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December 16th

Bulldogs' outside shots help pave way to victory over ULL

“We put on the board as one of our points of emphasis for this game to make the open shots,” said the Louisiana Tech University head coach about preparing for the University of Louisiana-Lafayette at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Did the ‘Dogs ever respond.
There were open shots galore on the outside and Tech (4-4) took advantage by cashing in on 14-of-26 three-point attempts and firing in field goals at a 53.3 percentage mark during the second half to provide an 85-78 win over an estimated 3,800 fans.

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Techsters survive poor shooting to take win

It sure wasn’t the way they shot the basketball, though.
Incredibly, the Lady Techsters (5-2) overcame a paltry 25.8 field goal percentage to defeat Mississippi State 52-41 in front of an estimated 3,800 fans.
While the club’s 37.9 percentage in the first half wasn’t anything to e-mail home about, it got even uglier in the second half. A 16.2 mark that left head coach Chris Long and his players shaking their heads and being thankful that they were able to grab their second straight win.

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Lighthearted look at Christmas

In last year’s hustle and bustle, we forgot my mother. She didn’t want much — just a couple of DVD movies. We had already bought her movies but forgot to send them.
About a week before Christmas we realized that one of the presents under our tree was hers, so I rushed to the shipping place and asked how much it would cost to send the approximately $30 worth of movies to my mother. The price to guarantee delivery the day before Christmas was about $42.

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Mock drill shows parish preparedness

Ruston Fire Chief James Tornabene said if the wind were blowing to the south and the derailment happened near Louisiana Tech University or Grambling State University, the death toll could reach the thousands.
Because of that fear, area emergency responders staged a mock drill yesterday to not only test the response, but to train responders.
Tornabene said the drill was a surprising success.

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Mock drill tests emergency teams

A train traveling through Ruston derailed and a tanker car carrying tons of nitric acid began leaking less than 30 yards from the Lady Techsters’ softball field where a pickup game was in progress.
Within minutes, three students lay dead, poisoned by the acidic fumes. Five students lay unconscious, hovering between life and death and three were considered “walking wounded.”
A 911 call was made and minutes later an ambulance arrived on the scene. But the paramedics quickly fled the area when they realized they were facing a hazardous materials (haz-mat) situation.

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Jury, CVB reach temporary agreement

The budget, which was $115,500 less than the CVB’s current 2005 budget, included $70,000 to the Police Jury to go toward the operation of Lincoln Parish Park.
“We had to deal with and face many challenging times,” CVB commissioner Russell LeDay said. “We took a conservative approach for 2006 and did not include enterprise funds in our budget.”

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Jury to discuss CVB, park issues

Before the Jury’s regular monthly meeting kicks off at 7 p.m., four of the committees plan to meet.
The parks, recreation and tourism committee will meet at 5 p.m., highlighted by potential fee changes for Lincoln Parish Park in 2006.
Committee chairman Bobby Dowling said the park may have to raise rates in order to meet its budget every year.
One of the hot issues lately has been the disagreement between the Ruston-Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Jury over the amount of money the CVB owes to Lincoln Parish Park.

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Five Cougars named Class A all-staters

The senior tackle at Ruston’s Cedar Creek High was recently chosen as the co-Defensive Player of the Year in District 2-1A along with linebacker Miles Sager of Monroe St. Frederick.
And today, Smith was the lone first unit representative for the Cougars on the 2005 Class A All-State squad announced by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
The 6-2 and 245-pounder had an outstanding season in helping lead Cedar Creek to a nine-win total and into the Louisiana High School Athletic Association state playoffs.

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Tech, Tulane lead the way

That is exactly what faced the Tulane and Louisiana Tech University football coaching staffs and teams this season.
Hurricane Katrina roared through Tulane’s New Orleans campus, leaving destruction in her wake and the Green Wave football team homeless.
Almost 300 miles to Tulane’s north, Louisiana Tech president Dan Reneau knew that he had an unused dormitory on campus, and one of the truly good guys in college football in coach Jack Bicknell.
After discussing the matter the Bicknell and athletics director Jim Oakes, Reneau offered Tulane a home away from home in Ruston.

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It's a sad day for Saddam

His sons were killed, too. Who would ever wish a father to have to experience the pain of his children’s death?
I mean, who cares if the man killed so many people during his rule and is currently on trial for the deaths of more than 140 Shiite Muslims in 1982? That was so long ago.

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