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September 27th

CBS to air documentary

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CBS Sports Network presents “1st & Goal in the Bronx: Grambling vs. Morgan State 1968,” a documentary about the monumental game played between Grambling and Morgan State, the first historically black college football game played in New York City. The one-hour documentary airs at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday exactly 43 years after the game was played at Yankee Stadium in front of more than 60,000 fans.  Actor Keith David narrates the program.
A clip from the documentary can be viewed via: http://bit.ly/oJEkYz.

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Area still needs rain even after fall arrives

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Man — I thought that a change in weather to cooler temperatures would give us a rain. Well I guess I got mine.
I got one of the two-inch rains on one afternoon and the next day I was over at the Walmart parking lot when one of the six-inch rains came by.
As the rain hit the hot pavement, steam came up, and the raindrops that were about six inches apart would dry up and the drop disappeared into the air, just like the rain drops from the rain that produced drops two inches apart the day earlier. It has cooled off and 79 degree nights feel cool.

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U.S. economy needs change

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Despite promises of a better economy, we are almost in the financial “tank” if things keep going the way they are, especially with concerns on Wall Street and in the housing market. Let us not forget the employment situation; let us not forget that our state and region are not immune. But don’t worry, we have new proposed legislation being submitted by the White House, with very little chance of passage.

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Parish 4-H tackles cyberbullying

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Lincoln Parish 4-H has gone to the dogs — the bulldogs that is. I know what you are thinking, but no, we are not talking about the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. This year we are focusing our educational programming on cyberbullying. We are educating the youth of Lincoln Parish about how to not become a victim of cyberbullying, not to be a cyberbully and the lifetime consequences of cyberbullying.

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Vote to help area youth succeed

Servicing nearly 100 children per day, the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana is making its way into the lives of Lincoln Parish children up through grade six.
However, as with everything else, the economy has put a damper on the club’s ability to reach out to more youth.
But, the club has been given the opportunity to receive a $50,000 grant through the Pepsi Refresh Campaign.
If the club ranks in the Top 10 and wins, the money will be used to mobilize the club, taking it to junior and high school youth.

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’Dogs: Close games become norm

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Even some national recognition for Louisiana Tech University’s football team doesn’t dismiss the fact that the Bulldogs have a 1-3 record.
Following a 26-20 overtime loss at Mississippi State University on Saturday night, an ESPN announcer called Tech “the best 1-3 team in the country.”
“That and 50 cents will buy a coach a soft drink,” replied Tech Head Coach Sonny Dykes at his weekly media luncheon on Monday. “Well, maybe 75 cents.”
Whatever the cost, the bottom line is that Tech has had enough heartbreak after four games to last the rest of the season.

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McConathy: Self-made hoops’ star

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(Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series of eight profiles on the 2011 Louisiana Tech University athletics’ Hall of Fame class, which will be honored in the Waggoner Room of the Thomas Assembly Center on Saturday. There is no admission. Today’s profile: Mike McConathy).
Mike McConathy is a self-made man on the hardwood
By looking at the record book, it would be easy to label new Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Mike McConathy as a super basketball talent.
And, he definitely was.

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RJHS girls stay perfect in cross country

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Ruston Junior High School’s cross country program for girls added to its championship performance this season with No. 1 finishes at two different area meets.
The Lady Bearkittens took the one-mile run title at the Ouachita Junior High meet with a total of 15 points and captured top honors at the Calhoun Invitational with 15 points..
The girls have now won four consecutive meet titles.
In the boys’ division at the Ouachita Junior High meet, RJHS was runner-up with 57 points behind champion Ouachita Junior High.

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Van avoids Haynesville defenders

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Cedar Creek High quarterback Adam Van (12) moves past Haynesville High defender Jared Miller (83) and several other Golden Tors’ defenders during Friday night’s battle of unbeaten Class 1A teams. Haynesville was a 20-18 winner to keep its record perfect at 4-0, while the Cougars’ mark went to 3-1.

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Sullivan makes catch for RHS

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Ruston High tight end Brody Sullivan (86) starts to sprint past Byrd High defensive back John Lorence (11) during action in Friday night’s duel of Class 5A teams at James Stadium. The Yellow Jackers were a 42-14 winner to remain unbeaten after four games, while the Bearcats went to a 1-3 mark.

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