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January 9th, 2017

Tech Theatre to perform ‘Love ... and Murder’

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Beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Louisiana Tech University’s Theatre Department will raise the curtain on “Love … and Murder,” a mash up of several of Broadway’s most beloved musicals and a famous opera, in Stone Theatre, located in Louisiana Tech University’s Howard Center for the Performing Arts.
The performance will be directed by Lisa Maxedon and feature a 15-member cast, said Katie Brumfield, promotions and marketing for Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Theatre.

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Police Jury to elect officers

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Jurors to vote at 7 p.m. meeting Tuesday

Members of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury will elect new officers — president and vice-president — when they meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Parish Courthouse.
Once the officers have been elected, the jury will make several appointments to parish positions, including Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District, Lincoln Parish Library Control Board and the Lincoln Parish Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

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Stalking: Know it. Name it. Stop it.

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What do Timothy Sweet, Lukas Vorsteveld, and Frank Andrew Hoover have in common?
Despite Timothy’s last name, none of these men can be classified as sweet. They have all been arrested for stalking country/pop singer Taylor Swift.
In 2011, 39-year-old Frank Andrew Hoover was arrested for chasing Swift’s motorcade to the airport after an Austin concert. Hoover had been issued a lifetime restraining order in Kansas after following and stalking the singer.

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‘Great Expectations’ a la 2017

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In my high school English classes, one of our teachers routinely read aloud to us. I remember our being captivated — even the high school football players — by the voice of Mary Louise Johnston as she recounted the experiences of Pip and Miss Havisham in Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations.”
Convicts … graveyards … a spinster constantly wearing her wedding dress and one shoe since the day she was jilted at the altar … themes of social alienation, moral regeneration and redemption through love … and much more.

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Survey results point to Tech pride

The numbers are in and the results don’t surprise us in the least: The majority of Louisiana Tech University first-year students and seniors rate their overall educational experience at the institution as “excellent or good.”
Moreover, a very strong 90 percent of both first-year students and seniors said they “definitely or probably” would pick Louisiana Tech again, if they had to start over in selecting a college or university to attend.
Those are the findings of the recently released National Survey of Student Engagement’s 2016 insights report.

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‘VJ’ perfect fit as Stars’ new head coach as Tech great

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I’ve always had a special place in my collective journalism heart for Vickie Johnson.
She’s consistent as a mail carrier who makes daily runs to her family home in Coushatta.
She can be counted on to make a valuable contribution, evidenced by her two-time All-American accolades and high rankings in a variety of statistical departments at Louisiana Tech University.
She’s the epitome of loyalty. Look at her lengthy WNBA affiliation with the San Antonio Stars.
And now that Stars’ filled resume will continue with her recently being chosen as the team’s head coach.

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January 7th

Fred Dean jersey needs to be retired

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Some things I would like to see happen in the sports world in 2017:
RETIRE FRED’S TECH JERSEY: It’s time to retire another Louisiana Tech University football jersey number.
There’s been two such retirements: Terry Bradshaw’s No. 13 and William Roaf’s No. 71.
Now, how about Fred Dean’s No. 70? He’s got a plethora of impressive credentials as one the greats in program history:
He was an All-American and All-Southland Conference defensive lineman under the late iconic head coach Maxie Lambright.

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Roadrunners upend Dunkin’ Dogs

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Louisiana Tech failed to get the kill when it had a chance Saturday as Texas-San Antonio rallied late to down the Dunkin’ Dogs 69-68 before a crowd of 3,513 at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech led 37-27 at the half and by as many as 14 points at 47-33 with 17:01 remaining, but with their feet seemingly on the Roadrunners’ necks, the Bulldogs slipped up.
Tech led by 10 with 7:07 remaining before UTSA began chipping away, slicing and dicing the Tech advantage down to one point at 64-63 on a Gino Littles’ 3-pointer with 2:52 left.

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Techsters fall in C-USA heartbreaker

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Texas-San Antonio guard Loryn Goodwin banked home an off-balance, fadeaway 15-footer with 1.1 seconds to play Saturday, lifting the Roadrunners to a 63-61 win over Louisiana Tech at the Convocation Center.
Following a game-tying 22-foot 3-pointer by Kierra Anthony with 10 seconds to play, Goodwin received the inbound pass in the front court, dribbled off an on-ball screen, and found a way to hit the game-winning shot despite a solid defensive effort on the play from the Lady Techsters.

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Grambling women edged by Southern

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GRAMBLING — Failing to finish can be costly in a tight basketball game.
Grambling State’s Lady Tigers found that out the hard way Saturday as they fell to Southern 71-68 at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
Southern held a six-point lead at 59-53 with 8:12 remaining but the Lady Tigers quickly chipped away at that advantage as Monisha Neal hit a pair of free throws followed by a short jumper, and Takerra Parson’s layup with 6:49 left on the clock tied things up at 59-59.

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