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February 18th, 2014

A TIME FOR AIRING CONCERNS

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Pogue visits with GSU students to get feedback
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Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue was eating French fries and a corn dog as he chatted with students Monday.
Celebrating Presidents Day with an interactive lunch in McCall Dining Hall, Pogue, members of the administration, faculty and staff enjoyed lunch, eating what students eat, as they asked GSU students to open up about what concerns and ideas they have.
“This really works,” said Pogue during a break between bites. “We put a lot of these suggestions into action.”

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A changing downtown

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Resident concerned over property values under new plan
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Ruston’s Planning and Zoning Commission is sending six more proposed changes in the city’s zoning code to the board of aldermen for adoption.
Chief among the revisions approved by the commission Monday night is the enlargement of a new zoning category that’s a buffer between the downtown area and adjoining residential neighborhoods.
But the endorsement of the expanded core edge designation came over objections from the attorney for one homeowner who lives across the street from part of the proposed new zone.

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Tech chorus to perform tonight

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The Louisiana Tech University choirs will perform the winter quarter concert today.
The event, “The Poet and the Interpreter” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Howard Auditorium.
“I hope that the community will come watch our students conduct the Concert Choir, hear the musical settings of Robert Frost’s poetry and the audience gets to participate in our closing number, ‘When the Saints Go Marching In,’” said John Petzet, director of choral activities. “It’s going to be a blast.”

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Prep girls set for playoffs

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Simsboro, New Living Word start out with home games
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Simsboro High School and New Living Word School will both be at home for round one as the Louisiana High School Athletic Association girls basketball playoff brackets were released Monday.
Ruston, Cedar Creek and Choudrant also earned berths but will begin their playoff runs on the road.
Simsboro (26-9, 6-0 in District 2-B), the No. 7 seed in Class B, will play host to 26th-seeded Hicks (8-17) at 6 p.m. Thursday at SHS.

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G-Men upset Prairie View

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PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Grambling State ended a 31-game road losing streak as the Tigers beat Prairie View 83-81 on Monday night.
It was Grambling’s first win on the road since the 2011-12 season. The last time Grambling won twice in three games was also in 2012.
The Tigers ended a 45-game Division I losing streak last Monday.
A’Torri Shine scored 21 points to lead Grambling State (3-19, 2-11 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Chandler Thomas added 19, Tyron Bain had 12, Terry Rose 11 and 10 for Chase Comier. Grambling made 58.7 percent of its shots.

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Bulldogs garner points in AP and Coaches Top 25

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For the third time this season, the Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team garnered points in the Associated Press Top 25 with the latest poll released Monday.
The Bulldogs picked up one point in the week 16 AP poll after having five for week 11 and one for week 13.
For the first time this season they also found themselves receiving points in the USA Today/Coaches Top 25 poll, picking up two points.
The AP Top 25 College Basketball Poll is compiled from votes by 65 sportswriters and broadcasters from across the nation.

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Examining effects of the recent ice event on plants

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It has been a few years since we have had a winter like this year. Temperatures have been well below average for most of the “winter months” and wintery precipitation has been experienced several times over the winter. These conditions will have an effect on established landscape plants, to what extent is not certain. The extent of the effect may not be apparent until re-growth starts in the spring.

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Pet Savers of Shreveport came to the rescue

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Unless you have formed a relationship with a pet, you will never understand what a pet lover goes through when they are faced with the loss of a pet whether by death or not being allowed to keep a pet in an unwelcome environment such as a nursing home or rental unit.
When I was younger, I didn’t form close bonds to animals, but as I have gotten older I’ve learned the value of a pet because pets can be so intuitive and be more demonstrative than people, often providing a sense of well being for whatever reason.

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Club News: Littera Club

The February meeting of Littera Club was held in the Turkey Creek Road home of Kathey Roane. Her co-hostesses were Carolyn Russell and Emily Baugh.
A Valentine’s Day theme was carried out in the home and the refreshments. Each member was given a numbered Valentine as she arrived to be used when the door prize was drawn.
The members and guests, Sheriff Mike Stone, Jim Tuten, Joy Ryan and Julia Boddie, were welcomed by the President Emily Baugh, who presented each member with a name tag with a Valentine’s message.

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All-Star game highlights parish

The NBA All-Star game played Sunday night not only provided a national spotlight for the state — Lincoln Parish got some primetime publicity, too.
This year’s game was played in the New Orleans Arena, and Ruston was the recipient of not only one, but two “shout outs” thanks to a pair of hoops standouts that consider Lincoln Parish home.
One came when Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Karl Malone attended the game and was shown on national television wearing a Louisiana Tech University baseball cap.

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