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July 6th

Grambling mayor calls special meeting

Andrus sent the media a notice Monday that there would be an executive session held Tuesday, July 3. Open meetings law clearly states that a public body may hold executive sessions upon an affirmative vote, taken at an open meeting for which notice has been given, of two-thirds of its constituent members present. Andrus called for executive session outside of a regular meeting and supplied no information about what was to be discussed. The law further states that the reason for the executive session must be made clear at the regular meeting.

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July 5th

Prepsters have busy ’07 slate

• Ruston High School will play two of their long-time rivals early and late, starting off on Aug. 31 at home against Monroe Neville and then entertaining West Monroe on Oct. 19.
• Like parish and district rival Grambling High, Cedar Creek has four games at home and they bunch ‘em up both late and early in the schedule. The Cougars’ first two challenges are at their own stadium and two of their last three are at home.
Thus are some of the quirks to the fall gridiron slates for the Bearcats, Kittens and Cougars.

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Teach them responsibility

In addition to offering a local alternative school, some efforts are also being made to deter behavior problems before they escalate.
For those students who obtained more than one suspension, Lincoln Parish School Board partnered with New Living Word Ministries last year to offer a program at the latter facility. Instead of going home and watching television during their time out of school, students could attend this program where they were provided academic skills and made to look at their own behavior in the situation which got them suspended.

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Children await right word

Some of my most pleasant childhood memories involve hearing stories of heroines who fought off seemingly hopeless circumstances.

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Landrieu visits Lincoln

“You’ve shown that our universities can have a real impact on new and emerging technology in the defense industry,” Landrieu said.
Landrieu said — as she did at each stop during the day — that Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport stands a good chance of being named the home of the U.S. military’s new Cyberspace Command.
“We need to be able to produce the scientists to support this command,” Landrieu said.
“You have my complete support in all that you do.”

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July 4th

Landrieu visits Lincoln

“You’ve shown that our universities can have a real impact on new and emerging technology in the defense industry,” Landrieu said.
Landrieu said — as she did at each stop during the day — that Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport stands a good chance of being named the home of the U.S. military’s new Cyberspace Command.
“We need to be able to produce the scientists to support this command,” Landrieu said.
“You have my complete support in all that you do.”

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A Yankee Doodle sweetheart

In my 26 years, I have seen hand out after hand out, and lack of ambition from people my age. I question where the sense of pride for the United States is and how can we get younger Americans to stand up for themselves and what is right.
In a day and age where more people vote for their favorite American Idol than the president, I feel the strong urge to show my respect to the people who humbly support what this country is based on.

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Celebrate holiday safely

So, how do we ensure everyone’s safety where fireworks are concerned this Fourth of July?
Jerry Lewis, chief public education officer for the Ruston Fire Department, said everyone can have a safe holiday by keeping out of the line of fire, storing fireworks in a safe place and being prepared if an accident should occur.
“One of the biggest problems we have with kids is, of course, burn accidents,” Lewis said.
“The kids should always be assisted by an adult or a responsible person anytime they are handling fireworks.”

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Ex-RHS stars on NSU elite team

Initially, there was an estimated 250 players nominated by a blue-ribbon panel that was comprised of former players, coaches and past and present administrators.
“The selection process has generated a great deal of interest around the state and from NSU supporters around the country,” said Greg Burke, director of athletics at the university.

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Jindal visits Dubach, Simsboro

In the area of job and economic development, Jindal said Louisiana was ranked 50th in the nation by Forbes. He suggested that cutting taxes on utilities, debt and new equipment as well as training more skilled workers, could be keys to drawing more businesses to Louisiana.
“In Louisiana, only 20 percent of students go to technical schools,” Jindal said. “More needs to be done for those students who are not going on to college.”

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