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Archive - Jan 6, 2006

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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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