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August 11th

Parents can prep for new school year

Since these children will also be dropped off before the high school students this fall, some parents might need to consider new baby-sitting or day care arrangements.

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No memories of stay at ICU

I hit the floor, and those around me rushed to my desk and held my head while 911 was called. Apparently my arms were vibrating wildly, my eyes had rolled back and my tongue was out of my mouth. It was not a very pretty sight.
I scared everyone to death.
The assessment of the situation was that I had three brain seizures — one at my desk, one in the ambulance and one in the emergency room. I do not remember any of it. I also do not remember any of the four days I spent in intensive care. Needless to say, it was a horrible experience.

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‘Bick’ questions right on mark

Those queries from an estiimated 30 media representatives were a lock to be asked, just as it is a given that the ‘Dogs will deal with a schedule probably more suited to the NFC Central Division in the NFL.
On meeting up with the Cornhuskers in Lincoln, plus going on the road in four of the club’s first five games, the eighth-year leader of the ‘Dogs said it “was probably the most difficult schedule we’ve had since I’ve been here.

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LGH enters negotiations to sell

CHS operates facilities similar to Lincoln General, providing its hospitals with access to capital, physician recruitment, managed care expertise and support from health care management specialists with extensive experience operating non-urban health care facilities.
This acquisition would change the not-for-profit status of Lincoln General to a for-profit hospital under CHS’s ownership.
CHS-affiliated hospitals offer a broad range of inpatient medical and surgical services, outpatient treatment and skilled nursing care.

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August 10th

Tech’s Muse in line for big year

Nebraska, Texas A&M, Clemson and Boise State.
Ouch.
But Josh Muse is one who feels that the Bulldogs’ defense, while wrecked by the departure of so many starters, can still make some noise.
“It’s all a matter of stepping up,” said the junior lineman who will be counted on for huge contributions. “Since we lost so many key guys, it’s going to be up to each player to do the best he can and make up for what we lost from last year. I know I’m ready to do my part.”

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‘Happening’ shows city, Tech ties

Even though the event is one presented by Louisiana Tech University, it is virtually impossible to completely separate the matters of the university and the city of Ruston. And more and more efforts are being made to connect the two in ways which enhance both.
One of the most direct connections is the existence of a presenting sponsor for the event which this year was the Argent Financial Group. While it is unusual for such events to have a run of 25 years or longer, this year there is more to celebrate than ever on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.

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Cell phones called out of schools

Problems in the 2005-06 academic year ranged from children leaving their ringers on in class to test answer swapping enabled by cell phone text messaging capabilities.
Janet Allen, whose daughter Hannah attends Ruston High School, recently confiscated her teenager’s cell phone due to excessive text messaging, which builds up large monthly bills. Hannah admits to sending 3,000 text messages in one month.

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LGH enters negotiations to sell

"This decision was considered very seriously by the Board of Directors," said Paul Hogan, chairman of the board. "After months of review and analysis — and some soul searching — we have concluded that this change is in the best interest of the hospital, its employees, its medical staff and the community. We have searched for an organization that understands our community and can help ensure our hospital's future viability. We are confident that Community Health Systems is that partner."

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August 9th

Tech alumni event attracts 1,000

Vice President of University Advancement Corre Stegall said this annual event has taken place since as far back as she can remember.
“Historically, the Happening started out as a group of people very interested in the football program. They would get the football coach, go out and eat dinner and hear about the upcoming season,” she said.
Over the years, more and more people became interested, and the group got larger and larger. It became a more formalized event with a State of the University Address as well as an overview of the upcoming football season.

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Open heart to students

For international exchange students, this is their reality. What can make these young people adjust more quickly and completely to a new way of life is having a host family.
Hong Cross, coordinator for the local homestay program for international students, said she is in desperate need of host families.
She said students benefit from having a host family in several ways, including being immersed in life in America. Students also learn more quickly about their new home and the language of its people the more they are exposed to it.

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