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Tech stuns Nevada

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’Dogs rally from 17-point deficit for 24-20 win
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RENO, Nev. — Louisiana Tech University refused to fold at Mackay Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Trailing 20-3 early in the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs (7-4, 5-1) rallied to a 24-20 Western Athletic Conference victory over longtime nemesis Nevada (6-4, 4-1).
An eight-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Colby Cameron to wide receiver Taulib Ikharo with 51 seconds remaining was the game-winner for the Bulldogs, who had lost six straight contests in the series.

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O.K.’s Corral

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Budke: native Kansan true to family, life
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Several weeks ago, I’m scrolling through my BlackBerry address book and Kurt Budke’s name appears.
I’m thinking at the time, “I need to call him and check to see how he’s doing, now that another basketball season is nearing.”
One thing led to another and I put the thought on the proverbial “back burner” and in the “things to take care of later” box.

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Techsters, ’Dogs halted; Grambling men stopped

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Kevi Luper scored 28 points to lead four players in double figures as Oral Roberts defeated Louisiana Tech 92-71 before 1,215 fans at the Mabee Center Saturday afternoon.
Oral Roberts (4-0) shot 58 percent (23-40) from the field in the second half to break open a 38-38 halftime score as the Golden Eagles defeated the Lady Techsters for the first time in the series seven-game history.
Tech (0-2) got off to a strong start building as much as a 10-point first half lead at 33-23 on a Whitney Jones three-pointer with 5:39 to play. However, the Golden Eagles hit 6-of-10 field goals down the stretch and Savanna Buck’s layup off an inbounds play at the buzzer sent the two teams into the locker room tied at 38-38.

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LSU trips Rebs

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OXFORD, Miss. — While others in the Top 25 struggled on Saturday, No. 1 LSU ran for 353 yards and four touchdowns and scored twice defensively for its most lopsided win in the 100-game series with Ole Miss, 52-3.
LSU, which is 7-0 in Southeastern Conference play, improved to 11-0 in the regular season for the first time in school history. The 1958 National Champions finished 11-0.
On Friday, the Tigers will host Arkansas (10-1, 6-1 SEC) in the final game of the regular season starting at 1:30 p.m.

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Ruston, Tech land big prep hoops' event

Shreveport’s loss is Ruston’s gain.
And the gain could potentially reach into the millions of dollars.
Ruston and Louisiana Tech University have been awarded the host site for the 2012 Louisiana High School Athletic Association championship basketball games for both boys and girls, with the huge event set for March 8-10.
Originally, Shreveport was designated as the site.

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Residents commend parking letter

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My husband and I spend the majority of our income in Ruston. We frequent the businesses that are locally owned. Being a customer, I feel the prime parking spots should be available to us, the consumer.
Richard Lewis wrote an excellent and intelligent letter from a business owner’s point of view (Nov. 13 issue of Daily Leader). He has the right attitude.
Thank you, Richard, for your voice in supporting the customer.

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Jury encouraged to rethink options

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In a frail economy, I congratulate the Lincoln Parish Police Jury for abandoning their previous long standing practice of leaning on business people to make contributions for their Christmas celebration.
Just last Wednesday, the Junior Auxiliary announced that their list of children needing “Christmas” had doubled. Christian Community Action is always ready to receive canned goods and is offering vouchers for a Thanksgiving meal to those who find themselves in dire straits. These two examples of need represent only the tip of the iceberg in our area.

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Count your blessings

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So, with that as a premise, and knowing what Thursday holds for our nation, see if you can figure out “PROBBLESSINGSLEMS,” as you read through our visit together today.
In no particular order, here I go: Death of a loved one. Learning that your medical test requires you to have surgery. Losing your job. Losing your spouse. Children leaving you.
Being able to get out of bed in the morning all by yourself. Sight. Hearing. The grandeur of these stunning autumn days filled with golds, yellows, red and oranges. Birds singing. Blue bird skies.

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Strengthen STEM in schools

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The year was 1965. “Wooly Bully” and “My Girl” were on the radio while “Bonanza” played on the black and white TV. Julie Andrews was Maria in “The Sound of Music” right after being practically perfect in Mary Poppins. The first long-distance dial-up call was made between computers in Massachusetts and California, the term hypertext was born, and the U.S. debt was only about 322 billion. Despite the “simpler” times, great entertainment and technological advances, it was a very tumultuous period.

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RHS bumps Central

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Bearcats advance to 5A quarterfinal round
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BATON ROUGE — Ruston High executed the perfect game of keep away to extend its lead and then to keep the ball away from Central High in the four quarter.
A well-placed takeaway – an interception by Darrlyn Lee -- helped the Bearcats wrap up a 28-19 victory over Central High in Class 5A regional-round playoff game Friday night at Central Middle School.
“I told our offensive football team – this is what we’ve been doing the last three of four weeks,” Ruston coach Billy Laird explained. “We’ve been lining up and knocking people off the ball.

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