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October 13th, 2005

Body found in car trunk

Buckley said late Tuesday night that the body had been tentatively
identified as Eddie Hayes, 35 of Farmerville, a worker at Pilgrims Pride.
Buckley said the body was transported to Little Rock, on orders of Union Parish Coroner Dr. Steve Venter, for an autopsy. Officials are unsure when that report will be made available.
Buckley noted that cause of death has not been established and that the body contained no visible major body trauma.

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Board approves budget

The new budget, presented by Business Manager Jack Boyd at a finance committee meeting held just prior to the monthly meeting, projects a $937,592 deficiency.
"While our reserve fund easily handles this deficiency, we need to look at where we can cut back because we can't continue this way," Boyd told the finance committee.
Superintendent Charles Scriber said reductions would be made in staff personnel during the 2005-06 school year.

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Alexander wins second term

Alexander, who switched from the Democratic to Republican Party during qualifying in September, garnered 59 percent of the vote to easily outdistance Zelma "Tisa" Blakes, D-Monroe, and Jock Scott, R-Alexandria.
Complete, but unofficial returns gave Alexander 141,310 votes. Blakes, a political novice, drew 25 percent or 58,545 votes. Scott, a former state representative, drew 16 percent or 37.931 votes.

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Alexander changes parties, qualifies as Republican

Alexander had registered at the start of qualifying on Wednesday as a Democrat.
The first-term congressman said he felt it was appropriate to make the change before the election, rather than being elected again as a Democrat and switching over to the Republican party later.
"I'm not ashamed to be a Democrat, but I vote what I think the people of the 5th District want me to represent," Alexander said.

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Absentee voting begins Thursday

A story in Sunday's The Ruston Daily Leader erroneously reported that absentee voting would begin on Tuesday. The Leader strives to correct errors as soon as possible and apologizes for any inconvience the incorrect information might have caused for local residents.
Absentee voting is from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 21-23 and 25-26 at the Registrar of Voters Office in the Lincoln Parish Courthouse.
Also on the ballot are four constitutional amendments.

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Ruston upgrades Water Tank No. 2

And thanks to an inspection investment of slightly more than $100,000, that tank should be protected for the next 10-15 years, director of water utilities Richard Aillet said.
Aillet said the city's three water tanks are made of a mild steel that if not recoated will rust out approximately every 10 years.

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Tech students pick up Peach prize

There is no need to dig or plow, for the treasure will not be found by the sweat of your brow.
Somehow, someway, those two sentences and 36 words were enough to guide two Louisiana Tech students in the right direction Monday.
While sitting in Ponchatoula's eating lunch, John Dooley, 23, and Will Cummings, 22, heard the first Peach Hunt clue on the radio.
After finishing their lunches, they headed out in search of the prize.
"We figured it was in a park somewhere," Dooley recalled. "We checked Hideaway Park."

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Stuck truck causes delays on insterstate, highways

At approximately 10 a.m., the driver of a Low Boy oversize load heading eastbound on Insterstate 20 near Choudrant decided to try and cross the median after missing his exit in Ruston.
"He missed his Ruston exit at (Louisiana) Highway 33 and decided to cross the median illegally," Louisiana State Trooper Sgt. Chuck Harris said. "He got stuck and blocked both lanes of traffic."

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City seeks public input on proposed zoning changes

The Ruston Planning and Zoning Commission and the representatives of the Ruston Department of Public Works will be available to explain the changes and answer questions, Lewis Love, the director of that department, said. The proposal is expected to be introduced to the Ruston City Council in May.
“Basically, (the commission) is adding new categories to the current zoning ordinances and changing categories,” Love said. “People need to be aware of this because their zone is going to be affected.”

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Pulitzer winner Pitts headlines SEJC

Pitts will speak at the Friday noon luncheon, and Bob Mann, communications director for Gov. Kathleen Blanco, will speak at Saturday's luncheon. Teddy Allen, prize-winning columnist from The (Shreveport) Times will speak at the opening session Friday morning. All keynote sessions will be held in the Tech Student Center. More than 20 other sessions are scheduled as well.
The public may attend sessions throughout both days free of charge, but luncheon attendance requires payment of $11 per day. More information can be found at http://eb.journ.latech.edu/sejc.

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