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November 26th, 2013

Lady Techsters remain winless with loss to ASU

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Freshman JaQuan Jackson came off the bench to score a career-high 23 points and Whitney Frazier added 15 points but Arkansas State shot 53 percent from the field and dominated the boards en route to a 91-68 win over the Lady Techsters Monday night at the Thomas Assembly Center.
The Red Wolves (4-1) received a career-high 26 points from Hanna Qedan and 23 points from Aundrea Gamble. A-State used an early 13-0 run to open up an 18-point lead midway through the first half and coast to the victory.

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Bulldogs go long range to beat UNC-Greensboro

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ESTERO, Fla. — The weather wasn’t the only hot thing in southwest Florida Monday afternoon.
So was Louisiana Tech’s 3-point shooting was as the Bulldogs drained 14 treys en route to a 99-62 opening round win over the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in the Gulf Coast Showcase at Germain Arena.
Seven different Bulldogs hit shots from behind the 3-point arc, including sophomore guard Alex Hamilton, who knocked down three of them en route to a career-high 26 points.
With the victory, Tech (3-1) advanced to face Illinois-Chicago at 5 p.m. today.

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Thanksgiving brings excitement

If it’s Thanksgiving week, then it must mean it’s time for one of college football’s biggest rivalries and most exciting weekends.
It’s the annual “Bayou Classic,” set for another edition on Saturday afternoon in New Orleans.
Mention this time of the year to followers of the Grambling State University Tigers and Southern University Jaguars and they know very well what is at stake whenever their teams meet on the Louisiana Superdome turf.
More than the final regular season contest for both schools, it is a time when the unofficial bragging rights for the state are determined.

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History of Thanksgiving dinner

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What many regard as the nation’s first Thanksgiving took place in1621 as the religious separatist Pilgrims held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. The day did not become a national holiday until 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving.

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Taking time this week to be thankful

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There are certain things that people don’t tell you about growing up. Some of them you just have to figure out for yourself, and some are just things you wouldn’t believe anyway if someone tried to tell you.
This time of year, when the newspaper business — one of those that never sleeps — keeps me away from my family more than I’d like, I realize how precious those week-long (or two at Christmas) breaks from school were.

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November 25th

CrossFit works to stamp out hunger

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Group works to raise 1M pounds of food
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Residents who have always wanted to try CrossFit, the high-octane fitness craze sweeping the globe, but have felt intimidated by super-fit regulars, or just thought it wasn’t their thing, now have a chance to try the sport for free while doing a great deed for the community.
Beginning Saturday, CrossFit Ruston, located behind Office Depot, along with 300 other affiliates worldwide, will be participating in Fitness Starts with Food, a global food drive with the goal of raising 1 million pounds of healthy food for those in need this winter.

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Winners chosen in idea pitch

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A Ruston-based entrepreneur was chosen out of 15 presentations as best business idea during the Technology Business Development Center’s “Won in One” idea pitch competition.
Held recently at Louisiana Tech University, the competition brought together entrepreneurs from across the region. The event gave participants one minute to summarize their idea for a new business enterprise in a way that demonstrated the idea’s viability and its appeal as an investment opportunity.

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A Holiday Chuckle

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‘Christmas Belles’ set to open Dec. 5

The Dixie Center for the Arts will host the Christmas edition of a slap-stick comedy beginning Dec. 5
“Christmas Belles,” is the a sequel to a previous play Ruston Community presented in March 2011 “Dearly Beloved.”
The production is another southern deep-fried comedy written by playwriting team Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten.
This holiday comedic play is sponsored by the Lewis family, of Lewis Boutique, and will run from Dec. 5-8 at the Dixie Center for the Arts. Director Nancy Wallace said rehearsals have gone well.

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Tech, GSU get police radios

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The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is providing nearly 150 radio devices to police departments at 10 universities across the state.
The transfer involves portable radios which can be used by individual officers in the field and mobile radios which can be mounted inside vehicles. The radios were made possible through a homeland security grant at a cost of $305,000.

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Lady Techsters set to host ASU

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Despite starting the season with three straight losses, Louisiana Tech head coach Teresa Weatherspoon still has high expectations for her Lady Techster team.
Weatherspoon and Co. will be on display again Monday night when they host Arkansas State at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomas Assembly Center.

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