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September 26th

Four decades ago at RHS

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The invitation said it was to my 40th high-school reunion. Surely not. Surely somebody did the math wrong. Has it been 40 years since the night we marched across the stage at Louisiana Tech’s Howard Auditorium to receive our Ruston High School diplomas?

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The battle for the U.S. Senate

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With less than two months to go before the Nov. 6 election, the focus of the media is on the presidential race. Power in Washington is perceived to reside in the White House and understandably so. However, power on the Potomac also splits between President Obama and a divided Congress. The House of Representatives is firmly in Republican control, and they expect it to remain that way. The Senate has a 53-47 Democratic majority (with two of the 53 being Independents who caucus with the Democrats.) The November elections will not only tell us which party controls the White House. They will also determine if one party will once again control Congress and the White House. How key U.S. Senate races unfold will answer that question.

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Reporter, author to discuss La. politics

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=Louisiana Tech will host well-known political reporter John Maginnis for the Louisiana at 200: A Bicentennial Lecture Series at 11 a.m. Friday in Wyly Tower Auditorium.
Maginnis will shed light on the political history of Louisiana in his presentation, “Our Heroes Have Always Been Governors: What Makes Louisiana Politics Different,” through commentary and analyses regarding politics in Louisiana both past and present.

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Tech: The next Boise State?

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Is Louisiana Tech University the next Boise State?
With the way the Bulldogs have started out, don’t be surprised if that’s also in the headline-producing performances of this young 2012 season.
Much in the manner that their former Western Athletic Conference nemesis from Idaho grabbed the college gridiron world’s fancy by crashing the big school’s parties, the ‘Dogs are slowly applying their DNA on the landscape.

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Techsters tune up for WAC play

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TYLER, Texas — Coming into Sunday’s contest against UT Tyler, Louisiana Tech had never won a match when going into a scoreless overtime. Midfielder Brittany Beddow changed that, as her golden goal in the first period of overtime secured the 1-0 victory for the Lady Techsters this past weekend.
The hard-fought win in the last nonconference game of the season pushed Tech’s unbeaten streak to six games and brought their overall record to 9-1-2, one win more than they had all of last season. The loss for UT Tyler dropped their record to 5-3-0 on the year.

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Virginia looking to rebound; A&M still perfect

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Louisiana Tech University goes on the road for a second straight weekend, while Grambling State University returns to action on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (3-0) will play against the Cavaliers of Virginia (2-2) and the Tigers (0-3, 0-2) will head to Huntsville, Ala., to take on unbeaten Alabama A&M (4-0, 2-0).
A look at the opponents for Lincoln Parish teams on Saturday.

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September 25th

Mosquitoes in city negative for WNV

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Despite two local human cases of West Nile Virus — one inside the Ruston municipal limits — this year, no mosquitoes to date have tested positive for WNV within the city.
Kellie Lowery, Delta Regional director for Vector Disease Control International, said around three mosquito samples were submitted to a lab at Louisiana State University last week to be tested. She has learned that all tested negative.

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Chicken Festival royalty crowned

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DUBACH — The Dubach High gymnasium was filled with people ready to cheer on their favorite contestant in the annual Dubach Chicken Festival Pageant on Saturday.
This year, the pageant had 48 contestants all vying for a crown. The Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization committee members were excited about the interest in the pageant and enjoyed welcoming each person into the pageant. Chances were sold on the handmade quilt, festival T-shirts were sold and the audience took time to vote on the girls’ photos for their choice of People’s Choice.

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Wells’ childhood experience helped shape career path

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Many people may have memories of a near-death experience they encountered at some point in their life. And while some of those memories may shape who that person is, few can take that experience and turn it into something that shapes their career.
But for Grambling Fire Department Chief David Wells, it was a near-death experience at the age of 9, along with the work of his family, which he said ultimately led him down the path to fighting fires.

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Tips for burning wood during the cold

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As September days come and go, the rain and cooler weather conditions are becoming a regular occurrence in the region. 
These fall indicators are stirring up images of a cozy fire in the fireplace and many homeowners are stocking their firewood bins.  It’s not too early to be thinking of cutting or buying firewood. 
Actually, if one is cutting wood for burning this winter, it is too late to get the maximum heat value from this firewood.

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