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Sweet tea and the South

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Lord have mercy, if some health official south of the Mason Dixon Line ever gets the notion to ban sweet tea from our public kitchen menus. There will be war!
I read recently where the New York City Board of Health passed a rule banning supersized, sugar drinks at restaurants, concession stands and other eateries. The Big Apple regulation puts a “16-ounce size limit on cups and bottles of non-diet soda, sweetened teas and other calorie packed beverages.”

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Promoting eating disorders

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You will get fat if you eat today. You do not need food. You will be able to see your beautiful bones. Models are perfection, and I bet you have never met a fat model. You will be noticed, because have you ever met someone who would not notice a living skeleton?
Those are some of the words you can find around the Internet on pro-ana and pro-mia websites. Pro-ana (sites encouraging anorexia) and pro-mia (encouraging bulimia) sites are filled with young women literally starving for perfection.

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Tech COES features Dell VP at fall convocation

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James M. Coffin, worldwide vice president and general manager of Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences, will be the featured speaker at Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science Fall 2012 Convocation at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Howard Auditorium on Tech campus.
A 1985 Tech graduate with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, Coffin will discuss the role genomics and technology play in creating innovative treatments for pediatric cancer.  The event is free and open to the public.

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Blue Star Mothers name new officers

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The Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana swore in new officers on Sept. 11.
Pictured, from left to right, are Patriot Instructor Lynn Casico, Chaplin Mae Elliott, Historian Linda Richardson, Treasurer Cynthy Bissell, Financial Secretary Rose MacDaniel, Secretary Angie Sanders, Vice President Margie McGowen and President JoAnn Barr.
The BSM meet every second Tuesday of each month at the V.F.W. Post in Ruston. For more information visit www.bluestarmothersla5.com.

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LPSO announces dates for rifle sight-in

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Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone is announcing to the public that the sheriff’s department will offer specific dates and times for the public to sight-in hunting rifles at the Lincoln Parish Law Enforcement Training Center, located on Old KOA Road, in Simsboro.
This will take place under the direct supervision of one of the department’s firearms instructors.

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Tech’s Career Fair sets record

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Event draws 137 companies, 700 plus students 
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Louisiana Tech’s Counseling and Career Services recently hosted a Career Fair and drew a record number of companies to the event.
One hundred thirty-seven companies and between 700 and 800 students attended the career fair as companies hoped to attract the university’s soon-to-be graduates, while students hoped to find employment.
Ron Cathey, director of Counseling and Career Services, said he had not expected this many companies to attend.

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NCLAC gearing up for Holiday Arts Tour

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Next month, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council will hold its Holiday Arts Tour in Lincoln Parish, Nov. 15-18.

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Local Girl Scout troops participate in mall lock-in

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Girl Scout Troops 677 and 555 showing off their Build-A-Bears at the Pecan Land Mall Lock In. The girls are Brooklyn Roberson, Kayleigh Matson, Kailee Barnette, Chloe Raburn, Gabby Millage, Katelyn Harvey, Kayla Elton, Grace Walker and Emma Walker.

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’Dogs host Rebels

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After four games, Louisiana Tech University’s Star Wars offense has proven it can get ahead and come from behind quickly.
There’s been some instant jump starts for one of the nation’s most dangerous attacks, such as the 56-49 victory over Houston in the season opener, then followed by a 56-37 win against Rice.
But in the past two contests, the Bulldogs have also shown that they can erase a deficit faster than Usain Bolt crossing the finish line.
Two weeks ago, Tech scored 31 unanswered points to overtake Illinois 52-24.

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Cougars’ plan: staying focused

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Ben Haddox and Cedar Creek High’s coaching staff may be 4-1 on the season, ranked No. 5 in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 1A poll and favored to keep rolling tonight when they kick off District 2-1A action at home against Grambling High.
But the Cougars’ head coach and his team are approaching the 7 p.m. meeting against their Lincoln Parish neighbors to the West with extra caution.

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