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January 11th, 2013

Shrinking height with age

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For as long as I can remember, I have been wearing the same jean and pant length. The proper word here is inseam.
After a few recent wardrobe rotations of blue jeans, my cuff length appears to be growing longer than my legs. I’m still wearing the same number on the little white tab inside, but I don’t know, apparently the area code is incorrect or something.

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The importance of Braille

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Jan. 4 marked the birthday of Louis Braille, the Frenchman blinded as a child who developed the Braille code, a completely tactile reading medium. His system continues to transform the lives of blind people around the world today. I reflected on what Braille means to me and how important it is that we continue educating others about its importance to all blind people, particularly to those with residual vision.

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Techsters make it 500 at home

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A 71-58 win over Texas State puts team in milestone ‘club’
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Louisiana Tech University’s Lady Techsters seized the moment on Thursday night.
But only after achieving “The Moment.”
Leading into the Western Athletic Conference game against Texas State University (6-9, 0-5) at the Thomas Assembly Center, no way you would have gotten an idea about its special significance.
At least not from the Techsters or their Hall of Fame head coach, Teresa Weatherspoon.

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Prep hoops

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This weekend’s Lincoln Parish high school basketball schedule, plus a look at each team’s record:
HIGH SCHOOL
(Boys)
• CHOUDRANT: Tonight, home, vs. Downsville; CEDAR CREEK: Tonight, home, vs. Grambling; RUSTON: Tonight, home, vs. Bastrop; GRAMBLING: Tonight, at Cedar Creek.
(Girls)
• GRAMBLING: Tonight, at Cedar Creek; CHOUDRANT: Tonight, home, vs. Downsville; CEDAR CREEK: Tonight, home, vs. Grambling; RUSTON: Tonight, home, vs. Bastrop,
THE RECORD BOOK

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I.A. Lewis teams close out play

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Ruston’s I.A. Lewis basketball squads brought their curtain down on their 2012-13 season recently with several victories.
The Rams took wins of 44-31 over Shreveport St. Mark’s, 30-14 over Cedar Creek and 43-14 over Monroe St. Frederick’s and lost to Shreveport Evangel Academy 66-50.
In that defeat to Evangel, Ramarian Parker had 27 points to lead the Rams after having totaled 15 versus St. Mark’s, 12 against St. Frederick’s and eight against Cedar Creek.

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Bulldogs knock off Bobcats, take WAC lead with 4-0 mark

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SAN MARCOS, Texas — Louisiana Tech had 11 different players score, led by guard Cordarius Johnson with 17, as the Bulldogs took down Texas State 84-67 on Thursday night at Strahan Coliseum.
The victory marked Tech’s fifth straight and improved their overall record to 13-3 and a perfect, league-leading 4-0 mark in Western Athletic Conference play.
Both teams started off cold from the field, shooting a combined 2-for-13 with the score knotted up 2-2 four minutes into the contest.

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Aguilar’s RHS girls trip North DeSoto

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Ruston High School’s girls readied for District 2-5A competition with a 42-27 win over North DeSoto on Thursday night.
Head Coach David Aguilar directed the Lady Bearcats (9-11) to the home victory to set up a district opener on the RHS court tonight against Bastrop High starting at 6 p.m.
Leading Ruston against North DeSoto were Sunkietria McCallister with 10 points and 10 rebounds and Destiny Bryant with eight points.

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GSU teams fall in doubleheader, look to rebound on road Saturday

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GRAMBLING — On Tuesday night at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center, the Grambling State University Lady Tigers (2-13, 1-3) turned the ball over 28 times, missed 15 free throws, and only knocked down three 3-pointers as they handed the Alcorn State Lady Braves their first win (71-48) of the season.
“We just didn’t do anything,” said GSU Head Coach Pat Bibbs. “We didn’t play any defense, we did execute offensively. We just didn’t play.”

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Tech football team to be honored

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Louisiana Tech University’s nine-game winning football team of 2012 will be recognized on Saturday with its annual awards’ banquet, set for a 7 p.m. start at the Ruston Civic Center. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m.
The Bulldogs (9-3) featured numerous team and individual record-setting performances during one of the most successful campaigns in school history.
Tech led the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision in scoring and was No. 2 in total offense while also earning listings in the nation’s Top 25 polls, plus cracking the BCS Standings for the first time ever.

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE

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I, Spencer Rucker, have been convicted of 76-5-404.1 AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD/1ST DEGREE FELONY on Jun. 20, 1997. My address is 2500 TECH FARM RD, RUSTON, LA 71270.
Race: Afr Amer
Sex: Male
DOB: 03/17/1969
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 200 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
2td: January 11 & 13, 2013

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