SUbscriber Login | NEW SUBSCRIPTION  

Archive - Feb 2006

  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.

February 17th

Millsap set to join roll

The 6-8 junior from Grambling pulled down 28 rebounds to break the previous TAC record of 20, set by — you guessed it — Millsap.
Millsap, who has drawn the attention of professional scouts wherever Tech has played this season, is on the verge of setting another record — only this one is a national mark. He is on pace to become the first NCAA player in the nation to lead the country in rebounding three straight years.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

’Dogs face Salukis in ‘Buster’ battle

The Salukis aren’t a member of the Western Athletic Conference, a la Tech, but Bulldogs’ players surely aren’t looking at the 5 p.m. tipoff in that manner.
“As far as we’re concerned, we’re treating it as a conference game,” sized up junior guard Marcus Elliott. “It’s like we’re playing a WAC school. It’s a big game for us.”
Big it is in terms of helping attract some more national attention for the Bulldogs (16-10, 9-4), who are in the chase for a WAC regular season title and postseason trip to either the NCAA or NIT.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Big Brothers, Sisters plan fund-raiser

“The Bowl for Kids Sake is our only fund-raiser,” said Kathleen Richard, one of the representatives from Big Brothers Big Sisters.
“The funds raised are non-restrictive. We receive grants, but they are specifically laid out. This money is all non-restrictive.”
While grant money is very much appreciated, the dollars raised with the Bowl event can be used for matching children with Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
Nannette White, the partnership and resource development coordinator with BBBS, said they never know how much money they will raise from year to year.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

February 16th

Women stitch place in heart

Athletes, politicians, business people, students, men, women, old and young, odds are at some time you’re going to interview someone in each group.
Sometimes you leave an interview feeling pretty good; sometimes you don’t. There are times you’re moved to tears, and there are times you share a laugh. Rarely are you left unchanged.
After you’ve been at this a while, you figure there’s not a lot that could surprise you — you get the feeling you’ve seen or heard it all.
Usually, that’s when you run into a situation that reminds you why you love this job so much.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Mayor: Collaboration needed in Louisiana

Louisiana’s budget shortfall impacts everything and everybody. It has been indicated that State revenues may drop 30 percent or more because of the hurricanes. Obviously, we must modify our spending. What would YOU do if you knew your household income or business income had dropped 30 percent for the foreseeable future?

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Radiothon totals reveal caring hearts

The annual St. Jude Radiothon took place Monday and Tuesday. When a local goal of $140,000 was announced, not many people gave organizers much of a chance to reach that amount. At 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, Sean Fox, of ESPN Radio 99.3 who along with KXKZ and KPCH helped sponsor the event, told listeners the total stood at a little more than $101,000 — barely two-thirds of the total hoped for. With four hours until the radiothon’s end, it looked bleak.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Loved lady’s time has passed

I learned of Ellen’s passing through a message on my answering machine that evening.
My best friend’s grandmother, and close friend, was 88 years old.
At that age her death was bound to happen soon, many might have believed. But not her granddaughter. Looking at Ellen’s pictures during the visitation Tuesday she said, “I thought she would live forever. She wasn’t ready to go.”

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Millsap grabs 28 rebounds in win

Prior to Louisiana Tech University’s Western Athletic Conference game against San Jose State at the Thomas Assembly Center, Bulldogs’ head coach Keith Richard told the junior power forward to go out and “get a bunch” of rebounds.
“I told him to get all of ‘em, every last one,” he said.
Well, Marvelous Millsap definitely got a bunch, pulling in a TAC record 28 and helping guide the Bulldogs (16-10, 9-4) to a 73-64 victory over the Spartans (6-18, 2-8) as just over 2,000 fans witnessed yet another awe-inspiring performance by the former Grambling High School star.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Senate passes amended levee bill

After failing to pass a levee board bill after a night of debate on Sunday, cooler heads prevailed and by a 39-0 vote, the Senate sent the House an amended version of Sen. Walter Boasso’s bill.
“We learned that on Sunday, when he (Boasso) was unwilling to compromise, he did it because Gov. Blanco told him not to compromise,” Sen. Bob Kostelka, R-Monroe, said.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

February 15th

Happenings educates community

With Historical Happenings, a program that takes place the third Thursday of each month, area residents are given the chance to listen to local scholars and hear the past retold in a way they may not have heard before.
Vivian McCain, the director of Lincoln Parish Library, conducted a survey when she first came to the library, and she discovered that patrons were interested in historical programs. She contacted community historians and area professors and has brought together a year-long Historical Happenings event.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share