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October 24th

GSU aerial tandem wrecking foes

“You go into playing Grambling with a game plan of trying to limit the touches that Edwards gets or trying to put some pressure on Landers to where he doesn’t hurt you with his passing accuracy,” said Rick Comegy, the head coach at Jackson State University. “You can plan for it all you want, but I don’t know if it does any good sometimes.”
He should know.
Landers threw for 348 yards by completing 22-of-41 passes and Edwards had three of those catches for 115 yards and a 49-yard scoring hookup to help lead the sizzling hot G-Men to a 30-20 league victory last weekend.

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Careers are years in the making

Ruston High School’s initiative to put career-planning materials in students’ hands early is good for that very reason. In its two weeks in existence, the center has seen a fair number of students come through, and that is also encouraging.
The center, temporarily housed in the library, will grow as time passes, and organizers have said job shadowing and internships are a possibility on the horizon.

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Down to the runoff vote

At the Oct. 9 meeting, with an election a week and a half away, there was little talk outright of the impending vote.
It was more a palpable air of concern.
Jokes were made about it, nothing much more, but omission can make a glaring statement.
At the September and August meetings, there was more of a hush-hush kind of understanding that the jurors were getting calls from their constituents, and they were listening.

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Safety complex in the works

Stone said his office received $50,000 of capital outlay funds to support the project. Stone said this funding was obtained with help from state Sen. Bob Kostelka and state Reps. Hollis Downs and Rick Gallot.
“They were very helpful, very instrumental in getting the capital outlay,” he said.
Stone said plans for the safety complex began earlier this year.
“We’re in the stages of getting the planning done. The $50,000 in capital outlay we already have will get us a real plan and will help determine what our needs are.”

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October 23rd

Bulldogs have WAC road woes

That’s four straight losses going into a trek to Logan, Ut., Saturday for a 2 p.m. (CDT) meeting against Utah State.
“Every game is one you want to win, but I guess being against a conference team, you really want that kind of streak to be over with,” said junior defensive back Weldon Brown, who got into 11 games during that year in which Tech last won against a WAC foe on the road.
“It’s very frustrating to have a losing streak like that, but hopefully we can have it end this weekend at Utah State.

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Parish is wise to invest in fire stations

The state funding for these improvements is due in large part to the support of state Sen. Bob Kostelka, R-Monroe, who has backed the project in Baton Rouge. He deserves credit for pushing an initiative that affects residents where it counts — their safety and their pocketbook.

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Farmers seek law renewal

The organizations did state they are encouraged by the announcement that the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry has reached agreement on a framework on budget and policy options. The letter urged the panel’s leaders to schedule a committee mark-up and floor consideration using that panel’s framework agreement as the basis.

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North Ruston reshaped

February is the projected completion date. On the other side of I-20, the North Frontage Road will eventually be turned into a one-way going west. A $3 million bridge stretching across I-20 will be built beside Wal-Mart to connect the two one-ways, and a new entrance to Graham Shopping Center will be created for easier access.
Ruston Department of Public Works Director Lewis Love said the projects have been launched primarily to draw more businesses to Lincoln Parish.

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October 22nd

Tech offense making strides

“For all of us, the big thing is to win and we didn’t do that tonight.”
But for the second straight week, the Bulldogs’ offense showed improvement.
In total yards, Tech (2-5, 1-3) was barely edged 465-463.
The mix of the Bulldogs’ attack was of the balance that head coach Derek Dooley and his staff would like to keep seeing from a unit that had averaged only seven points during a recent three-game span.
Tech finished with 208 rushing yards on 43 carries and had those 255 through the air, courtesy of Champion’s right arm.

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GSU must be forthcoming about rally

University officials have said the rally deviated from approved school lesson plans. GSU President Horace Judson called the incident “inappropriate,” but that’s not enough. The people responsible for this rally must be held accountable, and disciplinary action is in order. GSU must impose the sanctions quickly and fairly to send a message that the safety and age-appropriateness of elementary school lessons is a priority.

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