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RDBA All-Star teams selected

Teams that were selected for postseason action are the Youth American League All-Stars, Youth National League All-Stars, Double-A All-Stars, 13-year old Boys’ League All-Stars, 14-year old Boys’ League All-Stars and National and American League All-Stars for the Triple-A division.
Directing the coaching staff for the Youth American League All-Stars is manager Greg Phillips, while Kenny Cox and Billy Smith are serving as assistant coaches. Steve Giddings is the manager for the Youth Nationals that also includes Bobby Kranz and David Passon as assistant coaches.

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Programs enlighten young minds

Wanda Wilson, a community based tutorial coordinator, said the program has been in existence at Mt. Olive for at least 10 years, and this summer’s program spanned the entire month of June.
Along with training in the basics, the students participated in enrichment activities such as field trips to SciPort in Shreveport and to Louisiana Tech’s Dairy Farm.
“The goal of the program is academic improvement,” she said.

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Hair dye bonds friendship

So, Thursday night Christina, one of my co-workers, and I shared our hopes and dreams over a bottle of hair dye (OK, maybe two and a highlighting wand).
Let me preface this story by saying that hair, I feel safe saying, is very important to many women. It is one of the first things a man might notice about a woman (and that women notice about other women), so it is something that is often prized. Many of us have a “girl” at “the beauty shop” who performs her magic on a regular basis.

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State awards Tech $50 million

The end results of the improvements, Reneau said, will be a “fantastic campus,” with a tremendous economic impact on the city of Ruston.
“This is a hope and dream come true,” Reneau said. “(Rep.) Hollis Downs did an outstanding job for Tech, and we are all appreciative. There’s a lot to be done, so we’ll roll up our sleeves and get to work.”
One of the university’s projects expected to help keep college graduates in the area and stimulate economic growth is the Tech Research Park Campus, for which the university will receive $25 million to develop and build.

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Bulldogs’ slate has big bite

Ready for some football for the Bulldogs this fall?
The aforementioned attractions are among the highlights of an 11-game slate that includes arguably the best home setup in the past decade and a cast of visitors who should make for an interesting debut campaign for new Bulldogs’ boss Derek Dooley.
Little surprise, then, that ticket sales have been extra steady ever since last December when Dooley joined the red and blue after a two-year stint as tight ends’ coach of the Miami Dolphins.
Here’s what is in store on the ‘07 schedule for Dooley’s Dawgs:

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Remember heroes this holiday

While we’re enjoying our family barbecues and baseball games, the brave souls in our Armed Forces will risk their very lives so that those outings are possible.
While July 4 is a time to celebrate the birth of our nation and the principals for which we stand, let’s also take a moment to remember that those principals and our freedoms are paid for with a dear price — the blood of our people. They are not something that should be taken lightly or for granted: for every freedom we enjoy, countless heroes have given their lives.

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N.O. thirst for help

White called to offer his services, and at the same time, wound up issuing a challenge that might be the toughest Susan and I have had to face since we began working with the folks at Common Ground in the Lower 9th Ward. White said he has a trailer that is 21 feet long, 8 ½ feet wide and could be stacked about 6 or 7 feet tall.
“I’ll donate a driver and the cost to carry a load of water on the trailer to New Orleans if you can raise the water,” White said.
Wow!

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KCS to enforce ‘no parking’ signs

“They had a truck that was delivering some items to the depot building, and it was unable to unload because of cars blocking its path,” Hawkins said. “They’ve asked us to let people know they were going to start towing vehicles that parked in the no parking area.”
KCS is expected to man the depot building on a daily basis once its use of the track picks up. Currently, there are about 18 trains that daily pass through Ruston.
According to officials with KCS, that number is expected to increase to about 30 a day in two months and to 50 a day within two years.

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