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October 7th, 2013

Fight stigma of mental illness

With repeated mass casualty incidents liked to mental illness, mental health has become a very hot topic.
This is National Mental Illness Awareness Month, established by Congress to recognize the efforts of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
According to NAMI, one in four adults experience mental illness in a given year, while one in about 17 live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder.

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Special ones make driving tough

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I wish I was one of the special ones.
But I guess I don’t know where to sign up and get on the list.
It’s no secret Ruston is a school-based town, with many Louisiana Tech and Grambling State students living here as well as faculty and staff members of those schools raising families of their own.
That makes for a lot of early morning traffic around town, traffic that sometimes isn’t easy to navigate.
The special ones can make those morning journeys even tougher.

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October 5th

Tough times for long-storied GSU athletics

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The once proud stripes that adorned Grambling State that adorned the university’s athletics logo have taken a beating during the past year.
Inarguably — no, make that for sure — the worst school year for athletic success for thereof during the past year has left the Tiger Nation reeling over the past several months.
There’s been very little to cheer about.

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Can you dig it?: ’Dogs top Miners

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EL PASO, Texas — UTEP’s offense threatened with a touchdown late in the fourth quarter, but the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-4, 1-1 Conference-USA) held strong and defeated the Miners, 38-35, in a league match-up Saturday night at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.
The Bulldogs broke a five-game homecoming winning streak for the Miners and recreated a scene from 2003 when Tech defeated UTEP (1-4, 0-2 C-USA), 38-35, in the team’s homecoming game that year.

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Season of futility continues for GSU

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It’s been that kind of season for the Grambling State Tigers.
What looked to be a close game on paper was anything but in reality as Prairie View A&M topped the Tigers 31-3 Saturday before a crowd of 27,745 in Southwestern Athletic Conference action at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
The numbers in the stat books were definitely deceiving in this one.
Grambling, now 0-6 overall and 0-3 in the SWAC, actually outgained Prairie View with 329 total yards, edging past the Panthers’ 327. GSU held the ball 31:55 compared to 28:05 for Prairie View.

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Tech soccer gets historic win

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Freshmen Kailee Hervey and Kathryn Sloan netted back-to-back goals within 40 seconds of each other to give Louisiana Tech its first ever Conference USA win, a 2-0 defeat of Marshall on Friday night at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
Tech (6-6-1, 1-2 C-USA) was able to neutralize a powerful Marshall (6-4-1, 1-2 C-USA) squad who had only been shut out once this season prior to tonight.

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Tech volleyball nets first C-USA victory against Charlotte

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For the first time since 2010, the Louisiana Tech volleyball team defeated a conference opponent as the Lady Techsters prevailed against Conference USA foe Charlotte, 3-1 (25-19, 21-25, 25-21, 25-22), Friday night at Halton Arena in Charlotte.
The win snapped a 34-match conference losing streak for Tech (7-11, 1-2 C-USA) that dated back to the end of the 2010 season when Tech defeated then WAC foe Nevada in five sets. The win also breaks a four-match losing streak the team had coming into tonight’s game versus the 49ers.

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Gun Show targets outdoorsmen

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Picture above are Simsboro residents Robert May, Austin May and Becky May as they look at some of guns for sale or trade at this weekend’s Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce’s Gun, Knife and Coin Show held at the Ruston Civic Center. The show is open today from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Pictured at right is Krystal “Pistol” Campbell, star of A&E television network’s “American Hoggers,” as she autographs pictures for Dubach residents Hayley Perkins and Britany Perkins.
Campbell will be at the show today from 10 a.m. – noon.

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RHA plays waiting game

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The attorney for the Ruston Housing Authority says the agency is still willing to negotiate with the U.S. Department of Justice in an attempt to settle a discrimination complaint filed against the authority by the federal government.
“The Ruston Housing Authority is still willing to have open discussions with the U.S. attorney, but the authority denies any discriminatory acts or practices,” Rob Shadoin said Friday.

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Tech Alumni Awards Luncheon set for Oct. 18

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Louisiana Tech University’s annual Alumni Awards Luncheon will be held at noon Oct. 18 in the Louisiana Tech Student Center as part of this year’s Homecoming festivities.
Tickets are $25 per person or $200 for a reserved table of eight. Reserved parking will be available in the Ropp Center parking lot or on Adams Boulevard at West Arizona Street.
To purchase tickets, call the Marbury Alumni Center at 318-255-7950.
The event will honor eight Tech alumni. Steve Davison of Choudrant is the Tech Alumnus of the Year while Brent Tippen is the Young Alumnus of the Year.

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