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February 11th, 2014

Celebrating a ‘Timeless Tradition’

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More than 200 mom’s and daughters carried their dolls to a “Timeless Traditions” movie and tea party hosted by Ruston’s nonprofit group Quota International. During the event, 7-year-old Emory-Cooper Leggett decided to give the most coveted item of the day — a genuine American Girl Doll — away to her best friend, Kady Rowley.
“Kady always wanted one, and I already had Molly, so I gave her Saige,” Emory-Cooper said.

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Turning a job into a career

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For Chris Turner, working at Ruston’s Super 1 Foods was supposed to have been just a college job.
“I was buggy boy, bathroom cleaner, gofer, everything,” Turner said.
Now, 20 years later, he’s the store director, with a second-floor office that has a large plate-glass window offering a bird’s-eye view of almost all of the nearly 55,000-square-foot market.
“I started working for the company and it was a good company to work for,” Turner said. “I can’t sit at a desk. I’m a people person.”

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Weed, feed products for turf grass weed control

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During this time of year I always receive calls on using turf weed and feed products. One must remember that weeding and feeding are two different operations. Normally these operations are accomplished separately, but sometimes they can be done in combination — but not always with the best results.
Essentially, two types of weed and feed herbicides are most often available to home consumers. Read the label completely for materials present and usage restrictions.

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Tech’s COES honors its 2014 Distinguished Alumni

The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University is honoring alumni from the college’s academic departments, who have distinguished themselves during their careers and in service to the university, by selecting them as their 2014 Distinguished Alumni.
The names, degree programs, year of graduation and current positions and city/state for each of this year’s Distinguished Alumni are as follows:
• Mohammad F. Kiani, biomedical engineering, 1987 — Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Bulldogs introduce new DC

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Manny Diaz says C-USA championship is his only goal
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Manny Diaz sounded like a man on a mission as he was officially introduced him as Louisiana Tech’s new defensive coordinator Monday in a press conference in the Charles Wyly Athletic Center.
“Our whole mentality is we want to play championship defense,” Diaz said. “We want to be the defense that can win us a Conference USA championship. That’s our sole focus.”
He replaces Kim Dameron, who was named last month as new head coach at Eastern Illinois.

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GMen break 45-game D-I losing streak

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GRAMBLING (AP) — A’Torri Shine scored 19 points as Grambling State broke a 45-game Division I losing streak, knocking off Alcorn State 95-80 on Monday.
Grambling State (2-18, 1-10 Southwestern Athletic Conference) beat a Division I opponent for the first time since Mar. 3, 2012, a win over Alabama A&M in that season’s finale. The Tigers shot 61 percent from the floor, including 12 of 20 from beyond the arc. Terry Rose scored 18 points, Antwan Scott added 16 points and eight rebounds and Remond Brown had 12 points.

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Doug Williams joins Redskins staff

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Former Grambling State football standout and two-time head coach Doug Williams has returned to the team where he had his greatest success as he has been announced as a front office personnel executive for the Washington Redskins.
The 58-year-old Williams played for the Redskins between the 1986 and 1989 seasons. He was named the most valuable player in their Super Bowl XXII victory over the Denver Broncos in January of 1988. He threw for four touchdowns, all in the second quarter, and 340 yards in that game.

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Bearcats shoot down ASH, 71-63

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For a few minutes Monday night, the Ruston Bearcats were fading as fast as the temperatures outside.
But Ruston roared back in the waning seconds as the Bearcats pulled away for a 71-63 win in District 2-5A action at the RHS gym.
The game was orginally scheduled for tonight but was moved up to be played in advance of potential icy weather.
Ruston (17-8 overall, 5-1 in District 2-5A) took control early and maintained a solid advantage for much of the contest, leading by 11 points with 3:00 remaining.
That’s when the Bearcats learned just how fast a team can lose control of a game.

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Tech golf in 11th place

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Louisiana Tech sophomore Victor Lange shot a 1-under-par 71 in the second round of a 36-hole day to lead the Bulldogs as Tech enters the final round of the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational in 11th place among a field of talented teams.
Results from the double-round day in San Antonio came in late as golfers from 15 schools played through cold, windy conditions at Oak Hills Country Club.

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Kudos to Tech for serving

Kudos are deserved by Louisiana Tech’s Department of Kinesiology as well as the Lady Techsters soccer team for their hard work over the weekend.
Tech’s Department of Kinesiology hosted an Adaptive Sports Seminar and National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament on Friday and Saturday in Scotty Robertson Memorial Gymnasium and the Lambright Sports and Wellness Center on Tech’s campus.

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