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April 27th

Layden: High praise for Malone

“Karl said, ‘Coach, you know you gotta play hurt, now get over here.’ So Barbara (Layden’s wife) drove us over to his house. The whole time I was over there, I felt really bad and, to be honest, didn’t feel like staying very long.”
After dining on a meal prepared by Karl’s wife, Kay, the Laydens visited for a while and then were preparing to leave when the former Summerfield High School and Louisiana Tech University star handed over a card to his coach.

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Tax break proposals worrisome

Are they oblivious to the state’s money woes, truly committed to the notion that tax breaks would improve the state economy, trying to get a conversation going about a tax cut that could be years away from passage or just engaging in political posturing?
Whatever the case, many folks are on edge.

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Legislators have busy months ahead

Here in Lincoln Parish, our two universities face a combined cut total of more than $13 million as part of the overall state plan to trim back higher education by $219 million.
Louisiana Tech stands to lose $8.28 million, and GSU is dealing with $4.9 million in losses.

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Seeds planted for shopping explosion

“The arts and crafts and food vendors are a significant draw for the festival,” said Nancy Bergeron, communications manager of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, which produces the festival. “Folks like to come and shop and see a variety of things. Oftentimes, the items the vendors have are things you might not necessarily see in your local stores. Some people do their Christmas shopping at these festivals.”
Bergeron said the festival attracts vendors from throughout Louisiana, as well as some from Arkansas, Texas and farther away areas, such as Tennessee and Alabama.

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April 24th

Bulldogs face long WAC trip

Tech (20-16, 5-7), winners of seven straight games and coming off of a recent four-game sweep over defending champ Fresno State University, will face Sacramento State for the next four days before then moving on to Hawaii.
The Bulldogs and Hornets (21-17, 2-6) will play single games today (4 p.m.), Saturday (3 p.m.), Sunday (3 p.m.) and Monday (3 p.m.).
Then it’s on to Honolulu to play the Warriors in single games on April 30 (11:35 p.m.), May 1 (11:35 p.m.), May 2 (11:35 p.m.) and May 3 (6 p.m.).

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15 minutes quickly fleeting

As intriguing as it is, the possibility of being famous even for a quarter of an hour in one’s life is far more enticing than an eternity of invisibility. Recently, 47-year-old and never been smooched Scotland native Susan Boyle wowed the ever uber-critical Simon Cowell on a British talent show, revealing a voice that was dripping in talent, but accompanied by a wallflower physical appearance that seems to counteract the probability of launching a timely and attractive career.

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Reneau’s steady guide

Faculty pick up on the feeling that Reneau has been working hard, long hours and staying awake at night worrying about not only the state of his university as a whole, but worrying over the individuals who will feel this cut the most.
Volunteering to teach classes, volunteering to take the biggest salary reduction and the longest furlough, Reneau is showing leadership. That’s another one of those priceless commodities that is just easy to recognize when it stares you in the face.

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Reneau reveals possible damage

Legislators convene for the annual session Monday.
“I really hope we quit meeting this way,” said Reneau, who has spoken to the University Senate several times since budget problems began.
Reneau was blunt as he described plans to eliminate 98 jobs, of which four are filled faculty jobs and 29 are filled classified and unclassified positions. After some concerned questions from the faculty, he said the cuts will come from research areas before academic ones — in keeping with earlier comments that classroom functions should be least affected by budget cuts.

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April 23rd

Choudrant, Creek teams advance

Dubach High (5-11-1) will meet up with Claiborne Christian in West Monroe Saturday starting at 4 p.m. Both teams, which are members of District 2-C, received byes in the first round.
Ruston High (16-15) had its season end with a 4-1 first-round loss to Chalmette in 5A.
Cedar Creek and Choudrant are the two highest seeded teams out of the parish, the Lady Cougars being No. 2 in its classification and the Lady Aggies No. 2 in their class.

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Cell phones, cars a bad mix

If, however, it were illegal to talk on a phone while driving and I knew I could end up paying a $100 fine if I got caught, that little cellular device would probably never leave my purse.
I could just picture myself trying to explain to an officer: “No sir, that was not a cell phone by my ear. That was my steel water bottle container. It just looks smaller and flatter from a distance.”
With the state legislative session starting next week, there’s a chance one of those scenarios could become a reality.

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