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May 8th, 2013

Feds offer $10K reward

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Authorities seek information on post office burglary
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A $10,000 reward is being offered to anyone with any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the burglary of the Grambling Post Office that occurred during the night of April 22. Grambling Police Chief Tommy Clark discussed the reward, with little detail to the actual crime, during the regularly scheduled Grambling meeting on May 2.

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Mobile home fire reported

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At 9:40 p.m. Monday, the Lincoln Parish Fire Department, directed by Chief Dennis Ford, was requested to respond to a structure fire at 216 Garr Road, close to Grambling.
The homeowner reported she saw fire on the outside of the trailer. The fire was contained to the kitchen area with heavy damage in that area, and heat smoke damage in the remaining part of the structure.

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A brief history lesson on the game of softball

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You might think that softball was derived from baseball, but you would be mistaken. The game of softball originated in Chicago on Thanksgiving Day in 1887. A group of about 20 college men gathered in the gymnasium of the Farragut Boat Club in order to hear the outcome of the Harvard-Yale football game. After Yale’s victory was announced and bets were paid off, one of the men picked up a stray boxing glove and threw it at someone who hit it with a pole.
George Hancock was the young man who threw the glove and is considered to be the inventor of softball.

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Art show at Tech to open Thursday

Louisiana Tech University’s art department will be exhibiting work from six graduating seniors in Tech’s annual studio BFA show. This year’s show is entitled “Fixation” and will be displayed in the F. Elizabeth Bathea and Mary Wilfred Moffet galleries at the F Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center on Tech’s Campus. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. The galleries will also be opened from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday thru Friday until the closing day on May 17.

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Celebrating More Than Moms on Mother’s Day

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Every spring individuals celebrate their mothers on Mother’s Day. It has evolved from a day to honor mothers to one that recognizes all special women. Therefore, if there is a woman in one’s life who isn’t a biological mother — but special nonetheless — Mother’s Day can be a time to tell her how much she is appreciated.

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WAC softball tourney begins

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Roller coaster.
That’s how Mark Montgomery describes his first year as head coach of the Louisiana Tech University softball program.
But not just for him.
For the players, their fans and school, too.
From playing what seemed to be an unending lineup of road games at the start of the season to surviving through a revamping of their facility for several months, the Lady Techsters have been a model of patience and persistency.

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Stars will be out in tournament

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Record-setting players ready for postseason action
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Five names to keep in mind during the 2013 Western Athletic Conference softball tournament:
• AMANDA PRIDMORE, San Jose State: The graduate student from Modesto, Calif., is arguably the top hurler in the conference.
In the final statistical report for league games only, the 5-7 righthander shared the No. 1 spot for earned run average at 1.25 and compiled a 13-2 record. That’s the most wins of any WAC pitcher against conference opponents this season. Pridmore has worked 106.0 innings against league foes only and struck out 88 batters while allowing 18 walks.

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Will Louisiana weather ‘bug’ Tech foes?

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If it’s not enough for Louisiana Tech University to have a home field edge for the 2013 Western Athletic Conference softball tournament that begins today, then how about:
• The weather.
• The “bugs.”
At least that was an observation made earlier this week by Amanda Krueger of the Lady Techsters.
“Maybe it could be an advantage for us, being used to the weather here and all,” said the senior infielder. “And there’s the bugs, too.”

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’Dogs to host Rice tonight

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Louisiana Tech University will wrap up a four-game home stand with a midweek non-conference contest versus No. 18 Rice at 6 p.m. tonight at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park in Ruston.
Tech (16-32) is coming off of a 9-4 win over CSU Bakersfield this past Sunday with Rice (31-15) taking two of three from UAB last weekend. In previous meetings this season, Rice won both contests in Houston by scores of 4-2 and 7-5.

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Grambling edged, 16-14

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LORMAN, Miss. — Grambling State and Alcorn State battled for nearly four hours before the Braves took a 16-14 victory on Tuesday afternoon.
The Tigers (17-30) had 19 hits and the Braves (15-36) ended with 15 hits over the nine-inning game.
Shortstop Juan Bueno (three-for-five, RBI), catcher Jose Longoria (two-for-five, two RBIs), leftfielder Darren Farmer (four-for-four, two RBIs), second baseman Elias Todman (four-for-five, two RBIs) and first baseman Brandon Kiser (three-for-six, five RBIs) led the offensive attack for Grambling.

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