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March 28th

Tech falls to Rajin’ Cajuns 11-6

Louisiana-Lafayette (21-5) out-hit Tech 16-12 and was particularly pesky with a two-out situation. Ten of their runs were recorded with that situation, including two each in the first two frames.
“It’s a midweek game, and everybody is going to throw a lot of arms, and they did a good job of scoring on us early,” Tech head coach Wade Simoneaux said. “I thought we did a good job of coming back in the bottom of the eighth.” Included in Tech’s offensive repertoire was the 16th home run of the season for junior outfielder Brian Rike, who leads the nation in that category.

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Join fight against crime

And while the complaint may not seem as if it is being acted upon immediately, people should not lose patience and/or faith in our justice system. Arrests are made every day that would not have happened were it not for a concerned citizen and in many cases, these arrests come after a fair, thorough investigation. That is part of the ideals that our legal system is founded on.
Such calls have also kept crimes from happening, which the intended victims are no doubt grateful for and a fortunate turn of events we all would wish for.

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"Cops" — Lincoln Parish style

Also coming up is a Court TV rendering of a 2003 armed robbery and pursuit that began in Ruston and ended in Union County, Arkansas. In the aptly titled “Under Fire” episode, two RPD officers and a Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy are featured as the television station recreates parts of the hot and heavy pursuit.

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New transformer arrives in town

The current transformer was installed in the early 1970s. Darrell Caraway, head of Ruston’s Power and Light Department, said, and the new transformer would allow his department to use the old transformer as a backup.
“Right now, we are unable to even do any maintenance work on our transformer because if we shut it down, we lose our tie-in with Entergy,” Caraway said. “Once the new transformer comes on line, we’ll use the old transformer as a backup.”
The acquisition of the transformer was a four-year process, including a year-long wait just to have the 71,000–pound monster built.

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March 27th

Dooley, Tech: it’s adjusting time

“The biggest thing is everybody getting adjusted to the style of practice,” Dooley said late Monday afternoon after the Bulldogs had completed their first day of spring drills. “Some of the coaches are trying to get acclimated. It’s just going to take some time.
“I have to have some patience.”
Looking over to Tech Sports Information Director Malcolm Butler who was smiling, Dooley quipped:
“Malcolm’s laughing. I understand the issues, but I just can’t say it’s okay.”

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Tech faculty provide free music events

Maxedon will perform at 7:30 p.m., May 1 in Tech’s art gallery, which will give a different aesthetic quality to her singing abilities. Full of 20th century music, Maxedon said many pieces she will sing have a very pop sound to them.
Not only is this a chance for the community to listen to these new talents, but students of these faculty members will get a chance to hear their instructors and see that they actually practice what they preach. Practice makes perfect, and these two professionals are doing just that.

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Is cheating the new trend?

I’m sorry. Were they supposed to be different?
Now, Libaire also mentions divorce statistics in this country, which are staggering. More than half the marriages in the United States end in divorce. No longer when couples say “I do” does it mean “’til death.” Now it’s, “I do until someone better comes along.”

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Controlled burn levels trailer

An official with Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 said the owner of the trailer thought burning was the easiest way to remove the old structure. The official said fire officials stood by to make sure the fire didn’t spread.

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March 26th

Community, school ties built

“There are some problems with a lack of parental involvement, and we hope to change that,” Bell said. “We want the community to really get behind (student achievement).”

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Rike’s raps rip Fresno State

Fresno State (13-17, 1-2), the defending WAC title holders, at least can take solace in the fact that they won’t have to see Rike again until later in the spring.
The Richmond, Texas native, who had five runs batted in on Sunday, cracked three homers during the weekend series, the first coming in that Friday game that helped give his team an early 4-1 lead before the visiting ‘Dogs came rallying back.

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