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October 18th, 2014

Bulldogs outlast Roadrunners

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Tech remains unbeaten in C-USA play with 27-20 win
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Louisiana Tech proved Saturday that sometimes a defense can be your best offense, especially when your “quarterback” is a turnover-producing linebacker.
In a tight defensive game, Tech turned three third-quarter turnovers into 21 points to help the Bulldogs hold on for a 27-20 victory over Texas-San Antonio before 18,071 fans at Joe Aillet Stadium.
Tech (4-3, 3-0 C-USA) maintained its lead in the CUSA West Division standings heading into next weekend’s showdown at Southern Miss.

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GSU rides scoring parade to victory

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Tigers still undefeated in SWAC action topping UAPB, 63-39
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GRAMBLING — For Grambling State University, Saturday’s game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff was all about containment.
Containing the magic the Tigers seemed to have captured in a bottle with a four-game win streak heading into the contest.
And containing UAPB quarterback Benjamin Anderson, who torched the Tigers
By the time Saturday’s final horn Saturday, the G-Men couldn’t contain the smiles on their faces as they made it five straight with a 63-39 Homecoming win over the Golden Lions to remain undefeated in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.

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Overcrowding on the rise

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Tuten: System to blame for LPDC’s inmate increase
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In the first 15 days of October, 92 inmates were booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. In mid-September, 34 arrests were made in three days. Currently, there are approximately 37 inmates being housed at other facilities because the LPDC has run out of room. This costs the parish about $900 a day — and the numbers keep on growing.
“This is no one entity’s fault,” said LPDC Warden Jim Tuten. “It’s the system that we have… There are a lot of moving parts in this thing and we all have to work together.”

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Early voting to open

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Lincoln Parish voters who want to get a jump-start on the Nov. 4 primary election can do so by participating in the early voting period that begins Tuesday.
Early voting continues daily through Oct. 28, except Sunday. Voting hours are 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at the parish registrar of voters office, located on the ground floor of the Lincoln Parish Courthouse. Voters should bring photo identification that also contains their signature, such as a valid drivers’ license.

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Public encouraged to support CCA

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Local charity’s funding at all-time low
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An event has been held for the past several years in order to boost donations for Christian Community Action.
Stephanie Griffin, CCA director, said Soup for the Soul, previously the Poor Man’s Supper, has been held in order to raise monetary and food donations.
“In total we raised $5,700 from last year’s event,” she said. “$1,700 of that was raised from the silent auction, the rest from ticket sales and other donations.”
The most any year of the event has raised, Griffin said was about $8,000. She added they are looking to raise even more money this year.

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Local clergy learn about domestic violence

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It would be hard to find a church that doesn’t believe wholeheartedly in marriage, which has sometimes led pastors to send victims of domestic violence back into bad situations. This has led to local experts and pastors deciding ministers could use training on domestic violence.
“Before there was DART, or any other domestic violence organizations, churches were traditionally the first place people facing domestic violence turned,” Terrie Queen Autrey, community advocate for the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team, said. “For many years, they failed to protect women.”

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Voting essential to having your voice heard

Used to be, any Louisianan who wanted to vote before election day had to attest they were going to be out of town, hospitalized or otherwise were required to meet what was then the legal criteria for absentee voting.
Not any more. You don’t need a special reason to vote early. Louisiana is one of a number of states that’s replaced the traditional absentee voting period with early voting — seven full days during which voters can cast their ballots just as they would on election day, but generally with greater ease.

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Adequate care not provided for vets

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Jackson and Lincoln Parishes were the sites of my first visits with wounded warriors. I was only a child born 5 years after WWII. I started a learning process watching a World War II veteran caring for the wounded. I saw for the first time people who had been severely wounded in the great war. Traveling the back roads of Lincoln and Jackson, there were times that I will never forget. I now know that I was privileged to have been in the homes of many good people.

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Celebrate My Drive prompts further searching

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I took driver’s education more than 13 years ago. Still, when presented with a multiple choice question asking me if 10 and 2 or 3 and 9 was the appropriate hand position for driving, I confidently chose 10 and 2.
Amazingly, according to the test, I was wrong. This prompted me to go exploring. Did anyone in the office know that? I checked people older and younger than myself, and at least one individual had heard the news.
She is about four years younger than me. Another coworker that is three years younger than me thought 10 and 2 was the correct answer as well.

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Imagination as part of the solution

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Tom and I recently celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary. In doing so we had the absolute thrill of not only spending that special day in one of our favorite place — Memphis, Tennessee — but also seeing a musical legend in concert. And no, Elvis wasn’t back in the building.

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