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Tech ‘D’ super in scrimmage

“I said after our last scrimmage that our biggest concern with our defense was a lack of tackling and not playing with any toughness,” said head coach Derek Dooley. “That wasn’t the case today. The defense didn’t give up a single offensive touchdown, ran to the football and tackled well, didn’t give up any long runs and maintained really good pressure on the pocket.”

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Don’t mess with the heat

The Red Cross gives information about heat ailments on its Web site at www.louisianaredcross.org and is a good resource if you have questions.
Exposure to full sunshine and high humidity can increase what the temperature outside feels like by a full 15 degrees.
What to watch for as signals of heat emergencies:
• Heat exhaustion — cool, moist, pale or flushed skin; heavy sweating; headache, nausea or vomiting; dizziness or exhaustion.
• Heat stroke — hot, red skin; changes in consciousness; rapid, weak pulse and rapid, shallow breathing. Sweat may or may not be present.

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Diversity a tool for schools

Baldwin, however, did raise a few issues that are worth thinking long and hard about. He noted some parents wanted their children to remain at New Living Word instead of returning to school because of issues with “cultural differences” in the latter. He then went on to talk about the need to battle an epidemic where many African-American students — particularly boys — are falling through the cracks, making up the majority of those who are expelled.

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Jury tables 4-mill fire tax

The savings are secondary to the true motivation, Ford said.
“I’m looking to have a progressive fire department, not a regressive one,” Ford said. “We’re here to ensure the safety of the parish.”
The millage would generate about $444,000 annually, Ford said, and he anticipates the revenue would allow the district to tack on another five to 10 firefighters.
The need is there, Ford said, and the district needs to realize the services offered by firefighters have expanded.

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