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A campus that’s tobacco-free

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Tech students voice views on notion
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As universities around the nation and throughout the state have taken the initiative to become tobacco-free campuses, some people think if Louisiana Tech wants to join the trend, it will cause a great debate.
Recently, a resolution, which is still very much in its infancy, was proposed to make Tech a smoke-free campus, which has sparked the debate on a local level.

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Alexander discusses debt, guns

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Rep. speaks to Kiwanis
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Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, delivered his assessment on the state of Washington affairs, as he addressed the Kiwanis Club during their regular meeting time Jan. 24 at the Ruston Country Club.
Alexander began by giving those in attendance a brief update on current issues being discussed in the House of Representatives. After which, he gave audience members a chance to ask questions, most expanding on some already noted topics.

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Driver killed in Ouachita Parish

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A 50-year-old Monroe man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Saturday.
At 11:32 p.m., troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a crash on Louisiana Highway 15 south of Interstate 20.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 1996 GMC truck, driven by 50-year-old Stanley Kilcrease, of Monroe, was traveling south on Louisiana Highway 15 when it ran off the right side of the road, slid sideways and struck a driveway. The GMC then rolled several times before coming to rest on the passenger side.

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Joiner hangs ’em up in NFL

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Ex-Grambling State star retires after 44 years as player/coach
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Because of his well-known humility, Charlie Joiner is oftentimes regarded by the media as a “tough” interview.
Cordial he is and classy as they make them, but it’s always been his nature not to boast about his myriad of accomplishments.
Given what he’s achieved as a player and coach for nearly 50 years, Joiner has plenty of others — fellow coaches and teammates, fans and media — who are more than happy to be assigned that task.

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‘Speedy’ making fast work at Tech

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YouTube is a video-sharing website that gets more than two billion views a day, but one video uploaded by Kenneth Smith would change his life.
Louisiana Tech’s Head Coach Michael White heard about Smith from some scouts in Florida and from there was sent YouTube footage to check out what the big fuss was all about with this young player.

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Dooley joining Cowboys as receivers’ coach

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Derek Dooley is back on the sidelines.
The former Louisiana Tech University head coach and more recently at the helm of the University of Tennessee program will join the Dallas Cowboys as their wide receivers’ coach.
On late Saturday night, the Cowboys reported the addition of Dooley on its website.

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Endangered shelter services save lives

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Public outcry continues as domestic violence programs across our state endure the painful process of cutting staff and services in response to Gov. Bobby Jindal’s mid-year budget cuts. It is now more important than ever that we begin our efforts to ensure that these cuts are not permanent. As the legislative session approaches, the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team is reaching out to each of the senators and representatives who serve our seven parishes. We are also in communication with our United States senators and representatives. We want them, as well as the districts they represent, to know how critical our services are, and how profound the loss will be if they are cut.

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Pet of the week

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Spot is a big boy somewhere between a Great Dane and a giant Terrier. He is as sweet as they come and thinks he’s a lap dog. Spot is about a year old and gets along with other dogs and loves everyone, especially children. His adoption fee is $65. Call 251-DOGS for more information. Residents are invited to come see all the dogs at the new 4 Paws office, located at 290 Rodeo Road just south of Tech Farm Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or call for an appointment.

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Super 1 Foods donates to CCA

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Chris Turner presented Stephanie Griffin of Christian Community Action with a check for $1,281. Customers raised $281 through the Spirit of Christmas food drive. The $1,000 was added by the store winning a company contest through community volunteering.

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Super 1 hosts ‘Souper Bowl’

Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods stores are now participating in the 2013 “Souper Bowl of Caring” Food Drive.
The food drive runs through Feb. 3. Shoppers may make their donations in specially-marked collection bins in each store. Collections from each store will be donated to a local food organization in their respective communities.

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