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Grambling enrollment, retention increase

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GRAMBLING — Even through tough financial times, Grambling State University has managed to accomplish many of its goals while receiving less and less help from the state level, and that was the message President Frank Pogue and the university conveyed Thursday morning at the 2011 Fall Convocation.
Before a large crowd of faculty, staff, students and alumni gathered at Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center, the president and members of his Executive Council addressed the audience, outlining GSU’s accomplishments over the past years and future goals for the next few.

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Bulldogs, Hawaii open WAC play at ‘The Joe’

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If it’s a Western Athletic Conference opening game, it must mean Louisiana Tech and Hawaii are playing each other.
Sure enough, that will be the scenario once again on Saturday when the Bulldogs (1-3) host the Warriors (2-2) in their first league game of the season at Joe Aillet Stadium beginning at 6 p.m.
It is a familiar setting for both schools.
For the third straight year and fourth time in the past five seasons, Tech and Hawaii have met in a conference opener.

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Webb runs for assessor

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Becky Webb has announced she is running for Lincoln Parish Tax Assessor in the Oct. 22 elections.
She was raised near the community of Douglas in Lincoln Parish, attended Choudrant Elementary School and graduated from Ruston High School. Shortly after graduation, Webb joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed at Pearl Harbor Submarine Base, Hawaii, as a radioman (telecommunications) until 1992 when she was honorably discharged.  Webb said during this time, she held a Top Secret SCI clearance.

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Tech receives $1.1M grant

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Monies will support ‘green’ innovations

Louisiana Tech University has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for establishing the Louisiana Tech “LA_i6” Proof of Concept Center to support and expedite the introduction of new “green” technology innovations into markets throughout the region and the nation.
LA_i6, to be operated by Tech’s Enterprise Center and housed in University Hall on the Tech campus, will partner with companies along the Interstate 20 innovation corridor in North Louisiana, south Arkansas, west central Mississippi and northeast Texas. Other private sector partners will come from across the country to North Louisiana to participate in the LA_i6 activities. LA_i6 will also work to amplify and promote the social, environmental and economic impacts of green technologies produced through the center and its partners.

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Photography featured at restaurant

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The photography of Jonathan Donehoo will be featured at 102 a bistro Wednesday through Dec. 1, in a solo exhibition called “Magical Place Between,” with an opening reception Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. This exhibit is presented by the North Central Louisiana Arts Council in association with 102 a bistro.

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Help battle domestic violence

Saturday is the beginning of October — what seemingly kicks off the holiday season.
Not only is October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is also Domestic Abuse Awareness month.
Domestic violence is defined as violence or physical abuse directed toward a spouse or domestic partner. It does not have to be in the form of man against woman or even physical.

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GSU has made big impact

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When I was growing up, I loved watching football. This probably isn’t big news to most people in the area — since just about everyone loves football these days — but my love for the game was definitely something I remember.
While these days I prefer to watch the action in the National Football League over college football, that was not the case 10 years ago.
I remember going to Louisiana Tech v. Northeast Louisiana University games — before the infamous name change and later mascot change — with my parents, and I specifically remember the large number of fans who packed the seats at both city’s football stadiums.

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Revisiting the defiant ones

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It was almost like watching a scene in a B-grade monster movie. Just before being attacked by the monster mutant, the victim empties his revolver into the beast and then, in one last futile gesture, throws the gun at the creature before being devoured. That scene captures the plight of Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke as he announced the Fed’s latest attempt to jumpstart the sluggish U.S. economy. The new gambit is far weaker than Bernanke’s previous initiatives, which centered upon maintaining artificially low interest rates for extended periods and “quantitative easing”— the practice of rapidly expanding the money supply in an attempt to bolster the stock market and facilitate lending.

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Out here on the edges with Foster

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Note: I’ve never read, much less written for Rolling Stone Magazine, so please bear with me while I write my first concert review Out Here on the Edges with Frank Foster
You may not have a fightin’side
When someone dares to cross that line
But some of still do
You may not lay down your life
For the land of the free
For the stars of the stripes
But some of us still do

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Mississippi residents arrested

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Two Mississippi residents were arrested Thursday on charges related to obstruction of justice.
Ruston Police Department responded to a theft complaint around Duque and Line Ave., where Wayland Dean Hill, 24, of Vicksburg, Miss., reportedly stated a black male had struck him in the face and stolen his cell phone.
Hill and his passenger Tess Aurea Barber, 21, also of Vicksburg, Miss., had allegedly picked up the black male at a local store.

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