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January 17th, 2019

Elder abuse: It’s real, know the signs

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Its hard to imagine that during the last month while most were enjoying Christmas and New Year’s festivities some have not enjoyed their family.
In fact, some have been hurt by family members or those that are charged with taking care of them.
In the United States, 1 of 10 people over the age of 60 have been the victim of elder abuse, reports the AARP, a popular national elder advocacy group.

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9-year-old says she doesn't like school

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Q:  Our 9-year-old daughter recently announced to us that she doesn’t like school, doesn’t want to go, and doesn’t want to do the work. We’ve been unable to get a coherent reason out of her and her third-grade teacher tells us that she seems well-adjusted, has friends, and is doing above-average work, which is probably her best. She usually makes this complaint during homework time, when she encounters a difficult problem or doesn’t readily understand some explanation I’ve given. Lately, however, her complaints have become more frequent, anytime the subject of school comes up.

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Politics: A question of identity

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People love to feel like they’re part of something. Whether in grade school, college or participating in civic engagement, there are always plenty of clubs to join. Taking part in almost any activity includes attaching an identifier to oneself — he’s a baseball player, a cook, an avid reader, a vegan, etc.

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The best and brightest

Lincoln Parish schools boast some truly excellent minds on both sides of the desk, and Monday the very best of the best were recognized at the Student and Teacher of the Year Awards Gala.
Around 30 community stakeholders went through a week-long process of judging school-level candidates by reviewing everything from student portfolios, writing samples, interviews, teacher applications, videos and more to come up with seven district winners.

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Lincoln Prep tourney to honor Willis Reed

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GRAMBLING — In a small city that has produced a significant number of renowned basketball players, Willis Reed is almost unarguably the best ever to hoop it up in Grambling.
In honor of the NBA Hall of Famer, The Grambling Legends, Inc., will present the first Willis Reed Basketball Classic Friday at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
The Lincoln Preparatory School Panthers will host the classic in honor of the two-time NBA Champion, NBA Hall of Famer, Grambling Legends Hall of Famer and Grambling alumnus.

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Dunkin’ Dogs to play at ODU

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Junior Mubarak Muhammed (23) and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will be looking for their first Conference USA road win of the season when they play at Old Dominion starting at 6 p.m. Tech stands at 13-5 overall and 3-2 in C-USA while ODU is 12-5 and 2-2.

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BUDDY'S BLOG

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Here’s our Top 10 Tech players at the ‘Joe’
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The 50 greatest players in Joe Aillet Stadium history were announced last fall and are probably open for future debate.
Imagine what a list of Top 10 — yes, only 10, not 50 — Bulldogs in the history of the ‘Joe’ would attract in the debating circles.
Well, get ready.
Here’s our Top 10:
TERRY BRADSHAW: Naturally, any Top 10 rankings would kick off with the Blond Bomber. He earned a No. 1 NFL draft call after an All-American stay in Ruston.
FRED DEAN: The best defensive player in Tech annals. No argument needed.

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Techsters to host Monarchs in C-USA showdown

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One of the most storied rivalries in the history of women’s basketball will write another chapter when Louisiana Tech hosts Old Dominion Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomas Assembly Center.
The game has a Red Tag-Red Out promotion attached to it as fans wearing red can purchase discounted tickets, including $6 general admission (blue seats) and $10 reserved tickets (red section). Discounted tickets can only be purchased at the doors of the TAC Thursday (doors open at 5 p.m.).

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Sears staves off liquidation, stores to remain open

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NEW YORK (AP) — Sears will live on— at least for now.
The company’s chairman and largest shareholder, Eddie Lampert, won a bankruptcy auction for Sears, averting liquidation of the iconic chain, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. The person agreed to speak on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the negotiation publicly.
Lampert, who steered the company into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October, is aiming to keep open roughly 400 stores and preserve tens of thousands of jobs.

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Tech earns two U.S. News & World Report best online program rankings

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Louisiana Tech University’s online Professional Master of Business Administration and online Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management have been named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 list of Best Online Programs released Wednesday.
The online MBA was ranked No. 77, up more than 50 spots from last year’s rank of 131 in the nation. The online MSEM received a ranking within the top 100 of best online engineering programs.

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