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November 9th, 2012

Keeping things in ‘real’ time

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Besides the beauty of the color on the trees right now, I like fall because we are able to put Daylight Savings Time into moth balls for a few months. I never have been a fan of the fake time that was bestowed upon us in the name of conserving energy.
As I have gotten older, I get hungrier for my evening meal earlier. By the time 5:30 p.m. rolls around, I begin scrounging around in the panty looking for nourishment. My wife will remark about the early time, but now I have darkness as an ally.

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The global warming scare

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The new cover of Bloomberg Businessweek has a photo of a flooded New York City over a screaming headline, “It’s Global Warming, Stupid.”
The magazine thus joins the effort to make the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy into a piece of cheap agitprop. Global-warming alarmists are desperate for a threat from climate change more immediate and telegenic than the low-lying Maldives supposedly sinking one day beneath a rising sea.

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What this election means

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There is no point in spinning —- conservatives need to face honestly what this election means.
A first take: Gov. Mitt Romney tried to win while leaning on only one leg of the old Reagan coalition: jobs, jobs, jobs, economy, economy, economy. Against a president with a poor record on the economy, he lost.

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Zumbathon benefits DART

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Danni Jones Physical Therapy raised $405 during their zumbathon on Oct. 18, with proceeds benefitting the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team. Pictured, from left to right, are Christopher Simpson and Crystal Colts, DJPT staff members; Cathy Ayo, DART director; Tempestt Hamilton, DART child advocate, and Danni Jones.

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Researchers from La. Tech to speak at Air Force symposium

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Three Louisiana Tech University researchers and a Louisiana Tech Ph.D. student have been invited to speak as part of this week’s Air Force Global Strike Command’s annual Technology and Innovation Symposium at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City.

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Simsboro aldermen meet

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SIMSBORO — During a town hall meeting on Nov. 5, Mayor Willie Hendricks explained to the townspeople about a resolution.
The resolution is to support a capital outlay request for $100,000, for 2013-14.
This project will provide more money for the sewer plants in Simsboro.

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Tech on road, GSU at home

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Another “new” foe tries to derail Louisiana Tech University from its Top 20 national rankings on Saturday.
This time, it’s Texas State University, which plays host to the Bulldogs in San Marcos in a Western Athletic Conference contest starting at 6 p.m.
It will mark the first-ever meeting of the two schools, just as it was last weekend when Tech was at home against the University of Texas-San Antonio.

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Bibbs begins GSU campaign

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GRAMBLING — Coach Patricia Cage Bibbs is known for being fearless against tough competition and known for knocking off major colleges.
Bibbs’ 501 win resume include victories over Syracuse, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Maryland, Wake Forest, Clemson, Texas A&M, New Mexico State, Texas Tech, Mississippi State, Xavier (Ohio), Rice, and Miami.

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Tech hoopsters tip off tonight

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Basketball is here for Louisiana Tech University.
The Bulldogs and Lady Techsters tip off their 2012-13 season with road games tonight.
A quick preview of their games:

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Creek hosts Eagles, RHS battle Tarpons

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Cedar Creek gets another crack at the Eagles tonight.
Three weeks ago, the Cougars (8-2) dropped a 35-0 finale to the No. 1 ranked Eagles of Monroe Ouachita Christian.

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