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Dolphins’ Dooley, LSU’s Fisher

Now, son Derek Dooley is gaining more attention among Louisiana Tech University officials as one of the top candidates for the school’s head coaching vacancy.
The current tight ends’ coach for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League talked one-on-one with a representative from Tech in Miami on Thursday.
Dooley, 38, is becoming a major focus of the school’s search for a successor to Jack Bicknell, whose duties were terminated recently after an eight-year stay.

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University students aid community

Even with all of these demands on the time a college student has to spend on outside activities there are those who have stepped beyond those pressures to aid community organizations which benefit those in need.
A perfect example is the recent fund-raiser held by Tech’s chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.

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It’s always the red carpet

But that does not constitute what I have grown to term “The Squire Creek Treatment.” And I have a perfect example.
When Doro Bush Koch came to Squire Creek to promote her book on her father’s life, she was already a celebrity at least several times over. Her being the daughter of the past President Bush and the sister of the current President Bush qualified her for that designation hands down. But not only that, she had written a book sure to be an instant success, and she had already been featured as a skilled author on a wide range of national and international media.

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Tech’s Debate Team kicks into high gear

“(The team) sounds like they know what they’re talking about, and they look like they know what they’re talking about,” Gibson said. “My debaters literally have to be a jack-of-all-trades. We’ve been to debates where the topics range from Britney Spears and K-Fed to Iraq policies to who’s going to be the next president to genetic foods. The good thing is that we’ve got a good diversity with people from different majors.”

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Trash megasite to open in January

“We wanted to get the word out now that we will be picking up the dumpsters in 10 locations in that area and moving them to the megasite,” Parish Administrator Dennis Woodward said.
The current dumpster sites that will be closed and the number of dumpsters moved include the following:
•Three dumpsters on Mayfield Road;
• Three dumpsters on Arkansas Plant Road near La. 33;
• Two dumpsters on Arkansas Plant Road midway between La. 33 and Pea Ridge Road;
• Two dumpsters on Pea Ridge Road near Howard Road;
• Three dumpsters on La. 33 near La. 822;

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Tech bowlers rolling with success

Oh yes, the bowling team.
With the 2006 portion of its schedule completed, the Shawn Jackson-coached crew has won well over 20 matches, enjoys a top 15 national ranking and has high hopes of possibly earning a berth in postseason competition before their alley battles are over in mid-March.
Best of all, this could very well be the foundation for a program that could eventually take off in a big way, a la the famed Lady Techsters’ basketballers did back in the mid-1970’s.

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Kiwanis offer outlet for teen talent

The Ruston Kiwanis Club might help make this vision a reality with their Youth Festival and Talent Show. Applications are already being accepted for local students in grades 9-12 who wish to compete for $200, $100 and $50 cash prizes by submitting artwork or displaying their talents at a contest at the Dixie Center for the Arts on Feb. 10.
Art entries can include anything from paintings and photography to sculptures and wood work. The talent competition is open to singers, musicians, comedians and actors, to name a few.

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Recalling life of a local artist

In 2004, I came into contact with this mild-mannered artist as he was putting the finishing touches on his “Laundromat series,” to be displayed in the art tour. These were paintings that depicted real people he had observed in everyday settings over a 10-year-period.
“I’ve been waiting a long time to do this series,” Kennedy told me.
“Before I went back to school, I was a carpenter and a house painter, and I went to many Laundromats. I would sketch people there, who usually did not know I was drawing them.”

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Plans to develop library space continues

Williams’ request comes on the heels of a meeting last week between members of the Library Board of Control, the Police Jury and the Ruston-Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau. The architect, once hired, will meet with members of the Police Jury, Board of Control, CVB, city of Ruston, Louisiana Tech and any other agency that might use the new facilities. The architect would then come up with a plan that meets as many needs as possible.

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