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WAC baseball: Can FSU repeat?

Don’t feel too bad about what Fresno State could have returning for the 2009 season.
Although they lose eight seniors off of the lowest seeded club ever to win an NCAA title in any sport — men or women — they have a strong nucleus returning and are expected to have its best recruiting season under National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Coach of the Year Mike Batesole.

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Legislators, Jindal must move past pay

Rest assured, the actions of both sides now have the full, front-and-center attention of Louisiana’s sleepy electorate, who had watched much of the 2008 session roll by in a meditative state.
And we have the dubious honor of regaining national attention for something other than our governor’s presence in the vice presidential sweepstakes or natural disasters.
With all this in mind, Jindal should scale back on his rhetoric, or it could end up causing grief.

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Another set of pay raises

But, now that Jindal has put the kibosh on an indexed pay raise for state legislators that would have added millions to the state’s annual payroll, it’s high time to take a look at some of the others that, so far, the state’s public is fine with. The governor’s desk is littered with a whole slew of pay hikes that should be double-checked. Is working in a state office in Louisiana about money or public service?
Remember, Jindal has line item veto authority, so he is far from powerless.
Economic Development Deputy Secretary Steve Grissom is set for a $94,040 boost. Total salary: $237,500.

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Veterans share insights

“Right now, we have troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and as we speak today some of those men and women are putting their lives on the line,” said the Savannah, Ga., native, who flew 100 combat missions over North Vietnam. “When it’s hard and it’s tough and sacrifices have to be made, the very best we have will step forward.”
Taylor said many people do not know how fortunate they are to be living in the U.S., but visiting places such as The Philippines and Turkey opens one’s eyes.

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