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Roads lead way to growth

This threatens our ability to compete with the other southeastern states for economic development opportunities. Several times over the past couple of years Louisiana has lost business opportunities with high-paying jobs to Alabama and Mississippi, primarily because of a lack of infrastructure in place.
Speaking on the public affairs series “Focus on Louisiana,” Louisiana’s Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Johnny Bradberry said the state has a $14 billion backlog of infrastructure projects that need to be funded to keep the state competitive.

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Cheer stereotypes O-U-T

They are cheerleaders.
But that’s not all they are.
Cheerleaders today must fend off some of the most undesirable stereotypes out there, spread the importance of a positive attitude and do a triple backhand whatever at the same time.
It’s probably an understatement to say they have to be tough. And for those cheerleading hopefuls, the competition to make the team will only become more of a challenge as basket tosses and tumbles on a mat replace hair tosses and perfecting eyelashes to bat.

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Saints’ mania is alive, well

And not just on the field.
“The best part of the Saints is that they’re just a bunch of good guys,” observed another fan watching Sunday afternoon’s drills. “Around here, you don’t have to worry about a Michael Vick showing up as trouble. Coach Payton wouldn’t stand for it, anyway.”
He sure wouldn’t.
Considered as much a factor in the Saints’ march to an NFC South title and one-game shy of a Super Bowl berth last year was the discipline and no-nonsense façade that the former Dallas Cowboys’ assistant applied to the team.

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GUNAA-ULS flap continues

The alumni association, joined in the suit by multiple parties including Grambling Mayor Martha Andrus , filed the suit originally in 2006, alleging violations of constitutional, federal and state law in the handling of the university and on allegations of discrimination.
The dismissal was based on a lack of specific fact, the court stated in its ruling June 19.

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