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March 15th, 2013

Percussion group to take stage at Tech Monday

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On Monday, the Louisiana Tech University School of Performing Arts will welcome a group that has been named “the premier new music percussion ensemble in Texas and the South.”
“This is the first time the trio has appeared at Louisiana Tech,” Gregory Lyons, assistant professor of music, said. “In the department of music at Louisiana Tech, we are always interested in exposing our students to new artists.”

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Student show to open Tuesday at Tech

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The Annual Student Show is one of the most popular and well-attended exhibitions offered by the School of Art at Louisiana Tech University. A favorite of students, parents and faculty alike, the show features a selection of the best student work produced during the year. All art students, from freshmen through graduate students are eligible to submit work to the show, but acceptance is competitive. This year, Cristin J. Nunez, the assistant director of Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans, has juried the show and determined the award winners.

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Help alliance stop drunk driving

Just three days after Ruston High School juniors and seniors watched a mock highway crash unfold before them, six Ohio teenagers died when their speeding SUV crashed into a guardrail and flipped over into a pond.
The RHS mock crash, and a subsequent one to be held next week at Cedar Creek School, was staged primarily to represent the danger of drinking and driving, and it reiterates the importance of using seat belts. The simulations also underscore the overall responsibility of being behind the wheel.

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Learning back-porch lessons

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My love for back porches is a result of my childhood. Growing up close to my grandparents’ house, I spent a lot of time under the shade of the huge white oak tree that shadowed the entire rear yard of their home.
Besides reading, writing and arithmetic, I learned as much or more sitting on their back porch, as in the classroom. There were always teachers and instructors present.
Pop had a collection of friends who were the smartest men I knew. They were my idols!

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LPSO: Distemper on the rise

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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office would like to warn citizens about a rise in the number of reported cases involving canine distemper.

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’Dogs shocked

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LAS VEGAS — Kannon Burrage scored 26 points, including hitting five 3-pointers, to lead No. 9 seed Texas-San Antonio to a 73-67 upset victory over No. 1 seed Louisiana Tech Thursday at the Orleans Arena during the 2013 Western Athletic Conference Tournament.
Burrage and Michael Hale combined to score 31 second half points, as the Roadrunners pulled the upset on a day that also saw No. 2 seed Denver fall in its quarterfinal matchup.

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Holtz, Tech start spring

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Louisiana Tech University football, the spring version, kicks off today.
The first of 15 NCAA-mandated workouts will begin under new Head Coach Skip Holtz, Jr., at 4 p.m. at Joe Aillet Stadium.
It will be the first time that the Bulldogs will be on the field since the son of Lou Holtz was hired to guide the Football Bowl Subdivision program that ranked among the country’s most successful in 2012.

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Ruston native Hadnot named All-American

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Louisiana Tech University sprinter and former Ruston High School star Trey Hadnot has been named to the first unit of the All-America indoor team by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association following his third place finish in the 200-meter dash at the recent NCAA indoor championships.
Hadnot’s honor gives Tech 54 All-American honors in the program’s history and marks the Ruston native’s third All-America award, but the first one for being on the first team.

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Mize invitational set for Saturday

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Louisiana Tech University’s outdoor track and field season will begin in Ruston Saturday when the school has its annual Jim Mize Invitational.
The opener is seen as a chance for Head Coach Gary Stanley and his staff to get an early peek of what his athletes have accomplished through winter training and to weed out the competition for the year.
But the Invitational means much more to Stanley and the Tech athletic program, which has been hosting the meet for more than 20 years.

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Tech, Grambling baseball teams at home

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With dismal early season records, Lincoln Parish’s two universities are need of playing some baseball games at home.
Louisiana Tech and Grambling State will have that opportunity this weekend.
The Bulldogs, who are 5-13 overall after losing twice at perennial national power earlier this week, have a three-game series at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Parkagainst Stephen F. Austin University starting tonight and extending through Sunday.
Single games are set for tonight at 6 p.m., 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

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