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February 6th, 2013

Grambling to consider banning ‘saggy pants’

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The City of Grambling will meet for a public hearing on the long awaited “sagging pants” ordinance, along with two other issues to be addressed before the council conducts its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday.
Although Grambling Police Chief Tommy Clark brought the indecent exposure issue to the council’s attention in November, the issue was put off until the February meeting to accommodate the students of Grambling State University. If passed, those exposing their undergarments will be subject to fines or jail time if found to be in violation of the ordinance.

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Cagle to lead D’Arbonne commission

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DOTD to share responsibilities to revamp ramps

The Bayou D’Arbonne Watershed Lake Commission held its first regular meeting of 2013 on Jan. 21 where new officers were named and renovations for some local ramps were discussed with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
Steve Cagle, a former president, was named president again after a two-year stint as vice president.
Former commissioner Don Hogan became vice president and Joe Rainer, who has served as a board consultant for the past year, became the commission’s secretary and treasurer.

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GSU honors MLK Jr. awardees

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Luncheon recognized leadership, service
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Grambling State University students and legends were showcased during the second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Leadership Awards Luncheon on campus, and there was one special visitor.

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Slim down from Super Bowl snacks

As everyone knows, the Super Bowl was this past Sunday and as many watched some super-sized football players run up and down the gridiron, too many of us downed (pun intended) some super-sized snacks. And, we definitely didn’t burn off any calories shouting at the referees, while waiving your Ravens’ towel or jumping up and down in your 49ers’ miners hardhat.

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Grambling professor chosen for academic visit to France

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Once a year, for the last 11 years, the University of Louisiana System has partnered with Pôle University Léonard De Vinci to select professors from each of the ULS institutions to participate in “International Week” with faculty from other countries.

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‘Dogs giving fans exciting action

Louisiana Tech University’s basketball Bulldogs are riding the waves of success during this 2012-13 season.
And no telling what uncharted “waters” loom ahead for Head Coach Michael White and his hustling, ever-energetic team before this campaign comes to a close.
It is, indeed, an extra special season for the ’Dogs, who have a 19-3 overall record and are leading the Western Athletic Conference with a 10-0 mark.

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Jindal's take on the GOP

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Gov. Bobby Jindal is exactly right. The Republican Party has to change its ways if it’s going to appeal to minorities, women and young voters in numbers significant enough to recapture national leadership.

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Holtz: C-USA good for fans

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New Tech head coach likes regional flavor to league
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Asked to choose between travelling by air or by land, there’s a good bet Skip Holtz Jr. will pick the latter.
Well, for sure, when it comes to dealing with how to reach his destination as a head football coach.
And with Louisiana Tech University about to move into its first year as a member of Conference USA, Holtz is thrilled about the regional sites that comprise the 14-member league.
Not just for him and the Bulldogs, either.

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Gibson progressing in D-League

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Ex-Tech star scoring in double figures for Canton club
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RENO, Nevada — What a difference a year makes for Kyle Gibson.
After averaging 9.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists for Canton of the NBA Development League last season, a year that was his first after suffering a serious shoulder injury the year before, the Louisiana Tech University product is again with the Charge and currently averaging 15.4 points, 2.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds.
He credits his current success to one simple fact.

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Tech Hoops

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A quick look at the men’s and women’s basketball teams at Louisiana Tech University:
LADY TECHSTERS
• Record: 10-11 overall, 6-4 in Western Athletic Conference.
• Statistical leaders: Scoring: Kelia Shelton, 12.4; Brittany Lewis, 11.3; Whitney Frazier, 10.7; Rebounding: Lewis, 6.3; Shelton, 6.5; Frazier, 5.8; Assists: Janay Borum, 4.0; Shelton, 1.8; Lulu Perry, 1.7; Steals: Borum, 1.8; Frazier, 1.5; Shelton, 1.4; Blocked shots: Frazier, Lewis, 0.7 each.
• Upcoming games: at Texas-San Antonio, Thursday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, at Texas State, 7 p.m.
BULLDOGS

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