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May 20th, 2013

Harper: Catalyst for GSU?

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Raiders’ free agent signee hopes opportunity helps Tigers
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GRAMBLING — As thrilled as Eric Harper is about getting a chance to play in the National Football League, he’s even more ecstatic about the impact it will make on Grambling State University.
When the defensive end from Marrero recently inked a free agent contract with the Oakland Raiders, it marked only the third player out of the Tigers’ program to be listed on a current NFL roster.
The others: highly-regarded defensive lineman Jason Hatcher of the Dallas Cowboys and tight end Larry Donnell of the New York Giants.

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Tech features variety of grid ticket options

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Fans of Louisiana Tech University’s football program has a variety of options to purchase tickets for the 2013 season.
Season reserved bench seats on the west side of Joe Aillet Stadium will cost $160 and east side general admission is set for $90.
Faculty and staff will be able to purchase reserved bench seats for $130 and young alumni will have a discounted season ticket rate of $80 with a limit of two purchases.
The Kid’s Club is for any youngster in eighth grade or younger.

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Williams set for Grambling honor June 8

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Blogging around:
HONORING DOUG: The celebration of one of the most memorable performances in Super Bowl history will continue next month.
In 1988, Doug Williams led the Washington Redskins to a 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos at the San Diego, Calif.-hosted Super Bowl.
Not only did he establish a variety of passing and total offense records for the game, but he also was chosen as the Most Valuable Player.

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Lady Cougars honored for softball success

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The Cedar Creek junior high and varsity softball teams enjoyed an end-of-the year banquet recently.
The varsity Lady Cougars were ranked No. 1 in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class A power ratings for the entire season and achieved a record of 25-3. The Lady Cougars went 8-0 in league play and were the District 2-1A champions.
The following varsity players were recognized as recipients of various awards:

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May 18th

Tech student charged

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A Louisiana Tech student is facing charges of filing a false police report after a Friday incident alarmed students when a text alert was sent out by the university.
The text alert, sent out by Tech Police Chief Randal Hermes at 3:07 p.m. Friday, said “The Louisiana Tech University Police Department has just received a report of an armed sexual assault occurring near the Biomedical Building parking lot. The victim alleges that at about 1 p.m. (Friday), a black male armed with a gun, abducted and assaulted her. Police are now investigating the report.”

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Angels of hope

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Recipient feels 2013 HabiTECH home a heavenly gift
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It’s always good to have an angel looking over your shoulder.
It’s even better to have 12 angels building you a home.

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Grambling gearing up for Juneteenth celebration

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The City of Grambling will come alive with entertainment, good food and multiple activities during its annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival next month.
From June 7- 19, ongoing festivities will include a pageant, health fair, parade, a banquet honoring the “Gallot Trio” and much more.

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Lessons from a Tech legend

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Retiring Tech president presides over final graduation
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A near record 879 graduates began their journey on the road of life Saturday during commencement exercises at Louisiana Tech University.
And a golden couple took one more step on their happy journey to retirement.
Louisiana Tech President Dan Reneau presided over his final graduation ending an over 50-year association with the university as his wife Linda, also a Louisiana Tech graduate, looked on.

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Beware of leaving kids, pets in car

Sunscreen and shorts have begun to make their appearance around town, and the temperatures are unlikely to force them into hiding again until the fall.
While the temperatures may be pleasantly warm now, it won’t be long before they are scorching. And, a recent crime report has shed light on one of the biggest summertime concerns.

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Online principal congratulates grads

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I’ve been in public education for a quarter century, but I can tell you, as principal of Louisiana Connections Academy, our state’s premier virtual public charter school serving students from Shreveport to Plaquemines, graduation ceremonies never lose their luster!
This will be the second graduating class of seniors from our school, which opened as a K-12 online public school with certified Louisiana teachers in 2011.

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