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Tech team tests technology

“Once you capture landfill gas, there’s three things you can do with it,” Brown said. “You can flare it into the atmosphere — which is basically burning it — you can run an electric turbine with it and produce electricity or you can capture it and make it into liquid fuels.”
The first two options are not ideal, Brown said. Flaring methane gas wastes a valuable resource, but does less harm to the environment than releasing methane, he said. Turbines are not cost-effective because of the huge capital investment involved in generating electricity.

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Bulldogs gearing for ‘T Day’

After the game, a Letterman’s barbecue luncheon is slated in the same area for all former Tech lettermen.
BRANDING THE BULLDOGS: The ‘Dogs are looking for a “brand name” for the 2008 season.
“It’s about developing a brand as a player and as a team,” Dooley said after Monday’s workouts. “The more individual brands you develop, the more our team brand can come with it.”
The “brand” being sought by the coaching staff deals with such qualities as toughness and giving a good effort.

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Work force training must be priority

Hundreds of thousands of dollars of the state’s surplus have been invested in infrastructure and economic development around the state.
Now, Jindal is pushing another initiative we heard him talk about on the campaign trail: Work force training.
In his opening address to the legislature, Jindal outlined a five-prong approach to tackling what he calls the “training gap.”

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Take time to learn to swim

When I was a kid, we had one of those three-foot-deep swimming pools that is only really cool to kids until a certain age. Since I never learned how to swim properly, it was deep enough for me to almost drown on a regular basis (read: almost every time I got in). To this day, I hate swimming and still do not know how to do it properly.
However, hope is not lost because there are plenty of options in Ruston and Lincoln Parish for people like me, who are scared of bathing suit season for more than just the traditional reasons.

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Herbs spice up garden

Well-drained soil is important for herb growth.
“Oftentimes you’ll see herbs grown in a rock garden setting, and the gardens are built on a slope so that it drains well,” Gallagher said. “If it faces the south, it’ll get better sun.”
For the best soil characteristics, Gallagher suggests mixing sand with organic compost, which can consist of leftover vegetables, fruit, grass clippings and leaves. Add pine bark, pea gravel and sand to the soil for better drainage.
For fertilizing, Yakaboski and Gallagher suggest using Miracle Grow or a slow release or granulated mix.

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