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Archive - Jan 8, 2006

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Techsters take out Idaho at TAC

That’s what the Lady Techsters (10-3, 2-0) achieved on Saturday night at the Thomas Assembly Center, where a 75-68 win was recorded against the University of Idaho.
Earlier in the week, the co-regular season league champions of a year ago stopped Boise State 75-61 in a WAC opener held at the TAC.
Now, it’s fellow in-state rival Idaho being sent away with a loss by a Techsters’ squad that has now stretched its winning streak to five and is hopeful of attracting votes in this week’s Associated Press national poll.
It was a tough grind, too.

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Texas, USC best game ever played

There’s no way another football game could ever match the performance put on by the young men from the University of Southern California and the University of Texas. If I never see another college football game — excluding Louisiana Tech, of course — at least I can say I watched the best game ever played.

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Dry conditions create serious fire hazard

Due to an extended period of dry weather, the woods, brush and grass of our parish is like a tinder box. One spark, with the way the wind tends to whip during north central Louisiana winters, is all it takes to create a raging inferno that eats everything in its path.
Thursday, area firefighters battles seven such blazes. The roaring flames threatened homes, destroyed trees and placed the lives of the brave men and women called on to fight the fires in danger.

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Tech running back charged with rape

Mark Gilden Dillard, 19, a native of Baton Rouge who is currently residing at Hutchinson Dorm, Room 111 on the Tech campus, was arrested Friday morning on a complaint from a female student.
The complaint alleged that she was raped Wednesday, according to the arrest report on file at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.
The unidentified female reported the alleged rape to campus police on Thursday. She allegedly told police that Dillard was at her apartment watching television when she told him that she “was not having sex with him — that she did not want to,” according to the report.

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