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January 26th

Students, guests fly on simulator

Gary Odom, head of the university’s aviation department, added that the Part 142 certification, which Tech received Wednesday, was equally important.
“They go hand in hand,” Odom said. “Getting the certification allows students to use the simulator and can save them as much as $7,000.”
He added that while the simulator was an education tool, it would also be used for research.

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January 25th

Kazakhstan team to visit Tech

Sheila Barham of the Louisiana Tech University College of Engineering and Science confirmed the arrival of the visitors in Dallas where they were met by members of the Tech team and spent time with industry and alumni in the Dallas area.
Today’s schedule on the Ruston campus will be highlighted by meetings and presentations by university heads as well as overviews of both universities.
Today’s formal presentations will be complemented by walking and driving tours of the local campus and observations of classrooms and lectures.

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Bulldogs: tough test at Nevada

“We’re taking each game one at a time and treating each one as being very important,” said senior guard Trey McDowell.
“We’re playing well as a team right now and we just want to continue the confidence we’ve shown the last several games. Hopefully, it can
give us some momentum the rest of the season.”
If there’s one way to elevate that confidence meter even more, it’s by throwing a stunning defeat on the talented Wolf Pack this evening.

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Businesses help schools find success

In Lincoln Parish, approximately 40 businesses have committed to participating in the Adopt-A-School partnerships to provide monetary needs or extra refreshments for school honors, and other businesses and individuals donate equipment, supplies and time.
Since 2001, no nominations are on record from Lincoln Parish for the Distinguished Partners in Education awards. Fortunately, this trend will likely change this year as the school board staff is planning to nominate two businesses from the community.

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Computer checked for mice

Jenny’s workload was minimal, so every now and then she would take a nap on the floor, only to be awoken by an alarmed supervisor asking if she was all right. Work was a breeze for the fun-loving graduate student.
One afternoon in 1999, however, Jenny’s occupational bliss took a sharp turn as her visions of flying insects were interrupted by an unexpected request.
Flashing a winning plastic smile, Jenny’s supervisor told her to go downstairs to the computer lab to find anything she could on the
Internet pertaining to her university, which shall remain nameless.

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Bush defends Iraq plan to nation

Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, said he supported Bush’s plan to increase the number of troops in Iraq — if it’s not too late.
“I’ve felt all along we didn’t have the forces over there we needed to get the job done,” Alexander said shortly after Bush ended his speech. “We’ve tied our soldiers’ hands and kept them from doing their job.”
As for Bush’s healthcare proposal, Alexander said he was glad the subject was broached.
“We need healthcare reform, but I’m not sure I understand how it’s (Bush’s plan) supposed to work,” Alexander said.

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January 24th

Broadway a big hit at Grambling

“Coming here today and thinking about all of this, well, it just gives me goose bumps to think that I am in this position here, to become a part of the great Grambling football and athletic program,” Broadway told the audience of media representatives and approximately 100 fans.
“I am truly blessed and one of God’s chosen ones, I believe, to be in this position. I am honored to be at Grambling State University.”

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Caution is vital around Pipelines

It’s also helpful to be able to recognize when a pipeline has been damaged or is leaking. Warning signs include a pool of liquid on the ground near the pipeline, dead or discolored vegetation, bubbling water, a low-lying dense white cloud or fog originating near the location, frozen ground near the line or fire near the line. Other indicators are an unusual hissing or roaring sound or a strange smell.

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The smile that lasted centuries

According to the story, Gherardini has been linked to the Leonardo Da Vinci work because Giorgio Vasari, a 16th-century artist and biographer of Leonardo and other artists, wrote that Leonardo painted a portrait of Francesco del Giocondo’s wife. Del Giocondo was Gherardini’s husband.
In addition, del Giocondo was a neighbor and acquaintance of the artist’s father, Piero da Vinci, Pallanti said in the story.

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Alliance clears air about smoking law

The roundtable covered what the law means, what a nonexempt workplace is, compliance, what to do if someone is in violation of the law and additional resources for more information.
“This law is designed to protect us from secondhand smoke,” Smith said. “I have learned today from our representative from the American Cancer Society that exposure to eight hours of cigarette smoke is like smoking 36 cigarettes on your own. I think that is a fantastic justification for why this law is needed.”

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