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Kittens advance with victory

Grambling Lab, led by its intense pressure defense and highly efficient offense, raced to a 19-point lead after one quarter and never looked back on its way to a dominating 82-48 victory in the second round of the Class 1A playoffs.
The Kittens (22-1), ranked No. 1 in the state, forced 18 first-half turnovers, including 9 steals, while opening up a 46-17 lead at the half.
“You really can’t simulate (Grambling’s pressure) in practice,” Plain Dealing assistant coach John Johnson said.

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CCC project spells victory

Even after Gov. Kathleen Blanco chose not to recognize projects which fell under the Governor’s Office of Urban Affairs following hurricanes Katrina and Rita, private donations have kept the CCC above water.
Recently its decision to keep operating has reaped great results.

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Low vision, blindness does not stop independence

Gary Luffey, an area ophthalmologist, said low vision is considered eye sight that, when best corrected, is still 20/60.
“Three main causes of low vision are diabetic retinophthology, age related macular degeneration and glaucoma,” Luffey said. “Typically, all adults 65 and older should be seen annually for an eye exam, and all diabetics, no matter what their age, should be seen annually.”
He added that research is being conducted in all three areas.
“Treatment for macular degeneration includes lasers to injectible medicines to letting the retina repair itself,” he said.

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