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February 3rd, 2014

Bradshaw absent from broadcast

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Fox analyst and former Louisiana Tech standout Terry Bradshaw did not take part in the network’s Super Bowl coverage after the death of his father.
Bill Bradshaw died Thursday after a long illness, Fox said Sunday. He was 86.
Terry Bradshaw was with his family in Louisiana.
Fox Sports dedicated the broadcast to the Bradshaws.

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Tech track dominates at USM Invitational

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Louisiana Tech’s track and field program dominated regional rivals Southern Miss, UAB and ULM at the Southern Miss Invitational that concluded last week at the CrossPlex in Birmingham, Ala.
In all, Louisiana Tech recorded a combined 45 top-eight finishes at the meet while ULM placed second with 25 top-eight finishes. Southern Miss (11) and UAB (1) rounded out the regional rivals that LA Tech faced in the meet.

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Inside Tech Basketball airs tonight

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Centric Federal Credit Union’s Inside Tech Basketball radio show presented by Miller Lite will at 6 p.m. tonight live from Scott’s Catfish in Ruston.
The one-hour radio show will air live on the LA Tech Sports Network on ESPN 97.7 FM.
The show will feature a half hour segment with Lady Techster coach Teresa Weatherspoon and Malcolm Butler and a half hour segment with Bulldog coach Mike White and Dave Nitz.

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GSU teams on road tonight at Mississippi Valley State

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Grambling State University’s basketball teams will be on the road tonight at Mississippi Valley State University. The women’s game will start at 5:30 p.m. while men’s action will follow around 7:30 p.m. Antwan Scott (5, above left) and the Tigers stand at 1-16 overall and 0-8 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference while Jessica Watkins (24, above right) and the Lady Tigers stand at 7-12 overall and 4-4 in the SWAC.

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Celebrating heart health

February is a time set aside for matters of the heart — though choclate-filled ones dressed in red and pink are not the only ones in focus this month.
February is American Hearth Month.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 715,000 Americans have a heart attack each year. Additionally, approximately or 1 in 4 people die from heart disease each year.
Luckily, Dr. George Smith, a cardiologist with Green Clinic, said that having a healthy heart isn’t that complicated.

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Parish plagued with grass fires

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Sunday’s slow, steady rain had to look pretty good to area firefighters who spent much of January fighting grass fires that plagued a very dry Lincoln Parish in recent weeks.

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Guice to chair Innovation Council

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Gov. Bobby Jindal has appointed Louisiana Tech University President Les Guice to chair the Louisiana Innovation Council (LIC). Guice will lead the LIC as it continues to develop policies designed to advance the state’s innovation agenda in an effort to help grow Louisiana’s economy.

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Tips for spotting signs that someone is suicidal

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There have been numerous suicides reported in the national news. These two articles provide suggestions for recognizing and helping a suicidal person. The major source of this information was helpguide.org.
The following are suggestions for spotting signs and helping a suicidal person:
A suicidal person may not ask for help, but that does not mean that help is not wanted. Most people who commit suicide do not want to die — they just want to stop hurting. Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously.

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Orange is the color of respect: Dating Violence Awareness Events

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As National Dating Violence Awareness Month arrives, DART is proud to be partnering with student groups on the campuses of Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University. Alpha Chi Omega will partner with us at Louisiana Tech and the BSW Club will be joining forces with us at Grambling.
Students at both campuses will be able to participate in Dating Violence Awareness Events during Valentine’s Day week.

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‘All Because of Agatha’ auditions this week

The Ruston Community Theatre announces auditions for the production of "All Because of Agatha" by Jonathan Troy. Written in 1964 the play is a comedy/farce.
Duff O'Hara is a cartoonist and can live where he wants. At the urging of his wife, Joan, the couple decides to move to historic Salem, Mass.
There they fall in love with a charming rustic old house a realtor is showing them; but Duff has misgivings when the realtor accidentally admits that the house has one rather bizarre feature, which has prevented other tenants from staying very long.

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