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January 14th, 2014

Basketball shines at Tech

The national spotlight is currently shining on Louisiana Tech University, thanks to the Dunkin’ ’Dogs basketball team.
Tech had garnered national notice with a 14-3 start to its season, including a win over Top 10 ranked Oklahoma that has made the team’s future look brighter than it has in years.
This showed on Monday as Tech found itself receiving national recognition once again as they received five points in week 11 of the Associated Press poll.
Last season the Bulldogs were ranked in the AP Top 25 Poll at No. 25 for the first time in 28 years.

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Germ Cave shows hand status

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How do you protect yourself from germs? This is peak season for colds and flu. This week I’ve had the privilege to show students at Cypress Springs how to reduce their risk of bacteria and viruses. Students learned how germs spread by applying glitter glow potion on their hands. They touched their face, clothes and shake hands with their classmates.

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Start making a difference

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Four years ago Sunday, marks the date of the Haitian earthquake where more than 200,000 people perished. The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.0 and left a wake of collapsing buildings and rubble in the capital city of Port-au-Prince.
Even after four years, many residents still live in makeshift shelters made of plastic and plywood and are left without clean water and electricity, National Public Radio stated in a recent story.

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Rev. Roosevelt Bryant Jr.

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Rev. Roosevelt Bryant Jr., a native of New Orleans, a 38-year resident of Grambling, La., passed away on Friday January 3, in Columbus, Ohio. He was 74 years old.

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SEALED BIDS

THE RUSTON Housing Authority will receive sealed bids on January 31, 2014, at 11:00AM at 615 N. Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana, for the following obsolete equipment:
1979 Chevrolet 3-Ton Dump Truck VIN C16DA9V107302
1994 Chevrolet 1500 Pick Up VIN IGCD14Z0RZ27
1995 Ford F-150 XL Pick Up VIN IFTDF15Y75NA
1999 Ford E-150 Van VIN IFTRE1422XHA
1990 GMC C-1500 Pick Up VIN 1GTDC14HXLZ552491
1995 EXCEL-HUSTLER 440-HD 72” DUAL TRIM DECK VIN 004203
All items are sold as is. The housing authority reserves the right to refuse any and all bids.

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January 13th

‘Mega ramp’ in the works

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After several years of anticipation, the Bayou D’Arbonne Watershed Lake Commission is taking steps to begin the construction of a public “mega ramp” along Ramp Road and Louisiana Highway 33.
“Now that we have the Tainter gate finished, this is something we’d all like to see happen,” Treasurer Joe Rainer said.
During their regular monthly meeting, Rainer and the other commission members approved a budget for 2014, setting aside $20,000 to get started on the project.

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Man dies in crash

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The investigation continues today into a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning in Grambling that claimed the life of a Ruston man.
Keith Young Jr., 30, died after his 2007 Chevy Tahoe ran off the roadway, struck a tree, a gas meter and two houses before coming to rest jammed against a third home that was occupied, Grambling police said.
The incident occurred at approximately 2 a.m. on Louisiana Hwy. 149, also known as R.W. E. Jones Drive.

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Grambling approves use of new radar gun equipment

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The board of aldermen for the city of Grambling approved a contract for the use of manned photo laser traffic enforcement gun.
Mark Hendricks, with Blue Line Solutions, was on hand at the regular monthly meeting Thursday to answer any questions council members may have about the LiDAR equipment that will be used or the contract between the company and the city of Grambling.
Although, the contract was approved by a 3-2 vote, with Yanise Days and Cullen Jackson voting against, council members posed several important questions to Hendricks.

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GSU teams to play doubleheader at Alcorn State tonight

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Grambling State University’s basketball teams take to the road today for doubleheader action at Southern University in Baton Rouge. Pictured at left is Lady Tigers senior forward Jessica Watkins (24), who is averaging 5.5 points and 3.8 rebounds per contest. The Lady Tigers stand at 5-9 overall and 2-1 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference while the Lady Braves are 2-12 and 0-3. Pictured at right is Grambling senior guard Tyron Bain, who is averaging 0.2 points and 0.7 rebounds per contest. The G-Men enter the game at 1-11 overall and 0-3 in the SWAC while the Braves are 4-11 and 1-2.

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Tech track excels at UAB meet

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Louisiana Tech’s track and field program excelled on the track in the final day of competition at the UAB Blazer Invitational, recording nine top-10 finishes at the Crossplex in Birmingham.
Kim Francis started the day off for the Techsters as she finished second in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.45 while Bianca Jackson followed in fifth place, running 8.67. Francis was only beat by Florida’s Bridgette Owens, who set a meet record.

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