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February 27th

Roads not safe site for joggers

I can’t for the life of me understand why a person would run on a U.S. highway — or any highway as far as that goes — at night.
Yet this was not the first time that we had witnessed a runner on Ruston’s roads running the risk of becoming road kill. Come rain, sleet or shine, daylight or dark, these fitness fanatics can be seen plodding our roadways, seemingly oblivious to the fact that there are 3,000 pound missiles, often driven by 15-year-old neophytes, sharing those same roadways.

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Lewis heading to Hall

“He saw me that one time and then offered me a scholarship and I guess you’d say the rest is history,” Lewis told The Daily Leader earlier this week.
Was it ever.
Lewis went from being a little recruited player out of high school to one of the most successful wide receivers in college and professional history.
And now, he’s running a perfect route right into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, being one of eight individuals announced today as members of the 2006 class to be honored this summer.

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Simsboro advances to Sweet 16

The result was a 54-48 quarterfinal win that gave Simsboro (45-3) its third straight trip to Hammond for the Sweet 16.
As senior point guard Lyn Overall, who finished with 10 points and five rebounds, stepped to the free throw line with 8 seconds remaining in the game, the partisan Simsboro crowd began chanting, “Sweet 16!”
“It’s wonderful,” Overall said about the Sweet 16 berth. “Words can’t explain how I feel. We’re going to try to bring the title back to Simsboro.”

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February 24th

Marbury leads way

Louisiana Tech University honored such a person this week when it named Virginia Lomax Marbury its Alumna of Year for 2005.
Marbury’s ties to Ruston and Louisiana Tech run deep: her father, Dallas Daniel Lomax, was a distinguished professor at Tech, while her grandfather, George Madden Lomax, introduced legislation that established the school in 1894.
Over the course of her lifetime, the 1936 Tech graduate taught music to Ruston High School students before embarking on an insurance and banking career than has spanned more than 60 years.

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Inside the Richard Durrett folder

The nomination letters become available to members of the press after the awards presentations for the purpose of quoting texts in their stories. What wonderful material to share.
The detailed letter from Bobby Price sets the tone for the entire nomination package.
“Several years ago Gov. Foster approved the formation of the 19 member Sparta Ground Water Commission. The commission has representatives from all across North Louisiana. Richard Durrett has been elected Chairman of the commission every year by a unanimous vote.

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Prospects ready for NFL Combine

By the end of this week, they hope to be more than just another “blip.”
Former Ruston High star Williams, who starred as a pass rusher at LSU, and Grambling State products Eugene and Hatcher are among the participants in the by-invitation-only NFL Combine being held in Indianapolis this week.

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FBI conducts raid at Citgo Food Mart

Ruston Police were used by the FBI to ensure perimeter security at the Citgo Food Mart located at Martin Luther King Drive and Farmerville Street, Ruston Police Public Information Officer Lt. Curtis Hawkins said.
“All I can say is the FBI is executing a search warrant here, and we were asked to provide security to keep unauthorized people from entering the scene,” Hawkins said.
An FBI Special Agent based in Monroe who was at the scene refused to identify himself or describe the nature of the search warrant.

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February 23rd

Tech moves up in eyes of the World

Getting stock included with that agreement, however, is.
Holochip, a company with offices in California and New Mexico, recently decided to license some of the technology developed by faculty members at Tech, and the entire process actually began with students.

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A moment worth forgetting

They happen to everyone.
However, amid a heightening temperature and heart palpitations this is easy to forget.
I had one of those uncomfortable moments last week. It involved a seemingly well-put together show and my one-channel attentiveness.
Louisiana Tech University was presenting a one-act play I had written a story about previously for The Ruston Daily Leader. Being the self-proclaimed aggressive journalist that I am, I decided to watch the play so I could write my column about it this week.
This thoroughly contrived plan, however, has fallen through.

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Techsters play host to NMSU

That’s how the Western Athletic Conference leaders and top 25 ranked team have fared against league members who go by that name.
Can they make it four-of-four tonight?
With an earlier 79-72 road win over the same opponent earlier this season and two victories against the Aggies of Utah State (73-56, 88-54), the Lady Techsters (20-4, 12-1) will attempt to keep such success going with a 7 p.m. tipoff against New Mexico State at the Thomas Assembly Center.

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