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Banks ease customer concerns

“What’s so fantastic about north Louisiana is for the first time in my 26-year career, there’s a significant chance to have a very robust economy,” Mills said, pointing to northwest Louisiana’s Haynesville Shale, the burgeoning Air Force Cyber Command and the possibility of landing a major company at a prepared site near Monroe.

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GSU faces improved Panthers

Among those areas of expertise on the defensive side is scoring defense, where the Panthers have allowed 11.5 points per game and Grambling 17.4 points each contest.
“This has the potential to be a low-scoring game,” said Panthers’ coach Henry Frazier, III during a Monday media conference in Dallas to promote the game. “Grambling has a tremendous defensive team and we’ve been fortunate in being successful on defense, too.
“So if both of the defenses are on their game Saturday night, it could be a game where maybe a field goal decides who wins.”

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Washington has gone insane

People who can’t sell bonds and other credit instruments don’t know what they are worth.
Things that you can’t sell have an immediate real value of “zero,” even if their actual value — in a sane market that’s working — would be considerably higher.
Amid all this mounting uncertainty, one thing has become crystal clear: Our political class stinks.
We face a crisis of almost unprecedented magnitude — a potential Great Depression that threatens the well-being of millions of Americans. And what do our politicians do?

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The decision has been made

Whether you agree with the application of the death penalty at all, examination of the basis for their decision reveals a dubious kind of logic.
The justices in favor of the ban cited a “national consensus” against executing convicted rapists. That’s interesting, because our understanding of the position those justices hold does not involve interpreting a “national consensus” in terms of Constitutional law.
There are other factors beyond that, not the least of which is the incredible brutality of the crime that sparked this debate.

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’Cats train hard

“It’s been a bunch of factors, but I think Coach Hall’s presence is definitely one of them,” Ruston coach Billy Laird said. “With that bald head and his size, he’s a pretty intimidating guy. He’s big and he’s tough, and the players know that if they don’t do something the right way, the way he expects it to be done, that there are going to repercussions.

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