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October 30th

'Dogs exit from tourney

Louisiana Tech found that out the hard way Thursday night, as Texas-El Paso took a 62-55 win to oust the Bulldogs in quarterfinal play of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament at the Save-Mart Center.
UTEP used a speedy, smothering defense to frustrate the Bulldogs (15-15), who were held to a 35.7 shooting percentage (20-of-56).

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Barnes remembered

The resume for Barnes, 84, reads like a who's who among Lincoln Parish businesses: he was chairman of the Board of Directors of Ruston Building and Loan Association, on the Board of Directors of Bankers Life of Louisiana, a former president of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury, former vice chairman and director of Ruston State Bank and Trust Company, former director of Homer National Bank, former director of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, former chairman and president of Winterquarters Hunting and Fishing club, former director of the Ruston Motor Hotel Corporation and former memb

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GSU falls to Stephen F. Austin

Rivers went 6-of-11 from the field as Stephen F. Austin (5-2) broke open a tight game in the second half. Taylor Moore added 12 points and seven rebounds, and Antonio Burks scored 10 for SFA.
Paul Haynes and Brion Rush each scored 14 to lead Grambling State (2-5). Haynes added 11 rebounds and Rush had seven.
SFA led 23-21 at halftime but shot 57 percent from the floor in the second half to pull away.
Grambling State shot 42 percent, just below the 43 percent for SFA’s total for the game. But Grambling took 22 fewer shots and had just four assists.

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October 26th

Water fears 'well' deserved

"He said, 'This is all the water you'll need for the rest of your life,'"
Jane Barnes said. "Boy, was he wrong."
In July 2004, much to the chagrin of the Barnes, their well collapsed, leaving the Union Parish poultry producers high and dry.
"When we called the well diggers after our well went dry, they told us it was probably because we were part of the Sparta Aquifer," Jane Barnes said.

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October 25th

Andrew's Wish to be granted

He is the son of Todd and Christi Faulkner of Ruston and he will soon be leaving for the U.S. Tennis Open in New York made possible through the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Louisiana and the Ruston Jaycees.
Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children between the ages of three and 18 who have life-threatening diseases. Faulkner is on dialysis and has a rare kidney disease called Focal Glomeralsclerosis or FSGS.

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Theater location site narrowed

Shane Morrison, president and owner of the company, said he will make a formal announcement Tuesday as to where the theater will be constructed.
Morrison said the sites being considered are narrowed to two locations: one is on the Interstate 20 service road near Wal-Mart between U.S. Hwy. 167 and La. Hwy. 33, and the other location is off the I-20 service road to the west of Temple Baptist Church.
“We have met with officials in Ruston all week, and we’ve been welcomed with open arms,” Morrison said.

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Court rules in Alexander's favor

The 10-2 ruling reversed a lower court decision that would have allowed a new period of qualification.
"I feel real good," Alexander said from the Republican National Convention in New York Wednesday morning. "I have tremendous confidence in the judicial process and my legal defense team. All I ever asked to do was run as a conservative Republican and the courts have allowed me to do this."
The appeals judges said the lower court judge "committed legal error" and overstepped his bounds when he ordered that qualifying be reopened.

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Lab dedicated in Sims Honor

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held yesterday in George T. Madison Hall, room 207, to dedicate a new computer lab in her honor. The lab was made possible by a grant that Sims and a colleague, Dr. Tamara Powell, an assistant professor of English, wrote in October 2002.
Sims parents, Howard and Barbara Pepper were on hand to cut the ribbon and her husband, David Sims, placed a commemorative plaque in her honor by the entrance to the lab. David Sims said the lab was something Sims always wanted to do.

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Former Ruston resident introduces 'Tweel' invention

Neither was it enormously shocking for Professor Emeritus and retired Louisiana Tech University Chemical Engineering professor Ron Thompson to discover his son, a Ruston High and 1983 Tech mechanical engineering graduate, was the lead engineer in designing the "Tweel."
Bart Thompson, employed with Michelin America's Research and Development Center, has appeared recently on The Discovery Channel from The Detroit Auto Show to discuss the practical applications of the Tweel, a tire and wheel combination.

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Both sides rest in firefighter’s lawsuit against city

The lawsuit, which was filed by the firefighters in Feb. of 2001, addresses firefighter concerns about vacation time, alleged sub-standard pay for engineers, captains and district chief, and “out of class” pay when firefighters of different ranks are required to work as dispatchers.
Testifying on behalf of the city Mayor Dan Hollingsworth also said the city has tried to please the firefighters.
“We’ve tried our best for the past six years to comply with the law as fairly and equitably as we can,” Hollingsworth said. “We hope the court will see that.”

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