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January 22nd, 2013

Tech, GSU Hoops

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A quick look at the men’s and women’s basketball teams at Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University:
LOUISIANA TECH
(Bulldogs)
• Overall record: 16-3.
• Western Athletic Conference record: 7-0, first place.
• Statistical leaders: Scoring: Raheem Appleby, 14.4 ppg; Cordarius Johnson, 10.1 ppg; Rebounding: Michale Kyser, 6.3 rpg; Assists: Kenneth “Speedy” Smith, 5.1; Steals: Smith, 2.2; Blocked shots: Kyser, 3.3.
• Upcoming games: at San Jose State, Thursday, 9 p.m.; at Utah State, Saturday, 8:05 p.m.
(Lady Techsters)
• Overall record: 8-9.

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Bowles to lead Arizona ‘D’

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Ex-Grambling assistant joins Cardinals’ staff
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Todd Bowles has taken another step towards what one day might lead to a head coaching job in the National Football League.
The former Grambling State University assistant coach has been hired as the new defensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals after served as a defensive assistant for two different NFL teams in the past four years.

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White’s Tech squad earns votes in national Associated Press poll

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Louisiana Tech University’s basketball Bulldogs have broken into the national rankings.
On Monday afternoon, the Western Athletic Conference leaders received two votes to rank No. 37 in the weekly Associated Press poll voted on by media representatives.
It marks the first entry into the national polls this season for Head Coach Michael White’s squad, which has a 16-3 overall record and is atop the WAC standings at 7-0 entering a Thursday night game at San Jose State.

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Tech women’s bowlers No. 15 in tourney field

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The Louisiana Tech University women’s bowling team recently wrapped up a weekend full of competition as the Lady Techsters battled a handful of the nation’s top teams at the Mid-Winter Invitational, hosted by Arkansas State in Jonesboro, Ark.
Tech eventually finished the tournament ranked No. 15 among the field.
Head coach Jerry Miles and his squad faced off against nine of the Top 20-ranked teams in the nation, including No. 6-ranked Nebraska, who eventually won the tournament, and finished the first day of competition ranked seventh in the field of 16.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CITY OF RUSTON

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CITY OF RUSTON
Sale of Damaged Transformers as Surplus Movable Property Resolution No. 815 of 2012
SEALED BIDS will be received until the hour of 10:00 a.m. local time Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in the Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston located at the Ruston Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270, at which time and place all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud for the following Surplus Property.
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY TO BE SOLD

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January 21st

Bank of Ruston raises the bar for Buddy Ball

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Business aids special needs league
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On Jan. 9 the Bank of Ruston presented Dr. Edwin Davis with a pure sterling silver bar to help him implement Buddy Ball, a special needs athletic league, for area parishes.
Davis is a well-known citizen in the Ruston community and bank employees were more than happy to assist him with raising money for his project, Angie Biscomb, community engagement officer, said.

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Guidance for local parents

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Counseling Center offers free courses
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Sometimes, parents might not have time or take the time to really listen to their children.
Judy Crow, a registered play therapist-supervisor at the Family Counseling Center, points out that when there are open lines of communication, it enriches the relationship and benefits the whole family.
“Children need to be heard and believed,” Crow said. “If parents won’t listen, then a child becomes discouraged and in teenage years may well turn to peers and others to fill that gap.”

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Union celebrates MLK Day

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GSU President Pogue: ‘Never forget the past’
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Speaking to scores of people in Farmerville’s Willie Davis Jr. Recreation Center, Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue said, “We can’t live in the past, but we must never forget the past.”
“See all Americans, especially our young ones, need to walk through our political, social and economic experiences so they can understand what our race was facing,” said Pogue, the keynote speaker at Union Parish’s first celebration in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday as he shared personal experiences from his youth and college years at Alabama State University.

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Duggan honored for 50 years of hair dressing

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A coffee was held at the home of Billie Dawkins from 3 p.m. -5 p.m. Jan. 12 honoring Marion Duggan for more than 50 years as a hair dresser. Coffee and refreshments were served by hostesses Shirely Barron, Rita Belding, Billie Dawkins, Linda Graham, Margaret Ann James and Joan Moncrief. A proclamation that was signed and given to the honoree was read for those in attendance.

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Stalking awareness: keep records

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Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part column on stalking. The first portion ran in the Jan. 14 edition.
Can you imagine worrying for over five years about someone who cannot take no for an answer, who tracks and follows you like an animal, whose behavior is unpredictable and frightening, and whose methods escalate over time? Can you imagine being the parent, sibling or friend of someone who is being terrorized in this way?

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