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September 11th, 2013

GSU coach sacked

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Williams released in surprise move
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Reports out of Grambling State University early this morning say the school has terminated the contract of head football coach Doug Williams.
Williams confirmed the firing via phone call.
“The president (GSU President Frank Pogue) called me in and let me know,” Williams said. “That’s really all I can say at this point. My attorney has advised me not to say anything else right now.”
Grambling State has started the season off at 0-2 and is slated to play Lincoln University of Missouri in Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday.

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RHS’s Serio named semifinalist

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2014 National Merit Scholarship Program honors 16k
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Ruston High School Senior Benjamin Serio, son of John and Donna Serio, was announced as one of the approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.

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September the time to eat fruits, vegetables

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“Eat your fruits and vegetables.” You’ve likely heard this statement since childhood. Research shows why it is good advice:
•Healthy diets, rich in fruits and vegetables, may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases.
•Fruits and vegetables also provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber and other substances that are important for good health.
•Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories and are filling.

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Student-athlete wins national scholarship

Allanah Austin was in the chemical engineering department at the University of Minnesota when her university advisor/professor contacted her with exciting news.
“I received an email from Dr. (Danny) Hubbard telling me I was a finalist for the ETS Scholarship,” said Austin, a chemistry major. “I was like ‘oh-my-goodness, oh-my-goodness’ because I knew that this was a really big deal.”

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Remembering September 11

Today is Patriot’s Day. Most people remember exactly where they were and what they were doing on that Tuesday morning on Sept. 11, 2001 — the day that America was attacked by terrorists.

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The gift of a caring community

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I didn’t want to go to the conference. I figured I could learn as much from sources right here in Louisiana. But the corporate bosses thought otherwise.
So, being a dutiful reporter, I made my reservations, packed my carry-on bag and called a friend to take me to the airport before dawn. I had convinced myself that the trek to Florida wouldn’t be too bad. After all, I was managing to avoid Atlanta, and would be home in three days, in time for my mother’s birthday.

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Grambling gaining confidence

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Ex-GSU coach Williams felt team ready to build on improved play
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Editors note: This story was written before today’s reported firing of GSU coach Doug Williams.
GRAMBLING — It might be hard to imagine positives coming out of a 48-10 loss, but that’s the way Grambling State University head football coach Doug Williams feels.
And he feels his Tigers could be ready to turn the corner and pick up their first win of the season, finally helping to dissolve the specter of last year’s 1-10 campaign and 0-2 start to this season.

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Tech volleyball falls in heartbreaker at SFA

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NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Louisiana Tech fought back from two sets down, but eventually fell to Stephen F. Austin 2-3 (20-25, 20-25, 25-18, 25-22, 12-15) in a valiant effort put together by the Lady Techsters at Shelton Gym.
Tech (4-4) dropped the opening two sets 25-20 before mounting a comeback to tie the match at 2-2 and force a decisive fifth set.
Stephen F. Austin (6-2) eventually topped the Lady Techsters by three points in the final set in the Ladyjacks’ 2013 home opener.

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Promotions, tailgating set for Bulldogs vs. Tulane football game

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When Louisiana Tech hosts Tulane Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. at Joe Aillet Stadium, it will be the University’s inaugural league game as a member of Conference USA.
It will also be the fifth annual Community Trust Bank RED OUT game as well as the annual Bulldogs Tackling Breast Cancer game. In other words, it will be a big night for Skip Holtz and the Bulldog football program as well as all Louisiana Tech faithful attending the nationally televised contest

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Mr. Gregory Wayne Alexander

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Funeral services for Mr. Gregory Wayne Alexander will be held at 4:00 PM Friday, September 13, 2013, at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Marcus Murphy, Rev.

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