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Personal political objectives getting way of Governor
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s veto of a bill passed by the legislature to continue a four-cent tax on cigarettes was based more on personal political objectives than on Louisiana’s best interests in terms of...
Jun 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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BESE board does right thing in pushing for college credits
The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education should be applauded for directing every public school district to offer students access to at least one course for college credit, which wi...
Jun 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Bright Side
Here are some reasons to be grateful it is summer in Natchitoches. I occasionally find it necessary to do this. 1. Heating costs are way down. 2. The death and injury rate for snowmobiling accident...
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The Wit and Wisdom of the Legislature
More than usual, the recently ended legislative session was distinguished for what was said rather than for what was done, though it took only a few words to accomplish that. Instead, lawmakers spo...
Jun 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Friends and Colleagues: Every three seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion, yet less than 4 percent of those eligible to give blood do! Your blood donation could help an accident victim, s...
Jun 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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That bull and I had a conflict of interest
Let’s get one thing straight before you get bent all out of shape with me for trading that horse to my middle brother, Jimmy D. for a $20 Sears Roebuck guitar. Like daddy, I’m a walking Hatley, not...
Jun 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Athletes at NSU having academic success
Northwestern State University’s athletic program has excelled again on the NCAA Academic Progress Rate report, demonstrating that the school clearly has its priorities related to classroom success ...
Jun 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Setting standards for athletes good move by legislators
Louisiana legislators exercised good judgment in approving a plan to require students in state middle and junior high schools and high schools to maintain at least a “C” average in academic studies...
Jun 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jun 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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NSU athletics program continues to excel
Northwestern State University’s athletic program has excelled again on the NCAA Academic Progress Rate report, demonstrating that the school clearly has its priorities related to classroom success ...
Jun 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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