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Date, custom of the birthday

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As mentioned in a previous column, we do have the Roman empire to thank, if you will, for assisting in creating and perpetuating some of our beliefs. The Romans celebrated the return of the sun god to Earth. As a matter of fact, for several hundred years, early Christians, members of the “way,” did not even celebrate the birth. The spread of Christianity was logistically aided due to the orders of the emperor Constantine. It was in the year 337 that reference was made to the birth of Christ and the date selected was Dec. 25. This was quite agreeable to early Christian leaders who were more than aware that pagan celebrations occurred at the same time, so “switching” or substituting holidays was almost natural. Celebrations at and around Dec. 25 were also existent in other cultures, including those who observed the winter solstice.

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Ruston girls push win streak to 11

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Ruston High’s girls made it 11 wins in a row on Monday night, however tough it might have been.
The Lady Bearcats (14-1), off to one of the best starts in the program’s history, survived an overtime session to get past Airline High in Bossier City.
Coach David Aguilar’s squad, coming off of four wins in the recent “Holiday Classic” held at RHS, trailed at halftime before putting on a spirited charge in the final half.

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Mulkey’s daughter aids victory for Lady Bears

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NASSAU, Bahamas — Brittney Griner and Makenzie Robertson each scored in double-digits to lead the second-ranked Baylor Lady Bears to an 82-40 victory over the Clemson Lady Tigers on Monday at the Bahamas Sunsplash Shootout.

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Shooting deemed accident

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Dylan Brown, 19, of Ouachita Parish, is still listed in critical condition after a duck hunting incident on Monday resulted in his being shot in the head.

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