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Tech’s travel woes nix home finale

Tech was due to fly out of Fresno, Calif., on Monday morning after having been involved in a three-game Western Athletic Conference series against Fresno State, but the flight got cancelled and left the Bulldogs’ travel plans up in the air.
The logistical woes also left Tech with a cramped return-to-north-Louisiana itinerary that resulted in calling off what would have been the 139th all-time game between the two regional rivals.
Now, the Bulldogs will close out their regular season schedule later in the week with two trips to Monroe to take on the University of Louisiana-Monroe.

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Tech robot competition sparks ideas

Ben Choi, creator of the competition and a professor of computer science at Tech, said there has been an increase in the popularity of robot technology.
“After the competitions in the past were on television and in the newspaper, I received calls from several people about whether I would hold a summer camp for high school students concerning robot technology,” Choi said. “It is great to see interest in this field; I might just try to do it.”
Choi also said this technology would be very important in the future.

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Mother's Day is every day

Mom constantly pushed me to do my best. Even if I didn’t win the tennis match or didn’t dance well on stage but had tried my best, she was proud. She wanted nothing less than 100 percent in my work, and I am thankful she pushed me to be a hard worker. I’m thankful she taught me a sound ethical system and took me to church every Sunday, even though in my middle school years I may not have wanted to go. I’m thankful she made me do chores every day because now I know what needs to be done in my own house.

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Career hints given to youth

“We want them to know the variety of jobs that are in Ruston,” Career Academy school-to-work coordinator Billy Graham said. “I don’t want them to be idle during the summer.”
Speakers included military representatives, a policeman, Mayor Dan Hollingsworth, Director of Ruston Technical College Jo Ann Deal and a number of local business owners and managers. Students also watched a “mock” interview where one teacher dressed in a miniskirt, spoke on a cell phone and asked to smoke during an interview, while another teacher demonstrated more appropriate interview behavior.

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