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Gundy marvels at legacy of ‘Rob’

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Oklahoma State coach admires dedication of late GSU legend
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Even in this era of head coaches whose loyalty is tempted by huge contracts and other incentives, Mike Gundy just might be in for the long haul at Oklahoma State University.
“I grew up in the state, played at Oklahoma State, love coaching here, have a lot of friends and just like being a part of the program,” he said several days before the recent Bowl Championship Series matchup between LSU and Alabama in New Orleans. “I am happy here, and I can see myself remaining content and a part of what we’ve been able to accomplish for a long time.”

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Van De Velde thanks Tech fans for support

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(Editor’s note: The following letter was recently written by Louisiana Tech Director of Athletics Bruce Van De Velde to thank fans for their support and to also touch on a variety of topics dealing with the school’s athletics department).
Dear Tech Fans & Supporters,
On behalf of our student athletes, coaches and staff, I want to voice our gratitude for the tremendous support and enthusiasm that you expressed this past year for Tech athletics. In terms of academic and athletic achievement, our student athletes and coaches continue to make us proud.

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Grambling, Creek split games

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Kittens, Lady Cougars capture victories
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Lincoln Parish rivals Grambling High and Cedar Creek High swapped basketball victories in District 2-1A action on Friday night.
The Kittens were a 72-57 winner and the Lady Cougars left with a 57-27 victory.
Bruanhye Turner led the Grambling High boys’ win with 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Chauncey Wiley totaled 17 points and six assists and Devante Turner followed with 13 points and three blocked shots.

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Hayes leads way for Tech tracksters

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Louisiana Tech University All-American Chelsea Hayes captured two events to lead the Lady Techster indoor track and field team at the season opener at the UAB Blazer Invite at Birmingham Crossplex Arena Friday.
Hayes captured the 60-meters and the 200-meters to highlight a total of five individual winners on the women’s side. She won the 60-meters with a time of 7.41 (course record) and captured the 200-meters with a mark of 24.19 (course record).

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Chamber announces winner

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Dixie Center’s Gnemi to receive Russ Award
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Lynne Gnemi, president of the Dixie Center for the Arts board of directors, is the recipient of the 2011 Robert E. Russ Award for community service.
Gnemi will receive the award during the Chamber’s annual Gala set at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Ruston Civic Center. Tickets are $30 each for Chamber members and $35 for non-members, and are available at the Chamber office, 2111 N. Trenton St. A reserved table of six is $200 for Chamber members and $250 for non-members. Sponsor tables are $500.

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Not just another walk in the park

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Tech faces pedestrian traffic concerns
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Jordan Gallacher and his seeing-eye dog September were at the corner of Adams Boulevard and Arizona Avenue on Louisiana Tech’s campus a few weeks ago, when a cyclist, going the wrong way, came close to hitting them.
The abruptness of the cyclist cut them off from walking across the street and startled September, a sandy-haired retriever whose guidance Gallacher relies upon.
“I have just enough vision to be able to somewhat tell how close the bicyclist is from me,” said Gallacher, a senior business management major at Tech. “If my dog has to stop or do some sort of maneuver to get out of the way, that is too close.”

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Logan’s Roadhouse opens Jan. 23

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Lincoln Parish meat-eaters’ mouths might start watering toward the end of the month as Logan’s Roadhouse is added to the selection of local eateries.
Logan’s, which is located at 913 N. Service Road East, will open its doors on Jan. 23.
The menu features more than 30 entrees, including such dishes as steaks, grilled chicken, steakburgers, ribs, seafood and salads.

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Don’t play politics with investment decisions

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While the election season heats up, you will hear more and more promises, claims and counter-claims from the candidates.
As a citizen, you may or may not enjoy this “political theater,” but as an investor, you might be concerned over all the talk about taxes, Social Security, Medicare and other financial topics. Will you need to adjust your savings and investment strategies? If so, how?


Before you think about adjusting your investment strategy in anticipation of any actions coming from Washington, keep a couple of facts in mind. First, few campaign promises become reality.

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Overspending — affluent couple always broke

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Question: My husband and I both work in great jobs and we make plenty of money. But I am embarrassed to admit we are constantly broke! I know I need to cut back on my shopping, but how else can we cut back?
 
Answer: Do you want to take an aspirin or do you want to get well?
 First of all, your situation is much more common than you know. Many of your friends are just as broke as you are, but they are scared to death to admit it.

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Tips and tricks to help with the basics of investing money

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Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series on the basics of investing money. The second part will run Jan. 22.
When you invest in a company, you become an owner of the company with a vested interest in the company’s performance. Whether you’re managing money for a household or for a multinational corporation, you want the money you invest to give you the best possible return. This article discusses basic investing and portfolio-planning concepts that can help you make wiser choices.

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