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Meeting the ‘Dogs

An estimated 500 fans turned out for the various activities — autograph sessions, games, etc. — that were held over a two-hour period on the facility’s playing court. See more details on page 6.

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Urge veterans to go to WWII reunion

World War II veterans will gather at noon Saturday for a luncheon and reunion at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City.
It will be an event to memorialize those who lost their lives in the war and the soldiers who continue to put their lives on the line for our country in today’s conflicts.
If you know a WWII veteran, please encourage him to attend Saturday’s reunion. If he’s not able to drive himself to Barksdale, try to make arrangements for him to get there.

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Artists, here's your chance

Acceptance into such competitions can be a feather in the fedora for the many who are timid to show their work, and winning first through third ribbons or the grand-slam coveted Best in Show prize is another story entirely. Nothing can convince one more of artistic aptitude than that kind of stamp of approval.

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Dooley likes Bulldogs’ attitude

And, judging from the interviews conducted with various members of the squad Sunday afternoon, that’s the mode of thinking among the Bulldogs.
“It’s exciting to know that our season is starting soon,” said sophomore offensive lineman Jared Miles. “We all feel good about the way our practices have gone so far, and we’re all working hard as a team to be ready to play Mississippi State on Aug. 30. We can’t wait to get started.”

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LINCOLN PARISH PREPARES FOR NEW SCHOOL YEAR

In July, Wooley attended a forensics training in Alabama to prepare her to teach STEM forensics, which will be offered along with STEM physics and STEM engineering in the 2009-10 school year at Ruston High. During the training, Wooley said she studied fingerprint identification, anthropology, blood spattering and entomology as it relates to crime victims.
“We learned about the study of bugs in dealing with forensics,” Wooley recalled. “If a victim is dead, we can look at the age and types of bugs that are on them and determine how long they’ve been dead.”

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Parish football in the air

The Tigers will also be working under a head coach in his second year, a la Dooley.
Former North Carolina Central leader Rod Broadway sent the G-Men to an eight-victory total in 2007 and to a championship in the Western Division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference before falling in the league title game to Jackson State, 42-31.
Grambling held its first preseason scrimmage Saturday night at Robinson Stadium and will return to the practice field Monday for a continuation of its two-a-day sessions.

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When did dorm life get luxurious?

I recently helped a family member move into a University Park apartment, and I was struck by the quality of the new housing facilities. For a moment I wondered what campus I was on.
It’s been about a decade since I loaded down my Honda Prelude with dorm room essentials and headed west on Interstate 20, destination: Tech. Student housing here in Ruston has advanced by leaps and bounds since then.

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Ruston’s boys make valiant showing

The 14-under Dixie baseball team, led by coach Chris Letendre, made history this summer. They have a lot to be proud of.
The team was the first ever in Dixie baseball’s 49-year history in Ruston to make it to the World Series. As the team traveled to Covington, Ga., they carried with them the pride of the city.
There’s nothing like sports to unite a community, and Lincoln Parish is fortunate to have a history of strong teams that have provided inspiration for all kinds of people — even those who don’t consider themselves to be hardcore fans.

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Deputies prowl for speed demons

“I think this sends a message,” Williams said. “When people see others pulled over on the side of the road, they slow down and the word gets out. You slow that many people down, and you might avoid an accident.”
In Lincoln Parish, speeding ticket fines start at $147 and run up to $272. In other jurisdictions, fines can run as high as $500, much to the dismay of those ticketed.

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