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May 7th, 2013

Professor to speak at Tech graduation

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Joe M. Pullis, professor of business communication at Louisiana Tech University, will serve as commencement speaker for Tech’s spring graduation ceremony, May 18 in the Thomas Assembly Center.
Graduation will begin at 10 a.m. and will officially end the spring quarter. Summer quarter classes will begin May 30.

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Spring activities and watering

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On Saturday, Natures Hideaway Nursery and Gardens in Bastrop, 5032 Naff Ave., will host its Spring Time in the Garden Show. The show opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. The day will be filled with talented artists sharing their crafts, garden inspirations, plants, speakers and food. Admission is free.

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Tech students work to solve industry, community issues

The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University will hold its 2013 Senior Projects Conference Friday, proving a platform for senior students to showcase their skills and their collaborations with community and industry partners.

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RHS upset, Creek falls at OCS

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They were playing 30 minutes away from each other, but Lincoln Parish’s two remaining teams in the 2013 Louisiana High School Athletic Association had their fates decided by the long ball on Monday.
At Bearcat Field on Ball Park Road, No. 4-seeded Ruston was stunned by No. 13-seeded Sulphur, 7-4, in the regional round of the Class 5A playoffs.
Even three towering home runs by Ivan Wilson, Jr., that may still be reaching into the North Louisiana skies couldn’t prevent the Bearcats (30-6) from having one of the best seasons in school history finally end.

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White brings speed to Packers

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — The pro day was proof. Myles White is fast. Really fast.
That day, he says, it was about 35 degrees out with a slight wind, but the Louisiana Tech receiver still ran 4.42 seconds in the 40-yard dash. If he had been invited to the NFL scouting combine, that time would have tied him for sixth at his position.
His best time? White quickly cuts in with a “Four, three, zero.”

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Tech baseball show set tonight

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Louisiana Tech University Head Coach Wade Simoneaux will join legendary Bulldog broadcaster Dave Nitz for Inside Tech Baseball tonight, presented by Iberiabank at 6 p.m. on the LA Tech Sports Network on ESPN 97.7 FM.
Due to scheduling conflicts, the one-hour show, which originally airs Monday nights, has been moved totonight at 6 p.m. in the ESPN studios. Nitz will be joined Simoneaux, as well as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator Brian Rountree in studio for the weekly show.

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Techsters excited about hosting tourney

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They’re playing on their own field, they’re coming off of a three-game road sweep against Seattle University and they’re the host school for the 2013 Western Athletic Conference tournament.
How much better can it get for Louisiana Tech University’s softball team?
Well, a lot better if they can go on and capture the championship of the double-elimination tourney that starts Wednesday with two games and continues into Saturday with a 5 p.m. title contest.

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GSU on road

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Grambling State University’s baseball team will be on the road today and then back home on Wednesday for back-to-back action to close out its 2013 regular season.
The Tigers (17-29) will play against Alcorn State University in Lorman, Miss., today at 3 p.m. and then play host to Jackson State University at the same time on Wednesday.
Action in the annual Southwestern Athletic Conference postseason tournament to be held in Baton Rouge will begin on May 15.

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Tech to host softball tourney

All roads — or, rather, flights — lead straight to Ruston this week for Western Athletic Conference softball teams.
The 2013 edition of the league’s postseason tournament will be held in the city and hosted by Louisiana Tech University starting on Wednesday and continuing through Saturday.
It will mark the final championship event in the WAC to be hosted by Tech, who will begin is affiliation with Conference USA in July.
Six schools, including the Lady Techsters, have earned qualification for the tournament.

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Eating well while living local

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What are kids missing from their daily eating plan? Studies indicate they are missing fruits and vegetables. Ask 10 young people how many fruits and vegetables they have eaten today; you will be amazed. Most youth like fruits because they are sweet but they are not fond of many vegetables. By not eating the recommended two servings of fruits and three servings of vegetables, youth are getting inadequate intake of vitamin A, C, dietary fiber and eating more fats and saturated fats.

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