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FBC COACHING CAROUSEL – Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt was trying to balance the needs of the program with the needs of his current players. When considering a change of coach during the season, they are not always the same. Hocutt, like eight other ADs overseeing major college football programs since September, has decided to take a step forward with much of the season yet to be played. Texas Tech fired Matt Wells on October 25 and has already hired his replacement. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 984 words.
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US OBIT-HUGH LEATHERMAN – COLUMBIA, SC – State Senator Hugh Leatherman, the oldest and most powerful lawmaker in the state of South Carolina, died on Friday at the age of 90. Leatherman died at his Florence home, his office said, after being diagnosed with inoperable cancer. By Meg Kinnard. SENT: 806 words.
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DEATH IN USA – LAURENS, SC – South Carolina man who killed 2-year-old found with bruises and bite marks all over his body and signs of sexual abuse has been sentenced to jail for life after agreeing to plead guilty. William Looper told investigators he beat and abused the boy for two weeks and couldn’t explain why, lawyer David Stumbo said. SENT: 502 words.