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Archive - Feb 12, 2008

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Tech program up for re-accreditation

Community design, global perspectives on design, use of technology and current practices like green design are all part-and-parcel to Tech’s program, but proof of the school’s ability to communicate those concepts will be required for re-accreditation.
The CIDA team will meet with and interview everyone from students and faculty to the university administration, Puljak said, in making their report and recommendations.
“There’s a lot of work in preparing,” he said. “But it’s a good opportunity for us, as well, to assess what we’re doing and how we’re doing it.”

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Manning’s world has been ‘surreal’

His youngest son is less than two weeks away from having steered his team to one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history.
Eli Manning did what many believed was mission impossible, guiding the two-touchdown underdog New York Giants past what many had come to christen as the greatest team in National Football League history.

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Tech quickly corrected news reports

Thankfully for us in Ruston, though, initial news reports about the campus shooting were incorrect.
CNN was reporting Friday morning that the deadly incident had occurred at Louisiana Tech University. A CNN reporter based in Atlanta called the newsroom of the Ruston Daily Leader trying to get more information about the supposed Tech shooting.
Such is the nature of breaking news. Many times, first reports are incorrect and clarified only once more information is obtained.

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Firefighters: Everyday heroes

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend two nights of training, which prepares volunteers with the skills necessary to assist the district’s eight full-time firefighters in serving the 499 square miles of land in Lincoln Parish.
On those nights, I got to step into a burning building and saw fire blazing one minute and hose lines being aimed, to blink and literally see nothing — no faint flicker, no small glow.

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