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January 6th

Techsters rope Broncos

And this one was even more important than those three-in-a-row W’s that were posted on the won-loss chart during December, among them being an 84-71 upset over then top 25 ranked Mississippi.
Thursday evening’s verdict was a 75-61 advantage going to the Techsters over Boise State and one that started off Western Athletic Conference in the right way.
Tech now has its longest winning streak of the season at four.
Best of all, though, it began the club’s WAC campaign in the right way.

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Firefighters battle blaze in Grambling

More than 20 firefighters, along with 12 trucks from two departments, worked feverishly to contain the fire as wind fanned the flames which at times threatened three homes and two churches.
The fire ultimately destroyed an estimated 10 acres of undergrowth, Lincoln Parish Fire Chief Dennis Ford said.
The Cactus Jacks fire was one of seven that parish firefighters responded to Thursday, Ford said.
Parish and Ruston fire departments have fought about 33 grass fires in a two-week span.

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ER, ICU to remain open at LGH

“There is simply no truth at all to these rumors,” Hospital CEO Tom Stone said. “There are absolutely no plans to close the emergency room and there are absolutely no plans to close the intensive care unit.
“And we’re not out seeking mergers with anyone.”
The rumors come on the heels of an announcement last month that the financially struggling hospital had cut 28 jobs in an effort to improve its financial health. Stone said other employees would see their hours decrease from 40 to 32.

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An update on Audio Empire

In my accompanying follow up column from that first article in September of 2004 I went out on a limb and said that I thought the two Tech students and entrepreneurs had everything it would take to meet their formula of Dreams - Goals - Work - Reality.
The two Audio Empire founders are both from Shreveport and were both Tech students at the time they started the business. The brainchild of Kevin May and Dusty Ray is still located at 211 W. Railroad Ave. and still going strong but with a number of changes from projections of that 16 month ago visit.

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Drive safely this new year

With the kickoff of the second half of the school year, area motorists are once again reminded to pay close attention when driving city streets.
School buses will once again pick up and discharge their riders; teens who have recently passed their drivers test will be packing the roadways at 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., sometimes not quite sure of the potential lethality of the 3,000 pound weapon they are steering; youngsters are walking the streets, sprinting into traffic, oblivious to the cars and trucks rolling along our roadways.
And the danger doesn’t stop after school is out.

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January 5th

Postage rates to increase Monday

Beginning at midnight on Sunday, the United States Postal Service will raise the rate for a postage stamp from 37 to 39 cents.
The increase is due to rising gas costs, the higher cost of living and the devastation brought on as post offices were put out of use in South Louisiana by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Ruston Post Office Bulk Mail Clerk Joseph Fontenot said.
“It’s been four years since we had a rate change,” said Ruston Post Office Retail Associate employee Kathy Lenard. “The rates usually go up a little every 4-5 years.”

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Lady 'Cats edged in overtime

At least that’s the way Ricky Durrett sized up the situation for Ruston High School’s girls following a tough 49-46 overtime loss to Monroe Ouachita High here Tuesday night.
“Actually, it’s a good game to get us ready for a district (1-5A) game against Natchitoches-Central here Friday night,” said the Lady Bearcats’ head coach. “It should wake us up for the district games and make us a better team. We’ll get back to practice, work on things and be ready for the district game on Friday.”

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January 4th

Techster home, 'Dogs away for WAC openers

That’s how the 2005-06 Western Athletic Conference schedule will commence for the men’s and women’s teams at Louisiana Tech University this week.
The Lady Techsters (8-3) and Bulldogs (7-6) will go up against teams from the state of Idaho on Thursday and Saturday when the league battles officially get under way.
On that first day, it’s the Techsters playing host to Boise State (at 7 p.m.) while the ‘Dogs are at the Broncos’ gymnasium. The weekend meetings will have the Lady Techsters at home against new WAC member Idaho starting at 7 and the Bulldogs playing at the Vandals’ arena.

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Anticipating a happy year

My friends and I went back into the city from Brooklyn at about 8 p.m., and by then, the best spot we could get was in Central Park. We could still see the glowing ball, but after waiting in the dark, in the cold, for four hours, seeing it fall slowly was highly anticlimactic.
The fireworks, however, were spectacular. I was on the phone with my best friend, and as soon as the clock struck midnight, fireworks lit up Central Park. I stood, awed. “Kyle,” I said, “I wish you were here to see this with me.”

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Choudrant explores appropriations grant

The grant was to help with the sewage system needed if a new bridge over Interstate 20 is to be built, Choudrant Mayor Bill Sanderson said
“This started about five years ago when we were working on a federal appropriations grant for a street,” Sanderson said. “If an accident occurs on the Interstate, traffic is rerouted on Highway 80 via Highway 145.”
This, coupled with the possibility of rebuilding the Highway 145 bridge over the Interstate, makes building a new bridge in Choudrant a necessity, Sanderson said.

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