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April 25th, 2006

Donation to save lives

This is why blood donations are so critical.
There is currently a blood shortage, and all blood types are needed.
LifeShare Blood Centers have experienced an 11 percent increase in usage of blood products. This could lead to the postponement of elective surgeries because of a shortage of blood products for transfusion.
It is estimated someone needs a transfusion every two seconds to keep breathing the air some of us take for granted.
Through the remainder of this week, LifeShare donor technicians are

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Donation to save lives

This is why blood donations are so critical.
There is currently a blood shortage, and all blood types are needed. LifeShare Blood Centers have experienced an 11 percent increase in usage of blood products. This could lead to the postponement of elective surgeries because of a shortage of blood products for transfusion.
It is estimated someone needs a transfusion every two seconds to keep breathing the air some of us take for granted.
Through the remainder of this week, LifeShare donor technicians are

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End begins for memorable month

However, this all will come to a close tomorrow night.
Beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday night at the Lady of the Mist on Tech’s campus, a candlelight vigil and march to Railroad Park will begin.
This is to promote awareness of sexual violence and let our community know that this does happen — even in a place like Ruston.
I hope people attend. I hope people go to listen, to learn and to remember the victims of abuse and violence. I hope they become more aware of the tragedy and realize that we can fight this.

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April 24th

Vitter tackles hot issues during visit

By Tre Bischof
Special to the Leader
FARMERVILLE — National issues took the forefront of U.S. Sen. David Vitter’s, R-La., town hall meeting in Farmerville Thursday.
Dozens of residents packed the Union Parish Police Jury meeting room to hear the senator in his first visit to the parish since winning the 2004 senate election. Vitter started the town hall forum with brief speeches on hot button issues, including job creation, prescription drug coverage and immigration.
Quickly, the topic of immigration, especially as it relates to Mexico, took the forefront.

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Focus must stay on Sparta

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter’s town hall meeting with Union Parish residents in Farmerville Thursday gave us an opportunity to refresh the Metarie Republican’s memory on the plight of the Sparta Aquifer.
We were able to tell Vitter, who along with U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, has worked to acquire funds to study alternative sources of water for the residents of north Louisiana, that we have not sat by idly as our pristine source of water is gradually encroached on by salt water.

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Sparta bills pass House

House Bill 65 breezed through the Louisiana House of Representatives, paving the way for the Sparta Ground Water Commission to move its meetings from its domicile in Lincoln Parish to other parishes within the Sparta Aquifer’s region.
The bill — one of two filed by Rep. Jim Fannin, R-Jonesboro, that dealt with the rapidly depleting Sparta Sands — would rotate the meetings among eight of the 16 parishes that encompass the aquifer in Louisiana.
Opponents of the bill argued that rotating the meeting would mean less attendance in those parishes where there is little use of the aquifer.

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Test Sparta Story

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Focus must stay on Sparta

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter’s town hall meeting with Union Parish residents in Farmerville Thursday gave us an opportunity to refresh the Metarie Republican’s memory on the plight of the Sparta Aquifer.
We were able to tell Vitter, who along with U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, has worked to acquire funds to study alternative sources of water for the residents of north Louisiana, that we have not sat by idly as our pristine source of water is gradually encroached on by salt water.

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Nagin, Landrieu draw battle lines

Slightly more than half of the overall vote was attributed to black voters, who favored the top two candidates, according to a consulting firm analyzing demographic data for the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority.
In predominantly white precincts, Nagin trailed behind several other candidates with less than 10 percent, according to GCR & Associates Inc. In 2002, Nagin got most of his support from white voters and business leaders.
This time, many of those supported third-place finisher Ron Forman, a nonprofit executive.

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Lawrence-Braxton in rare ‘club’

Ceremonies are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, with the formal induction set for the city’s historic Tennessee Theatre on the latter day.

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