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October 25th

Main St. money

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Grant will be used to help restore Harris Hotel
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Ruston was one of only seven Louisiana Main Street communities to receive a Redevelopment Incentive Grant for the 2010-11 fiscal year.
Eighteen projects competed for the FY 2010-11 grant support from Louisiana Main Street. The funds will offset total statewide commercial district building improvements exceeding $400,000 in immediate work.
Winning project locations were Ruston, Franklin, New Iberia, Crowley, Natchitoches, Springhill and St. Francisville. Four projects received $10,000 each, and three received $2,500 each.

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Algebra class gets hands on

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Ruston High School freshmen Garrett Allen, Jermiran Spivey, Katie Sawyer and Alexis White, test catapults they constructed during the “Hit or Miss” project in Daryl Savage’s New Tech Algebra I class. Students participated in a catapult tournament, firing at seven targets then determining the absolute and relative error for each. Afterward, student groups determined the accuracy and precision of the catapult they developed and compared their data with other groups in the class.

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Prep season winding down

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Parish squads face next-to-last regular season tests
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It’s “stretch run” time for Lincoln Parish high school football teams.
Only two games remain on the 2010 regular season schedule, starting on Friday when only one of the parish squads will be appearing on their own field.
That will be Grambling High (2-6, 0-3), which will face Arcadia in a battle of District 1-1A teams at Robinson Stadium starting at 7 p.m.

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Students construct remotely operated vehicles

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Ruston High School STEM Marine Science students Kate Warner (left) and Meagan Hammons are seen using the class’s 55-gallon tank to test the remotely operated vehicle units that they constructed. Under the direction of teacher Amy Guerin, the students completed a study of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and investigated how the ROV’s were used during the disaster. Students experienced what it was like to control the units while exploring concepts that included ballast, buoyancy and Archimedes’s Principle.

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Ugly loss leaves Saints standing at crossroad

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What was that?
After last week’s dominating win over Tampa Bay, it looked like the New Orleans Saints had finally turned the corner on the 2010 season.
We didn’t realize a brick wall was waiting on the other side.

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Techsters win over Hawaii in WAC soccer

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Goalkeeper Caitlin Updyke recorded her sixth shutout of the season as the Louisiana Tech soccer team won at Hawaii 3-0 on Friday.
Updyke’s shutout tied her with teammate Cat Buchanan for the school record for most shutouts in a season, but more importantly improved the Lady Techsters record to 14-5 overall and 4-3 in the Western Athletic Conference.
“It wasn’t the prettiest of soccer, but it got the job done,” said head coach Kevin Sherry. Hawai’i was a very tough opponent.”

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Techsters win over Hawaii in WAC soccer

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Goalkeeper Caitlin Updyke recorded her sixth shutout of the season as the Louisiana Tech soccer team won at Hawaii 3-0 on Friday.
Updyke’s shutout tied her with teammate Cat Buchanan for the school record for most shutouts in a season, but more importantly improved the Lady Techsters record to 14-5 overall and 4-3 in the Western Athletic Conference.
“It wasn’t the prettiest of soccer, but it got the job done,” said head coach Kevin Sherry. Hawai’i was a very tough opponent.”

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Good Gators receive special day for behavior

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Glen View Elementary students enjoyed a Spa and Sports Day as a reward for great behavior during the first six weeks.
Young ladies enjoyed being pampered in our special “Gator Spa,” where they relaxed with cucumber slices on their eyes while having their fingernails painted a variety of colors and designs.
As the polish dried, the young ladies enjoyed punch and cookies while enjoying a special movie treat. We would like to thank Super 1 Foods for donating punch and cookies for our special young ladies.

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Grambling State art faculty exhibit their works

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GRAMBLING — The annual faculty exhibition “Anachros.” is now on display at Grambling State University’s Dunbar Gallery. 
The title of the show alludes to the fact that the show date was moved from the spring semester to the fall semester this year.
The public is invited to interact with the artists at a closing reception to be held from 4:30 – 6 p.m. Thursday in Dunbar Gallery.

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La. Tech professor and students present research

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David Mills, professor of biological sciences and director of the Center for Applied Teaching and Learning to Yield Scientific Thinking at Louisiana Tech University, joined several of his students this fall in presenting their latest research accomplishments at two international scientific conferences.
Kaitlin McNamara, an undergraduate biology major at Louisiana Tech, and Monica Cowdery, a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates student, who worked in Mills’ lab this past summer and is a biochemistry student at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash., presented three posters based on their bionanotechnology research at the 2010 Biomedical Engineering Society meeting recently held in Austin, Texas.
Their presentations titled, “Ultrasonic Nebulization as a Tool for Creating Multilayered, Multi-component Anti-Infective Nanocoatings” and “Osteoblastic Response to Bioactive Nanocoatings,” were co-authored by Mills and Yuri Lvov, Louisiana Tech professor of chemistry, physics and nanosystems engineering.

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