SUbscriber Login | NEW SUBSCRIPTION  

Archive - Oct 2007 - Archive

  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
Date

October 16th

’Dogs have tough Broncos next

“We have to be focused totally on Boise State. That’s a great team we’re going to be playing.”
And little introduction should be necessary for anyone even remotely familiar with college football.
The Broncos (5-1, 2-0) were last year’s Cinderella story in college football, going a perfect 13-0 and finishing among the top 20 teams in the country. The final victory was that wild Fiesta Bowl decision against favored Oklahoma.
“We realize what we’re going to be facing Saturday,” said linebacker Quin Harris. “Boise State is a tremendous team with a lot of talent.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

State money a boon for parish

Choudrant’s $25,000 will help firefighters serve the small community by providing more air tanks and air-tank refilling gear. Mayor Bill Sanderson said the opportunity to purchase the equipment will keep the local fire department from having to travel into Ruston to refill, saving valuable time and possibly helping save lives.
Dubach will receive a $35,000 grant to help fund a new garbage truck for public works.
Simsboro will be able to renovate a community building located across the street from the town hall into a place for seniors and youth with its $25,000 from the state.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Film industry benefits north LA.

It also brought Hollywood to north Louisiana. Movies that were being filmed in New Orleans embraced Shreveport as their new movie set.
But how has this changed residents’ lives?

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Grant backs airport lights

This is the second grant provided to the local airport by the DOTD for a generator in the last couple of years. The first generator was used for the runway lights to allow planes to land safely despite power outages.
“What drove a lot of this is a lot of airports during Katrina and Rita were without power,” said Ben Humphries, chairman of the Ruston Airport Authority. “On these two particular projects (the DOTD) pays 100 percent. These are basically grants which are usually for safety upgrades.”

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

October 15th

Bulldogs get much-needed win

Only minutes earlier, Tech (2-4, 1-2) had rallied from a 12-point fourth quarter deficit to sneak past the Aggies 22-21.
“There’s nothing like going into the locker room after a victory,” smiled Harris, who had a dozen tackles to help lead a determined Bulldogs’ defensive effort in the final minutes. “It was a win that we really needed. Any win is great, but this one tonight was dramatic. This is what college football is all about.”
It wasn’t just a “great win” for the Bulldogs, but a sorely needed one.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Training more teachers a must

Louisiana and the nation as a whole need more teachers capable of leading more students into the vital careers that require mathematics and science skills.
Trained and skilled teachers, who have both knowledge of their subject matter and necessary techniques for instruction under their belt, help schools produce skilled students.
This program leverages the considerable power of the National Science Foundation, which has signed off on a grant of more than $730,000 to fund scholarships for STEM-Plus students for their senior and post-baccalaureate year.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Take it one step at a time

Last Tuesday was my first visit to the class. I didn’t know anyone in it, and I had no idea about what the class was like other than my previous experience with mostly non-effective P.E. courses where we warmed the bleachers for the better part of an hour. But I was warned while a handful of ladies and I waited for a cheerleading class to dismiss.
“Boy, Ms. Dorthy’s gonna work us today,” one of the women waiting on a bench said.
The rest of the crew nodded in agreement looking kind of solemn.
I thought, “Right. Like aerobics is hard.”

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Homecoming pulls in crowd

“We’ve read up on them in the Shreveport paper,” Charles Jollie said.
Tech’s record is no reason to lose school spirit, he said.
“We’re hoping they do better with Coach Dooley, but these things take time.”
Greg Rainwater, who grew up in Ruston and graduated from Tech in the now-defunct nuclear medicine program, drove over from Shreveport and hooked up with friends and their families.
He spent time Saturday throwing a football around with Hayden and Rhett Johnson and his nephew Josh Miller as the tailgating around the stadium swelled.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Cedar Creek rallies again

“You have to give St. Frederick’s a lot of credit. They are an extremely well coached team that we knew would be ready to play us hard and they did. They were off of the charts tonight.”
St.Frederick had held a 9-6 lead with 9:44 left to go in the third quarter following a 29-yard field goal by Michael Fontenot before Dwyer helped the Creek pull out the decision.
Dwyer also scored the Cougars’ other touchdown on a 26-yard pass from quarterback Andy smith with 10:03 to go in the second quarter after the Warriors had taken a 6-0 lead.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Looking back at the life of ‘Gravy’

Right after he had retired from being the diamond leader, Patterson was named as an associate athletic director responsible for overseeing eligibility requirements for student-athletes and working closely with members of the NCAA’s compliance committee.
And then, later, he stepped in on three different occasions to serve in the role of interim athletic director.
He did just fine as a football coach, too.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share