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Archive - May 2007

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May 23rd

Ah, that new building smell

I got to visit the building on Saturday and I was impressed with its sheer size and brand-new sparkle. My experience was enhanced by the excitement of girls basketball coach Rusty Ponton, who walked me through the bowels of the beast of an arena. As one of my favorite coaches, Ponton usually has an enthusiasm for life that is contagious, but on this day, he was particularly elated as he surveyed what is soon to be his new domain with a huge grin on his face.

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Kostelka seeks Even Start funding

As yet, Kostelka said that has not happened.
“I’m going to contact them again and see what they are planning to do,” Kostelka said. “It seems a lot of people down here don’t even know about the Even Start program.”
Even Start’s goals are to help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by improving the educational opportunities of low-income families, integration of early childhood education, adult literacy, adult basic education and parenting education into a unified family literacy program.

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May 22nd

Brister, Andrews are all-staters

In the regular season alone, the lefty-swinging star had 19 of his 20 homers along with a .561 average, 19 doubles, three triples, 63 runs scored, 69 runs batted in and a slugging percentage that reads like something out of a fictional book on Believe-It-Or-Not statistics: how about 1.272?

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Tech vision for campus looks bright

While this project will cost $14 million and will be underway in the upcoming academic year, this will be a benefit for the depleted Sparta Aquifer. We appreciate Reneau’s efforts to help in this area.
Also, $6 million is currently in the budget for the renovation for the old visual arts building, which will become a new annex for the College of Business, which has been making tremendous strides in helping its students get ready for real world experiences with activities such as the Top Dawg competition.

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Saying good-bye — sort of

It’s just really not going to be the same without Blick. He was actually my first professor at Tech. I took a journalism and art course over a three-week period right after high school, and when I saw what was offered, I immediately took Journalism 101. I remember learning about KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) and how to write an effective lead and how important it was to spell every single name correctly.

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Politicians, advocates link pre-k, strong economy

Research has indicated significant gains for those students who enroll in LA 4, particularly those “at risk,” for whom it was designed.
Students considered “at risk” include those whose families’ socioeconomic status permit their children to receive free or reduced lunch. Jones said in a 2006 study tracing “at risk” students who spent only one semester in the LA 4 program in 2002, 45 percent fewer of them repeated a grade and 40 percent fewer were placed in special education than other “at risk” students statewide.

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May 21st

Dozens of faculty, staff to retire

Daniels has not always worked in the comptroller’s office, though she has spent the majority of her time at Tech in her current position.
“I started out in the College of Life Sciences and worked there for 10 years, and then I was a cashier in the comptroller’s office for a couple of years,” she said. “I will miss the people the most, absolutely. This is an office of 22 to 25 people, and we’ve shared births, deaths, marriages — we’re all family. There’s not a lot of turnover in this office, and we all share a history.
“I enjoy what I do. I truly do.”

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Ruston: site for 5-A tourney?

The CVB, headed up by Executive Director Kyle Edmiston, will be putting in a bid to serve as the host city for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 5-A baseball tournament in 2008.

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Help keep Ruston ‘peachy’

“Volunteers do everything from man entry gates and ticket booths to work at the tennis tournament and 5 K and at other events,” Nancy Bergeron, Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce communications manager, said. “Everybody sees all of what we have going on in the heart of downtown at Railroad Park and the Ruston Civic Center, but we have other activities happening at the same time.”

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All suffer growing pains

Becca, my youngest cousin, stepped across the stage and ended her high school career this past Saturday in Bossier City. In the fall, she will head for the University of Louisiana at Monroe where she will learn, as all of us did, how to make her way on her own. I know that she has countless all-nighters, endless trips to the store and much more in her future. And I’m proud.
But the trouble is that in my head she’s still three years old. She is forever that bright-eyed little girl who visited my grandma’s house sometimes sucking her thumb as she took her place in Aunt Susie’s lap.

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