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January 7th

Tech alumnus seeks justice in cold case

In early 2007, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that the Morris murder was one of dozens of unsolved Civil Rights era cases up for further review.
When that news reached the office of the Concordia Sentinel, Ferriday’s weekly newspaper, it piqued the interest of editor Stanley Nelson.

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LSU, Ohio State: It’s a toss-up

Miles talking nice about Ohio State and vice-versa with Tressel concerning LSU.
Of course, the “love fest” will end at approximately 7 p.m., as the Fox Sports Network cameras zoom in on the coin toss at mid-field and the Tigers and Buckeyes stand only minutes away from deciding who is the champion of arguably the most unpredictable and wildest college season in history.
Until then, may the praiseworthy evaluations continue to overflow from the microphones and notepads that have greeted LSU commander Miles and Ohio State boss Tressel since their arrival in the Big Easy.

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Grambling's leaders must move quickly

One of those is revitalizing the downtown area. Grambling’s Main Street, which houses an array of small, locally owned businesses from eateries to barber shops, is reaching a point where there is not as much foot traffic as there once was.
Storefronts are not all up to the glistening beauty that they once had, either.
The first order of businesses, reworking the sidewalks and burying overhead utility lines, will go a long way toward opening up a street that has a decidedly narrow and short feeling.

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Military folly looms for U.K.

Casualties among Iraqi security forces have also declined significantly, and the Iraqi army has now taken over responsibility for security in nine of Iraq’s 18 provinces.
In contrast, the foreign jihadists who have wreaked so much havoc in the country in the past four years are taking a heavy hit, with 40 al-Qaida leaders killed or captured in October alone.
The economy is also looking up, with Iraqi crude oil production exceeding pre-war output for the first time.

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Cook pastor works as a state leader

“I am also expected to meet with various committees and boards throughout the state to help establish and prioritize our ministries in different areas,” Holloway said. “ I will address the convention at each annual meeting which is held in November each year. I will also participate in the Executive Committee of the state convention to take part in setting the course for our convention mission work over the next two years.”

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Goal for Lady ’Cats: Duplicate in ’08

The girls played a few tournaments and non-district games in preparation for their first hurdle to win the district 1-5A crown.
The mission was accomplished during a 5-0 spring break record. The second hurdle was to get to the state tournament in Sulphur.
After defeating John Ehret and New Iberia at home, the Lady Cats were on their way to the “Big Show.”
The cliché, “to be the best, you have to beat the best”, was put to the test in the first round of the state tournament by having to play the five-time state champion St. Amant Gators from Gonzales.

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Mentoring offers good opportunity

This is a great step — positive influences can produce positive results in children as they grow and age. A mentoring relationship is a structured and caring one that provides support to help develop the confidence and competence of young people.

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Decisiveness led to progress

At the start of the year, immigration reform was at the forefront of national concern. As a member of the House Immigration Reform Caucus, I have cosponsored and advocated many bills that address specific aspects of illegal immigration.
Though the majority leaders have yet to bring any of these bills to the floor, I consider the failure of their “amnesty bill” a success.

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Grambling sets goals for 2008

Shirley Wesley, a resident of the street, said she and other residents are upset because letters sent out in November and December informed them they would have to pay for residential connections to the sewer main. She said they were told previously that was not the case when the project originated in 1997.
Carpenter fielded questions from her on the status of the project, why the finish work had yet to be completed — leaving some areas of the neighborhood in an unattractive state with no grass — and who decided whether residents were eligible for free connections.

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January 4th

Rob’s death tops 2007 stories

“He will be dear in the hearts of so many people for many years. He transcended all walks of life. Everybody loved coach Rob.”
Robinson’s death at the age of 88 following a long battle against Alzheimer’s disease and other complications earned attention not only on a local or regional level, but also nationally and throughout the world.

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