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Techsters begin WAC tourney play

Head coach Chris Long and the Techsters can only hope the trend continues tonight and on the Aggies’ court, no less.
Tech will begin competition in the annual Western Athletic Conference tournament at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces with a 7 p.m. (CDT) tipoff/
The Techsters are seeded No. 2, the Aggies (11-17, 6-10) are at No. 7.
“At this time of the year, the seedings or records don’t mean a thing,” said head coach Chris Long. “Everybody is equal. The season starts are over and we have to be ready to play our best basketball.”

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Pick up, pitch in

This campaign is intended to send a strong message from law enforcement agencies that littering has consequences. Fines for littering can range from $50 to $5,000 and can also include community service; some penalties double for habitual offenders. The most common litter items are cigarettes, fast-food bags, candy packages and drink containers.

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Game behavior to boo about

On one hand, I have witnessed to what heights school spirit can raise a team; that’s an important part of that often-touted home field advantage — playing in an arena that is almost certain to be filled with cheering fans gives teams an essential boost of confidence.
Signs and face painting, along with other accessories, are a physical expression of that school spirit, pick-me-ups that can be picked out from the crowd even when all of the voices are mingled into one indistinguishable roar.

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Grand jury indicts former teacher

“We didn’t want to do anything piecemeal; we wanted to get all of the information together and make sure we’re thorough,” Stone said midway through the investigation. “These types of complaints, by their nature, take time.”
According to the LPSO, Cardwell is reportedly out of town and is to be arrested on the charges upon his return to Lincoln Parish later this week. Six of the counts are felony offenses and the distribution charge is a misdemeanor.
Bond on the charges has been set at $90,000.

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City lays down law on modular homes

Lewis Love, public works director, added this was something the city could not ignore.
“This is a growing new industry,” Love said. “The problem is, how do you know the good from the bad? This is a stab at that so we have some legislative control of what is happening.”
Love said modular home companies build less expensive homes.
“This is how other communities we talked to have addressed the problem,” he said. “It’s a process to allow a way for (modular homes) to come in.”
Mayor Dan Hollingsworth agreed that an ordinance was needed.

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