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More for the money

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Second Amendment sales tax weekend set

For Richie McKinney and his staff at McKinney Outdoor Superstore, getting ready for next weekend’s Louisiana Second Amendment sales tax holiday is almost like getting ready for Christmas season.
They’ve ramped up their inventory. They’re bringing in extra help. They even have customers who’ve already put items on layaway.

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Meaning of Labor Day

Labor Day has come to be a day where we celebrate a day off from work by grilling, spending time with family and embracing the last little bit of summer.
But the holiday we all enjoy didn’t start out with such festive intentions. It is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.

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Gratitude expressed for support

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MONROE — In our hectic 24/7 lifestyles, how many people truly express their gratitude for people who have helped them along the way?
In the events that have transpired since early July, the significance of how much people have meant to me in my life, and what has happened since that time, is equal to Mariano Rivera moving in on another major league save record for the New York Yankees.

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Judicial system a tangled mess

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Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, a married couple were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage in 1951. Specifically, they were accused of heading a spy ring that passed top-secret information concerning the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. The Rosenbergs vigorously protested their innocence, but after a brief trial in March 1951 they were convicted. On April 5, 1951, a judge sentenced them to death. The pair was taken to Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York, to await execution.

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La. consumers, courts in danger

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Beware: a new breed of predator is lurking in Louisiana’s legal waters preying upon unsuspecting consumers and our courts for its own financial gain.
Much like a shark drawn to a feeding frenzy by the smell of blood, lawsuit lenders prey on people when they are at their weakest, such as someone who is injured in an accident and struggling to pay medical bills or put food on the table. Using powerful, aggressive advertising tactics targeting people who are out of work and most likely in desperate financial straits, they promise consumers access to quick cash before their lawsuit is settled with seemingly no commitment. But, as is often the case, the devil is in the details.

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Congressman needed to fill seat

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A new voice in Washington is about to be heard with an upcoming congressional campaign. There is a great deal for a new leader and representative to absorb in a short time as that voice is our only one on that side of the capitol. Before that, though, a quick word of thanks.
I wish the very best to Congressman Rodney Alexander. I thank him for years of service, both in Washington and in Baton Rouge. He has been active in visiting with and voting the views of his constituents. I don’t know that anyone would ever say that they completely agree with 100 percent of the votes or positions of any elected representative, as that is impossible. In large part we send members to Congress to express our positions, but often it is difficult to garner the position of the people. We thus have to count on the sound decisions of our leaders, trusting their intellect and judgment. Rodney has done a great job, and now he passes the torch on.

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Congressman needed to fill seat

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A new voice in Washington is about to be heard with an upcoming congressional campaign. There is a great deal for a new leader and representative to absorb in a short time as that voice is our only one on that side of the capitol. Before that, though, a quick word of thanks.
I wish the very best to Congressman Rodney Alexander. I thank him for years of service, both in Washington and in Baton Rouge. He has been active in visiting with and voting the views of his constituents. I don’t know that anyone would ever say that they completely agree with 100 percent of the votes or positions of any elected representative, as that is impossible. In large part we send members to Congress to express our positions, but often it is difficult to garner the position of the people. We thus have to count on the sound decisions of our leaders, trusting their intellect and judgment. Rodney has done a great job, and now he passes the torch on.

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Grambling football played role in civil rights movement

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Much has been made this past of the week of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
Caught right up in the midst of the civil rights movement at that time was Grambling State University’s football program as the Tigers featured a prolific passer who was garnering the notice of pro football scouts. James “Shack” Harris would go on to become the first regularly-starting NFL quarterback for the Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Rams, realizing a dream he mapped out along with legendary Grambling football coach Eddie Robinson.

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Bulldogs fall to N.C. State

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Louisiana Tech avoided turnovers all last season even while running their offense at a dizzyingly fast pace. The Bulldogs got a reminder Saturday of what can happen when they don’t protect the football.
Louisiana Tech lost four fumbles — half as many as it lost all of last season — in the season-opening 40-14 loss at North Carolina State. The first came at the goal line as the Bulldogs had put together their first good drive of the game, while another set up a touchdown for the Wolfpack that helped keep N.C. State in firm control all day.

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Alabama A&M stops Grambling

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GRAMBLING — Time was not on Grambling State University’s side in Saturday’s season opener against Alabama A&M as the Tigers fell 23-9 at Robinson Stadium.
A young team, untimely miscues and even a malfunctioning game clock were some of the frustrations Grambling coach Doug Williams faced as he watched his team fall behind early in the second quarter.

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