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Lady Cougars in 49-25 win

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Cedar Creek High’s No. 11 Class 1A ranked girls improved to a 17-7 overall record and 5-1 mark in District 2-1A with a 49-25 victory over Monroe St. Frederick’s on Thursday night.
The victory was led by the 20 points, two rebounds, two steals and four assists of Ruby Richie.
Allison Ewing had a game-leading 15 rebounds along with 10 points, four steals and an assist for the Lady Cougars.

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Tech football program mourns loss of Duplessis

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Only a day after joy spread through Louisiana Tech University’s highly-regarded football signing class, there was heartbreak on Thursday.
In the early hours of the morning, sophomore running back Tyrone Duplessis passed away at the age of 21 at his off-campus apartment.
The cause of his death has not been determined.

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Bulldogs play at NMSU

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Home games or road trips, Trevor Gaskins has this theory about how he and his Louisiana Tech University teammates should approach them.
“Although each game is different, you still have to go into each one playing hard and helping each other out,” said the senior guard and second leading scorer (10.5) for the Bulldogs. “It’s about giving a great effort on every play and communicating with each other.”
And it’s those things that the scrappy never-let-up Bulldogs (11-11, 3-4) will be doing on Saturday (8 p.m., CDT) against New Mexico State University (16-7, 5-2) in a Western Athletic Conference game in Las Cruces.

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Play it safe during the Super Bowl

Undoubtedly, many local residents will gather in homes or businesses this Sunday to watch the New York Giants battle the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.
While the annual football game presents a great opportunity for camaraderie and fun, many of these celebrations involve the use of alcohol. Unfortunately, as people watching the game relax, they often let down their guards and perhaps drink more than they intended, only to find they have not made arrangements to make it home safely. However, a little preparation on the part of Super Bowl party hosts and attendees can go a long way toward preventing drinking and driving and the potential tragedies that can accompany that.

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People win out over money

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As many know, Congress recently stopped the passage of two bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), thanks to the request of millions of citizens in the country who did not want the Internet regulated in the way the two bills would have made it.
SOPA and PIPA were meant to aim at cracking down on copyright infringement by restricting access to sites that host or facilitate the trading of pirated content, but if you were to ask anyone against the bills, they would have given far too much control to the government in regulating things.

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People win out over money

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As many know, Congress recently stopped the passage of two bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), thanks to the request of millions of citizens in the country who did not want the Internet regulated in the way the two bills would have made it.
SOPA and PIPA were meant to aim at cracking down on copyright infringement by restricting access to sites that host or facilitate the trading of pirated content, but if you were to ask anyone against the bills, they would have given far too much control to the government in regulating things.

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The happiest wives in U.S.

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Let’s take a break from politics to ask the burning question: How did Karen Santorum and Ann Romney get so lucky?
Just who are the happiest wives in America?
According to a new report by the University of Virginia’s National Marriage Project, “When Baby Makes Three,” the surprising answer is: women who attend church at least weekly with their husband and have four or more children.

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Cyber bullying to Bible bullying

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Combine religion with cyber bullying and you have an entire new style of bullying that goes beyond the power of God. I call it Bible bullying.
Jessica Ahlquist, a 16-year-old from Cranston, R.I., was the plaintiff in a Rhode Island American Civil Liberties Union case. Ahlquist, who is an atheist, fought the school in order to have them remove a banner in the auditorium. The phrase on the banner reads “Our Heavenly Father,” and comes to a conclusion with the word “Amen.”

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Frances G. Gates

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Funeral services for Frances G. Gates, age 86, of Dubach will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Dubach United Methodist Church. Officiating the service will be Bro. Don Lanier, Bro. Terry Ganey, and Bro. Richard Warmack. Interment will follow at Harmony Chapel Cemetery west of Dubach under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mrs. Gates was born July 29, 1925 and passed away February 2, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Gates; brother: David Owen and wife Nan; and nephew: Ken Hanks.

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James Waldon, Jr.

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James Waldon, Jr., affectionately known as “Peanut,” was born on November 14, 1939, in Lincoln Parish to the late Ruth Outley Waldon and the late James Waldon, Sr. He departed this life on January 27, 2012, at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.

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