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October 17th, 2005

Controversial Grambling club shut down after stabbing

News of the stabbing came to public light at the Grambling City Council meeting held March 3 when Grambling Police Chief Tommy Clark told the city fathers his department was investigating allegations of a stabbing, a beating and a complaint that a patron of Gotham City had been sprayed with Mace, a chemical used to subdue unruly people.
“There are too many vehicles, too much activity and too many assaults being reported,” Clark told the council. “The club is out of control and we need to do something about it.”

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Grambling will apply for $850,000 bond issue for recreation center renovation

The first one gave approval to a request from Mayor Martha Andrus to incur debt and issue bonds not to exceed $850,000 for renovation of the Grambling Recreational Center which has been closed for several years due to a fire and the second enacted an ordinance requiring “BYOB” (Bring Your Own Bottle) clubs to be licensed by both the city and the state.
The bonds for the renovation of the recreational center will be retired by the proceeds of ad valorem taxes that were re-aligned with voter approval in January.

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Judson inaugurated as seventh president of Grambling State University

Dignitaries attended from as far away as Ohio, Texas, Indiana and Virginia and were spearheaded by several local dignitaries. Included among them were U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman; state Sen. Bob Kostelka, R-Monroe; state Sen. Charles Jones, D-Monroe; Grambling Mayor Martha Andrus; Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth and Third Judicial District Attorney and member of the State Board of Regents Bob Levy.

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Mayor is pleased with improvements in city's electric service

"I'm very pleased with the direction and the strides we've made in the Light & Power Department," Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said. "We've got a good group of people working in that department who are dedicated to doing a good job. All of us are here for one purpose and that is to serve the public and to improve reliability and try to keep the cost as low as possible."

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Proposed budget cuts threaten area crime victims

Some of the funds that are being targeted for reduction in the President's budget have been going to local law enforcement and local criminal justice programs, 3rd Judicial District Attorney Bob Levy said.
The President is proposing to transfer $1.27 billion from the Victims of Crime Act Fund (VOCA) to the general treasury. That transfer would seriously impact several agencies that provide support services to law enforcement, Levy said.

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Reservoir group meets

The group, headed by state Rep. Hollis Downs, R-Ruston, state Sen. Bob Kostelka, R-Monroe and Rick Gallot, D-Grambling, along with Mike Thompson, who operates a private consulting business specializing in reservoir construction, said such a project could only come to pass if they could convince the U.S. Corps of Engineers that the lake was capable of providing potable water. Mike Thompson is the brother of state Sen. Francis Thompson, D-Delhi.
Mike Thompson was the consultant in a Richland Parish Reservoir District project he said cost state taxpayers about $25 million.

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Grambling mayor determined to get 911 EMS service

“We’re in this for the long haul,” Andrus said. “What’s happening in Grambling could just as easily happen to Choudrant or Dubach. They certainly could require their own 911 district. All we want is to be treated fairly.”
Andrus and members of the city council remain concerned over the response time when EMS services were called to Grambling State University earlier this month. Andrus says it took a Pafford ambulance 30 minutes to arrive.

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Domestic violence: myths and misconceptions

Domestic abuse victims often show up at medical facilities bruised and battered – obvious signs of a domineering, brutal mate or family member.
Domestic abuse is not confined to married couples, but extends to co-habiting partners, children, elderly and dating relationships, Domestic Abuse Resistance Team (D.A.R.T.) Community Advocate Marie Schwartz said.
But abuse within a family often, too often, ecompasses physical assault as well as other forms of abuse, Schwartz said. The ordeal leaves many victims scarred, terrified and immobile.

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Ruston firefighters warn public about heating houses with open flame

Exact numbers weren't available, but Ruston Fire Department Public Information Officer Jerry Lewis says many local fires have been blamed on open flames.
"We've had a good many kitchen fires or fires that involve an open heat source," Lewis said. "Another big concern is carbon monoxide poisoning which is caused by poor or no ventilation and incomplete combustion."

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Morehouse fatality last straw for state troopers

"As a result of an obvious trend of unrestrained individuals being seriously injured or killed in crashes located in rural parishes," McDonald wrote in a release, "I have issued a directive which will result in increased concentration of seat belt and insurance checkpoints in rural parishes.:
Troopers will also be conducting seatbelt surveys in the near future to get a more accurate picture of compliance in each parish, McDonald wrote.

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