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May 6th

’Dogs still have goals to reach

“One of our goals is to finish 10-1 against in-state teams,” said head coach Wade Simoneaux. “We’ve got three games remaining against those opponents and we want to finish out strong.”
The only Louisiana club to beat the Bulldogs this season will be the very team awaiting a host role for Tech tonight.
A 6:30 p.m. contest is set between Tech and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette at Ragin’ Cajuns’ Field, marking the first of three consecutive games for the ‘Dogs against in-state opponents.

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City's health will benefit from market

The most obvious is the opportunity it offers for residents to support local growers. Purchasing and eating fresh vegetables and fruit isn’t only nutritious, it’s also good for our local economy.
When producers can sell their goods in their region, without having to buy gas to truck items cross-country, they can turn a greater profit and keep the revenue local.

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Home is where the fun is

I haven’t yet, but for two years, everything I did was in an effort to make it back to England. I even applied for a scholarship in an attempt to attend graduate school in England, which wouldn’t put me in London but would at least put me closer.

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American Tragedy on tap

An entirely student run station, all who work at KLPI have been involved in producing the event and will be on hand Wednesday.
“Every member of KLPI will be doing something that day, whether helping bands unload equipment or selling merchandise for the bands,” said Blake Hosli, general manager at KLPI said.

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May 5th

Aldredge on record-setting pace

She probably seems “older,” given the fact that the 16-year-old began competing in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 1-A meet as an eighth-grader.
And doing just fine at that time, too.
She won state as an eighth grader (129-5), then again as a ninth-grader (135-4) and now for a third straight year as a sophomore with her recent outstanding performance at the 2008 meet held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Stadium in Baton Rouge.

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Month full of excitement

With a roster of 12 bands, Mayfest is the only event of its kind I know of that can be attended for free. Comprised of an all day lineup, it might be compared to a mini Lollapolooza of sorts. So, why not take advantage of this and get out there on Wednesday? The show will run from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Centennial Plaza, and music fans will have the option to come and go at their leisure.

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Grambling must work out finances

Without knowing the state of the city’s financial health, how can the government there make wise decisions of any kind? How can they even govern the city without knowing if it’s in the red or in the black?
These are problematic questions that have not been met with clear answers. Typically, a city is constantly updating and tweaking its budget to make sure that outstanding debts are paid on time, taxes are balancing with what is needed, people are paying utility bills and other important functions of city accounting are working as they need to be.

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New I-20 bridge, new rules

“I have a lot of concern for the first few weeks (after the change),” Love said. “People coming out of (Graham) shopping center or Wal-Mart are used to going either way, and now they can only go right. I urge everyone to read the signs and take caution, looking for people going the wrong way.”
Love said the North Service Road has been a two-way since it was built in the 1960s. On the other side of I-20, the South Service Road has been extended and reopened as a one-way going east so drivers turning onto it from U.S. 167 North can travel directly to Louisiana 33.

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Bulldogs split with Nevada

Scoreboard-watching notwithstanding, the Bulldogs will try and gain no less than a split of their four-game series with Nevada today with a 1 p.m. doubleheader; prior to the heavy rains and lightning that struck the area late Friday night, only a single game had been on the schedule for this afternoon.

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Blog check: A clash of old and new

As much as I’m behind the times when it comes to personal technology, I’m also a little slow when it comes to the wealth of information and entertainment available online.
I’ve never been one to spend hours surfing online, and I don’t have a MySpace or a Facebook page. My Internet usage is limited pretty much to checking my e-mail, my bank account balance and reading a few blogs.
I’m finding that the vast blogosphere is an element of the Web that is starting to suck me into spending more time online.

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