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December 20th

Bulldogs return to road

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Tech at Iowa tonight before WAC play tips off
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Kerry Rupp is searching for some energy on his Louisiana Tech University team.

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Date, custom of the birthday

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As mentioned in a previous column, we do have the Roman empire to thank, if you will, for assisting in creating and perpetuating some of our beliefs. The Romans celebrated the return of the sun god to Earth. As a matter of fact, for several hundred years, early Christians, members of the “way,” did not even celebrate the birth. The spread of Christianity was logistically aided due to the orders of the emperor Constantine. It was in the year 337 that reference was made to the birth of Christ and the date selected was Dec. 25. This was quite agreeable to early Christian leaders who were more than aware that pagan celebrations occurred at the same time, so “switching” or substituting holidays was almost natural. Celebrations at and around Dec. 25 were also existent in other cultures, including those who observed the winter solstice.

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Ruston girls push win streak to 11

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Ruston High’s girls made it 11 wins in a row on Monday night, however tough it might have been.
The Lady Bearcats (14-1), off to one of the best starts in the program’s history, survived an overtime session to get past Airline High in Bossier City.
Coach David Aguilar’s squad, coming off of four wins in the recent “Holiday Classic” held at RHS, trailed at halftime before putting on a spirited charge in the final half.

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Mulkey’s daughter aids victory for Lady Bears

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NASSAU, Bahamas — Brittney Griner and Makenzie Robertson each scored in double-digits to lead the second-ranked Baylor Lady Bears to an 82-40 victory over the Clemson Lady Tigers on Monday at the Bahamas Sunsplash Shootout.

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Shooting deemed accident

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Dylan Brown, 19, of Ouachita Parish, is still listed in critical condition after a duck hunting incident on Monday resulted in his being shot in the head.

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Hunting incident injures 1 teen

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Nineteen-year-old Dylan Brown of Ouachita Parish was shot in the back of the head during a hunting accident at the Lake D’Arbonne National Wildlife refuge on Sunday.

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All I want for Christmas is ...

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Abby Smith sits in Santa’s lap Saturday during a visit at Simsboro Town Hall while friend Carley Perry, center, and sister Gabby Smith, far right, look on.

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A fighting chance

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Women strike back to protect themselves
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Most assaults on women aren’t committed by strangers who were hiding behind bushes in the dark.
In fact, women are 85 to 95 percent more likely to be the victim of physical violence at the hands of a current or former intimate partner, says Debra Faircloth, a community advocate for the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team.

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Community brings Christmas to RES

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There was much activity in the halls and classrooms of Ruston Elementary School on Thursday.
Members of Trinity United Methodist Church and students and faculty from schools including Cedar Creek and Ruston High School converged at RES to throw Christmas parties for the classes.
Susan Edminston, an RES first-grade teacher, said her students had been excited all morning about their party.

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Saints’ lack of tackling hurts in loss

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How painful was the Saints’ loss at Baltimore Sunday?
Well, the Saints need to win out in of final two games (at Atlanta and vs. Tampa Bay) to be assured of a playoff berth.
The Saints were fortunate to see both Tampa Bay and Green Bay lose Sunday, but New Orleans still finds itself behind the eight ball as the season winds down. If the Buccaneers can beat a struggling Seahawk squad

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