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January 6th

Efforts to market innovation noted

Once a professor’s idea shows promise, Tech’s intellectual property division gets to work.
In his case, Kaajakari said he provided the university with “raw materials,” and the intellectual property division took the idea and ran with it, selling it aggressively.
Rich Kordal, the unit’s director, explained the process as something akin to pursuing a new job.
“Typically, when we try to market something, we do initial market research and identify likely licensing candidates or companies in a similar area that might benefit,” Kordal said.

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January 5th

Bearcats feature 1-5A stars

Whether it was by land, air or with intangible qualities as a leader, Rome fit the description of an all-league performer.
The senior who transferred to the Bearcats’ program two years ago from Class 1A affiliated Shreveport Calvary Baptist was one of eight members from RHS to be chosen to the first units of the annual all-district team.
Also earning that honor were lineman Jon’al White, linebacker Quinton Crowe and backs Javontay Crowe and Brandon Robertson on defense and tight end Cole Richardson, center Clint Clement and guard Lyle Smithey on offense.

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Time keeps slipping away

I also have a severe and persistent itch to film a documentary. As a complete novice with a camcorder and editing software, I have no doubt that I’m in for plenty of stressful, sleepless nights in the quest for near perfection. And inexplicably, out of nowhere came the desire to learn to play the violin. Under the capable tutelage of Callie Dean, I’m sure I’ll be able to play a simple tune in due time — if I can spare a few minutes for practice.

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Grambling needs change

At this point, it looks like that is what it will take to bring the city leaders back to business they were elected to do.
Remember, the voters selected this group to run their city. If the elected officials aren’t doing their jobs, then the voters have a responsibility to try to bring about change. It’s not easy, but it starts with getting involved.

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Washington-bound

Valena Lane, who heads the Community Coordinating Council, said the idea germinated in her mind during a seniors’ event at the Ruston Civic Center in May.
“At that time, the campaign was really booming,” Lane said. “One part of the (CCC) is to provide enriching experiences for senior citizens. We always take educational trips, and in my remarks at the extravaganza, I said ‘Just think, next time our trip might be to Washington.’”

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Broadway, Dillon honored

Grambling featured three members on the A-A squad selected by media members who cover black collegiate programs.
The trio of Tigers honored included offensive lineman Revay Smith and defensive linemen Christian Anthony and Melvin Matthews.
“I am proud of the tremendous job our players did this year and what they achieved despite some early adversity,” said Broadway. “Our players and the coaching staff never lost their focus or belief that we could turn things around after starting slowly. It’s a tribute to the hard work and dedication that they put forth throughout the season.”

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Make ’09 the year Ruston goes green

After we had eaten dinner and I was helping them clean up, I started to throw some cans in the trash when Lindsay stopped me.
“You can put those in the recycling bin,” she said.
I was pleasantly surprised and commented that I didn’t know they recycled.
And here’s the thing that got me:
Brett said, “Well, it’s Ava’s world now.”
How right he is.
What Lindsay and Brett have realized is something we all must come to realize — the things we do during our lives have a direct impact on the next generation.

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Smaller cuts will still hurt universities

Most troubling in those cuts was the possibility of program losses and the inevitable question of whether that would put Tech and GSU out of the running with certain students. We heard educational leaders saying they’d be making every possible effort to keep the effects to students and the educational process at a minimum, and that was reassuring. Still, some changes were — and are still — inevitable.

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Hoopsters face league openers

So turnaround time is on an early year wish list for those coaches and their teams when they resume action Saturday.
Save for the Techsters (7-6), who play at McNeese State, all of the teams will be involved in conference-opening games.
Grambling State’s men and women tip off Southwestern Athletic Conference play at Alabama A&M in Huntsville, and the Bulldogs start their Western Athletic Conference assignments at San Jose State.
Tipoff times are 5 p.m. for the GSU and Tech women and 7 p.m. for the Tigers and Bulldogs.

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January 2nd

Hoopsters face league openers

Save for the Techsters (7-6), who play at McNeese State, all of the teams will be involved in conference-opening games.
Grambling State’s men and women tip off Southwestern Athletic Conference play at Alabama A&M in Huntsville, and the Bulldogs start their Western Athletic Conference assignments at San Jose State.
Tipoff times are 5 p.m. for the GSU and Tech women and 7 p.m. for the Tigers and Bulldogs.

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