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Techsters have solid pitching

No wonder Louisiana Tech University is entering its first NCAA playoff appearance in nearly 15 years with a high degree of confidence.
The Techsters (35-27) have one of the deepest and most talented pitching staffs for the College Station Regional, where they will begin play today with a 3:30 p.m. matchup against Auburn (37-20) of the Southeastern Conference.
Led by junior righthander Krissi Oliver, Tech has a combined earned run average of 2.49, 21 complete games and 11 shutouts.

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Take time to do a little cleaning

Everyone who is able should get involved with this worthwhile effort. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at city halls across the parish to disperse for trash pickup.
The continued dedication of volunteers and community leaders to the push for a clean parish helps illustrate the gravity of the issue.
Picking up litter isn’t enough.
Mindsets must also change. People in Lincoln Parish have gone too long with the thought that garbage is someone else’s problem.
It is not, nor has it ever been, only the concern of city and parish government. It is a serious cultural issue.

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Consider how we seek peace

The Saudi and Jordanian kings, the Egyptian and Palestinian presidents, and the Lebanese and Israeli prime ministers are hardly the two sides of the Arab-Israeli problem. On the contrary, all of these politicians are more or less on the same wavelength, if not on the same side as the U.S.
But how about Syria, Iran, Hizbullah of Lebanon, Hamas of Gaza, other Palestinian factions and representatives of Palestinian refugees? Though on the opposite side, they are, nonetheless, an integral part of the problem.

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Tech to face Auburn

So much for the hiatus.
Tech is back in the national postseason picture following its unexpected 4-0 run in the league tourney and will face Auburn (37-20) of the Southeastern Conference in a 3:30 p.m. first-round test at College Station, Texas on Friday.
The regional field hosted by Texas A&M (49-7) will continue through Sunday; the No. 5 nationally ranked Aggies will meet Stephen F. Austin (36-23) in the other first-round game on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

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