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March 13th

Take some time out for China

Last year, I thoroughly enjoyed the first of the “Shaping the 21st Century” series on India. I loved seeing the photographs, tasting the Indian food and visiting with students from that country. Tech’s Hale Hall had been transformed one day into an Indian marketplace that would make anyone wonder if they had not been transported to India itself.

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Grant lights up firefighter safety

The new equipment will also help increase firefighter safety, as it will register each person’s vital statistics and send that information to a computer.
“It keeps track of heart rate, blood pressure, pulse, etc.,” Ford said. “We can watch their vitals and if one becomes elevated, we know to pull that person. Heat is the No. 1 killer of firefighters; it can cause heart attacks, strokes and aneurysms because of the elevated heat we go into.”

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March 12th

Ernie Ladd: ‘bigger than life’

“Ernie was one of those human beings who wasn’t just big physically,” former Tigers’ and NFL quarterback Harris observed. “He was bigger than life. You just didn’t think he’d be leaving us one day.”
Offered Williams, another ex-GSU and NFL quarterback: “Ernie was always full of life and he made sure everybody around him was the same way. Having a good time, enjoying life and making others feel good.
He’ll be greatly missed. There will never be another Ernie Ladd.”

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Tech China project is eye opener

Zhao said she remembers working at some of the places in the photographs.
“I was a tour guide, and (some photographs) look very familiar,” she said.
If these pictures can send a native back to a certain place and time, then they are certainly enough to allow us a quick glimpse, an attempt to understand a culture that is very different from that of the one many of us have experienced.
And if looking at pictures can do all that, then attending speeches, watching films and taking in Chinese poetry can certainly help us gain a greater appreciation through that understanding.

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Come out to play in Ruston

Now, my eyes squint at the sunlight as I shuffle from home to work and back again. It’s a rare day that one might see me outside doing anything besides taking the trash out to the large black bin in the parking lot of the apartments I live in.
But sometimes a day is way too pretty to let go to waste by staying inside clutching the TV remote or allowing only the light from the computer screen to illuminate one’s face.

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Louisiana Tech transformed

“We first set out — on selective admissions — to recruit the best students,” Reneau said. “We wanted also to focus on specific (technologies) to create a niche for ourselves in doctoral and research programs. We wanted to focus on those areas where we could reach world-wide prominence, and we had to have excellent facilities to go with that.”
Tech’s newest addition will be the biomedical engineering building, situated between Davison Hall and the Institute for Micromanufacturing, and it is scheduled to have its dedication ceremony May 4.

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Williams, Tims taste ‘icing on cake’

Williams and her Lady Bearcats’ teammates had a 27-12 record, fourth place finish in the always tough 1-5A district, honorable mention votes in the weekly Louisiana Sports Writers Association state poll and a berth in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs.
Tims and the Bearcats closed out with a 30-8 record, third place windup in the 1-5A race, a No. 7 state ranking and participation in the state playoffs.

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Don’t wait to clean up Louisiana

If it was just I-20 or U.S. 167, we might could place the blame on through traffic. However, from the amount of trash on our secondary roads and around our trash bins sites, it’s obvious that we are our own worst enemy.

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Sparta woes about quantity AND quality

John Stamberg, an engineer from Virginia who has worked with Emory and West Monroe Mayor Dave Norris on the city’s waste water reclamation project, said it’s not only the quantity of the water in the Sparta Aquifer that faces a crisis, there’s also a problem with the quality of the Sparta’s water.

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Will Sparta solution hold water?

The project uses dissolved air floatation and pressurized activated carbon to convert the sewage water.
“We’ve purchased the dissolved air floatation units and the activated carbon unit and they are on site,” Emory said. “The design is being completed on the site work and the final set up of the demonstration project should completed betweenShould the demonstration proceed as expected, construction could begin on the full-scale project as early January 2008, with start-up as early as January 2010.

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