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February 25th, 2014

Tech professor featured for research

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Mary Caldorera-Moore, assistant professor of biomedical engineering for Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science, is being featured in “Design News” for her research in intelligent drug delivery.

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February 24th

Laissez les bons temps rouler

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The 15th Annual Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball and Silent Auction was the most popular one to date with more than 350 people attending the event Saturday night in the Ruston Civic Center.
“This is the most people we’ve ever had,” said the night’s king Lue Charles Napper. “It was a great turnout.”
Attendants danced to the music of the local Buddy Terzia Band while enjoying food and drinks before a silent auction and raffle drawing.
Proceeds for the event went toward the sustaining building fund for the Dixie Center for the Arts theatre.

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Shadoin to speak to Tech grads

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Louisiana Tech University alumnus, Ruston resident and State Rep. Rob Shadoin will serve as keynote speaker for the winter commencement ceremony.
Graduation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Thomas Assembly Center.
Shadoin, who received a law degree from Louisiana State University, is state representative for Lincoln and Union parishes. In that role, he has served on the civil law and procedure, education, judiciary and rural caucus executive committees.

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Man charged with running wife off road

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A Ruston man has been charged with careless operation and second offense driving while intoxicated after his car rear-ended his wife’s car, causing both vehicles to become airborne and overturn.
Daniel Trexler, 29, of 4587 U.S. Highway 80, later told police he was speeding and had consumed five or six beers several hours before he crashed into the rear of his wife’s vehicle as she was driving near the 1600 block of East Georgia Ave. late Saturday night, Ruston Police Department incident reports say.

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Blue Sky Yoga: A place to find calm

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Residents tired of the same old workout or looking for a way to wind down after a stressful day are in luck.
Blue Sky Yoga, located in the shopping center behind Raising Cane’s, offers a place to find both.
Donna Ponder, who has taught yoga in Ruston since 2006, has had a Blue Sky Yoga location in Monroe since 2012. In December, the Ruston resident decided it was finally time to open up shop at home.
“We do yoga for this area,” Ponder said. “It’s very approachable.”
At the Ruston location, classes are offered six days a week. Most classes are held in the morning and late evening.

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Navari pitches Tech past Tulane, 5-2

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Senior righthander Richie Navari put together his best pitching performance as a Bulldog and helped lead Louisiana Tech to a 5-2 win over Tulane for the team’s first win in Conference USA Sunday afternoon at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
Despite allowing two runs through the first three innings of play, Navari was lights out the rest of the way and did not allow a base hit by Tulane (6-1, 2-1 C-USA) at any point after the third inning for the first complete game of his Tech (2-4, 1-2 C-USA) career.

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SHS, NLW girls set for second round

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The Simsboro High School and New Living Word School girls’ basketball teams hit the court for second round Louisiana High School Athletiic Association playoff action tonight. Antoinette Harris (54) and the Simsboro Lady Tigers, seeded No. 7 in Class B, will play host to 10th-seeded Saline at 6 p.m. tonight while New Living Word, the No. 10 seed in Class C, will play at seventh-seeded Calvin at 6 p.m. The LHSSA is slated to release its boys’ playoff brackets today.

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Tech’s Ellis, Enemkpali set to participate in NFL Combine today

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Louisiana Tech defensive lineman Justin Ellis (above) and linebacker I.K. Enemkpali (below) are scheduled to showcase their skills as the NFL Combine continues today in Indianapolis. Ellis posted 102 total tackles in his four-year career at Louisiana Tech with 9.5 tackles for a loss of 21 yards. He forced two fumbles and recovered two fumbles in his career and was credited with three QB hurries and three pass break-ups. A first team All-Conference USA and All-Louisiana honoree, Enemkpali started all 12 games for the Bulldogs at right end.

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Inside Tech Basketball slated to air tonight

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Centric Federal Credit Union’s Inside Tech Basketball radio show presented by Miller Lite will air at 6 o’clock tonight from Scott’s Catfish in Ruston.
The one-hour radio show will air live on the LA Tech Sports Network on ESPN 97.7 FM. The show will feature a half hour segment with Lady Techster coach Teresa Weatherspoon and Malcolm Butler and a half hour segment with Bulldog coach Michael White and Dave Nitz.
Weatherspoon and White will both review the past week of Conference USA play while previewing the upcoming week.

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Tech tennis team nets win over McNeese St.

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LAKE CHARLES — Three hours before the first serve was to be hit, the skies were pouring down rain and the Louisiana Tech tennis team was unsure if Sunday’s match at McNeese State was going to be played.
With help from head coach Chad Camper and others in squeegeeing the courts, the match began at 4 p.m. under sunlight and finished under the court lights over four hours later.

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