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Google exec. speaks to La. Tech students

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Michele Weslander Quaid, chief technology officer for the federal sector and innovation evangelist for Google, Inc., spoke to students and faculty at Louisiana Tech University as well as students from Ruston High School’s New Tech program, during a roundtable discussion Wednesday, sharing her perspectives on innovation, creativity and talent development.

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Tech-Hawaii game: ‘circus’ for officiating

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And you thought Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” was long?
One day, they might have a sequel to that famous novel based on Saturday night’s Louisiana Tech-Hawaii football game at Joe Aillet Stadium.
Nearly four hours for the entire game, including a now infamous 22-minute delay in the first half in which officials reviewed the number of downs and seemingly everything else that had occurred in college football during the past decade.
It became more of a circus than a football game.
The last time I had seen such bumbling was the “Football Follies” clip of The Three Stooges.

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Bulldogs halt Vandals

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MOSCOW, Idaho — Louisiana Tech University broke into the win column for Western Athletic Conference competition on Saturday by defeating Idaho ….. at the Kibbie Dome.
The victory also ended a three-game losing streak for the Bulldogs, whose previous win had been over the University of Central Arkansas at Joe Aillet Stadium on Sept. 10.

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’Cats shut down by Lions

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Ruston suffers 42-0 defeat in first 2-5A test
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Ruston High School simply got hammered in its District 1-5A opener Friday night at James Stadium.
Sledge-hammered.
Ouachita Parish High School running back Demarkus Sledge pounded the Bearcats with 160 rushing yards on 18 carries and a devastating four scores as the Lions roared to a 35-0 win.

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Creek wins 64-8, now 5-1

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Cougars jump out to big lead in district opener
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GRAMBLING — Three years ago, the Grambling High Kittens pulled off an upset with a victory over the Cedar Creek Cougars.
The Cougars came back on Friday night for revenge, as both teams renewed their parish district rivalries after being in separate Class 1A leagues for the past two years.
The Cougars (5-1, 1-0) defeated the Kittens (1-5, 0-1) 64-8 at the Eddie Robinson Stadium in a District 2-1A contest.

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Cougars lurking in Louisiana

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Recent sightings by wildlife department verify existence
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I’ve been fascinated with the panther— aka puma aka cougar aka mountain lion— since 1949. That was when my dad, who worked in predator control for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries introduced me to one that was hanging around the Red Dirt National Wildlife Refuge in Natchitoches Parish.

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