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February 5th

Here’s your chance to be a hero

The three drives will act as a competition among the universities as they strive to get more than 15,000 people to come out and get tested so their names can be put on the national registry of possible bone marrow donors.
The drives are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Tech, Tuesday at ULM and Wednesday at GSU in an effort to reach as many people as possible.
Spending five minutes filling out personal information and getting your mouth swabbed is easy enough. Doing this puts you on the registry and makes you eligible to receive that call that could make you someone’s hero.

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Drives promote search for heroes

To help shorten their wait, the Friends of James Christopher, joined by Louisiana Tech University, the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Grambling State University, will hold “Heroes Save Lives Bone Marrow Drives” this week on the university campuses.
Sue Ellen Cascio, coordinator of the three drives and creator of the Friends of James Christopher organization, said the idea for the drives came from three ULM students, and she thought it would be a great opportunity to reach as many potential donors as possible.

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Tech roasts Razorbacks

Today, the two clubs face off in the series finale starting at 1 p.m.
“It’s the rubber game in the series and I know our guys are going to be ready just as theirs are, so it should be an exciting completion to the series,” said head coach Wade Simoneaux of Tech. “If we could win two of out three here, it would be huge. But you don’t see our guys celebrating that much today. They know Arkansas is a very good team and that this is just one game. It’s a good win, of course, but it’s just one game and one win.”

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GSU vice president resigns

Grambling President Horace Judson said Owens had been a significant player in getting GSU’s recertification with the Southern Association of Colleges Board.
“Grambling was facing the reconstruction of its financial records when Billy came here,” Judson said. “That, along with the other extra challenges he met during recertification went a long way toward
removing the SACs probation and getting the university recertified.”
Hudson said a search would begin soon for Owens’ replacement.

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A chance to save lives

If you are selected as a candidate, further tests and examinations will be conducted before you would be asked to donate marrow. If you are selected as a donor, about 1,000 ml. of marrow (five percent of a person’s total) is extracted from the hip. The marrow replenishes itself within two weeks. The procedure requires an overnight stay at a hospital, after which donors usually return to normal activities within a week. The most common side effect is soreness. In fact, most donors express a willingness to donate again in the future.

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Voices soar in sweet sounds of proud praise

At the other end of the spectrum was 92-year-old Jess Harper from Mahalia, Texas. During World War II, Harper was a flight engineer on a bomber in the European Theater of Operations. On his 43rd mission, his airplane was shot down and he spent 11 months in a German prisoner of war camp.
“I lost a few pounds,” he told me with a sly grin on his face.What he didn’t lose was his faith in his Creator and his joy of singing praises to that same Creator. Harper took his turn in front of the more than 200 singers, unashamed of showing his love through song of his Savior.

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February 1st

Bulldogs can’t stop Wolf Pack

Nevada left Ruston with a 79-71 victory, marking their ninth overall win in a series that has run for 12 games now and Tech still looking for its first verdict over the Wolf Pack since the 2002-2003 season.
“We just couldn’t get enough big stops, especially when we had it pretty close in the last several minutes, and that was the game,” summed up Bulldogs’ head coach Keith Richard. “We had two goals in this game. First, not to let Nevada get away from us and try and keep the game in balance until around the five-minute mark.
“Then, maybe anything can happen.”

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Restoring hope as lives rebuilt

While Katrina’s devastation no longer dominates the headlines, the recovery effort continues. Many faith-based organizations continue to provide direct support for the reconstruction and restoration of many communities along the Gulf coast. There is still a need for monetary support so this recovery effort can continue.

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Babies are worth the walk

I thought I was pretty unique in my small stature as an adolescent. But last week while covering the March of Dimes WalkAmerica kick off luncheon, I started to understand what it truly means to be a small person.
Rebecca Miller, a dark-haired woman with a kind smile, held out her hand to move one of her rings along her finger.

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Ruston man charged with hate crime

A short altercation followed and the men apparently struck the victim — a Louisiana Tech student of Indian descent — several times, Clark said. Dooley and his co-defendant, identified as Justin Pipes, ran off when the authorities were called.
Dooley, 24, was arrested last week at the Ruston Civic Center on warrants charging simple battery and hate crimes after being spotted by a Ruston officer, who verified he had active warrants with the GPD.
He was released on $4,000 bond and is due to appear in court Feb. 21.

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