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April 3rd

Continuing a musical legacy

Ellen Smiley, assistant professor/assistant dean in GSU’s Earl Lester Cole Honors College, said the first day consisted of workshops conducted by GSU students and faculty, followed by “Save the Music” concerts performed by students in GSU’s Music Department.
“The students were very moved by this experience,” she said. “Several students went to these schools or were from New Orleans.”

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April 2nd

Malone excited about Tech’s future


Malone, who starred at Summerfield High School and Tech before going on to being one of the NBA’s 50 greatest players of all time, watched the entire Saturday morning spring drill session directed by new head coach Derek Dooley and his staff at Joe Aillet Stadium.
After the workouts were over, the former two-time NBA Most Valuable Player was given about a 30-minute tour of the Charles Wyly Athletic ­locker area — by Dooley.

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Have you ever been hungry?

Raising money will mean increased funding for programs that help the club’s members be better students, better community members and better people.
Some of the programs offered at the Club are Power Hour (homework help), math tutoring, arts and crafts, sports, Teen Center, games, playground, snacks and concessions, character-building programs, health and fitness classes and much more.
The club is now calling on the members of the community to help because the club has touched so many of its youth.

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A life less ordinary

Everyone in the choir and congregation were on their feet clapping and singing a song that seemingly everyone knew without having to look at a hymn book. And it was exactly that way through the six or seven other songs from the opening song to the hymn of preparation, which was right before the guest speaker gave his message. In my experience, church has begun rather quietly with the congregation simply listening while the pastor led them in a prayer or the choir provided a song.

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Leaders focus on future of business

Presenting the north-central Louisiana outlook and data were John Francis, assistant professor of economics at Louisiana Tech University, and Bob Eisenstadt, associate professor of economics at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
“We’ve got to much of the ‘bad’ things and too little of the ‘good’ things,” Francis said.
Giving a statewide outlook was Peter Ricchiuti, assistant dean of the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.
“Trade and budget deficits matter,” Ricchiuti said.
“If we don’t do something about them it will eat us alive.”

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’Dogs: It’s all about tempo

There were some players reporting semi-late for the 3:45 p.m. sessions, then intermittent transitions to be weathered for the initial session in their complete apparel.
While Derek Dooley and his staff were hoping for a smoother response, the new head coach realized that “it was a typical first day.

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Ballet full of power, grace

For those who might wonder what Ruston has to offer when there’s not a Louisiana Tech ballgame or Dixie Theater event scheduled, then the ballet is a perfect choice.
The ballet company presented five “acts”:
• I’ll Fly Away, set to the soundtrack of “Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou?”;
• It’s Time, classic music from by-gone years;
• Saving Grace, a contemporary ballet on Pointe;
• Confessions, a look at the intense emotions and high-spirited nature of teens; and
• La Source, dance in its purest form, a classical ballet to the music of Le’O Delibes.

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As luck would have it

Okinawa was a lovely tropical paradise. We soon found a baby-sitter for Justin, and everything appeared to be just fine. Then the first of the three events occurred. While at the babysitter’s, Justin managed to somehow fall out of his highchair. By the time we got off work and arrived to pick him up, the little fella had a nice goose egg on his forehead. His sitter didn’t think he needed to go to the doctor, but since medical care was free in the military and head injuries are nothing to mess around with, we took him to the emergency room.

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Spearsville fifth-graders accused of sex in class

The students involved are fifth-grade students at the kindergarten through 12th grade school. According to investigators, the students were left alone during a school assembly.
Buckley sent a deputy and juvenile detective Marcy Cooper to the school on Thursday to begin the investigation.
“We’re still working on it,’’ Buckley said.
Union Parish Superintendent of Schools Judy Mabry had no comment on the matter because the investigation was ongoing.

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