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September 28th

Tech: no looking past Nicholls

The third-ever matchup between the two schools (Tech has won both of the previous games) will mark the first-ever football contest to be held on the new FieldTurf. While Friday night’s soccer match between the Techsters and Arkansas State officially christened the highly regarded surface, the Saturday evening battle will provide an extra special atmosphere for the estimated 18,000 fans due to be in attendance.

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LMCH is well worthy of aid

The first building was begun in Ruston in 1908, but due to lack of finances, completion was delayed until 1909 when 13 children who had been living in a rented cottage in Ruston were moved into the still unfurnished building.
Today there are 106 children who occupy this 40-acre campus.
At the official Centennial Celebration, CEO Terrel DeVille described the path that LMCH has followed since those beginnings some 100 years ago.

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Lawsuit targets GSU administration

• That the other defendants allowed Owens to make administrative decisions which were not his responsibility;
• That employees who were not able to provide financing for Owens’ “pet projects” were terminated;
• That protocol was not followed with hirings, firings or merit raises;
• That whistleblowers were punished; and
• That the morale of GSU and its employees and the university’s relationship with the city were destroyed.
“I don’t have any pet projects,” Owens said.
“I don’t have a clue what they’re talking about.

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Students below national average on ACT

“When it comes to LEAP or exit exams, each state administers their own exam,” Michelet said. “They are not the same, so your best bet when comparing is IOWA scores or the ACT.”
The IOWA exam, Michelet said, no longer provides such an accurate picture for state comparisons, since Louisiana replaced the test with the iLEAP in 2006 to better align itself with No Child Left Behind Standards.
Even when comparing ACT scores, certain factors come into play.
Michelet said, for example, more Louisiana students take the ACT than in other states, where more students take the SAT.

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Marking my own path in Labyrinth

Even though that event was the beginning of my own journey on the Labyrinth, I have now walked it alone, and today I will reveal what that meant to me.
As I walked, I thought first of my Ruston beginnings and the stable and neat life I had as the daughter of Lorimer Edward Storey and Rhona Louise Miller Storey.
My existence was centered around A.E. Phillips, Ruston High School, Louisiana Tech University and First Baptist Church. If I got good grades, learned my Sunday School scriptures and practiced my piano lessons, I was up to parental expectations.

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Huskers’ West Coast attack drills Tech

The Bulldogs started at their own 20-yard line where junior quarterback Zac Champion hooked up with senior wideout Johnathan Holland twice in the drive for a total of 49 yards. Sophomore Patrick Jackson also tacked on 22 yards.
Nebraska extended its lead to 14-3 with 5:54 left in the first half with a 12-play, 74-yard drive capped off with a 13-yard score from sophomore Marion Lucky. Lucky finished the game with 79 yards rushing.

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Tech tiptoes near the top

Among the areas evaluated by the magazine were: how well a school performs as an engine of social mobility (ideally helping the poor to get rich rather than the very rich to get very, very rich); how well it does in fostering scientific and humanistic research; and how well it promotes an ethic of service to country.
After conducting their research, apparently the staff felt Tech was indeed putting the taxpayers’ money to good use.

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Where have the great ones gone?

Then Wednesday night, while watching my beloved New York Yankees attempt to add another game to their lead over the quickly-fading Boston Red Sox, a Goodyear tire commercial came on and suddenly, I understood — Peter Jennings had it right. The generation that saw us through World War II was the greatest generation and ours pales terribly in comparison.
The commercial advertised a tire — I forget the specific name, but that’s not important — that offered a thin layer of Kevlar for extra protection.

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September 27th

Clemson: horror movie?

Just a great, all-round team that will, again, be a tremendous challenge for our ball club.”
Of the near laughter Clemson pulled off against the Tar Heels, one where the Tigers had seven touchdowns and 324 yards rushing, Bicknell said “it was just unbelievable.
“It was a total mess for North Carolina. Hopefully, we can keep that from happening this week, but it’s going to take a tremendous effort from our players.
It’s going to be a matter of coming out ready to play, stay focused the entire game and preventing mistakes.

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Let economy be the focus

While the city’s administration negotiates with consultants and developers about new developments, the Chamber is ensuring businesses have the opportunity to grow by seeking to spread information that could help them prosper.
Many attendees of the summit left with packets of flyers and numbers for networking.
One of those resources could make the difference as to whether that small business ever comes to fruition or is relegated to what could have been.
Large franchises have a lot of tourist pull, but the locally-owned businesses give a community its identity.

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