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October 17th, 2005

Techsters stunned by Rice, men fall at home

Senior guard Amber Obaze's three-pointer at the buzzer rattled off the back of the rim as the Lady Techsters lost a conference game for the first time since falling to Rice 57-56 in February of 2002.
Despite trailing by as many as 18 points in the first half, Tech (8-2, 1-1 WAC) fought back to cut the Rice lead to 12 at the half at 41-29 and then quickly cut it to 45-42 with 15:14 remaining.

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Techsters survive Tulsa scare, win 63-60

The eighth-ranked Lady Techsters (8-1, 1-0 WAC) hit only 29.8 percent (25-84) of its field goals during the game but pulled down 29 offensive rebounds and found a way to overcome a two-point deficit in the final two minutes in winning its 22nd straight Western Athletic Conference regular season contest.

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Louisiana Tech Speaker

Commencement marks the end of summer quarter; fall quarter will begin with registration Sept. 8-9 and classes Sept. 10.
After 36 years at Tech, Pinkston was named professor emeritus upon his retirement at the end of spring quarter after 36 years at Tech.
As an educator who practiced what he professed, Pinkston has produced work that gained recognition across the United States and outside the country's borders.

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Beating witnesses seeking attorneys

Police believe at least two men attacked Larry Rabb sometime after 2:30 a.m. April 6. Rabb suffered extensive facial damage and partial loss of memory as a result of what police earlier called a savage beating. Grambling Police believe the assailants are from Texas. They also believe the beating was precipitated by an earlier fight inside the restaurant during which Rabb allegedly threw out the participants.

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Farmerville woman killed in head-on crash

Dead is Ann Hicks, 54, of Farmerville, Louisiana State Trooper Sgt. Michael Parker said
The chain of events that led to the tragedy began at 7:20 a.m. when a 1991 Dodge Colt driven by Mardis Davis of Ruston, who was westbound on Goodgoin Road, failed to stop at the intersection of Louisiana Highway 33 and crashed into a 2003 Chevrolet pickup being driven northbound on Highway 33 by Larry Bridges of Jena, Parker said.

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Jury, LPSB elections may be delayed

The problem stems from a request from the U.S. Department of Justice for additional information concerning the Jury’s already submitted reapportionment proposal, Parish Administrator Richard Durrett said.
“A letter from the Justice Department dated June 16 asked for more information,” Durrett said. “The Jury has until Aug. 15 to get the material into Justice’s hands and Justice then has 60 days to respond.”

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Ray guilty of murder — again

The jury agreed with the prosecution’s contention that Ray deliberately sought Dixon out and murdered her and severely injured her live-in boyfriend by stabbing him in the abdomen during the same attack.
Third Judicial District Attorney Bob Levy praised the jury.
“We are, of course, gratified that the jury found Howard Lamar Ray guilty of second-degree murder,” Levy said. “This is the second time Mr. Ray has been tried and found guilty of murder in this case and Mr. Ray will now face a mandatory life imprisonment sentence.”

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Sheriff deputy dies today

Deputy Jerry Miller, 68, was the grant writer for the department and began his career in law enforcement as a reserve, according to Sheriff Wayne Houck.
“He was one of the original key reserve deputies in 1980,” Houck said. “He was a big asset in getting the reserves formed and stayed with them until he went full-time with us in 1992.”
Miller had reported in sick the past few days with a fever as high as 103 degrees, Houck said.
The sheriff had nothing but praise for Miller.

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Police search for shooter

Additional details of the crime have been released by Bernice Police Chief Ricky Albritton.
“The victim’s name is Freddezzio Ferguson, age 33, of 322 Willis St. in Bernice,” Albritton said. “Three men were involved in the shooting. The three men entered the residence and kidnapped a male occupant. One of the three stayed at the Ferguson home where he held the wife and children hostage while the other two drove the man to C.D.’s Cafe on U.S. Highway 167 and shot him. They then came back and picked up the other man and left. Direction of travel is unknown.”

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Arrest made in Sims case

Wayne Joseph Guidry Jr., 26, of Luling in St. Charles Parish was arrested Thursday in New Orleans on a warrant accusing him of second-degree murder Jackson Parish Chief Deputy Andy Brown said.
“There has been an arrest,” Brown said. “Officers now have Guidry in custody for the second degree murder of Stephanie Pepper Sims. He was arrested without a struggle at approximately 7 p.m. by the New Orleans Police and is being held without bond at the Orleans Parish Jail.”

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