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February 10th

Grambling reaps grid awards

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University’s football team was the toast of the town on Thursday night.
Literally.
Near the conclusion of the Tigers’ annual postseason banquet held in the Black and Gold Room of the Favrot Student Uion, Mistress of Ceremony Joyce Evans asked the estimated 400 fans, alumni and others in attendance to raise a glass of the “bubbly” to honor the team’s 2011 Southwestern Athletic Conference championship and Top Five ranking among the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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Techsters stop Aggies; ’Dogs fall

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Louisiana Tech University freshman forward Whitney Frazier has shown flashes of brilliance during the first 22 games of her collegiate career.
On Thursday evening at the Dee Glenn Smith Spectrum in Logan, Utah, Frazier showed 20 straight minutes of it as she scored a career-high 25 points —all coming in the second half — to lead the Lady Techsters to a come-from-behind 82-76 Western Athletic Conference win over Utah State before 948 fans.

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Shell had great admiration for Davis

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GRAMBLING — Art Shell has his place secure in professional sports history.
In 1989, he became the first African-American of the modern era to be named as a head coach in the National Football League.
But for the franchise that chose him as his leader, the Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the game’s best offensive linemen ever never viewed that title in any answer-to-a-sports-trivia-question terms.

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Tech softball team begins season today

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No one can ever claim Louisiana Tech head softball coach Sarah Dawson is afraid of competition.
Dawson, entering year No. 10 in Ruston, will take her Lady Techsters on the road this weekend to open the season at the LSU Tiger Classic, where they will play four games against three NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago.
Tech opens the weekend today at 3:30 p.m. when it faces preseason 15th ranked Michigan, who is coming off a 53-6 season and who annually competes for a spot in the Women’s College World Series.

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Creek sweeps OCS

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Cedar Creek High’s girls were a 49-36 winner and the Creek boys’ team finished with a 60-47 victory in District 2-1A action against Monroe Ouachita Christian on Thursday night.
The Lady Cougars (19-7, 6-1) won their fourth consecutive game behind the 13 points of Morgan Lolley, nine points of Victoria Pardue, seven points of Ruby Richie, eight points of Blair Bennett and eight rebounds and seven points of Allison Ewing. Pardue also had five rebounds, Bennett led on the boards with 10 and Richie had four steals. Caley Pyles had three rebounds for the Lady Cougars.

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Welfare money sees change

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When you think about ways to spend the money you earn for working hard at your job all year long, what are you thinking about?
Is it a couple of nice tickets to a sporting event, maybe a weekend concert getaway or even just a few days at home relaxing out and about in your own town? No matter what it is, the money you earned is yours, and you have every right to spend that cash on whatever your heart chooses.

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Celebrate year round, not monthly

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As soon as Feb. 1 hit, I was elated, thrilled and exhilarated! February, although the shortest month of the year, is one of my favorite months due to all the festivities associated with it.
When I think about it, I begin to wonder why people wait until February to celebrate black history, give up an item they are obsessed with or show the love they have for one another. As an African-American woman in college, I find myself guilty of partaking in the activities that could be celebrated in any other month as well.

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Secondhand smoke poses problems

When one walks past a smoker, the smell of the chemicals can be overwhelming to those who don’t indulge in the habit.
And it can also be harmful. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, secondhand smoke causes an estimated 46,000 premature deaths from heart disease each year in the United States among nonsmokers. The CDC also emphasizes that secondhand smoke increases the risk of lung cancer among nonsmokers.

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Mardi Gras Ball a night to remember in Ruston

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Come join in on the fun, Feb. 18, for a fun filled Mardi Gras night of music, dancing and laughter with “The Buddy Terzia Band” at the Ruston Civic Symphony’s Krewe of Allegro 13th annual ball. Buddy is bringing his entire show band to the party of the year at the Ruston Civic Center.
“We are really excited about being selected for the entertainment for the 2012 Mardi Gras Ball,” Terzia said. “It’s always fun to perform for the Ruston Community.”

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Tech SOA receives $100K endowed scholarship

Reba K. Neel, an award-winning artist, former business professor and active supporter of Louisiana Tech University, has provided Tech’s School of Art with a $100,000 endowed scholarship.
Neel created the Lenora McDonald Neel and Oliver Fulton Neel School of Art Endowed Scholarship to honor her parents and help undergraduate art students with their college expenses. Neel’s love of painting began in 1976 when she took a watercolor class at Tech taught by M. Douglas Walton.

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