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Archive - Dec 19, 2006

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Dooley eager to get ’Dogs rolling

“I knew, in my heart, that this was the right place for my family and I. It all goes back to the people you want to work with and that’s what I have found here, just great people whom I look forward to being with and working with to undertake this challenge.”
Dooley got a vintage Tech and Ruston welcome, too, at the open-to-the-public press conference that numbered approximately 250 in attendance and included representation from returning players on the Bulldogs’ squad, current staff members and a large turnout of university administrators, athletic personnel and students.

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Think about AIDS for more than one day

In Louisiana alone, the statistics are astounding. According to www.avert.org, more than 7,600 people are living with HIV and more than 7,400 are living with AIDS. In the United States, more than 404,000 people have AIDS. Those numbers are staggering, but in other countries, the numbers are even higher.
In sub-Saharan Africa, an estimated 24.5 million adults and children were living with HIV at the end of 2005, according to www.avert.org.
This is a bigger problem than most people want to admit.

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Debate team’s skills intriguing

I spoke to Trey Gibson, Louisiana Tech’s director of the Debate Team, about his team being national champions of debate. That’s pretty impressive to me. While I had months to prepare for my speech and gave the same one a total of four times in public, these students have very little time to prepare — and they must defend their arguments.

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Dooley’s the man for Bulldogs

Dooley is due in Ruston by noon after having flown in from Miami, by way of Orchard Park, N.Y., where the Dolphins played the Bills early Sunday afternoon.

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