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New Tech Liberal Arts dean named

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Donald Kaczvinsky, director of Louisiana Tech’s School of Literature and Language, has been named the new dean of the university’s College of Liberal Arts.
Kaczvinsky, who joined the Louisiana Tech faculty in 1990, will officially assume the college’s leadership role on Sept. 1, pending approval by the University of Louisiana System’s Board of Supervisors. He will be replacing Edward Jacobs, who is retiring after serving 14 years as dean.

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Burned to ground

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The cause of a blaze that demolished a house on Pecan Street on Monday afternoon remains a mystery.
Although the structure was located outside the city limits, Ruston Fire Department District Chief Tommie Woods was first on the scene. Woods said the RFD got word of the fire at 1:09 p.m., and he made it there about 1:15 p.m. He estimates the blaze took about 20 minutes to demolish the house.

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Local AgCenter losses uncertain

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It’s uncertain how proposed cuts to the LSU AgCenter will affect the local extension office, but chances are that they will.
An Associated Press story last month announced that the LSU AgCenter was considering a declaration of financial emergency because it was facing a $3 million budget cut after cutting more than a quarter of its staff and closing several facilities.
Because of tenure positions, the LSU AgCenter would require a declared state of emergency to lay off more employees.

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Cooling off by the pool

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Dogs who want to take a dip in the water will find their wonderland this weekend at Ruston Municipal Pool.
For the third year in a row, Ruston Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual K-9 Pool Party for local residents and their furry friends.
RPAR Recreation Supervisor Ashlynn Shell said dogs of all types that are current on shots are welcome at the pool on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is a can or bag of dog food or doggie treats, which will be donated to Ruston Animal Shelter and 4 Paws Rescue Inc.

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LifeCare acquires HealthSouth

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LifeCare Holdings, Inc., a nationwide system of hospitals that specializes in the treatment of medically complex patients who require extended hospitalization, has completed its purchase of a Ruston specialty hospital and its remote locations in Homer and Farmerville.
Each of the hospitals will now be known as LifeCare Specialty Hospital of North Louisiana.
Collectively, the three hospitals total more than 100,000 square feet and offer 70 beds.

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‘Fred’ proves to be an unlikely best friend

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People may call them “man’s best friend.”
However, women find these dogs quite admirable. Children grow up with animals of all sorts as pets. However, as it stands the American Kennel Club (AKC) has a registered 150 dogs, and there are currently 164 dog breeds known in the world. Each person goes out looking for the perfect animal. When looking for a dog, amazingly enough, it depends on the five basic W’s of Journalism: Who, What, When, Where and Why.

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Figs, tomatoes wash in troubles

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We finally received some showers of rain. They were scattered. It depended on where you were standing on how much you received.
It reminded me of a Justin Wilson story about a dove hunt he went on up in the “Miss-sippy” Delta. The weather forecast was for scattered showers and they were receiving some. To get to his field he had to go through a barbed wire fence. He unloaded his double barrel 12-gauge shot gun and leaned it against the fence and a shower came up. By the time he got through the fence and reached back to get his gun, one barrel was full of water and the other one was still dry!

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’Dogs defense hopes to be big hit

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Statistically speaking, Louisiana Tech’s defense has plenty of room for improvement in 2011 and progress is expected to be made especially with the team’s top four tacklers returning. But numbers can be deceiving and Tech’s defense did have several strong aspects to it last year, especially against the run. For the second straight season, Tech held Navy’s potent triple option rushing offense to under 300 yards and kept Southern Miss’ offense in check in a 13-12 nail biter of a game.

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Tech tailgating planned for Mississippi road trips

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The Louisiana Tech Alumni Association is currently planning tailgates at the Bulldogs three football games that will be played in the state of Mississippi this fall.
Alumni and fans are encouraged to book their hotel rooms early as there are a limited number of rooms available at the host hotels.
Complete details of the tailgates will be released in the coming weeks on the Alumni Association’s website www.latechalumni.org.

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Harsh temps have arrived

A severe heat wave has arrived, with high temperatures moving into the triple digits on Monday. And as the week goes on, it’s expected to only get hotter.
According to the National Weather Service, afternoon high temperatures will climb into the 102-107 degrees range this week. It is reportedly even possible that some areas could see temps of 107 or higher by midweek, which would be approaching all-time record highs for this area.

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