SUbscriber Login | NEW SUBSCRIPTION  

Archive

  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.

February 20th, 2017

Reporter to visit Grambling

in
Story about civil rights era murder on tap
Nelson.jpg

Some 200 stories in the Concordia Sentinel about the 1964 death of African American Frank Morris in Ferriday earned Stanley Nelson a Pulitzer Prize finalist nomination in 2011 for Local Reporting.
Nelson’s 10-year obsession with this story began with a 2007 FBI news release on the agency’s reopening of unsolved murder cases during the civil rights era of the 1960s.
The details of his in-depth investigation into Morris’ and others’ deaths is told in his recently released book by the Louisiana State University Press, “Devils Walking: Klan Murders along the Mississippi in the 1960s.”

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Tech Concert Association set to raise curtain on ‘Romeo and Juliet’

American Shakespeare Center brings their Hungry Hearts Tour to Ruston
022017 RomeoJuliet C.jpg

The Louisiana Tech Concert Association welcomes the American Shakespeare Center’s 2016-2017 Hungry Hearts Tour for their production of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Howard Center for the Performing Arts.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Louisiana rises to No. 2 in the nation for female homicides

in
Terrie Queen Autrey.jpg

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part column focusing on the increased murder rate of women. The second part of the series will run Wednesday in the Lifestyles section.
Last month, Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker issued a proclamation declaring February to be Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month throughout our city, and urging school officials, churches, and families to work together to help local teens identify warning flags of abuse and empower them to develop healthy relationships.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Take this literally … please

in
Sallie Rose Hollis 2017.jpg

When I was a tyke of 5 or 6, I found a tick on the left side of my chest. I was terrified.
I had heard that ticks suck your blood, and there sat a tick — right on top of my lifeblood. Surely he was going to drain my heart dry. I was going to die.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Honor our leaders for President’s Day

“The welfare of our country is the great object to which our cares and efforts ought to be directed, and I shall derive great satisfaction from a cooperation with you in the pleasing though arduous task of insuring to our fellow citizens the blessings which they have a right to expect from a free, efficient and equal government.”
— George Washington
Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington — today is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government — President’s Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Tech wraps up indoor season

in

Louisiana Tech closed out the indoor portion of its season Sunday as the Bulldogs and Lady Techsters wrapped up the 2017 Conference USA Indoor Championships at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama.
Louisiana Tech ended the weekend in seventh place on the men’s side with 41 points, while the women finished in 13th in the competition.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Tech golf finishes in 11th place

in

HUMBLE, Texas — Louisiana Tech’s golf team wrapped up play at the All-American Intercollegiate Sunday after as the Bulldogs finished tied for 11th place with a three-round total of 878 (291, 291, 296) at the Golf Club of Houston in Humble, Texas.
Felix Palson ended the weekend tied for 37th (72, 73, 74) along with senior Charles Neel White, who also led LA Tech after shooting two under par in the third and final round and 219 (75, 74, 70) for the entire tournament.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

LA Tech is clearly ‘Quarterback Country’

in
Davis, Buddy 2015.jpg

Louisiana Tech University’s pipeline of outstanding quarterbacks keeps flowing.
The school that gave the football world a No. 1 NFL draftee in Terry Bradshaw and NCAA career Top 25 ranked passers in Tim Rattay and Luke McCown is currently on an impressive streak of highly successful field generals.
Since 2012, the Bulldogs have featured four such players having been chosen for prestigious individual awards within their conference in addition to compiling some of the top passing marks in the country.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Diamond ’Dogs complete sweep of UAPB

in
022017 Tech Linck C.jpg

Louisiana Tech (3-0) put on an offensive clinic in a 16-1 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-3) on Sunday afternoon at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson, completing the opening weekend sweep of the Golden Lions.
Four Bulldogs drove in multiple runs, led by Brent Diaz who drove in three runs in the victory.
“It was a hitters’ day, you could tell that from the beginning of the ball game,” said Tech coach Lane Burroughs. “The eight-spot in the fifth inning, you don’t get that a lot, but we had it twice this weekend. I am proud of our hitters for staying locked in.”

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

February 18th

A sportswriter’s obvious dislike for Tandy laptop

in
Davis, Ok 2015.jpg

Every now and then, usually when pondering the advances in technology, I have the urge of spewing venom toward one particular computer.
That would be the Tandy TRS-80 Model 100 sold by Radio Shack.
Every sportswriter worth his weight in unpaid parking tickets or free meals is familiar with this laptop computer.
It’s now gone to the Great Trash Pile In the Sky, save for those cost-cutting companies who may resort to now archaic ways of transmitting data.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share