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Gingrich makes campaign stop at Tech

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Ruston got its first taste of the 2012 presidential election early Tuesday when Republican candidate Newt Gingrich stopped at Louisiana Tech University to speak to the crowd gathered to hear what he plans on bringing into the race if elected to run against current President Barack Obama.
The crowd, full of mainly college students, was anxious as security and media officials prepared for Gingrich’s arrival at the Student Center Main Floor. After a short wait, Gingrich took the stage with his wife Callista introducing him as the only Republican candidate committed to removing Obama from the White House.

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Cedar Creek annual event celebrated on the bayou

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The hearty smell of Louisiana gumbo wafted through the air along with “y’all’s” “aiyee’s” and other Cajun colloquialisms during the annual Cedar Creek Celebration event on Saturday night.
Anyone who stumbled into the Ruston Civic Center may have thought they’d fallen into a bayou down south with moss and swamp grass filling the room.
The theme “Fais Deaux-Deaux on De Bayou” was chosen to honor special guests Junior and Willie Edwards from the hit television show “Swamp People.”

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Dubach mayor will be missed

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The village of Dubach has lost a great asset.
The Honorable Mayor Charles Ray Polk Sr., 62, passed away in his sleep in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 20.
Dubach Chief of Police Russell Croxton said he had known Polk for many years, before he was elected as mayor.

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Weather causes road closures

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Kip Franklin, director of homeland security for Lincoln Parish, said there have been several road closures and that water is quite high on some roads, due to the inclement weather that began Tuesday. He said residents should be careful when driving and should pay attention to all road closures.

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Tech receives national recognition for community service, volunteerism

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Louisiana Tech University has once again been named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for its leadership among institutions of higher education in Louisiana in supporting volunteerism, service-learning and community involvement.

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Take time to learn about MS

According to msnews.org, there are around 2 million people affected by Multiple Sclerosis worldwide, with numbers continuously rising.
With prevalence between the ages of 20 and 40, Multiple Sclerosis affects women primarily.
This month is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month and there are many things we can do to stay aware of this medical issue.

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2D provides more dimensions

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Why are all the movies from my childhood getting a 3D uplift?
First, it was “The Lion King,” then “Beauty and the Beast,” “Star Wars: Episode One” (3D could only help that movie) and now “Titanic.”
I remember going to see all of these movies in their original releases, with the exception of “Beauty and the Beast,” and they all had a profound effect on me in their 2D glory.
Possibly the greatest influence of all these was “Titanic,” a movie that not only inspired a love of cinema but also caused me to become an idealist from a very young age.
When “Titanic” came out, I was fascinated by the story and watched all the “Titanic” related movies (“A Night to Remember” the 1953 “Titanic,” the 1996 made for television “Titanic” and any documentary on the ship I could find.)
I bought the “Titanic” soundtrack and got a “Titanic” poster for my birthday, which I displayed proudly over my bed for years.

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Inn a part of Ruston history

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Back in the late 1950s, about the only place in Ruston to eat out after church on Sunday was Lincoln Courts on East Georgia Avenue.
The Courts had a full-service restaurant, and menu that included a child’s plate of a fried chicken drumstick, mashed potatoes and English peas.
Then in 1962, Ruston got a Holiday Inn. It had a restaurant, too, one that soon became the place for everything from club meetings to class reunions. If it was your birthday or anniversary or retirement, you might even get your name put up on the trademark Holiday Inn marquee.

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Cast for ‘Pippin’ announced

The Louisiana Tech University Stone Theatre and School of Performing Arts announce the cast for “Pippin.” Directed by Paul B. Crook with musical direction by Lisa Maxedon.
“Pippin” will run April 25- 28 and May 2- 5 in Louisiana Tech University’s Stone Theatre. All performances will be held in Stone Theatre located in the Howard Center for the Performing Arts. The Box Office, located in the lobby of Howard Auditorium, will open for general admission on April 18. The Box Office hours are Monday - Friday, 1:30 - 4:45 p.m., and the number is 257-3942.

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Khorasani’s work in three exhibits

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Four of Hooshang Khorasani’s floral paintings are part of two exhibitions this month — one in Monroe and one in Massachusetts — and paintings from two other genres are being displayed in Wyoming.
“Bouquet of Flowers” and “Basket of Flowers,” both 16-by-20 acrylics, were part of the Masur Museum’s “Off the Wall” fundraiser, sponsored by the Twin City Art Foundation held from 7-9 p.m. March 16. The event will took place at the Masur Museum of Art, 1400 S. Grand St.

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