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February 13th, 2013

Pull up your pants

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Students, faculty react to new Grambling ordinance
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Sagging in the city of Grambling may become a costly fashion statement for Grambling State University students, their visitors and city residents.
On Thursday night, the Grambling City Council passed an ordinance making indecent exposure — the showing of undergarments and underwear — illegal. Failure to comply may result in fines of $150 to $500, community service and even time in jail.
Some university students feel attacked by the new law and others are happy that something is being done about a fashion statement they consider unacceptable.

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Tech’s SciTEC receives new exhibits

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The adage states, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and if that’s the case, this community is doing its part through Louisiana Tech University’s Science and Technology Education Center (SciTEC).
Seven exhibits were recently donated from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, though SciTEC had to cover the $3,800 shipping costs.  However, Lindsey Vincent, interim director of SciTEC, said she was able to find willing donors in CenturyLink, the Ruston Junior Auxiliary organization and the Ruston-Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Tech, GSU fans already anxious

Now that the all-important recruiting season has been wrapped up, fans of Lincoln Parish’s two football-playing universities can turn their thoughts to the 2013 season.
Yes, even if that campaign is several months away, it’s never too early to get in the mood for the college game.
And before you can sing your school’s favorite fight song, late August will arrive before you realize it.
That’s when Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University will kick off their seasons, both looking to starting off their 2013 schedules with games on Aug. 31.

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Cursive to become extinct?

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When it came to cursive writing, practice never made perfect for me. No matter how many penmanship workbooks my teachers put before me, or how many times I had to look at the charts with the dotted lines and arrows showing how the letter should be formed, I didn’t get it.
I never could get all the little fancy loops and swirls neatly on the page. I still can’t. Maybe subconsciously I always knew I was going to be a reporter, where sloppy handwriting can be an asset. Wandering eyes can’t copy your notes. Or maybe I inherited the bad cursive gene from my father.

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Grambling Community Joy Fund wraps up annual project

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The Grambling Community Joy Fund Volunteers, along with the City of Grambling Mayor Edward Jones, would like to offer thanks and appreciation to the citizens of Grambling and surrounding areas for making the 2012 annual project a success.

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Another Laird on RHS block

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Brad has impressive resume for success in Bearcat Nation
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Add on another member of the Laird family to the Ruston High School athletics staff.
This morning, it became official: Brad Laird is the new head football coach for the Bearcats, where father and former head coach Billy Laird serves as the athletics’ director.
The younger Laird was introduced as the new head coach at a press conference held this morning in the teachers’ lounge at RHS.
Here’s a dozen things to know about the “new” Laird in Bearcat Nation:
1-His full name is Stephen Brad Laird. His nickname is “Dr. D.”

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Leaping for Tigers

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Clifford Williams (35) and Daniel Ogunyemi (tipping basketball) will be reaching for rebounds for Simsboro High School tonight when the No. 5 Class B/C ranked Tigers play host to Doyline High in a regular-season finale. The Tigers have a 23-6 record and will feature “Senior Night” activities with the contest against Doyline.

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Techsters’ promotions slated

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Charitable events set for WAC home games

The Louisiana Tech University Lady Techster basketball team will return home this week for two critical Western Athletic Conference games as head coach Teresa Weatherspoon and Co. will host Seattle Thursday and Idaho Saturday.
Both games are set for a 7 p.m. tipoff at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Promotions have been set around both games this week as Thursday night will be the “THINK PINK” Breast Cancer Awareness Game, while Saturday will be March of Dimes Night.

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RGSA to start registration session

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Registration for the 2013 season will begin for the Ruston Girls Softball Association on Saturday.
Girls between the ages of 5-to-18 are eligible to participate in the program and can sign up starting Saturday and also on Feb. 23, with time periods for both dates being from 9 a.m.-noon.
Cost is $40 for T-ball and $65 for all other ages.
Individuals can also register via www.rustonsoftball.com or obtaining forms at The Locker Room and The Zone.
Additional information is also available by calling Lori Henry (245-2433), Leah Frazier (265-0123) or Cheryl Lamkin (235-5477).

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Shelton earns national award

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected Louisiana Tech guard Kelia Shelton as its Ann Meyers Drysdale women’s National Player of the Week for games ending the week of Feb. 10.
As the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week, Shelton was nominated for the weekly award, which was chosen by a representative of the USBWA board of directors from a list of Division I conference players of the week.

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