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December 6th

’Dogs host Knight’s Red Raiders

A victory over Louisiana Tech University at the Thomas Assembly Center in tonight’s long awaited, eagerly anticipated 7 p.m. regional meeting would achieve that feat and also place him one step closer to Dean Smith’s all-time NCAA Division I record of 879.
And while Bulldogs’ head coach Keith Richard would prefer that the biggest name coach ever to appear at the TAC since its opening in the early 1980s delay this milestone accompishment, he is admittely also caught up in all of the attention.

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Look out for moving deer

Capt. Wesley Harris said when a motorist does spot a deer, the driver should slow down dramatically and be ready for the animal to dart unexpectedly into the road. Headlights should also be dimmed because bright lights apparently have a paralyzing effect on deer. Motorists should honk the horn in an attempt to scare the deer away and be prepared for the animal to run in the vehicle’s path.

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Worldwide epidemic hits home

Sure, it’s a morbid thought but we all begin moving toward death the moment we take our first breath.
Sometimes, in my more pensive moods, I wonder if I’ll pass away peacefully at the age of 99 or become a statistic.
One thing that had never crossed my mind as a possible scenario was dying from AIDS. According to many testimonials that flooded the airwaves on Friday — World AIDS Day — many of those currently infected once felt the same way.
Woman after woman told their story, often preceded by the statement “I never thought it could happen to me.”

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Stirring up something tasty

The soup and crackers supper, organized to raise funds for Christian Community Action, is available between 5-7 p.m. today at the Ruston Civic Center with a $3 donation and can of meat as the admission charge.

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December 5th

Police, parents look at Internet use

Mostly (teenagers) are interested in social relationships. If you look at what they are doing they are text messaging, instant messaging and visiting social network Web sites. Kids tend to be very social, and they use technology to aid that.”
Unfortunately, some of this socialization is unhealthy, so parents need to take an active role in overseeing children’s computer usage, said Wheat, a father of two who also serves as the director of information services at the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home.

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Car fails to yield at crossing

“For unknown reasons, he failed to stop at the crossing.” Smith was treated on the scene by Ruston Ambulance EMTs for minor injuries, Hawkins said.

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Bicknell fired as Tech football coach.

Bicknell compiled a 43-52 record during his stay as head coach, his 2006 edition posting a 3-10 mark and going 1-7 mark against Western Athletic Conference opponents.
In his initial season of 1999, Tech had an 8-3 record and then captured a WAC title and appeared in the Humanitarium Bowl two years later, ending up with a 7-5 record.
Tech ended its season this past weekend with a 50-23 loss to New Mexico State in Las Cruces.

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Bicknell era over at Tech.

Tech finished with an overall record of 3-10 and went 1-7 against conference opponents.
It marked the most setbacks in a single season in school history during a milestone-achieving 13-game schedule that included four contests against top 25 ranked foes.

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Area legislators support special session

“I was against it because no one had input and a 10-day, quickie session was a rush to judgement on the Property and Casualty issue,” Kostelka said. “I still feel that way about the insurance, but now that I’ve gotten the call list, I see there are tax credits she wants to address.”
As for insurance, Kostelka said he still thinks 10 days is too short a period to answer all the questions.
“I question the logic of trying to rush this through,” Kostelka said. “We need to look at relieving the debt on Citizens Property and Casualty,” Kostelka said. “We need to work on the long-term.”

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Every bit of giving counts

The Salvation Army was able to serve 813 families with disaster assistance during the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. More than 1,400 people in and around the Ruston area received assistance with utilities, rent, food, clothing and medical assistance.
This year, we hope to do more.
Every cent that is donated to the Salvation Army goes directly back to the community, and this holiday season, they are out in full swing at Wal-Mart and Super 1 Foods.

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