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State police seize 10 pounds of cocaine

A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded approximately 10 pounds of cocaine in the passenger sliding door of the van, according to records.
After being taken to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office for further questioning, the three adults were taken to the LPDC and booked on charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute (more than 400 grams), conspiracy to distribute cocaine and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

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Foundation laid for Habitat house

The fifth year architecture majors are building a Habitat for Humanity House, which will be located on South Bonner Street, but they say that while they have received donations from area businesses, more is needed to complete the project.
“We need to raise $22,000 more for the project,” said fifth-year senior Jenny LaBatt. “We’ve found that people closer to home will give more.”
LaBatt said the major contributors to the project have been Ruston’s Builders’ Supply and Pearce Lumber, as well as Vantage Health Plan of Monroe, which has contributed the largest amount of donations.

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Support two new university coaches

New top Bulldog Derek Dooley has brought a spark to the Tech campus that has not been seen in a long time. Ticket sales are brisk, enthusiasm is widespread and optimism is high. Add to that a schedule that has the Bulldogs playing one of its most interesting home schedules in recent memory and you have the ingredients for what should prove to be an exciting and successful season.

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If only someone had told me

Face it; I’m a mess.
My blood pressure and sugar count is too high, but my good cholesterol is too low.
My vision has gone from 20/20, to both near-sighted and far-sighted.
I know when its cold not by checking the thermometer, but by the arthritis pain in my hands and knees; a heat rash lets me know when its hot.
I weigh too much and don’t sleep enough.
There are cadavers in better shape than me.
And Mom and Dad never gave me any warning.
Of course, I should have expected it. It’s not the first time they failed to warn me about certain pitfalls.

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Catching up with Techsters

Six years later, that’s become a given.
While still not at a level of many other NCAA Division 1-A conferences, the WAC is gradually gaining a reputation of being more than just a “one team” league, the reference pointing directly to the Lady Techsters, of course.
The league’s overall RPI is taking a move upward and ditto for other teams besides just Louisiana Tech.
Enter: Boise State, suddenly in the spotlight and making an early impact on the conference standings after a convincing 68-47 verdict over the Lady Techsters recently.

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Saints’ dream ends

“Being the first black coach to lead this team, of course our players knew about it and they wanted to help us make history,” Smith said after a 39-14 rout of the New Orleans Saints for the NFC championship Sunday. “So I feel blessed to be in that position.
“I’ll feel even better to be the first black coach to hold up the world championship trophy.”
To do that, the Bears will have to beat the Colts in two weeks in Miami. Indianapolis rallied to defeat New England 38-34 for the AFC crown.

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Saints united Louisiana

However, something happened once the real season started. The men in black and gold began winning. They played a Monday Night Football game to reopen the Super Dome and beat the hated Falcons.
All of a sudden there was talk of the playoffs. The new guys actually performed as advertised. The entire state looked at the Saints as an example about what could happen if a team - or community, city or state — worked together as one: you could overcome adversity and come back stronger than ever.

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Traveling the road back home

Let me explain. After leaving a restaurant in Bossier, we took East Texas Street through the core of the city to downtown Shreveport. Several places on that street filled me with such a sense of nostalgia that I decided my friends needed a tour.
“On your right is the Soap Opera where I did my laundry and got accosted by creeps.”
Next I pointed out the convenience store my mom, sisters and I got barbecue sandwiches every Tuesday one summer and the motel just up the street that was so “nice” that a trial is still ongoing, I think, about a murder that occurred there several years ago.

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Broadway named new GSU coach

“We are elated that Rod Broadway has agreed to take the leadership reigns of the Grambling State University football program,” said Mathieu. “He’s a proven winner as a head coach and has had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the most respected coaches on the (NCAA) Division I level over the past two decades. We’re looking forward to him having a very successful tenure as the head coach of Grambling State University.”

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