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Alumni suit appeal flops

GUNAA attorney Bobby Culpepper argued in the appeal that federal judge James Trimble who dismissed the lawsuit should have recused himself from the state because F.A. Little, a former colleague of Trimble’s, appeared on behalf of defendants in the case. The appellate judges denied the appeal because the recusal complaint was not handled in timely fashion.

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Tech ramps up amenities

After all, what is a university without the best and brightest students? The answer to that question is that a university that fails to attract good students slips, both in the eyes of the state and nation and in its financial health.
Student tuition generates a large part of the funds that a university like Tech uses to operate on a daily basis. In the end, when enrollment numbers decline, jobs at the university come into question, as do pay scales, course offerings, facilities and the whole nutshell.
How does student recreation and housing factor in?

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Things you can do to help

• Tell your friend she doesn’t deserve to be mistreated. When abuse occurs, it is not the fault of the victim. It is the fault of the person who chooses to victimize. Don’t ignore what’s happening. Don’t make light of it. Abuse is never acceptable.
• Don’t blame your friend for staying in an abusive relationship. No one knows better than the victim when the time is right to leave. The majority of domestic violence homicides occur when the victim leaves. You can’t gauge better than she can when it is safe. Be ready to help her when the time is right.

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District 5 opens with 9-2 win

Once Absher settled in, it was rough going for the Texas West club, which had to settle for both of its runs in the first inning; Ramon Sandoval cracked a triple off of the right field wall and was able to score on a throwing error after teammate Javier Perez, who had walked, crossed the plate.
But that was all the Texans could manage off of the pesky Absher, a Rayville product who has been carrying a “bulldog” tag throughout the season for his club.
“Once he settles in, he’s tough,” said pitching coach and former Ruston High and professional hurler Brandon Watts.

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Tech projects progress

Tech has added six bowling lanes to space that was recently occupied by seven racquetball courts in the Lambright.
“We had 12 courts and they were never all in use,” he said. “When they were built, they were at the height of popularity. We removed seven; five are still suitable to teach and host tournaments.”
Bowling will be ready for the fall, he said. It was previously a part of the Bulldog Kennel, a student recreation area that also featured video games and billiards under the bookstore.
That facility has been decommissioned, with the billiard tables moving up to the Lambright.

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