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September 25th

RHS drops homecoming game

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GRAMBLING — It wasn’t that the Golden Tornadoes came out flattened Ruston at James Stadium Friday night.
Instead, it was the Bearcats’ own flat play that cost them the game against previously-winless Sulphur.
Miscues in the form of three turnovers and a pair of failed fourth-down conversions were too much for Ruston to overcome as Class 5A Sulphur took a 25-15 win to dampen the Bearcats’ Homecoming festivities.

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Kittens defeated on big plays

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GRAMBLING — Fred Hearn, in his first year as head coach of Grambling High School’s football team, had a good early week feeling about Friday night’s home game against Madison.
His Kittens (1-3) were coming off of their first victory (18-8 over Northwood-Lena) of the season and were preparing to face a winless opponent at Robinson Stadium.
But the “big play” bug bit Grambling and the Jaguars exited Lincoln Parish with a 28-6 victory.

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Tech professor honored

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Marcia Simmering -Dickerson, the Humana Foundation/McCallister Professor of Management at Louisiana Tech, was among three academics to receive the 2009 Best Paper Award for organizational research methods.
The Organizational Research Methods Editorial Board and its scholarly publication, Organizational Research Methods, bestowed the award upon the three co-authors for their 2009 ORM article titled, “A Tale of Three Perspectives: Examining Post Hoc Statistical Techniques for Detection and Correction of Common Method Variance.”

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September 22nd

G-Men: Revenge time Saturday?

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Tigers seeking to get past Prairie View in SWAC showdown
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GRAMBLING — Forget about what happened during the 2009 football season concerning Grambling State University and Prairie View A&M.
Granted, the teams went in opposite directions, the Tigers finishing as runner-up to the usually dormant Panthers in the Western Division race of the Southwestern Athletic Conference and missing out on another berth in the league’s championship game.
But that was then.

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Southern Miss facing ‘trap game?’

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Golden Eagles to meet Tech after back-to-back victories
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Former Louisiana Tech University head coach Derek Dooley used to dread hearing the words “trap game” being employed by media members to describe upcoming tests for the Bulldogs.
Head coach Larry Fedora of the University of the University of Southern Mississippi can identify with such a feeling.
With his Golden Eagles (2-1) winning their last two outings, the latest being 31-16 over Saturday, Fedora was asked about this week’s visit to Ruston and confronting a 1-2 Tech team being a “trap game” situation.

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Dykes praises Bulldogs’ fans

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Sonny Dykes would have preferred a win, of course, in Louisiana Tech University’s home opener last week.
But while the 37-23 loss to Navy was disappointing, not so with the support shown by Bulldogs’ fans.
“We really appreciate the great support our fans and the city of Ruston showed in our first home game,” Dykes said. “It was a great energy and atmosphere. This (Joe Aillet Stadium) is a great place to play and when you have the type of support that was there Saturday, then it gives you a home field advantage.

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Tech golfers No. 3

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FT. WORTH, Texas — The Louisiana Tech Bulldog golfers finished strong Tuesday firing the second lowest team round of the day to finish third in the 18-team field at the 2010 UTA/Waterchase Invitational hosted by Texas-Arlington at Waterchase Golf Course.
After sitting in a three-way tie for 10th after the first 18 holes of the tournament Monday morning, the Bulldogs shot back-to-back rounds of two-under-par (286) to move up seven spots and record their second straight top four finish in as many weekends.
Tech’s final round 286 was the second best of the day, one shot off the pace of Sam Houston State. The Bulldogs jumped two spots over the final 18 holes to record its best finish since winning the Hal Sutton Intercollegiate in 2007.

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School food needs transformation

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It’s amazing how the littlest of occurrences can truly get you thinking.
A few days ago, I was completing a mini-project for my French III class. My task was to find a school lunch menu from a school in France, compare it to our own American fare and write a paragraph (en francais, bien sur) about our findings.
Here’s what I discovered: One Paris school, according to the Time magazine’s World Article section, plans out its five-course lunches over a two-month period — and never repeats the same meal twice.

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Take a walk, hear music, help a kid

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Most people think that Type II diabetes (the kind of diabetes that people are not born with) is for old, obese people who have led horribly unhealthy lives and deserve the disease (or at least that’s what it seems like when you listen to the majority of doctors, television shows and other media sources). But, the truth is that diabetes now has a younger and often thinner face.
Much of this has to do with the unhealthy diet that most Americans follow — full of too many carbohydrates and fried foods and practically devoid of actual nutrients. But, a bigger contributor to diabetes is something people can’t control — their genetics. The truth is the majority of overweight and even morbidly obese people do not have diabetes. That’s a shock to most people (and an unfair fact to those of us who do.) Those overweight people were blessed with better genetics and weight that distributes more evenly (because it is weight that settles around your midsection that contributes most to diabetes.)
Personally, I was cursed with so many high-risk diabetes factors that it’s not surprising I found out I had the disease before I was even a quarter-century old. But, yes, I fully accept that I am also to blame, though I know for a fact I have long made better food choices than the majority of people my own age who don’t have the disease (I only hope it doesn’t eventually catch up with them as well).

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Visit local spots on Museum Day

Saturday is National Museum Day. It’s a day for exploring and learning new things. Lincoln Parish has several museums to explore: the Lincoln Parish Museum, Eddie Robinson Museum, the Autrey House and the Louisiana Military Museum. Most people have likely toured these facilities at some time or another, but it may have been years ago. If it has been a long time since you’ve visited a local museum, or if you have never gone at all, consider paying a visit this weekend. You may be surprised to learn fascinating historical tidbits.
The Lincoln Parish Museum features Victorian era furniture, an elaborate dollhouse with electric lights vintage women’s fashions and paintings, including a mural in the entryway depicting Ruston’s history. The museum, built in 1886, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Eddie Robinson Museum in Grambling is a tribute to Grambling State University’s beloved coach who once set the record of being the all-time winningest coach in college football. Inside is a life-sized bronze statue of Robinson and a timeline of his life. There is a theater showing a documentary film about Robinson, an NFL room highlighting more than 200 players who went pro after playing for him and an area where children can toss a pigskin.

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