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La. Tech endures slashes

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With news coming out Dec. 16 that Louisiana would be cutting another $50 million of funding from its public colleges to help balance the state’s budget, Louisiana Tech University is preparing to make a list of proposed cuts to meet the new budget criteria.
Tech, which had to cut approximately $642,000 from its budget during the 2010-11 fiscal year, faces a more daunting cut this year, with the state projected at cutting $2.15 million from the university. Each public university in the state is receiving a cut of 5.01 percent from their budget.

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’Dogs trimmed by TCU

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Texas Christian University made their point in the Poinsettia Bowl Wednesday night.
Yes, they just might have deserved a berth in a Bowl Championship Series.
Ranked No. 18 in the final BCS standings, but overlooked for an “upper tier” postseason appearance, the Horned Frogs (12-2) were a 31-24 winner over Louisiana Tech University (8-5) at the San Diego County Credit Union-sponsored game that was held at Qualcomm Stadium in front of 24,607 fans.

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Rotary honors WWII vet for service

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City designates Dec. 21 as Garland Decell Day
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The Ruston Rotary Club has had its fair share of veterans as members over its history in the city, and now, as the years continue to pass, the number of those veterans is slipping away, especially those from the World War II generation.
The Rotary Club decided to honor their last surviving member of WWII on Wednesday, and Ruston decided to pay tribute as well, leaving Dec. 21 as a new day in the history books for the city.

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Emerald Entertainers to perform in parade

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The Cedar Creek Emerald Entertainers will perform in the 2011 Disney Christmas Parade. The parade airs on ABC at 11 a.m. Sunday, Christmas morning. They will be performing with a group of 500 dancers and cheerleaders during this Disney Christmas Extravaganza.

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Horned Frogs ‘stick’ it to Tech

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The Horned Frogs proved too sticky for Louisiana Tech on Wednesday night.
TCU (12-2) lived up to their pre-game favorite’s tag in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl by ringing up a 31-24 victory over the Bulldogs (8-5) before 24,607 fans at Qualcomm Stadium.
It was a familiar outcome for the Mountain West Conference champs when making a postseason appearance at the Poinsettia Bowl. TCU is now 3-0 under such a setting, plus boosted its all-time bowl record to 14-13 (including seven wins during this decade).

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Dykes agrees to extension

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Louisiana Tech head football coach Sonny Dykes has agreed to a contract extension announced Wednesday by the University.
The extension will keep Dykes at Louisiana Tech through the 2017 season.
"We are very excited to retain Coach Dykes as the leader of our football program," said Tech athletic director Bruce Van De Velde. "The progress we have made under his and his staff's leadership has been exemplary and we look forward to continued progress in the near future.

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Lady Cougars pull away from Crusaders

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The Cedar Creek Cougars Girls Basketball team beat Claiborne Christian 47-38 Tuesday night at Cedar Creek thanks to a 19-point performance from Cougar Ruby Richie.
Richie also added six rebounds and three assists to help the Cougars pull away from Claiborne Christian.
Allison Ewing and Blair Bennett also added eight points each for the Lady Cougars.

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Frazier’s career day lifts Techsters to win

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Whitney Frazier scored a career-high 20 points to lead five Louisiana Tech players in double figures as the Lady Techsters defeated Tennessee Tech 82-64 before 2,479 fans at the Thomas Assembly Center Wednesday afternoon. With the victory, Tech (7-7) enters Christmas break having won five of its last six games as the Lady Techsters will return to the floor Dec. 29 when they host LSU at 7 p.m.
Frazier hit 9-of-11 field goals and 2-of-2 free throws and scored 16 of her game-high 20 points in the opening half helping Louisiana Tech build a 39-28 halftime advantage.

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NELTC holds graduation

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After much hard work and preparation for the work force, Northeast Louisiana Technical College students went out with a bang at NELTC’s graduation exercise.
NELTC held convocation ceremonies for all six of its campuses on Dec. 8 at the Monroe Civic Center. Students from Bastrop campus, Delta-Ouachita campus in West Monroe, North Central campus in Farmerville, Northeast campus in Winnsboro and Ruston campus came together to celebrate the completion of their technical college careers.

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AEP brings home gold in Lego contest

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The Lego League Team from Louisiana Tech’s A.E. Phillips Laboratory School returned with the first place trophy this month after competing in the First Lego League state championship in New Orleans. The team’s Lego robot won first place in the design category for programming and fifth place in the performance competition. 
A.E. Phillips was one of 57 teams from across the state of Louisiana who qualified to compete. In keeping with this year’s theme, “Food Factor,” the teams, comprised of students ages 9-14, built robots out of Legos, which had to accomplish a series of food safety tasks. The teams also completed individual projects related to common food contamination problems.

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