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THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, MARCH 28, 2013, PAGE 2 remarkable. First, they knocked of sixteen. The first game that off #2 seed Georgetown, then S OTtS caught my eye is the #1seeded they tk care f San Dieg Indiana Hoosiers against the #4 State. Every season one team seeded Orangemen of Syracuse. comes out of nowhere to become Syracuse started the season the Cinderella of the tourna- red hot, cooled off a little bit, ment. The Eagles of Florida Gulf and has heated back up. I know Coast University are definitely Indiana is the favorite, but I that team. Unfortunately for am picking Syracuse. Predic- FGCU, their run ends this Fri- tion: Syracuse 71, Indiana 69. day when they play the Gators. Another match-up of highly- Prediction: Gators 77, Eagles 61. ranked schools, is the #2 seeded Finally, in the West region, the Duke Blue Devils taking on the #6 seeded Wildcats of Arizona always tough Spartans of Mich- play the #2 seeded Buckeyes of : Ohio State. igan State. These are two ex- I think Ohio State has been tremely well-coached teams so we should get a good, clean bas- overrated all season long. On ketball game. While Duke isn&apos;t top of that, I believe the Wild- cats are a lot better than their the powerhouse it once was, the Blue Devils have no short- ranking. All of this adds up : John Dudek age of talent. Look for Duke to to an unhappy ending for the - take down the Spartans by the Buckeyes. I'm taking the Wild- = Sweet slightest of margins. Prediction: cats all the way. Prediction: Ari- Duke 63, Michigan State 62. zona 70, Ohio State 62. Sixteen The most lopsided match-up (on ,_=  , paper anyway) in this round, : . ...... ' . .." By JOHN DUDEK is the #15 seeded Florida Gulf .  - " Eagles against . 4#. Times Columnist Coast the #3 :, 2p With March Madness in full University of Florida Gators. i " "'-"'---<(; ," ,:. ; .... effect, it is time to look at the FGCU's run to the round of six- best match-ups in the round teen has been nothing short of ATTORNEYS AT LAW PARKER :. LAYR1SSON Law Firm    :: Auto Accidents ! .:.,::. Personal Injury :::":" Wrongful Death Parker Layrisson Angela Elly Sunm3cr Duhc FROM THE PORCH By THOM_AS KUHN Happy Times Columnist 00he00o..c00,happenin00at An i oty .a. ho een the top, o n vers aMarch conversation in P0nchatoula 28- John & the past few weeks. Coyne Personally, I would like for it March 29 - Bobby & Carol all to go away and for everyone Vitter in city government (the mayor, March 30 - John B. & Rosie city council and city attorney) to Dee Howes, Michael & Robin just calm down and quit trying Berner,. George E & Jan L. Hill to show their political muscles. March 31 - Julius & Violet Traylor, Shawn & Simone In- In reviewing some of the dic- Thomas Kuhn gram, Skipper & Rose Jenkins, tates and interpretations of the regulations, it appears that no located at various locations on April 1 -Stan & Yvette commerce can take place on city Pine Street and adjacent to Smith property during the festival. Do the depot that will have to be April 2 - Dr. Joe & Sherry these regulations also apply removed to be in compliance Guilyardo, Harold "Pet Wee"& after the festival? If there are to the city regulations. This is Carol Foster, Darrell & Merle regulations that apply to some carrying our city regulations a Ozmont, Charles & Gaynell business ventures during the bit too far, but to be fair to all, Brumfield, Denis & Rachael festival, then do these regula- these regulations should be en- Beck tions apply on a daily basis? If forced equally. April 3 - Michael & Susan regulations do apply, then there I am also very concerned Basso, Half & Sis LeSaicherre, are several of our local busi- about the statement made after Jimmy & Theresa Berteau Lesses with displays and tables PLEASE SEE PAGE 4 The Ponchatoula Tirr Published by The Ponchatoula Times L.L.C. 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