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September 29th

Tech researcher wins product of the year

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Erez Allouche, associate professor of civil engineering and director of the Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University, has been honored by the Louisiana Technology Council with the 2012 Louisiana Technology Product of the Year award for his innovative “green” geopolymer concrete technology.
The award was presented to Allouche as part of the Governor’s ninth Annual Technology Awards event held in Baton Rouge. The Governor’s Technology Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of companies and individuals’ innovation and progress over the past year.

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Realtors look at proposed zoning ordinance

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A group of about 20 local realtors, along with several other interested businesspeople, took a look at Ruston’s proposed new zoning ordinance Tuesday during a focus group facilitated by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. From left are Mickey Mays, Bobbie Dyer, Brandon Crume,Terry Plamondon, Robyn Brown, Rick Hohlt, Bill Hogan, Bill Autrey, Dud Holland, Frank Cordaro and Chamber President Scott Terry.

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Young, Smith getting sacked with big debts

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Two items on the national sports pages recently caught my attention and both dealt with the root of most evil: money.
First, there was the story dealing with former NFL first-round draftee Vince Young being on the verge of the poor house, even though he was making megabucks during his once promising career.

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Tech traps Cavaliers

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Louisiana Tech entered Saturday’s showdown with Virginia as one of the hottest teams in the country. The only team to score over 50 points in each game this season, and with a 10-game regular season winning streak, the Bulldogs arrived in historic Charlottesville with plenty of hype.
But, when it looked like they would depart with their first loss of the year, they came to life and did just enough.

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Bearcats maul Minden

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MINDEN — First team, second team, third team.
It didn’t matter who the Bearcats’ coaching staff sent on to the field Friday night.
The way the ’Cats were operating and dominating this meeting of regional rivals, maybe even legendary “chain gang” member Robert Roach and his crew located along the sidelines could have been summoned for duty by Head Coach Billy Laird.

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Grambling falls at A&M, now 0-4

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Grambling State University’s struggles continued at Louis Crews Stadium on the campus of Alabama State University Saturday night.
The Tigers (0-4, 0-3) remained winless with a 38-17 loss to the Bulldogs (5-0, 4-0), who kept their perfect record going and earned a bit of revenge for last December’s loss to their Louisiana rivals in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game.

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Cedar Creek dumps Delhi, 43-12

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DELHI — Cedar Creek High continued its high scoring season Friday night.
The No. 7 Class 1A ranked Cougars (4-1) totaled 307 yards en route to a 43-12 victory over Delhi High at Bears Stadium.
For Cedar Creek, it marked the fourth game this season of more than 34 points, with only a 51-0 season-opening victory over Tensas High being higher.

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Texas riders lead Piney Hills Classic

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Don’t mess with Texas.
And that was certainly the case at the annual Piney Hills Classic Mountain Bike Race held last weekend at Lincoln Parish Park.
The Lone Star State finished with the most individual champions of the USA Cycling-sanctioned event that attracted more than 400 racers from throughout the United States.
Texas had a total of 22 first place winners, including the men’s and women’s Professional/Category 1 divisions.
Louisiana and Arkansas had five champions each.

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Kittens lose to Mangham

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GRAMBLING — Penalties, fumbles, interceptions and missed tackles caused another unsuccessful night for the Grambling High Kittens (1-3).
The Mangham High Dragons(4-0) defeated the Kittens 37-6 Friday night at the Eddie Robinson Stadium.

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RJHS seventh grade boosts record to 3-1

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Ruston Junior High’s seventh grade football team was a recent 20-0 winner against Monroe Lee Junior High.
The Bearkittens’ victory featured touchdown runs from James Caesar, Rontavious Williams and Jessie Sawyer and a two-point conversion run by Parker King.

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