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January 26th

Barmore boosts Mulkey-Robertson, Baylor spirits

As it turned out, the former head women’s basketball coach at Louisiana Tech University not only followed through on his commitment, but also returned with his own spirits being raised to another level.
After hearing of personal challenges being faced by former Lady Techsters’ backcourt star and assistant coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson, Barmore made a call to the head coach for the defending NCAA national champion Lady Bears of Baylor University.

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Techsters home for big WAC games

Now it’s the Lady Techsters’ time to return the favor.
There’s two games on the traditional Thursday-Saturday league slate for Tech this week and both are against opponents who have yet to lose against a WAC rival.
The Techsters (12-4, 4-1), with the second most overall victories of any conference member, play host to San Jose State (9-6, 4-0) tonight and then entertain Fresno State (13-4, 5-0) on Saturday.
Not only are the latter two clubs carrying a “perfecto” inside of the conference, but they are also currently tied for the longest winning streaks at six.

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Parking filled with frustration

My watch read 2:05 p.m., and the interview was not scheduled until 2:30 p.m. Time seemed to be on my side.
But as I scanned the parking lot for my large, white, aging vehicle, something was not right. Blocking my bone-colored baby was a huge delivery truck, presumably dropping off food items at a nearby business. I tiptoed around the truck, unlocked my car door and had a seat.

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Museum needs your support

The Louisiana Military Museum, located at 201 Memorial Dr., offers area residents a chance to view items from America’s past and present that could normally only be seen in larger cities or on military bases.

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Grambling calls for state investigation

The mayor and council were reacting to a petition circulating in town and on the Grambling State University campus calling for the ouster of GSU President Horace Judson, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Robert Dixon and Vice President of Finance Billy Owens.
The resolution also criticized Clausen for remarks she allegedly made during a Jan. 20 closed-door meeting held at city hall.
Statements attributed to Clausen by the city include:
n “Grambling can no longer be the major employer of Grambling residents;”
n “There will be more firings;”

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January 25th

Thoughts on life and death

Her experience got me thinking about death.
Death is something that to most young people is little more than an abstract thought that occasionally flits through their minds.
As we enter middle-age, death becomes more personal. By then many of our school chums have departed, but we somehow, like the youngsters, think death is a long way off and tend to ignore it. Whether death comes by cancer or some mysterious disease or even a violent car crash, it always happens to the other guy — at least in middle age.

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Budget for education looks secure

After taking in more than 500 displaced students from hurricanes Katrina and Rita this fall, Superintendent of Schools Danny Bell, along with several others, was concerned about a strain on the system’s budget.
After the arrival of evacuees, the transportation system received greater utilization as buses were used to both transport displaced students to school and evacuees living in shelters to facilities where they could shower. Additionally, more teachers were hired to accommodate the increased ratio of students to teachers.

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Grambling sweeps Creek

“Ten years, 11 years?,” pondered the Kittenettes’ head coach. “I just know it’s been a long time.”
Well, the time came for Grambling High (6-7, 3-2) to finally end their string of losses against their Lincoln Parish and league rivals, the Kittenettes escaping the Creek gymnasium with a 36-33 overtime District 2-1A win Tuesday night.
Free throws down the stretch did it for Grambling, which overcame early deficits of 10-6 (after the first quarter) and 18-10 (halftime).

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Baylor recognizes Barmore at game

This time, it was in Waco, Texas.
Barmore, the Hall of Fame coach who guided Louisiana Tech University’s nationally famous program for 20 years as head coach, was in attendance to watch one of his former players guide Baylor University’s defending NCAA national championship squad in a Big 12 Conference showdown against Oklahoma.
The Lady Bears (13-3, 3-3), who have been in the nation’s top 10 throughout this season, dropped a narrow 73-70 decision and had its 25-game home winning streak halted.

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RHS teams face big district games

First, a road trip to Natchitoches-Central tonight and then back home on Friday to meet up with West Monroe.
How the league race turns out and how the Bearcats (22-6, 4-1) and Lady Bearcats (17-10, 3-4) fare could be determined by the outcome of those games by week’s end.
In particularly the case of the Lady ‘Cats, it’s more “must prevail” situations.
Ruston is still clinging to hopes of a postseason berth after splitting two 1-5A games last week, losing to Bossier City Airline 61-53 before winning over Shreveport Huntington 53-38.

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