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Grambling State girls fall in SWAC road game

Grambling managed to stay close to the preseason pick to win the championship as they battled back and forth through much of the game. With both teams shooting poorly Grambling was able to rebound from an early Jackson spurt to close within 34-31 at the half.
“I think our kids played hard they just made some pivotal mistakes down the stretch. The score in no way reflects how close the game really was,” GSU head coach Rusty Ponton said.

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Techsters maul Boise 100-56

The sixth-ranked Lady Techsters (25-2) played one of their most complete games of the season Wednesday in defeating Boise State 100-56 in quarterfinal action of the 2004 McCaffrey Western Athletic Conference Tournament in Fresno, Calif.
Tech jumped out to an early lead behind its tenacious man-to-man full court press before a slight lull late in the first half allowed Boise State to cut the advantage to 43-28 with 4:30 to play.

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Tech completes Saturday sweep

They certainly didn’t at J.C. Love Field on Saturday when Clayton Meyer and Matt Lacy turned in route-going performances to send the Bulldogs to a Western Athletic Conference sweep against San Jose State.
Meyer did the honors in a 5-4 first game win, then Lacy came back to lead the way in a 9-1 nightcap triumph.
It marked the second consecutive home conference series in which Tech (17-35, 8-17) won at least two games, having prevailed twice against Fresno State here two weekends ago.

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Senate candidate forum gets personal

State Sen. Bill Jones, D-Ruston, the incumbent, opened the forum by saying he wasn’t going to focus on how the state needs to continue its work on improving education and creating jobs.
“My record shows that I have been active in both areas, and that I’ve made a positive difference,” Jones said. “Every election involves us in a decision-making process where all of us compare and contrast the candidates. I think it’s time we did that. The contrasts between me and my opponent are stark.”

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Simsboro woman dies in Saturday wreck

Kimberly Madden, 39, of Simsboro, was pronounced dead on the scene and two juvenile passengers were transported to LSU Medical Center via LifeAir. The conditions of the two passengers in unknown.
According to a statement from the Louisiana State Police, Troop F, "Madden's vehicle entered the road from a private drive and she made a wide turn and left the center lane and was hit by Vehicle 2."

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School tax slated for April 2

Monday's decision came after months of heated discussion about how the local school system will balance future budgets and upgrade schools in the area.
This year, the system faces a shortfall of about $400,000, which is expected to grow each year if additional sources of revenue are not found.
Spearsville Board member Mike Holley, one of the major opponents of the tax, said he does not believe the people of the parish will support this tax. He said local citizens want a long-term solution.

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Warner will not seek presidency

The decision means Warner will not seek the permanent position of president of the historically black Lincoln Parish institution.
Many members of the GSU community have wondered what Warner would do since she led the school from national accreditation troubles three years ago to having the accreditation affirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in December.
Warner said her decision boiled down to two main issues — her desire to return home to New Orleans for retirement and the needs of GSU, her alma mater.

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Suicide threat halts I-20

“We got a call from a motorist about a guy on the overpass who looked like he was contemplating jumping,” Capt. Bill Davis said.
Davis said the unidentified man pulled a knife out when officers arrived on the scene and asked that the police shoot him.

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Shadow casts lasting impression on area

Though she wasn’t born here, the California native has adored the small-town life, benefited from it and, most importantly, given much more back.
It’s hard to ask questions about Margaret Shadow and her husband Hale without conjuring up memories of giving to area projects and organizations.
For many, the couple is a model of how two people truly can influence the lives of others through selfless acts.

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President propels Tech into 21st Century

Distinguished alumni from as varied a background as four-time Super Bowl champion Terry Bradshaw, to country music star Kix Brooks, to Mike McCallister, president and CEO of health care giant Humana Inc., travel the country showcasing the talent that briefly called Ruston home.
However, the greatest treasures come from the distinguished list of graduates of the university’s College of Engineering and Science.

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