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September 13th

Cleansing the soul through verse

As a sports fan, he gave a lot of attention to the Cubs and the various legends that surround that team, written with a lighthearted banter that captured my fancy, even though I knew little to nothing about said team.
However, one of the pieces was vastly different, and, years later, I can still remember the poignancy of the words.
It described a man alone and broken, devastated by the loss of his wife and making no excuse for the emotional rambling that turned out to be one of his most powerful pieces.

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Residents may see power price surge

At the head of the list was the relationship between Ruston and Louisiana Tech.
“Louisiana Tech is our biggest asset,” Hollingsworth said.
“It will affect our community in a positive way for decades to come.”
With Louisiana Tech continuing its move toward a national leadership role in technological research and development, Hollingsworth said it was incumbent on the local secondary education system to make improvements.
“It’s no longer adequate to just be better than places like Bastrop or Minden,” Hollingsworth said.

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September 12th

Tech, GSU looking for win No. 1

Record: 0-1.
So far for the ‘Dogs: 49-10 loss at Nebraska.
About Nicholls State: The Colonels may be in a classification lower than Tech, but forget about head coach Jack Bicknell and his staff taking this team lightly.
The Thibodaux-based club which shared the 2005 Southland Conference crown does an excellent job of operating the seldom-seen triple option offense.

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LPL opens more doors to literacy

“Anything we can do to help kids read in any shape, form or fashion will help our society.”
Several volunteers read stories to the kids Friday afternoon, and others presented stories to watchful eyes. The event was coordinated by the library and the North Louisiana Reading Council.
It encouraged teachers to share information about other countries with their students.
Besides sparking children’s imaginations about other cultures, the event was also geared to remind citizens that illiteracy is a problem all over the world as well as in our community.

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Where the road has taken us

As I listened to Dr. Reneau give his State of the University address, I couldn’t help but feel that this road I had traveled had led me back home.
Thirteen months ago, newly graduated from Tech, I moved to New Orleans and was working at a coffee shop in Memorial Hospital, and Kyle was working part-time as an assistant football coach at Isidore Newman Middle School and freelancing.
Somehow, in our minds, we were (overly) optimistic that our tiny paychecks would cover the bills.

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Residents recall shock of Sept. 11

11, 2001 is not a day this generation will ever forget. Much like the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, or the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 6, 1941, those who were around on Sept. 11, 2001, will also be able to tell you what they were doing when commercial aircraft were commandeered by Islamic terrorists and flown into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, forever changing our way of life.
Shelbert Henderson, 49, was talking to his mother on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

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September 11th

Bearcats: big win over Lions

The seven-point differential on the final scoreboard came on a fourth quarterback throw of 33 yards to quarterback Ben Alsup to wideout Lamar Haddox, a pair of seniors who figure on supplying their share of headlines over the next several months.
“It was a good win for us because it was tough losing the way we did in the first game,” said Alsup. “Our team played well against a good Ouachita team. This is what we needed after the Neville game. It was good to get the win.”
While the ‘Cats wre o utlasting the Lions, the city’s other schoolboy squad was on cruise control.

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Good people are on Guard

The television was filled with the images of men and women in battle dress uniforms, driving Humvees throughout the devastated areas of New Orleans, bringing people to safety and arresting those who were committing crimes.
We should also remember that many of the National Guard members who were sent to New Orleans to help our state recover had recently returned from tours of duty in both Afghanistan and Iraq. They thought that by coming home, the days when they worried about whether someone was going to shoot at them were over. Instead, they were sent back into the line of fire — at home.

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What has grown out of attacks?

Soon after the second plane hit the other tower, our principal came over the PA system asking for a moment of silence in remembrance of those affected by the catastrophe. I’m not sure that he knew then that soon we would all be affected.

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The race is underway for fifth district

The Quitman native describes himself as pro-life and pro-second Amendment. Alexander said he is committed to helping his colleagues on both sides of the aisle find a bipartisan consensus on critical issues ranging from health care to tax reform.

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