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Tech prepares for new facility

That presupposes that calls for deep cutbacks in higher education will leave the plans for the first building — approved and funded in the 2007 legislative session — unscathed.
Tech’s vice president for finance, Joe Thomas, said there has been no indication cuts would affect the plans for the building.
“We would hope they would continue to go forward since they were already budgeted and in the process,” Thomas said.

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Rome, Crowe lead ‘Elite 22’

And RHS also supplied the most overall representatives with 10.
Cedar Creek, which featured offensive lineman Joey Beard as the Spirit Award winner, had eight members and Grambling High was represented by three of its players.
The Kittens had the Coach of the Year in Cedric Sherrod, who turned the Class 1A Louisiana High School Athletic Association program into a Cinderella story from the get-go.

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Entertainment options swoop in

The suspender, scally cap and fedora wearing, all-string quartet lays out tunes reminiscent of Django Reinhardt. A quick listen to any one of their songs on YouTube will verify that they are everything they are billed to be — a band that “carries listeners back to the 1930’s and the small, smoky jazz clubs of Paris.”
This group makes me want to show up to the concert with a finger wave hairdo and dressed in a metallic lame gown, fitting of the times. And since their music is infectious, I can’t forget those low-heeled dancing shoes.

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Possible cuts mean more tough times

The administration is telling the Board of Regents to prepare for up to $382 million in cuts that it must divvy between the state’s university systems and services, and the mood is somber and measured.
Our local Regent Bob Levy, who assumed a role as vice chairman of the board just as this flurry of restructuring began, is cautiously hopeful, but he is of the mind that the state’s woes cannot be ignored or glossed over. It is time to make hard decisions about what the core mission of higher education in our state is.

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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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