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January 26th

Researchers combat infrastructure decay

“It caved in one day before we planned to bring the television truck out to examine it,” Aillet said the day after the event.
He said the city’s sewer system, aged in some areas to its expected 50-year maximum life and as much as 20 years beyond that in some places, suffers similar incidents about twice a year, but the city continues to fight the problem. With 136 miles of pipe, it would take seven years to inspect all of it at the current rate, he said.

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Techsters survive at Idaho

 
“She came up big,” said Tech head coach Chris Long. “Her and Adrienne (Johnson) both had tough moments tonight, and neither one of them let it affect them. That was a big-time shot with the shot clock running down and the game tied. I’m not happy with how we played down the stretch in regulation, but bottom line is our kids stayed poised and found a way to win.”
Pringle ended the night with 15 points and 11 rebounds — her first career double double — and added six assists and only three turnovers in 41 minutes.

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Moments that freeze in our minds' eye

For the generation that preceded mine, the question was, “Where were you when John Kennedy was shot?”
I have a feeling the moment in my lifetime that will be used as a reference point will be, “Where were you when Barack Obama became president?”
I just can’t imagine something more significant — on a national level or a global one — than what happened on Tuesday. I’m happy that I had the chance to participate, albeit in a small way, in communicating the news of this momentous occasion.

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Enjoy a rare treat at the parish library

This event is just one of many community outreach and educational opportunities the library offers local residents.
Every month, there are classes, cultural events, presentations and parties at the Lincoln Parish Library, all of which are free and open to the public.
Once the Events Center becomes a reality, the number and quality of exhibits will only increase, and that’s exciting for Lincoln Parish.

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Sportsmanship Tour to open

“I should have been here earlier,” said Naismith, who is the founding director of the Naismith International Basketball Foundation based in Chicago. “There’s a rich history of basketball in this area, and so many great players have come out of here and gone on to achieve success at the national and international level. It’s exciting to have the tour come to an area that has contributed so much to the sport.”

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January 23rd

Techsters want to avoid splits

They began a road trip westward by losing at Nevada 64-57, then winning at Utah State 90-82 in overtime.
Then last weekend, in Ruston, the Techsters lost to Fresno State 78-53 before coming back to defeat San Jose State 70-53.
“We need to start winning the first game of these series, too,” Long said.
That’s what he and his team are hoping to do this weekend when they face a vintage, tough WAC road trip.
Tech will play at Idaho tonight (8 p.m.) and then at Boise State on Sunday afternoon (2 p.m.,).

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Downtown a vital part of Ruston life

What is likely less known is the charm does not just happen. There is a concerted effort ongoing in the city’s Main Street office. That effort, with the collaboration of the determined businesspeople who make downtown shops their home, is key in the special atmosphere that makes our downtown what it is.
Consider just a few examples of our downtown’s uniqueness:

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Game-show hosting a good gig

So many choices, so little time, and so little money makes Susie Q. Bookbender a little less navigationally confident. Pre-med, ed, library sci or poli-sci may be the ingredients to the good life, but what does a student do when their avenue to Xanadu isn’t listed? I’m speaking of the world of whammies that steal your dough and mountain climbers that fall off K-2 because you guessed the wrong price of an appliance. Enter the aspiring college student who wants more than anything to receive his bachelor’s...in game show hosting.

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International Scholarship Dinner

“It’s a great evening to get to see the beautiful costumes and the effort the students put into the event,” Chakraborty said.
The event is always a sell-out.
The dinner is held to raise scholarship money for international students who are not eligible for financial aid. Those who wish to attend the event may want to purchase tickets well in advance.
“We always sell out three or four days before the event,” Chakraborty said.
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January 22nd

Tech recruits have impact quality

With the always highly-anticipated National Signing Day arriving on Feb. 4, the only Western Athletic Conference team to win a bowl game this past season is scheduled to have its best recruiting season since Derek Dooley became head coach two years ago.
There’s 24 verbal commitments on the table, three of them hailing from the junior college ranks.

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