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January 19th

Spend day off in community outreach

It’s a lot for one man to shoulder, but Obama has many fine examples of leadership he can look to as he takes the highest office in the world.
King, Obama’s predecessor, also sought to forge a common ground. He wanted people from all walks of life to disregard color and address issues that spanned across those racial lines.
In the 40 years since the vicious act of murder that claimed the leader so many leaned on as a symbol of inner strength, the nation has done a lot of healing. Obama’s election is one step on that long road of progress.

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Tech, city to honor I-Bowl champions

All players and coaches of the Bulldogs’ team, which defeated Northern Illinois University 17-10 at the Shreveport-based game, will be recognized by Tech President Dan Reneau and Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth.
The team will be introduced, and a special presentation of the Independence Bowl trophy will be made by bowl chairman Keith Bergeron. In addition, Tech senior defensive back Weldon Brown and sophomore receiver Phillip Livas will be presented with the game’s Outstanding Defensive Player and Outstanding Offensive Player awards.

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January 16th

Tech has hoops’ fest at home

It’s the busiest three-day stretch of the home season for the Tech squads, both of whom will be trying to move past the .500 winning percentage plateau either in overall or Western Athletic Conference play.
A look at the ’Dogs and Techsters as they head into the weekend:

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Inclusive prayer bars Christ

Then something wonderfully and distinctively American happened: “Mr. Samuel Adams arose and said that he was no bigot and could hear a prayer from any gentleman of piety and virtue who was at the same time a friend to his country.”
So the next morning America’s founding fathers bowed their heads as an Episcopal clergyman prayed fervently “for America, for the Congress, for the Province of Massachusetts Bay and especially the town of Boston” (then under attack).

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Community concern is apparent

From the incoming administration of President-elect Barack Obama to the national economy, there are issues bigger than the city’s strife on the table. Still, the organizers of the vigil are looking for some sense of direction and a feeling of peace about the back-and-forth that has been going on in the city for some time.

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‘Better than Broadway

“The first year, they did drama sketches and music, entertaining the crowd while they ate,” Nelson said. “The second year, we just kind of raised the bar a little bit and did a choreographed show with a focus on dancing and some singing.”
The two-performance fundraiser last year earned the group $6,000-$7,000, affording the college students money for their Chicago mission trip.

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January 15th

Techsters ready to make impact

“Our team is close to really getting on a positive streak,” he said during a media luncheon earlier this week. “We’ve lost five of our games this season by 10 points or less. There’s been some disappointing losses, but the effort has been there.”
One of those disappointing losses was a 64-57 defeat against Nevada in Reno last week.
But two games later, the Techsters survived an overtime against Utah State and left Logan, Utah, with a 90-82 victory.

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Speaker's advice rings true

Rita Pierson told a roomful of parents at the Ruston Civic Center that chores are important, and parents should not be “martyrs” by eventually doing the chores for children if they don’t get up and do them in a timely manner.
“If little Jessica doesn’t clean up the kitchen, wake her up at 2 a.m. and say it’s time to wash the dishes,” said the former special education teacher and assistant principal from Houston. “Kids these days when you ask them to clean up around their desk (at school), they think that’s the janitor’s job.”

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New PSC rule is ethics model

Because of that, establishing fair and equitable pricing regulations is of utmost importance. Wednesday’s vote, which prohibits members of the PSC staff from accepting free meals from utility companies, removes a subtle but significant road block in the path of unbiased and ethical representation of Louisiana’s residents.

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Jury names new president, VP

Several jurors spoke at once to nominate Annie Brown for the vice president’s post. Joe Henderson then moved that nominations cease, and Levy again asked for opposition.
Hearing none, he declared Brown the vice president.
Brown moved to nominate Dennis Woodward as administrator, and David Hammons moved to close nominations after Brown’s motion was seconded. Levy asked for opposition, and hearing none, closed nominations and declared Woodward the administrator.
It is unclear whether the selection procedure will require a second look.

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