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January 21st, 2015

Reneau to be inducted to Tech HOF

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Louisiana Tech University President Emeritus Dan Reneau will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame on Jan. 31 prior to the men’s basketball game against Marshall University.
Reneau will become the 88th member of the Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony that is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Waggonner Room of the Thomas Assembly Center. The Bulldogs are scheduled to tip-off against the Thundering Herd at 4:30 p.m., and the induction ceremony is open to the public.

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Tech duo named C-USA Athletes of Week

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IRVING, Texas — Louisiana Tech’s Charla Craddock and Jarvis Gotch were both honored by Conference USA being named the league’s athletes of the week.
Craddock garnered Co-Track Athlete of the Week honors after she ran a pair of league-leading times as Louisiana Tech competed at the Texas A&M Team Invitational Saturday.

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Tech’s Appleby added to award watch list

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BOSTON, Mass. — Louisiana Tech’s Raheem Appleby was announced on Wednesday as one of 25 players to the Lute Olson Award Mid-Season Watch List.
The Lute Olson Award is presented annually to the nation’s top Division I college basketball player who has played at least two seasons. Freshmen can be named to the season-ending All-America team, but are not eligible to receive the Player of the Year honor.
Appleby is currently averaging 17.5 points per game which ranks 67th in the country.

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Tech bowlers finish 13th

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The Lady Techsters battled the nation’s best bowling teams this past weekend when Louisiana Tech competed and placed 13th in the annual Mid-Winter Invitational, hosted by Arkansas State in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

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Check your home during Radon awareness month

Radon caused more American fatalities this year than carbon monoxide, fires and handguns combined, according to the Cancer Prevention Centers.
A naturally occurring, invisible and odorless radioactive gas — radon ranks as the leading in-home hazard, a recent study by Harvard University said.
It is the top cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers, according to the Center for Disease Control.
January is “National Radon Action Month.”

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City computers are crucial problem

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Y2K is here. Fifteen years after the feared turn-of-the-century computer meltdown, the calamity finally arrived in Ruston.
Well, 14 years, 11 months and about two weeks after The Great Fear, to be exact. That’s when the computer systems at City Hall began doing wacky things. And then one day, in a fit of corruption, the systems just crashed. Done. Finished. Outta here.

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January 20th

Local youth takes the stage

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Chanley Patterson achieves dream of being Annie
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Cedar Creek sixth-grader Chanley Patterson has had to learn a lot about time management in her short life. The 11-year-old daughter of Charles and Jeanne Patterson , of Ruston, has already achieved one of her goals, starring in the play “Annie.”

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

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America is a work in progress that can get better every day.
This was the message brought by Chris Tyson, an associate law professor at Louisiana State University, to about 250 people gathered at the Ruston Civic Center on Monday for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Ecumenical Service.
Louisiana Tech University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs sponsored the event.
King, who was assassinated in 1968 at age 39, “left a legacy of hope and inspiration that carries us today,” Mertrude Douglas, the program’s emcee, said.
The King observance has been marked nationwide since 2000.

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Union sheriff’s office gets new look

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Even before he took office, Dusty Gates realized the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office needed to find a better way to attract and retain employees.
“People would start here and leave for other agencies, and I couldn’t fault them,” Gates said. “We couldn’t compete financially with what they were able to pay.”
Gates won an election as sheriff in May to complete the unexpired term of former Sheriff Bob Buckley.
“We had a lot of highly qualified people from Union Parish that we trained who went other places for better pay,” he said.

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Prairie View takes two over GSU

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PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Montrael Scott and Reggis Onwukamuche combined to score 31 points as Prairie View A&M outshot Grambling State for a 74-60 victory Monday night.
Both teams shot 46 percent for the game, but the Panthers (4-14, 2-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference) launched 18 more attempts while taking advantage of 23 Grambling State turnovers which led directly to 28 points.
Prairie View, which led by as many as 17, built a 15-point lead by halftime and maintained it through the final 20 minutes.

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