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Legislators back at Capitol

The annual money tug-of-war this time involves new lawmakers pushing to scale back state government, New Orleans lawmakers pushing for more hurricane recovery aid and an array of lawmakers trying to get their favored local projects into the budget.
The regular session began at noon today. It must end by June 23. Though lawmakers’ terms in office only began in January, they’ve been at the Capitol off and on since February. Jindal called a special session to strengthen the state’s ethics laws and then followed that with a second session to cut business taxes and spend a $1 billion surplus.

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Tech: ‘Mental toughness’ big key

“Ross is such a good leader and he’s so vocal. He gets the players’ attention.”
It’s the very type of demeanor and leadership that Dooley and his staff are seeking in these Bulldogs, who will have to rebuild parts of their offense, among them being the most watched, second-guessed and evaluated position on the field.
“Even though we’re competing agajnst each other, I consider Ross a close friend and teacher,” Ensminger said. “I think all quarterbacks should be close and that we need to work together for the good of the entire team.

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Fight to save Sparta aquifer must continue

This is an issue the Ruston Daily Leader continues to emphasize because it affects every single resident.
That’s why we all must do our part to conserve water every time we turn on the tap.
We need our lawmakers on every level of government to understand the situation here in north Louisiana. They need to know it’s a problem we take seriously and expect their help with.
The good news is that there are projects in the works aimed at educating people about the Sparta and relieving the pressure we’ve put on it through the years.

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Herbal remedies are useful

Oregano and basil are tasty with cheese and tomato, but Yakaboski advises also using oregano to reduce swelling. Making a poultice to draw out distention is easy. Place the fresh leaves in a cotton cloth, dampen with water and apply to skin.

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Easing Sparta’s strain

Sixteen parishes in north Louisiana depend either entirely or partially on the Sparta aquifer for their drinking water. Areas of extremely high aquifer use include West Monroe, Jonesboro-Hodge and Ruston-Grambling.
Water levels in the Sparta have been dropping for years because the amount of water being taken from the aquifer exceeds its sustainable level by about 18 million gallons per day.

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G-Men rated high in national poll

The G-Men are one of two representatives from the Southwestern Athletic Conference in the poll, the other being defending Eastern Division title winner Jackson State in the No. 23 slot.
Heading the list of top ranked FCS programs are 2007 national champion Appalachian State and followed by Northern Iowa. Richmond, Southern Illinois, Delaware, Massachusetts, Richmond, Southern Illinois and McNeese State are in the top 10.
After posting an 8-4 record overall and going 8-1 against conference opponents in 2007, Grambling closed out as one of the top 25 ranked clubs in several FCS polls.

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Expansion of library needs resident input

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury has said the expansion is a must-do project, but as much public input as can reasonably be gathered must be brought to bear on such a costly endeavor. The library board has objected to the push to include outside sources and is concerned about the legality of some of the ideas floated by police jurors, including a full-service kitchen to make a convention center more feasible.
It’s an idea the jury has pushed because of its potential for tourism and benefit to the parish, and they’ve told the library board that haste in this matter is folly.

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A tale of love and grocery shopping

Although that was my first time working at a grocery store, my husband is something of an expert about the business. Ever since he got his first job at age 15, any time he had a part-time job, it was at a grocery store.
So you can imagine how good of a bagger he is.
He knows how to arrange all the groceries in their respective bags so they fit nicely and won’t be too heavy or break the bag. Anyone who’s ever shopped at a grocery store can appreciate the qualities of a good bagger.

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’Dogs home for WAC series

Tech earlier lost 11-6, 14-3 and 7-6 in the series.
Meanwhile, San Jose State was dropping three-of-four games on the road against New Mexico State after having lifted off its league schedule earlier with three wins in four tries against Sacramento State.
Tech features two of the top hitters in the league in senior centerfielder Adam Cobb and junior infielder Nick Grunenwald.

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March 28th

’Dogs host Spartans in WAC play

Tech is the only team in the WAC currently winless against league foes, the Bulldogs situated in the basement just below Sacramento State (1-3), who provides the opposition in Ruston for April 3-5.
The ‘Dogs and SJSU (13-10, 4-4) entered the week as the winningest teams in the league. The Spartans are currently in third place in the standings in back of unbeaten Nevada (4-0) and New Mexico State (3-1), who recently handed SJSU three of its WAC setbacks.
Tech opened the series against Nevada with an 11-6 loss, then lost 14-3 in the second

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