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‘Justice has been done’

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U.S. Navy SEALs kill bin Laden
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Osama bin Laden, the face of global terrorism and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was killed in a firefight with elite American forces Sunday, then quickly buried at sea in a stunning finale to a furtive decade on the run.

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Millage voter turnout less than 5%

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Sixty-eight percent of those who voted OK’d tax extension

Less than 5 percent of the registered voters in the Ruston school district took a trip to the polls on Saturday to tell the Lincoln Parish School Board what they thought about the proposed millage extension.

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Homer brothers arrested in murder of Ruston man

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Two brothers from Homer are facing first-degree murder charges after being arrested Saturday in last week’s death of a Ruston man.

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SOCA draws runners, walkers to city’s south side

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Many Ruston residents who live South of California Avenue stood outside their homes and watched as visitors jogged past on Saturday morning.
The SOCA Sprint 5K was designed to raise awareness of the living conditions and needs for that area of Ruston, and the 60 additional runners or walkers this year mean they’ve accomplished their goal at least a little.
Kevin Singh, director of the Community Design Activism Center based out of the Louisiana Tech School of Architecture, said it was wonderful to see that it was a huge, growing event. In its first year, there were only around 60 runners, last year there were about 93 and this year’s race brought 153 people into the SOCA area.
Each year the race begins at Mays Chapel Church, which is a huge supporter of the cause. The Rev. T. G. Harris, assistant pastor at the church, said they are always excited about these events.
“It’s wonderful to see this many people out as cool as it is,” Harris said. “I’m glad as many people showed up. We look forward to this every year.”
Harris said he felt the project was very important to the area.
“We need to revitalize the neighborhood,” Harris said. “We need to get the community back together.”
The event had winners in two categories — 25 and younger and 26 and older. In the 25 and younger men’s category Josh Pearce won first place and Justin Dubose won second. In the 25 and younger women’s category Mallory Smith won first place and Jenny Reisz won second.
In the 26 and older men’s category Bernd Schroeder won first and Evan Derveloy won second. In the women’s category Patty Scheaffer won first and Shannon Puljak and Heather Pearson tied for second.
Many teams, including ones from churches, schools and other organizations, joined in the race. The largest team was made up of students and friends of the interior design program at Tech. One of their members, Mallory Smith, was the overall women’s winner.
Smith said she became involved with the run because of her connections to the school of architecture. Smith said she is the president of the Tech chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers and she gathered the team to participate because of her passion for the cause.
“It really touches my heart,” Smith said. “I teach tennis at Ruston High School and I have a student who lives out here. I saw him volunteer last year.”
Smith said she also felt it was important to connect with the community.
“It’s cool because we can make a difference,” Smith said. “With all of our resources at school, we can really help people.”
Tech student Camille Pearce and her dog Molly also joined the race to support the cause.
“I think community projects are really good,” Pearce said. “I think it’s good for us to connect with the community here at Tech.”
For some, Saturday was just a chance to support a good cause while enjoying the weather. Jason Pigg, associate professor of social sciences at Tech, said he heard about the run at the school and decided to show up. His motiviation for showing up was as much about having fun as philanthropy.
“It’s such a good cause,” Pigg said. “And, it’s always fun to get together and run.”
Pigg said he is a fan of the SOCA revitalization effort.

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Gender issues make you think

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As my first trimester has come to an end, we are now getting closer to the big question of what the baby will be.

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Parish sees strong prep softball seasons

With losses by Choudrant and Cedar Creek at the annual Louisiana High School Athletic Association-sponsored tournament in Sulphur, the 2011 softball season officially came to an end for Lincoln Parish teams.

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’Dogs lose series finale to Nevada

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Mark Joukoff kept the Louisiana Tech offense in check after firing 6.2 innings in relief as Nevada knocked off the Bulldogs, 10-6, in the series finale Sunday afternoon at J.C. Love Field.

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Tech golfers confident for tourney

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Bulldogs carry ‘sleeper’ tag into WAC title event
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Suddenly, Louisiana Tech University is being regarded in the elite category of the annual Western Athletic Conference golf tournament that begins today in Henderson, Nev.

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Ingram, Bush could become tough tandem

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While I have to admit didn’t feel good about the league situation as a whole while watching this year’s NFL Draft, I have to admit that as the first round wore on, my excitement level rose like area temperatures have this spring.

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Prepsters seek region wins

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Four parish baseball teams look to advance in playoffs
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Four Lincoln Parish teams remain alive in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association baseball playoffs.

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