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August 26th, 2013

DOJ sues state over vouchers

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department sued Louisiana on Saturday to stop the state from distributing school vouchers in any district that remains under a desegregation court order.
Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal called the department’s action “shameful” and said President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder “are trying to keep kids trapped in failing public schools against the wishes of their parents.”

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New Tech named demonstration site for third year

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Three’s a charm for New Tech @ Ruston.
The national New Tech Network has announced that the Ruston High School program has been named an official Demonstration Site and Exemplary School for the third consecutive year. This designation acknowledges the high level of implementation of key New Tech components including project-based learning, teaching and assessing 21st Century skills, technology use in the classroom and the unique culture that empowers students.

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Pet of the Week

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Grace is what many people would call a diamond in the rough. Grace has a happy personality and lots of energy. Her pretty brindle legs show off her beauty. When walking with a leash she never pulls or tugs. Grace is about 2 years old and has been at the shelter since she was a pup. She really needs a family to love. Her adoption fee is $65. Call 251-DOGS today for more information. Come see all the dogs at the new 4 Paws office located at 290 Rodeo Road in Ruston, just south of Tech Farm Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment.

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‘Dracula’ auditions today

The Bossier Parish Community College Theatre Program and Cavalier Players will hold auditions for Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston’s “Dracula” at 7 p.m. today and Tuesday in the BPCC Performing Arts Theatre, Building C on the BPCC campus, 6220 E. Texas St. in Bossier City.

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Have your say on dumpster issue

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It’s probably safe to say that most of us don’t think a lot about our trash and what’s going to happen to it after we put it out. However, if someone considers taking our only source of getting rid of that trash away, we all might get a little defensive.
For some time, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury has been hard at work attempting to come up with viable solutions for parish residents’ trash.

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New school year brings fresh start

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Spring is supposed to be the season of freshness and rebirth.
But I’ve always thought differently than many others, and for me, fall fits into that category just as much if not more so than spring.

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Defensive breakdowns costly for Tech

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Lady Techsters drop home soccer opener, 2-0, to Central Arkansas

Two defensive breakdowns proved costly for Louisiana Tech as they dropped a 2-0 decision to Central Arkansas in front of a crowd of 337 fans on hand this Sunday night to watch the first ever night match played at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
“We are all disappointed,” said head coach Kevin Sherry. “So many people came out to support us, the first night under the lights, and the players gave everything. Give credit to Central Arkansas.
“They were a good team and played really well. The difference maker was (UCA’s Adriana Lucar).”

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Forgan forges forward

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Former Tech golfer finding success on European tour
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Former Louisiana Tech golf standout Sam Forgan, a three‐time letterman for the Bulldogs, is currently finding success on a professional developmental tour based out of his native United Kingdom, placing in three of his last five tournaments.
Forgan is currently playing in the PGA EuroPro Tour, a developmental professional golf tour based in the United Kingdom.
“I am not surprised that he is doing so well because he has a heck of a swing and a good work ethic,” Louisiana Tech Head Coach Jeff Parks said.

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Inside Bulldog Football airs today

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The first edition of Hill Oil’s Inside Tech Football with Skip Holtz for 2013 will air live at the Dawg House Sports Grill in Ruston with this year’s start time set for 6 p.m. today.

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Book signing set for tonight at Eddie Robinson Museum

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Author Samuel G. Freedman will appear at a book signing at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Doris Robinson Banquet Hall at the Eddie Robinson Museum.
Freedman’s book “Breaking The Line” tells the story of the season in black college football that transformed the sport and helped change the course of the civil rights movement.

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