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April 18th, 2013

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Bo Duke in Ruston: Famed actor meets Mountain Man

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Actor/singer John Schneider, most famous for playing “Bo Duke” on “The Dukes of Hazard” television series, was in the KXKZ radio studio Monday to serve as a guest on The Mountain Man Radio Show. Schneider and Mountain Man were signing T-shirts and pictures and accepting donations for a Farmerville boy suffering from Mitochondrial Disease.

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Daily Leader takes home 26 awards

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The Ruston Daily Leader continued its tradition of excellence, when the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors announced the winners of its annual writing, photography and digital contest.
The Daily Leader took home a total of 26 awards, with nine of those being first places. Daily Leader staff members took home awards in a wide range of areas from editorials and columns to continuing coverage and sports writing.
The awards were presented during the annual awards banquet, which was held at the University of Mississippi this year.

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Suspect still at large

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GSUPD continues to investigate shooting

Grambling State University police are searching for a suspect they believe shot three GSU students Monday night.
Will Sutton, university spokesman, said after reviewing video from safety cameras posted around the university, the GSUPD believes it has identified a man who is most likely the person to have pulled the gun trigger that sent the three students to the hospital on Monday night.
University police said that the 7:14 p.m. Monday incident was an isolated occurrence resulting from an altercation involving three or four GSU students and one or more people who are not students.

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Napper selected for V.P. position

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Pending approval, dean to fill Guice’s spot
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Stan Napper, Jack Thigpen Professor of Biomedical Engineering and dean of the College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University, has been selected to serve as the university’s next vice president for research and development.
Pending approval from the University of Louisiana System’s Board of Supervisors, Napper will assume his new role as vice president on July 1, replacing Les Guice who will officially become Louisiana Tech’s 14th president on that same date. 

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GSU newspaper wins journalism awards

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Grambling State University’s campus newspaper, The Gramblinite, received nine awards during the Society of Professional Journalists Region 12 Mark of Excellence Awards earlier this month.
The Gramblinite won five first place awards, including first place for Best All Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper.

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The weather is officially springtime in Ruston

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Rainer Marie Rilke, a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist wrote, "Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems."
Spring is finally in the air and we here at Ruston Parks and Recreation are enjoying hearing the birds chirping, feeling the warm sun on our faces, running barefoot through the grass in between the recent thunderstorms.

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Tech team selects teachers for LA-SiGMA/Shell program

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The Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Applications (LA-SiGMA)/Shell Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) team at Louisiana Tech University has selected six educators from north Louisiana to participate in its summer 2013 program.

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Having a smoke alarm may save a life

Last week a man tragically died during a residential fire in Union Parish. Although the cause has yet to be determined, investigators believe the fire originated in the kitchen.

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Louisiana Legislature problems

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Nothing that’s even remotely tied to state government or Louisiana politics should surprise any of us anymore, but a bill before the House of Representatives that would prohibit public high schools from participating in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association is quite a jaw-dropper.
It seems that Reps. Bob Hensgens, R-Abbeville; Wesley Bishop, D-New Orleans and Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport, believe that the LHSAA discriminates against schools that can pick their students.

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