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Watch out for ‘Robin Hood’

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of the Occupy Wall Street movement. People upset by what they perceive as damage done by corporate greed have gathered across the globe in mostly peaceful protest. As of late, the rallies have started to wind down, but they do continue, and it is unclear what exactly will come of it all.

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Grambling has remarkable march to crown

Amazing might be the proper adjective to use in order to describe Grambling State University’s 2011 football season.
Remarkable, unbelievable, mind-boggling.
Those words would work, too.
For too many years to count, the famous Lincoln Parish university has had its fair share of great moments in athletics.
From the golden, record-setting era of the late Eddie Robinson to the 1961 NAIA men’s basketball championship revolving around Hall of Famer Willis Reed.
But this year’s gridiron campaign will likely take its place among the highlight moments in Tiger Nation.

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NBA turning into ongoing soap opera

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The NBA is really beginning to be a soap opera.
Teams and owners being petty, players pouting about wanting to be traded, and once again fan’s emotions are being toyed with.
This past week, I watched ESPN, hoping that there would be something different on the screen, that the ticker tape would have some random story about a 6-year-old kid who can make baskets from half court, but it never happened.
The only image that was burned into my memory are those of Chris Paul and the trade rumors that are swirling around him.

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’Dogs host McNeese

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With another former Louisiana Tech University star bringing his team into Ruston tonight, are Bulldogs’ fans destined for another wild home game?
Remember the recent regional duel on the Karl Malone Court against Noirthwestern State, whose head coach is No. 2 all-time Bulldogs’ scorer Mike “Opie” McConathy? That double-overtime nerve-wracker ended in a 94-83 Tech victory.
Tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting will be against McNeese State (4-4), whose head coach is former Tech guard and assistant coach Dave Simmons.

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Techsters defeat ASU

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JONESBORO, Ark. — Jasmine Bendolph and Brittany Hardy each scored 17 points to lead Louisiana Tech to a 69-59 win over Arkansas State before 938 fans at the Convocation Center Tuesday night.
The victory was the third straight for LA Tech (5-6) which heads to New York this weekend to compete in the St. John’s Chartwell Holiday Classic starting Saturday with a 2 p.m. tipoff against Memphis.

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RPAR Focus

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Erin Aucoin - RPAR intern
1. What is your favorite nickname of a professional athlete and why?: Tim Tebow- Unfortunately, people would rather cheer for someone who’s already done something wrong (i.e. Michael Vick) instead of a good person with morals such as Tim Tebow. He is not your typical athlete; he’s a mix of a winner and a gentleman. He is a man of strong faith and will not do anything to compromise his ethical standards. Tebow is someone that both kids and adults can look up to and be thankful that there is still hope for today’s youth

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Robinson Museum receives donation

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On Tuesday, Chesapeake Energy Corporate Development Director Paul Pratt (fourth from left) presented a check to the Friends of the Eddie G. Robinson Museum. Accepting the donation was Wilbert Ellis, museum commissioner.

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Ruston tips off tourney

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Ruston High’s Christmas Classic will tip off today with six games at the boys’ and girls’ gymnasiums.
Set for the girls’ facility are Gibsland-Neville, girls, 5:30 p.m.; Gibsland-Calvary, boys, 7 p.m.; and Carroll vs. Grambling, boys, 8:30 p.m.
At the boys’ gymnasium wil be Carroll vs. Choudrant, girls, 5 p.m.; Ruston vs. Evangel, girls, 7 p.m.; and Winnfield vs. Ouachita, boys, 8:30 p.m.
NLWS WINS: New Living Word School split games with Delhi High Charter on Tuesday.
The results:

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Wesley Chandler

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Funeral services will be held for Wesley Chandler, at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Don Woodard will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. The interment will follow at the Hurricane cemetery.

Mr. Chandler was born May 24, 1970, in Ruston, LA, to Bobby Dean Chandler and Helen Woodard Chandler. He entered into rest on December 11, 2011, in Simsboro, LA. Mr. Chandler was a front-end specialist for Genesis Energy.

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Diane Davis Bailey

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Funeral services will be held for Diane Davis Bailey, 55, at 2:00 p.m., on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel, at 2:00 p.m. The interment will follow at the Hurricane Cemetery. Rev. Tom Lemley and Rev. Jamie Bird will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m.

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