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September 11th

Ready for some tailgating?

The first of five home games for the Western Athletic Conference member will also kick off the official Tailgating Season for Tech fans.
That means five different themes and five different featured menus for Bulldogs’ followers who get as much of a kick out of preparing tasty meals as they do watching Zac Champion lead the team’s offensive attack.
Theme for the home opener, tailgating-wise: R-U-Blue Pride.
The food menu to be accented: seafood po boy.

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The report did not consider TOPS in its evaluation because the program rewards students on a “merit” basis as opposed to a “need” basis. The report only looked at the lower income families in a state — and granted, Louisiana has some of the lowest income families in the nation — in determining whether there were programs that afforded an adequate opportunity for anyone who wishes to attend college.

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Remember pain; resolve to move forward in fight

As a reporter, my thought was to get to work as quickly as possible — this was a watershed event in the history of the United States and stories had to be written.
We were both correct. Our son Justin did go to war — in both Afghanistan and Iraq. And I did write stories about the event, and continue to do so five years later.
Sept. 11, 2001, is this generation’s day of infamy. Like those who were alive on Dec. 7, 1941, and Nov. 22, 1963, today’s generation — almost to a person — can tell you exactly what they were doing when they learned of the horrible events of that morning.

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Louisiana flunks national report card

“Louisiana’s underperformance in educating its young population could limit the state’s access to a competitive work force over time,” the report read.
“The high cost of college presents a barrier to enrollment for low- and middle-income families, and Louisiana trails other states in preparing students for and enrolling them in college.”
Louisiana was not the only state to fair poorly on the test; the report pointed out the rest of the world is passing the U.S. in its higher education systems.

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September 8th

Landers proves his mettle

All of the scores resulting from tosses initiated by the former Class 3-A Louisiana Sports Writers Association Offensive Player of the Year.
More than just mere digits, however, Landers proved he could perform well under tough conditions.
Losing a loved one and being present at the time of the death put a major load on Landers’ shoulders entering the season opener.

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It is all in a matter of words

In my case, they were carried on from A.E. Phillips to Ruston High School.
Some of the most useful aspects of my high school years came from my speech classes and my membership in the debate club.
No one could have been a better teacher than Anne Mitchell.
She was a superb example and set the pace to follow on to university years and beyond.
Mrs. Mitchell taught us the many fine arts of looking at two sides of the same issue and how to be persuasive on both.
She also could expose the mysteries of such matters as impromptu speaking — and there are many.

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Stands need a little filling up for team spirit

And that should be at its height when there is a live crowd to cheer on each team.
With the football season in full swing there is no better way to support our local universities than to support them in their home and away games.
Any games — especially the home games — provide great opportunities for creating traditions for young people.
Those may begin at a very early age as part of family activities, and they may be carried into teenage years as group activities where friends enjoy gathering for the games.
At any age, attending games of any type is appreciated by the players.

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Fire truck slams into car

Ruston Police spokesman Lt. Curtis Hawkins said the fire truck, driven by Dustin Baker, 25, of Ruston, was headed east on West California Avenue when the automobile, driven by Antonio Tomas, 31, of Carthage, Miss., pulled out of the parking lot of Hong Kong Buffet into the path of the truck, resulting in the collision.
Tomas was transported to Lincoln General Hospital and admitted with serious injuries.
An unidentified passenger was also transported to LGH, treated for minor injuries and released.
No citations were issued, and Hawkins said the investigation continues.

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September 7th

First-time iLEAP exam results are in

According to a release from the Louisiana Department of Education, iLEAP scores present a good indication of how well a child will perform on the LEAP exam, taken in the fourth and eighth grades.
Lincoln Parish Supervisor of Testing, Evaluation and Curriculum Eric Carter said the iLEAP is part norm-referenced and part criterion-referenced.
“Certain test questions are classified as norm-referenced, some are linked to GLE’s and some get counted for both,” Carter said.
“A child could score very well on one part and then poorly on the other.”

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Bearcats: another tough Quad-A foe

The Lions (1-0) will come into James Stadium for Friday’s 7 p.m. meeting as the No. 4 listed squad after having turned back No. 6 Double-A ranked Sterlington 28-13.
And check the first weekly Ken Ramsey.com power ratings for all Louisiana High School Athletic Association members and you’ll find Ouachita No. 2 (21.00) and Neville No. 3 (20.00) for their classification.
For sure, it’s back-to-back Friday nights of tough, athletic opponents for the Bearcats.

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