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Sheila Ann Ortega – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – obitsamericanpress – 2023-08-25 05:30:31

SUMMARY: Sheila Ann Ortega passed away at the age of 72 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She was known for her kind and joyful personality and will be remembered for her infectious laughter. Sheila was a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend. She is survived by her loving daughters and their families, as well as her brother, sister, and best friend. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, and spending time with her dogs. A celebration of her life will be held at Livingway Pentecostal Church. Sheila will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

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Gumbeaux Gators claim another walk-off win – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Rodrick Anderson – 2024-06-20 23:31:09

SUMMARY: The Lake Charles Gumbeaux Gators secured another walk-off victory, beating the Brazos Valley Bombers 6-5 at Barbe High School. Jake Smith clinched the win with a decisive hit, marking his second walk-off in four games. The Gators, now 10-8, are just half a game behind the Baton Rouge Rougarou in the Texas Collegiate League's Louisiana division. Despite struggling against Bombers' pitcher Bryson Walker, who struck out 11 in eight innings, the Gators mounted a ninth-inning comeback. Parker Morgan pitched four scoreless innings, while Carter Sutton secured the win with 1 1/3 innings of relief.

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Tropical Storm Alberto dissipates after heavy rains kill 4 – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Associated Press – 2024-06-20 18:39:20

SUMMARY: Tropical Storm Alberto, the season's first named storm, dissipated after causing heavy rains and fatalities. Moving inland over northeast Mexico, it left at least four dead due to flooding and electrocutions. Alberto's remnants spread over central Mexico, particularly affecting Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila states. Substantial damages included washed-out highways and homes destroyed by collapsing retaining walls. In South Texas, the storm caused significant rainfall and flooding, prompting emergency services and disaster declarations. Despite initial disappointment at the rain's scarcity in some areas, affected regions are beginning cleanup efforts as they recover from the storm's impact.

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Casssidy: Bill would ‘dismantle’ DEI efforts – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Emily Burleigh – 2024-06-20 17:49:11

SUMMARY: U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., discussed the Dismantle DEI Act during a conference call, which he introduced with other Republican senators and congressmen. The act aims to abolish federal diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs and eliminate funding for associated agencies. Cassidy criticizes DEI initiatives as institutionalizing discrimination, stating hiring should focus on qualifications. The Act would terminate chief diversity officers and DEI offices and end DEI and critical race theory training. Cassidy also condemned efforts to expand Title IX protections for transgender and non-binary students, arguing it undermines longstanding protections for women, leading to legal challenges.

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