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January 4th

Health involves hunger, happiness

We don’t know. Although I think he consumes way too much meat, he’s more aware of his exercise and diet than most people I have encountered. You see, the thing is that some people, regardless of self-care, will still develop some health problems. Genetic makeup and even environmental factors a person is exposed to at a young age can plant the seeds for failing health. My best friend’s brother has Lupus, a chronic disease where the immune system attacks normal tissue. Diagnosed as a teenager, he was not expected to live past 18.

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Lincoln Parish school bus overturns

Harris said the number and ages of students transported by ambulance were as follows: two 12-year-olds, three 14-year-olds, three 15-year-olds and one 17-year-old.
“There appeared to be moderate injuries to some, mainly lacerations,” Harris said. “The rest mainly complained about back and neck injuries.”
Lincoln Parish Schools Superintendent Danny Bell, speaking from Lincoln General Hospital, said the accident is still under investigation by Louisiana State Police.
“It appears none of the injuries are serious,” Bell said.

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January 3rd

Can ’Dogs figure in WAC race?

They’ll need to be, that’s for sure.
Tech (2-10) is on a four-game losing streak, during which time they’ve lost by an average differential of 17.5 points; the last two defeats have been to Southeastern Conference members, first to LSU by 16 and then that 30-point downer against the Razorbacks.
But with the WAC schedule starting this week, the ‘Dogs can start anew.
First up: a home game against San Jose State on Thursday beginning at 7 p.m.

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Make weight loss a reality

Often weight problems can take an emotional toll, showing up as decreased self confidence and lower self esteem. But, obesity can also cause great damage to a person’s overall health. In addition to the lack of energy that most overweight people experience, people who are obese are also more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and coronary artery disease.

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Projects, peas overflow plates

Instead, on the first day of the new year, I ingested a taco salad with plenty of sour cream for lunch and followed that with some corn dogs and french fries for dinner.
A shame, I know, and so not the way to start a new year. But, it’s OK, because I feel good about 2007, and for a lot of reasons.
I really feel that this is going to be a huge year for Grambling, both the city and the university as they continue to try to maintain separate identifies yet work together for the good of both.

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Ford remains leave Capitol for final time

Funeral services were held in the cathedral for former presidents Eisenhower in 1969 and Reagan in 2004, and ex-President Wilson is buried there.
At the service, Ford received tributes from President Bush, who designated today as a national day of mourning, along with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the first President Bush and NBC newsman Tom Brokaw.
Two of Ford’s children participated in the service, with Jack Ford reading from the Prophet Isaiah and Susan Ford Bales reading from the Book of James.

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January 2nd

Parish rings in new year quietly

“This is something that we plan on doing periodically throughout the year,” Sheriff Mike Stone said. “Due to some of the fatalities we’ve had in the parish in the past couple of months, we want to make sure people drive more carefully.”
Capt. Wesley Harris, public information officer for the LPSO, said a large number of speeding tickets were written as a result of the partnership.
“We had a number of relatively minor accidents, but otherwise it was a very quiet weekend,” he said.

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Thanks to our area law enforcement

Several members of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Ruston Police Department patrolled the roads over the weekend to keep drunk drivers off our local highways. Instead of being with their families and celebrating, they were making sure their friends and relatives would have a good night and not a trip to the emergency room.

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Holding tongue is no easy task

Most of my trouble comes from opening my mouth. Whether it’s a sarcastic retort, thinking out loud or giving away a secret, that tongue of mine needs to be tamed.
The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem.
The second step is slightly more difficult: fixing said problem. I can often bite my tongue and not say the first snappy comeback that comes to mind when I’m irritated, and, if I am paying attention, I usually can keep family secrets (Did you know that Kyle — Oh, wait! I can’t tell that!), but it’s speaking before thinking that gets me into trouble the most.

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Stover’s aim still true in NFL

Stover, 38, is the league’s No. 8 all-time leading scorer and field goal percentage leader.
A decade ago, the Dallas native had an infant daughter and son in the works when the Cleveland Browns, the team that drafted him, moved to Baltimore.
Early on in the latter city, there were communication problems that prompted numerous stressful moments for Stover. He and a new head coach had their differences . Soul searching came later.
As a prepster in Big D, Stover was a capable wide receiver before developing into a steady, sure-to-bet-on placekicker at Tech.

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