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October 2nd

Tech players, coaches seek answers

But senior quarterback Zac Champion later offered:
“I know coach Dooley wants to say it’s the coaching because he wants to take responsibility for things, but I don’t think the coaching has anything to do with it. It’s still up to usplayers to go out there and perform and I can speak for everybody on the team because that’s the way we, as players, feel about it.”
Whatever the case may be, both groups know this much is certain: There’s been three consecutive defeats, two against WAC foes, and this weekend’s non-league contest offers another opportunity to turn things around.

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Decisive action must come quickly

The ongoing investigation needs to be handled with all possible speed, and decisive action must be taken as soon as all information has been gathered and sorted through.
Our main concern is that the example set at the teacher-led exercise could be replicated after school, and a child could be injured, or worse. We want to be sure that parents of students know what their children were exposed to in the Sept. 20 march and rally around Alma J. Brown’s playground. Officials with the university assure us letters are being sent out soon to do just that.

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Languages key to cultures

I began feeling nervous because she was, at the moment, holding my right foot. Could she have been complaining about ugly feet? I tried to turn off the chattering and get back on relaxation mode, but it was impossible. As strange as their conversation sounded, I was also fascinated. I wish I could speak their language.
I am fluent in English and Spanish and I can read French well. That means I can go to a variety of countries around the world and survive. If I were to travel to Asia, Africa or some European countries, I would probably not get very far.

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Decision expected at GSU

The situation with the elementary school stems from a rally Sept. 20 organized by kindergarten and first-grade teachers for their students in support of the so-called “Jena 6.” Students made signs and played with shackles and chains. One young girl was photographed being held up by a school employee as a teacher placed a noose around the child’s neck.
Wilson said the woman pictured holding the little girl wearing the noose is the child’s grandmother, who is an employee at the school in the kindergarten area.

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October 1st

Teachers’ actions under scrutiny

Several photos of the event posted on The Gramblinite’s Web site, www.thegramblinite.com, taken by staff photographer Terrance Stokes, showed a woman holding a little girl around the waist off the ground near a tree. The young child, wearing pigtails and her school uniform, has a rope noose around her neck. A second woman is holding the rope up to a limb of the tree while a crowd of the young girl’s classmates looks on.

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Dwyer special in victory

His numbers for points scored, rushing yards and all-purpose yards are all new single game marks for the Cougars’ program.
“When he’s got the football in his hands, he’s a special player,” said head coach Corwyn Aldredge. “He’s what you call a warrior. He’s the type of player who is always wanting to help the team in any way he can. In the second half, he was over there trying to get coach Adams (Jason, defensive coordinator) to let him play on defense.”
It was Many’s defense who had to deal with Dwyer and, by game’s end, it turned into a futile situation.

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WRDA funding is first step

We are grateful to Vitter and U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, who have banded together to push and protect this crucial piece of legislation. Recognition also goes to U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, who has continually supported efforts to protect the Sparta.

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Newspaper should reflect your life

It isn’t just the campus environment that I loved so much during my four years at Tech; it was the entire area.
The city of Ruston hosts the university and its employees and students with pride and kindness.
Even as my career took me to other parts of the state, I always considered Ruston a great place to return to, if the opportunity arose.
Lucky for me, I’ve had the chance to come back home.

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Tech offense sputters in loss

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs controlled the tempo of the first half with its defense and running attack. Tech had possession for more than 10 minutes in the first quarter and nearly 17 minutes for the half.
Running backs Patrick Jackson and Daniel Porter combined to provide the offensive power for Tech. Jackson had 58 yards in the first half on 10 carries, and Porter totaled 26 on six carries.

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Forums are a chance to learn

It is critical that the citizens of those districts attend.
The Police Jury controls a $13 million budget, and reigns over issues that affect all citizens in Lincoln Parish. We can ill afford a Jury that has any member without the utmost qualifications. The voters must choose decisive and competent leaders, so concerns such as the parish’s waste management woes and infrastructure are handled adeptly. Business leadership experience, education and ethical attitudes are vital.

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