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January 18th

In search of the wrong man

Responses to the announcement were read on air. A few female listeners named men’s unreasonably high expectations as the reason women choose to be single. One woman wrote that married women are expected to work full-time, act as full-time housekeepers and raise children. More than one man wrote that women are too superficial and picky about who they choose to marry, requiring men to be wealthy and “look like Brad Pitt” to be suitable marriage material.

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Tech rolls out red carpet for pageant

“This (pageant) is a lot more difficult, but it’s more fun,” Moore said.
The other Tech students competing included senior Nichole White, freshman Stephanie Bayne, freshman Savanna Pace, graduate student LaKesha Newton, freshman Jennifer Russell, senior Candace Miers, freshman Lauren Abshier and senior Stephanie Kearley.
The event was hosted by the university’s Union Board, and pageant directors Sarah Watson and Elaine Eaton said it took half a year to plan the “Red Carpet Affair” themed evening.

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January 17th

Bulldogs host WAC leading Aggies

Can Tech start turning things around tonight (7 p.m.) at the Thomas Assembly Center?
If the Bulldogs are, they’ll have to do it against New Mexico State, currently in first place among WAC members and winners of 13 straight games.
The Aggies (14-3, 3-0) are the hottest club in the league at the moment, having reeled off that lengthy win streak after having dropped three of their first four games; but those losses came during a grueling early part of the schedule in which NMSU fell at Loyola Marymount (71-69), then No. 15 ranked Arizona (102-87) and at tough New Mexico (79-76).

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Be prepared for the cold

For people who are outside a lot, the American Red Cross advises them to take extra precautions against the cold, adding that the air temperature does not have to be below freezing for someone to experience cold emergencies such as hypothermia and frostbite — wind speed can create dangerously cold conditions even when the temperature is not that low.
A person who is adequately dressed will have on a number of layers so that they may adjust to changing conditions, adding or removing clothing as needed.

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Is hibernation an option?

As I get ready for work and prepare to head out into the elements for a few minutes at least, I look over at him — laid out on his pillow and blanket, snoozing as if he doesn’t have a care in the world and likely to remain that way for most of the day.
Come to think of it, that may not be such a bad idea for the rest of us. Of course, we have duties and responsibilities that have to be fulfilled, but it’s also a good idea to take a moment to reflect on the change of weather and make appropriate adjustments.

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Hundreds gather to remember MLK

“We all got some lessons in the importance of unity when we had this building filled with evacuees from the hurricanes to hit South Louisiana,” Burt said. “We opened our doors to all of them. We had black, white, Asian, Hispanic — every background possible. And our community took in all of them.
“The experience was a good lesson in what we can accomplish when we work together. The more we do to increase unity, the more we can achieve.”
Keynote speaker the Rev. Chris Witt of South Parkway Worship Center began his remarks by saying the Lord will reward those who seek Him.

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January 16th

Techsters bounce back with win

“That was a dagger in the heart when we lost to Boise State,” noted senior forward Amber Metoyer. “It hurts when you lose a winning streak that had been going on for 15 years. But in practice on Sunday, the coaches told us to keep our heads up and come out ready to play against another good team.”
Tech did just that against Utah State, a club with arguably the quickest set of guards in the league and yet another extremely athletic squad bent on trying to shock the Ruston squad on their own court.

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LPL programs benefit area

This program is free and open to the public and is sponsored, in part, by the Friends of the Library.
The parish library hosts many programs and events throughout the year, including monthly S.E.L.L.S. programs for seniors and also brings in members of the Strauss Theatre to perform for children and for the young-at-heart. The Historical Happenings programs have grown each month, and the speakers are not only informative, but they are entertaining and educated on the subjects they speak on.

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Puppy love is waiting for you

Last week, Lynn called me up worried that 4-PAWS might be forced to close. This stirred up panic in the parish, and I have never received so much reader feedback over a story as I did the first 4-PAWS story I wrote last week. However, I was thankful to report later in the week that Sheriff Mike Stone said that 4-PAWS would not have to close its doors.
“We have had complaints in the area, and we need to work together to satisfy the neighbors’ complaints — the dogs being out, roaming around and barking issues, too — while helping 4-PAWS,” Stone said.

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NAACP speaker stresses value of vote

“And one of the major responsibilities is the active participation in our government. It does not matter that we are guaranteed the vote by the Constitution. We have to value that vote because we have not always been able to use it. And that right and privilege should be exercised as soon as the legal age to vote is reached.”
Following that introduction, Smith divided his message into four segments:

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