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Battle to halt higher ed cuts intensifies

Jindal has said he would veto the bill in its current form, and a majority of House members have signed news releases promising to vote it down.
Tech and GSU have been at work for months to craft budget plans that would address cuts that will hit the two universities.

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Grambling No. 1 in men’s sports

Grambling totaled 71.5 points in gaining the award and captured titles in football and indoor and outdoor track and field. A second-place finish resulted in cross country and the tennis team placed No. 3.
In the overall Commissioner’s Cup for the top all-around program in the conference, Grambling finished No. 2 with 153.5 points, less than seven points shy of Jackson State University (160).
The latter school had 96 points in the women’s division and 64 points in the men’s department.

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Region full of things to do

Sunday’s edition of the Daily Leader included a special section with extensive information about historic sites and other attractions in Lincoln, Union, Bienville, Jackson and Winn parishes.
Through either my job or experiences as resident of the area, I’ve had the opportunity to visit several places described in the special section. Hence, below is a list containing perks of some of the attractions I’ve run across:
• Caney Lake — Located east of Jonesboro, this is a great place for those who want to grill with friends, swim or engage in water sports.

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Schools plan to aid at-risk students

Administrators want to begin the proposed new program in September, in time for the 2009-10 school year.
According to Willie Washington, Title 1 supervisor, these two schools have the highest number of at-risk elementary students in Ruston. Although both programs would be voluntary, families will be wise to take advantage of them if students are struggling.
With so much riding on students passing standardized tests and achieving grade level expectations, the Lincoln Parish School System continues to develop new and innovative ways to reach out to those who need a little more help.

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Occupational shape-up

“This is the kind of thing my business does and when I contacted the hospital, they were all for it,” Proctor said. “What better place to start this kind of program than a hospital? So we put together a boot camp program that we started in February. We did a full diagnostic work-up, and we’ll do periodical checkups — weigh-ins and things like flexibility testing every few months — and then we’ll do another full diagnostic work-up after six months and after a year, when the program ends.”

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