SUbscriber Login | NEW SUBSCRIPTION  

Archive

  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.

April 16th, 2007

The problem with “no”

So, why is the word “no” so hard for many women to say?
My sister got married this past March. Since her maid of honor was merely the ripe old age of eight years old, the responsibility of that title was laid on the shoulders of my younger sister and me. Not only were we bridesmaids, but we were cooks, hairstylists, decorators, party planners, wedding coordinators, counselors and babysitters.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Area tourism thriving

And the future looks even brighter.
The Louisiana Military Museum — a significant tourism draw to north central Louisiana — is looking to move into a new home that would allow curator Ernie Stevens to display all of the military memorabilia he has amassed. When the Eddie G. Robinson Museum opens — and Louisiana Secretary of State Jay Dardene told those in attendance at Robinson’s funeral that he was committed to making the museum a reality — that will add one more attraction to draw visitors to this area.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

The legend who walked among us

I would be willing to bet that if you went to the middle of Siberia and asked one of its residents who Eddie Robinson is, you’d get, “The coach of Grambling.”
Now that same Siberian resident might not be able to tell you where Grambling is, but he would probably know that Eddie Robinson and Grambling are synonymous.
Growing up 30 miles away from Grambling in western Ouachita Parish, I took Eddie Robinson the man for granted.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Police seize drugs, 22 firearms

Following a search of the home, officers recovered almost three pounds of suspected marijuana and approximately 80 Xanax pills from various places at the home, including gallon bags of marijuana stashed in a cooler, in a filing cabinet and in the eaves of the home between the roof and the rafter.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Rupp is the Bulldogs’ man

A seat placard was placed for Karl Malone on the front row, but the former Tech and NBA star who is a long-time friend of Rupp’s opted to remain in the men’s basketball office after having been unable to attend an early Friday morning meeting of the school’s Athletic Council, where Rupp was introduced by Reneau.
Rupp’s wife, Lori, was unable to attend because of obligations as a dance instructor back in Utah.
“I am going to be the first to be held accountable and, ultimately, everything is going to be judged on how things are done and how we move towards being successful,” said Rupp.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

April 13th

Dogs scrimmage Saturday

It will be yet another important opportunity for Dooley to evaluate his players, recently noting prior to an Easter break that “there’s been a tremendous work ethic and attitude by our players and I’ve been pleased at the progress we’ve been making.”
Tech will actually be having its second scrimmage within the past week, but unlike the pre-Easter meeting, this one is open for all Bulldogs’ fans.
Some of the areas to keep an eye on during Saturday’s gathering:

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

‘Mock Crash’ makes waves

With prom scheduled for this Saturday, the event was geared at discouraging drinking and driving during this time. Two wrecked cars were placed behind the school for student council member actors to play out the scene in.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Robinson funeral fills arena

“Coach Robinson is measured by how many players he graduated, not by how many minutes they played,” Jackson said. “When (Chicago Bears coach) Lovey Smith and (Indianapolis Colts coach) Tony Dungee stepped on the Super Bowl field, they were an extension of Coach Robinson.”
Jackson said Robinson was an example of what could be accomplished when a person was given a chance.
“When the playing field is even and the rules are public, Coach Robinson showed us we could make it,” Jackson said. “He made the world come to Grambling — you owe a debt to this man.”

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Life is like box of chocolates

I had no problem getting there. The problem was getting out, which took me two hours to do so. I obtained directions from my grandfather, who has traveled in the area all of his life. My first mistake of the day was to ask a local for directions as well.
I ended up on a snake-like blacktop country road; the kind with a few sparse houses and no traffic except for an occasional tractor. But it looked like my grandfather had said, so I wasn’t worried ... yet.
I found out my first endeavor quickly: I needed gasoline.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

April 12th

Technology good for schools

With this technology teachers at Ruston Junior High can allow their students to take virtual tours of places such as the Rosedown Plantation in South Louisiana or the Smithsonian Institute. These are places many students might never get an opportunity to visit in their lifetime, much less while they are still children.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share