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December 11th

Steps taken to clear the air

The program — aimed at stopping the use of tobacco products among youth before it escalates into addiction — featured activities and illustrations demonstrating how tobacco products are harmful and ways to avoid peer pressure to take that first drag or chew.
Slowly evolving laws, which govern where one can and cannot smoke, are impacting usage.

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Inauguration invite gives boost to GSU

Grambling is no stranger to this kind of honor, either. Before being extended the invitation to play in the 56th inaugural parade, Grambling was invited to play the inauguration of President George W. Bush in 2001. The swinging Tigers also played a good tune or two for President Bill Clinton in 1999 in an event not related to a presidential inauguration.

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Tech gets approval for new video board

On Friday, the University of Louisiana System gave approval to Tech’s request to enter into a lease agreement with the university’s Alumni Association to install a new video scoreboard at “The Joe.”
Two companies, Daktronics of Brookins, S.D., and Capturion of Laurel, Miss., have submitted contracts to install the state-of-the-art scoreboard that has been on a year-long Christmas wish list by Bulldogs’ fans.

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December 9th

Techsters host Grambling tonight

“It’s good for the fans in our area,” said Tech coach Chris Long. “It has generated a lot of interest and should be a great atmosphere for basketball fans here.”
Tech stopped Arizona 68-53 at the same time Grambling was a 60-59 winner against Stephen F. Austin.
For the Lady Techsters, it was a critical victory and not just because the Western Athletic Conference member was on a two-game losing streak, their latest setback being a 72-42 loss at Mississippi State University earlier in the week.

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Search for answers is painful

Those charges have helped keep McMullen in the news again, most recently as part of a feature story on the America’s Most Wanted Web site. The Fox network television show posted the story, titled “Harrisburg Whodunnit — Missing or Murder?” last week as a “Web exclusive” on its Internet site — www.amw.com/fugitives.
While students and GSU officials are concerned about McMullen, they’re also concerned for her family.

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Support groups help the bereaved

The void left by a family member who has passed away can be particularly painful around Christmas time.
The good news is that there is local support for those grieving the death of a loved one.
No matter how long it’s been since the person passed away, those who feel empty, sad, angry or depressed should know they’re not alone.

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Capturing Christmas spirit

“It speaks of the poverty, and for me the aim was not to distract from the story,” she said.
Wanting to buy one another presents on their first Christmas together, Della and Jim give up their most prized possessions — resulting in an unfortunate plot development — to purchase something special for the other.
Referencing the title of the play and the underlying message of the story, the three wise men appear at the beginning and end of the play. Carrying their gifts for the messiah, they watch the star of Bethlehem.

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December 8th

Tech players like having another chance for win

“The way our regular season ended, we couldn’t have asked for more in so far as getting another opportunity to try and finish out the year on a good note,” said Jenkins, who will be starting in the Bulldogs’ first bowl appearance since 2001. “It was tough losing at home the way we did, but now we have a chance to redeem ourselves and set a good foundation for next year.”
In a Nov. 29 regular season and home finale against Nevada, Tech was edged 35-31 and thus lost out on a chance of gaining outright possession of second place in the Western Athletic Conference.

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Is 'vegan' a dirty word?

For those who don’t know, as opposed to vegetarians who only exclude meat from their diet, a vegan does not eat meat, including fish or any other animal products such as dairy.
That effectively slashes milk, eggs, chocolate, cookies, cakes, boxed mashed potatoes, green-bean casserole and many other things off the list of menu options. It seems like an unjust thing to do to one’s self, but it’s really not a bad way to live. I’ll get to the yummy food choices later, but first, how about that healthy lifestyle?

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Show some Bulldog pride

Most people won’t give a second thought to making the short drive west on Interstate 20.
Louisiana Tech should have a thunderous contingent of fans at Independence Stadium in Shreveport.
The university is urging supporters to purchase tickets now through the Tech Ticket Office for three reasons:
• To help Tech meet its goal of selling its bowl allotment of 12,000 tickets, which will increase the program’s attractiveness in future bowls.
• To purchase premium seating in the Louisiana Tech fan section.
• To help Tech earn financial benefits from tickets sold through its office.

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