Conference players.
And partly because of his play and that of seven teammates who also finished among the league leaders, the Bulldogs made sizable advances in various defensive departments.

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A resolution using reverse psychology

You see, each year at this time I’ll usually catch a glance of myself in the mirror and immediately wonder what happened to the guy who used to live in my house. There’s no way this overweight gorilla staring back at me — even though he is mighty good looking — could be the lean, mean, fighting machine that spent a career in the military, worked as a deputy sheriff and played sports all of his life.

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Mysterious illness could have Katrina ties

Now the toxic water is threatening his health, as well as other Ruston-area first-responders who answered medical and law enforcement calls for assistance after back-to-back hurricanes earlier this year that may have changed Louisiana’s Crescent City and other Gulf Coast parishes forever.
The paramedic recalls treating victims who trudged waist- and chest-deep through the overflow of Lake Ponchatrain with some of the same symptoms that now have him seeking medical help.

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