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Ruston Daily Leader (Newspaper) - February 10, 2003, Ruston, Louisiana Vol Bereavement support meeting set The next meeting of the bereavement support Wounded will be held at 18 in Room 219 at Trinity United Methodist For more call 6992 or Staff Report Downs to speak at NAM I State legislator Hollis Downs will speak at the next meet The meeting will be held from 8 18 in the Audubon Room at Lincoln General For more call 2473982 or Staff Report CCC accepting applications for grant Community Coordinating Council is accepting applications for mini grants from organizations and churches in District The deadline for applica tions is Contact Valena Lane at 2476676 or Tonya Jackson at 2553632 for more Staff Report Lincoln Little League registers players Registration dates for Lincoln Little League players will be 22 and March 1 and 8 at the ballpark on Cedar Creek Each of those chil dren will be able to register from 9 to 2 Registration fees for ages 58 are and for ages 918 are Parents can also register children by visiting Pack and Mail or the Web site at For more Staff Report Prosecutors seek death penalty in shootings SHREVEPORT AP Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against four men accused in a driveby shooting that killed two Court hearings are pending in state district court for the four men who have been indicted on murder charges in the 14 Prosecutors say the shootings were gang Killed were Chiquita and DeWayne Both were among a group of people standing on the street targeted in the driveby As is our usual if a grand jury indicts for we pursue death penalty District Attorney Paul Carmouche NATIONAL BRIEFS Pentagon orders airlines to help transport troops WASHINGTON AP Commercial airlines are being pressed into military service to transport troops as the Pentagon continues its Persian Gulf buildup for a possible war in The airlines were flying troops today under an order by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld mobilizing the Civil Reserve Air a fleet of commercial passenger and cargo planes that can be used to move people and equipment in The Defense Department announced late Saturday it was activat ing the first stage of the making it only the second time it has done so in the 51year history of the The measure is necessary due to increased operations associated with the build up of forces in the Per sian Gulf the department Price 500 Copyright Ruston Hustons Hometown Newspaper Since 1894 The Ruston H Daily Tech Tulsa Mens teams collide in WAC duel page February 2003 city looks to raise sewer rates m Funds to pay for city treatment plant By Tre Bischof News Editor the city the ure citys outdated treatment Funding the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant is the rea son behind the City of Rustons plans to raise sewer rates by percent this The which must be approved by the Ruston Board of Aldermen in is aimed at reconstructing the treatment plant at its current location in north City officials say the old treatment plant is out of date according to a facilities plan completed in It will allow us to meet our discharge Di rector of Water Utilities Rich ard Aillet He also said the new plant will increase the efficiency of the Ruston is currently ating a settlement agreement with the state Department of Environmental Quality be cause the city has failed to meet environmental discharge re Aillet A large part of the reason for that fail Aillet He said the city will take the information gathered and sug gestions made by Dresser and the engi neering firm hired to provide such an to the state in order to apply for a loan to fund the When we go to build our new the state wants to see that we looked at it envi structurally and in the collection Aillet Here is a breakdown of posed new sewer rates old rate new rate Average high t City Treasurer George Murphy said the new user fee will enable the city to fund the construction of a new treatment plant by paying of the state loan over a 20 year Aillet said the city is plans to rebuild the current site because a plan to build an entirely new plant in south Ruston may not be See page 2 Leader photo by HANNAH MAY Stations hold Jude s Mary John Stinson and the at Super 1 Foods this The which Judes Childrens will be held at Super 1 through 6 today and 7 to 9 Tuesday on FM as well as KRUS 1409 Juror ob of opera ects to method ions at By George Graham Staff Writer FARMERVILLE One Police Juror expressed dissatisfaction with the word ing of one item on the agenda and chal the way the Jury conducts busi ness during the groups recent Several Jurors asked to have extra items placed on the agenda raising the total amount of business from 23 to 31 Juror Willie Sensley asked to have one item added to the agenda before de bate began on a proposal to ratify the recommendation of the Landfill Com to authorize Michael Holley to purchase supplies and equip ment necessary to repair garbage con I would like to have our legal advisor explain proper procedures to when making a change in parish structure and take necessary action to correct Sensley I have a con cern genuine concern and would like our legal advisor to recommend the cor rect procedures for changing parish gov See page 2 Local artwork to benefit By Tonya Oaks Smith Managing Editor Osborne addresses council By Mary Margaret van Diest Staff Writer GRAMBLING Director of the Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisi ana Osborne recently visited the regular meeting of the Grambling City Council in order to explore the ity of starting a club Osborne has spent the last two years developing a viable club for Ruston and he is seeking to reestablish the club in He told the council the need is there with enough young people in dire need of support and assistance to make up a sizable There are a lot of benefits to being part of the national Osborne but each club must sup port itself independently with its own I am bringing my idea before the mayor and the city council because I think that is the place to The whole community has to be be See page 2 Art students from both Simsboro and Cedar Creek schools have been hard at work lately designing and decorating chairs for a fundraiser for Blood resource development co ordinator Daphne Terral said the schools involved in the program 16 from throughout northeast Louisiana were instructed to decorate chairs for the They had to come up with their own chairs and their own Terral The creative ability is Its amazing how their minds After taking time to decorate their chosen the finished product will be delivered today to the West Monroe Convention Center for Terral Two schools have a chance to win worth of art and there will be a high school and junior high winner cho sen for that The chairs will be auctioned begin ning at 7 Tuesday at the West Mon roe Convention Terral The doors will open at 6 for Chairs of all shapes and sizes will be she Themes for the chairs include the rain Mardi wild ani mals and famous artwork Simsboro teacher Becky White said her students in the junior high and Art I classes worked either alone or in pairs to See page 2 Jones brings star quality to Lincoln Parish By Davis Executive Sports Editor Ron Nay was running out of He had already gone through one le pad and was starting on The year was 1972 and Bertram Hays Jones was closing out a phenomenal ca reer at quarterback for A longtime National Football League Nay had the task of evaluating the Ruston native as a candidate for the next When I I had 42 pages on he Its still the long est scouting report Ive ever written on any For plenty of good born and raised in Ruston and one of the many great players to hail from completed an allstar career with the Baton Rouge Tigers by passing for yards and 29 touchdowns and establishing 20 school Bert Jones was a first round draft pick by the Baltimore Colts of the National Football During his senior he was named as an AllAmerican by four differ ent media organizations and chosen as the national Player of the Year by The Sporting Not that scouts such as Nay had to be reminded about just how talented the Jones boy was when he exited LSU and moved on to the A year after finishing his career with the where he had a 2661 record as a Jones was a first round draftee of the Baltimore Nay would later renew acquaintances with the who became best known as The Ruston I was working for the San Diego Chargers in the 1970s and they were want ing to trade Dan Fonts in a straightup deal with the he The player they wanted was Bert So they told me to go evaluate him to see if he was as good as I had written up about him when he was in He was great at both LSU and in the I could have told them that without even scouting him Bert Jones was as good a quarterback to ever play in the High college or Whatever it didnt For the Bearcats at he threw for yards and 21 touchdowns in two and a half After it was on to the where he rifled his way to yards and 124 numbers that are ing when one considers they were over a 10year I cant say enough about Ted his former head coach in Hes as good a quarter back who has ever played in the I honestly believe He had the whole Arm running ability most of great leadership quali See page 2 dont Know what a plan Sir Fred English 19152001 lOWS Tuesday Partly sunny with highs in the lower 7 5 Call 2553071 TODAY to receive home delivery of The Ruston Daily Leader ONLY for 4 months
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