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Ruston WW II veteran makes donation

The Louisville first became famous when shortly after WWII began, on Dec. 26, 1940, it was ordered to proceed to Simmonstown, South Africa, where she received $148 million in British gold that was used to finance Britain’s war. The ship zigzagged across the Atlantic Ocean to New York City where the gold was then picked up and transported to Fort Knox.

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Candidates to voice views at forum

“It’s a forum where the candidates give their backgrounds and their platform. There will also be three questions the league will pose to each candidate.”
Candidates — who will answer the same questions as their opposition — will have two minutes to speak about themselves and one minute to answer each question.
After the formal presentation, Stokley said attendees will get an opportunity to speak one-on-one with candidates about their specific concerns.

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Education is key to success

Levy also pointed out that data shows more state students are enrolling at four-year and community colleges.
Other education improvements in the state include an increase in students ACT scores over the past decade from 19.4 to 20.7, and an 8 percent increase in the number of teachers who attain certification.

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‘Dogs tackle Nicholls State Saturday

While tonight’s soccer match between Tech and Arkansas State will officially christen the FieldTurf, the third-ever meeting against the Colonels (1-1) will mark the first-ever football game to be held on the highly touted surface.
“Our players are excited about getting out on the FieldTurf and actually playing somebody else,” said Tech head coach Jack Bicknell.
“It’s a great addition to the program here, and we are excited about it and looking forward to playing on it. It definitely adds a lot to the program and what we’re trying to accomplish at Tech.”

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Conservative, liberal strife could explode

“Ridiculous,” was the writer’s response.
Thus — much to my chagrin — giving credence to the previous writer’s claim.
Of course, Susan grabbed this ball and ran with it, claiming all conservatives want to start wars, kill whales and buy pistols.
Meanwhile, she said, the liberals couldn’t help it if most conservatives were Neanderthals.

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Tech: no looking past Nicholls

The third-ever matchup between the two schools (Tech has won both of the previous games) will mark the first-ever football contest to be held on the new FieldTurf. While Friday night’s soccer match between the Techsters and Arkansas State officially christened the highly regarded surface, the Saturday evening battle will provide an extra special atmosphere for the estimated 18,000 fans due to be in attendance.

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LMCH is well worthy of aid

The first building was begun in Ruston in 1908, but due to lack of finances, completion was delayed until 1909 when 13 children who had been living in a rented cottage in Ruston were moved into the still unfurnished building.
Today there are 106 children who occupy this 40-acre campus.
At the official Centennial Celebration, CEO Terrel DeVille described the path that LMCH has followed since those beginnings some 100 years ago.

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Lawsuit targets GSU administration

• That the other defendants allowed Owens to make administrative decisions which were not his responsibility;
• That employees who were not able to provide financing for Owens’ “pet projects” were terminated;
• That protocol was not followed with hirings, firings or merit raises;
• That whistleblowers were punished; and
• That the morale of GSU and its employees and the university’s relationship with the city were destroyed.
“I don’t have any pet projects,” Owens said.
“I don’t have a clue what they’re talking about.

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Students below national average on ACT

“When it comes to LEAP or exit exams, each state administers their own exam,” Michelet said. “They are not the same, so your best bet when comparing is IOWA scores or the ACT.”
The IOWA exam, Michelet said, no longer provides such an accurate picture for state comparisons, since Louisiana replaced the test with the iLEAP in 2006 to better align itself with No Child Left Behind Standards.
Even when comparing ACT scores, certain factors come into play.
Michelet said, for example, more Louisiana students take the ACT than in other states, where more students take the SAT.

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Marking my own path in Labyrinth

Even though that event was the beginning of my own journey on the Labyrinth, I have now walked it alone, and today I will reveal what that meant to me.
As I walked, I thought first of my Ruston beginnings and the stable and neat life I had as the daughter of Lorimer Edward Storey and Rhona Louise Miller Storey.
My existence was centered around A.E. Phillips, Ruston High School, Louisiana Tech University and First Baptist Church. If I got good grades, learned my Sunday School scriptures and practiced my piano lessons, I was up to parental expectations.

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