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July 20th, 2013

Jindal policies destroying K-12

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As an experienced, retired educator I feel I must speak out about the serious damage being done to public education in Louisiana by Gov. Jindal and State Education Superintendent John White.
Many educators are shocked and disappointed about the drastic cuts to higher education, however my greatest concern is for K-12 education, where I was privileged to have a rewarding career as a teacher and education leader. It is like watching a slow motion train wreck to see the thousands of dedicated teachers who are retiring early because of the insane education policies of this administration.

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Money doesn’t buy freedom

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This time last year, Aaron Hernandez was living the good life. He had just signed a lucrative $39.5 million five-year extension with the New England Patriots before training camp. He made $3.1 million during the 2012 football season. He was set to receive a “workout” bonus for $83,000 and a “roster” bonus for $118,000 before the 2013 season.

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Buddy Davis — the comeback

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There is no person that I know of in this community who has been more dedicated to his home and profession than Buddy Davis.
There are few who read the paper, and even those who do not, who have not heard of Buddy’s setback a couple of weeks ago. I can tell you first hand that he, like so many of the athletes about which he has written for 50 years, is going to make a comeback. Buddy is a friend, and words cannot describe how saddened I and thousands — yes thousands — were when we learned of his stroke. But he is alert, going through treatment, and I firmly believe that this man of deep faith and resolute focus is starting his comeback.

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Act like the banker, pay yourself interest

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Question: How does a regular person make it these days? With everything costing so much, it is really so hard to save any money. Do only rich people get to retire one day?
Answer: Last week, I began to explain the difference between two common methods of making major purchases, and a method nicknamed “becoming your own banker.”

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Don’t take a vacation from monitoring your investments

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Now that summer is in full swing, you’ll probably be enjoying time off at your favorite vacation spot, if you haven’t already. One of the last things that’s likely to be on your mind this time of year is your investment portfolio. But after you get some well-deserved rest, you might want to take some time to make sure your investments are working harder than ever to meet your financial goals.

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How can younger investors cope with tough times?

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As Americans, we’re used to thinking that we will inevitably do better than our parents’ generation. But, for now at least, this type of progress may be facing some roadblocks — and this inability to gain ground, financially, can have real implications for today’s younger people and their approach to investing.
Before we get to the investment component, though, let’s quickly review the nature of the problem. In a nutshell, younger Americans — those in their twenties and thirties — have accrued significantly less wealth than their parents did at the same age, according to a recent study by the Urban Institute. Here’s why:

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McClelland: Tech’s time is now

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Set to officially take over as Louisiana Tech’s Athletics Director on Aug. 1, Tommy McClelland realizes he joins a program primed to reach higher athletic heights than ever before.
And that’s why he knew the time was right to make the move from McNeese State to become the youngest AD in NCAA Division I athletics.
“It is a new era,” the 31-year-old McClelland said of the Tech athletics program that on July 1 officially become a new member of Conference USA. “It is a new opportunity, and there is a lot of excitement. There has never been a better part than now to be a part of this university and this fan base.”

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2013 Louisiana Tech 7-on-7 Passing Tournament Gallery

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McClelland: All the right words early on

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I’ll admit it. I have enough gray in my hair and beard that when I heard 31-year-old Tommy McClelland was being named Louisiana Tech’s new athletics director, all I could think was “wow.”
Now it wasn’t that McClelland was off my radar. I had heard his named bandied about as a potential candidate and knew that he had enjoyed some success as McNeese State’s athletics director.

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GSU tabbed for fourth-place finish in SWAC West

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Coming off a one-win season, Grambling State has been tabbed to finish fourth in the Southwestern Athletic Conference West Division this season.
The results of balloting by league coaches and sports information directors and media member.
GSU entered last season as the preseason pick to repeat as champions but wound up going 1-10 and losing all nine SWAC games.

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