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July 12th, 2014

Louisiana Tech police to the rescue

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I would like to give many thanks, Merci Beaucoup, to the police department at Louisiana Tech University for turning a bad luck incident last Sunday into a happy ending within a record time of 30 minutes.
One must picture a hot, sultry day, typical of late June in the south, when I discovered a flat — yes, a flat — tire on my new car in the parking lot of the Lambright Sports Center.
Naturally, where does one find a service station open on a Sunday? Closed.

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Fighting the fat tooth and nail

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Pretty much everyone is aware that obesity is a big problem in this country. What people might be surprised to learn is that other countries are following this deadly trend.

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Brave officers of law like family

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“They kept us safe. They are like family.”

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What can we learn from the all-stars?

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Baseball’s best players gather in Minneapolis this week to participate in the All-Star Game. If you’re a fan or even a “weekend athlete,” you can admire these players for their abilities, even if you — like the vast majority of humanity — can’t hope to duplicate them. But if you’re an investor, you may be able to learn some practical lessons from the All-Stars.
So let’s look at a few common All-Star traits to see how they might apply to investors:

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Preparing for the long haul

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Many women end up managing their finances alone at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, the first time many of them get involved with financial matters is during a crisis, such as a spouse’s death or divorce.
We’ve prepared a list of thought-provoking questions that pertain to financial fitness and crisis preparedness. It will be time well spent to review this list, determine what you have already done and talk with your financial advisor about any issues that affect you and/or your family.
Asset Management
• Do I have a clear picture of where my assets are located?

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Increase in income calls for wisdom

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Question: My business has recently taken off. My income is up dramatically. I really feel like this is going to last! But I want to be wise with the way I handle this new money. What do you suggest?
Answer: Congratulations on your newfound business success.
I am not surprised to hear that your business is doing well. Sure the news is full of stories about our still-hobbled economy. Still, that’s no reason why your own personal economy can’t be doing just fine. For some, these are indeed the best of times.
Keep the following in mind when dealing with newfound affluence:

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Hangin' In There: Excited about visits with friends, trip to Ruston

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Recently I had a great surprise. In fact, it was such a shock I thought I was hallucinating.
As I walked down the hallway to the dining room, I came face to face with a duplicate of Kathy Barr, of Ruston/Choudrant. As I reached her, it was all I could do not to squeal — it was Kathy.

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New GSU SGA president travels to Germany

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Erik Johnson is a rising senior and an Army ROTC cadet heading to Germany for a special experience.
Of thousands of cadets across the nation, Johnson is the only cadet from Louisiana and the only cadet from Grambling State University heading to the Cadet Troop Leader Training program in Vilsek, Germany, which is six hours from Switzerland and four hours from Austria.
“This year is the first year Grambling State University has participated in sending its cadets overseas to be a part of the CTLT,” said Johnson, during a recent interview on campus before traveling abroad.

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O.K.'s Corral: ’Dogs due early action in Bahamas

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Several headlines on the local sports beat while wondering whatever happened to former Louisiana Tech University wide receiver (and 1985 New Orleans Saints’ training camp participant) Mike Dellacano:
BOUND FOR BAHAMAS: It may sound like some major down time and fun in the sun, but there’s also business to take care of next month for Louisiana Tech University’s basketball Bulldogs.

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Legendary weekend for GSU

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GRAMBLING — Known as one the predominant athletic powers among Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Grambling State University has produced many legends over the years.
On Saturday night at the Monroe Civic Center, it added 11 more legends to those ranks.
The Grambling State Legends Hall of Fame inducted its sixth class of former athletes Saturday night in Monroe, but the festivities started Friday night with a reception held at the Eddie G. Robinson Museum on the GSU campus.

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