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September 23rd, 2013

Glen View an example to community

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 in 88 American children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.
Children with autistic disorder — the most severe of the autism spectrum disorders and the one that the others are based on — usually have significant language delays, social and communication challenges and unusual behaviors and interests.
The disorders are more common in boys, with 1 in 54 boys being diagnosed with ASDs versus 1 in 252 girls receiving such a diagnosis.

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Guice getting good word out

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There was plenty of good news coming out of Louisiana Tech University last week — news that has the school poised for a bright future despite having to navigate the troubled waters surrounding higher education in the state.
It was announced last week for the third consecutive year, Tech has achieved a Tier One ranking among “National Universities,” according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Colleges list released.

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September 21st

Fanfare for fowl

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Dubach holds 25th annual Chicken Fest pageant
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A lot of little girls strutted across the stage Saturday morning in Dubach.
At 10 a.m. Saturday, the Louisiana Chicken Festival hosted the 25th annual Chicken Festival beauty pageant for girls ages from birth to 7-years-old.
Danielle Harkins, directed of the pageant, said that there was a big crowd Saturday morning for the girls.
There were 36 girls walking across the stage in Dubach.
“This year has had a bigger crowd than normal,” Harkins said. “For the little girls’ pageant, this is the largest Chicken Festival pageant we have ever had.”

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Eyeing next election

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Candidates throwing name into hat for 2014 mayoral race

Ruston’s mayoral election is still more than a year away, but potential candidates are already lining up.
City Alderman Jim Pearce and parish Police Juror Ronny Walker both said they’re running. Incumbent Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said he’d decide by the first of the year whether to seek a fifth term.
“It’s been a joy,” Hollingsworth said of his four terms in office. “It’s been the most fulfilling thing I’ve ever done.”

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Dubach discusses burn ban rules

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The Dubach Town Council met in regular session Monday night to discuss a few issues that were pushed back from August’s meeting.
After talking with the town attorney Bill Jones, Town Clerk Tina Hensley said he advised against changing Ordinance 308-A Section 7, burning within the city limits.
The ordinance currently states that a person can burn inside the city limits if the fire is inside a furnace or incinerator, or with the permission of the local fire department.

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Tech to hold entrepreneurial showcase

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Business leaders will get a first-hand look at innovative research technologies when representatives of several start-up companies tout their products and services during Louisiana Tech University’s I-20 Top Twenty showcase.
The event is Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at University Hall on the Tech campus. Though the showcase geared toward business operators and administrators, the public is welcome to attend, Kathy Wyatt, director of Tech’s Technology Business Development Center, said. “We just want to give people a flavor of what the up-and-coming business ventures are.”

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Former university president to speak at GSU

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GRAMBLING) — A familiar face and a special person in Grambling State University history will visit the campus as the Founder’s Day Convocation speaker. Former acting university president Neari F. Warner will speak at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the T. H. Harris Auditorium.

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Two injured in wreck

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At approximately 3 p.m., Friday two vehicles collided head on at the corner of Calcote Avenue and Boyce Street. “(The accident) was moderate, but there were only minor injuries,” said Eric Brazzel, public education officer for Ruston Fire Department. “The air bags deployed, which helped.” Pictured is one of two people being transported to Northern Louisiana Medical Center with minor injuries.

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Great Plains heartbreaker for Tech

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Kansas rallies with last-second field goal to get past Bulldogs
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LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas kicker Matthew Wyman kicked a game-winning 52-yard field goal as time expired to complete a come-from-behind victory and defeat Louisiana Tech 13-10 Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
The Jayhawks (2-1, 0-0 Big 12) recovered a Tech (1-3, 0-1 C-USA) fumble on the Kansas goal line with less than 90 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and drove down the length of the field before Wyman connected on a 52-yard strike to break a 10-10 tie and complete the victory for the Jayhawks.

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GSU falls to 0-4 with loss to Alabama State

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G-Men score first but Hornets pull away late in conference contest
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Grambling State University Tigers lost a tough game to the Alabama State University Hornets by the score of 52-21 Saturday night at ASU Stadium in Montgomery, Ala.
The Tigers struck first as junior quarterback DJ Williams hooked up with Chester Rogers for a 66-yard touchdown strike making the score 7-0 Grambling.
GSU scored quickly, using only 1:18 off of the clock.
The Hornets would own the rest of the half.

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