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’Dogs show character in victory

So, with the departure of the former Monroe Richwood High star, all eyes were on Tech (8-10, 2-3) this past weekend when they began their post-Cooper campaign with a Western Athletic Conference home contest against Idaho.
The ‘Dogs delivered an answer with a 74-63 victory.
This win was all about team, with all members of the squad — starters and reserves — making a contribution to help halt a three-game losing streak.
“This was about character,” said assistant coach Curtis Condie afterwards. “That was the theme for this game.”

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The Web is bringing us closer

That those feeds sputtered from moment to moment is only of passing concern.
We were able to see it — here in the Ruston Daily Leader newsroom, where Editor Emily Nelson’s computer became our window to Washington — and across our nation.
That hit home when the Associated Press released information about the numbers who watched online.
CNN.com, to use one example, served more than 21 million individual live feeds beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday. The big networks served more, but there is debate on how long that supremacy will last.

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Our future is ours to make happen

Obama told us we should reject the notion that our safety cannot be protected alongside the ideals that make our nation great. We cannot cut corners on our democracy and our sense of justice and right to make decisions easier and outcomes more to our liking.
While telling Americans this administration will be refocusing the efforts that have drawn on for years in Iraq, he also told us we are not pulling our heads into our shell because we feel our nation’s internal interests must come first.

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President Barack Obama

Obama’s wife, Michelle, the nation’s new first lady, held the Lincoln Bible as Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administered the 35-word oath of office taken by every American president dating to George Washington.
The National Mall, which stretches from the foot of Capitol Hill west to the Lincoln Memorial, was jammed with hundreds of thousands of spectators, perhaps as many as a million, who came from across America and the globe to witness the historic transfer of power.

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