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May 18th, 2013

Harrington: Another Tech link to Cal

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BERKELEY, Calif. — Another member of the Louisiana Tech University football coaching staff that was directed over a three-year period by Sonny Dykes is heading to the Bay Area.
University of California Athletics Director Sandy Barbour announced has announced that Damon Harrington has joined the Bears as its football head strength and conditioning coach.
Harrington will work directly with the Cal program on a day-to-day basis and oversee three assistant strength and conditioning coaches in his role.

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Tech has large group of NCAA East prelim qualifers

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Louisiana Tech University’s track and field program has netted a total of 16 qualifying entries for the 2013 NCAA East preliminary championships, including three relays.
The top 48 individual marks and top 24 relay times qualify for the NCAA East Prelims, which will be hosted by North Carolina A&T and take place on Thursday through Saturday at Irwin Belk Track in Greensboro, N.C.

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Pole aces state gobbler record

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Thirty one year old Dustin Pole who lives in Welsh, was understandably disappointed when his name was not drawn for the first of three lottery turkey hunts on West Bay wildlife management area this past season. Third time, though, proved to be charmed as he was selected for the third and final lottery hunt, a venture that resulted in Pole bagging what is unofficially a new state non-typical record for wild turkeys.

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State’s safe boating week is under way

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BATON ROUGE — Louisiana is once again participating in the national “Safe Boating Week” that began on Saturday and will continue until May 24.

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Grambling graduates benefit from ‘Bayou Classic’ internship

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NEW ORLEANS — Three interns with the annual Bayou Classic have secured positions after they helped the Bayou Classic team with growth management and event operations of the Bayou Classic.
The interns include Guy-Bertrand Tamo, Rob Garland and Courtney Mackey.
Southern University management information systems graduate Tamo joined FHS Legacy Corporation, Garland joined the New Orleans Zephyrs and Mackey joined New Orleans Convention Companies, Inc., the management firm of the annual Bayou Classic.
The New Orleans Convention Companies, Inc. worked directly with both FHS Legacy Corporation and the Zephyrs in the placement of the two men at their positions. Tamo is now working at FHS Legacy Corporation as a software developer.

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RPAR ‘Home Run’ Derby set at Love Complex May 30

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Attention: all softball players in the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department.
Get your favorite bat warmed up because the 2013 edition of the “Home Run Derby” is nearing.
The RPAR-sponsored event will be held May 30 at starting at 6:30 p.m. at the J.C. Love Athletic Complex located on Farmerville Street.

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If rates rise, what should you do with bonds?

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Interest rates are at historic lows. But they will rise eventually. If you invest in fixed-income vehicles, such as bonds, what might higher rates mean for you?
As is almost always the case in the investment world, there’s no simple answer.
First, it’s important to distinguish between short-term and long-term interest rates. The Federal Reserve is determined to keep short-term rates low until unemployment improves, but, in the meantime, longer-term rates may well rise.

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Ruston Medical holds ribbon cutting ceremony

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Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held May 15 for Ruston Medical Group, located at 401 East Vaughn Ave. in the Northern Louisiana Medical Center Medical Office Building. The ceremony was sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

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Green Inducted into La. State Nurses Association Hall of Fame

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Nita Green RN, MSN, was inducted into the Louisiana State Nurses Association Hall of Fame at the 12th annual Nightingale Gala held in February at the Crowne Plaza, Baton Rouge.
Attending the event with Green were her husband, Larry, her son, Greg, and daughter-in-law, Amy.
Green enjoyed the gala with several of her nursing colleagues and friends from the Ruston District Nurses Association: Nancy Darland, Norlyn Hyde, Patsy Bourgeois, Shirley Payne and Pam Moore.
More than 300 nurses, families and friends attended the Gala. Kathryn Arterberry, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Northwestern State University of Louisiana served as the Master of Ceremonies.
Green’s nursing career spans over thirty years. During that time she has been employed by north Louisiana health care facilities in positions ranging from bedside nursing to upper leadership positions.

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It’s not your grandfather’s retirement now

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It used to be relatively simple to plan for retirement: You’d just circle the date on the calendar when your pension was set to kick in and have your co-workers start planning your send-off party.
But that was then. These days, retirement planning is a lot more complex. The number of corporate pension plans has fallen dramatically over the past two decades — from about 92,000 single-employer defined benefit plans in 1990 to 29,000 in 2009, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. With the burden of paying for retirement shifting to individuals, personal savings and investments are becoming the primary source of retirement income.

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