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April 17th

Marching to a healthier start

Premature birth is the No. 1 cause of infant mortality, and in North Louisiana, premature births are particularly prevalent. One in every four babies is born early, which puts them at higher risk for a variety of health problems.
The day of Lincoln Parish’s walk to fight prematurity and birth defects is marching closer. Earlier this week, local March for Babies team captains gathered at Community Trust Bank to finalize plans for the walk at 9 a.m. April 26 beginning at Tolliver Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus.

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Throwing to glory

And, she is only a sophomore.
That fact adds an even more amazing angle to how Aldredge has quickly moved into the spotlight among the best all-around athletes in the state.
“She is also the starting point guard on the basketball team and the starting third baseman on the softball team,” said proud father and Cedar Creek High head football and track and field coach Corwyn Aldredge. “In both of those sports, she is playing at a position where quickness is required, and that’s also helped her in throwing the javelin.”

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April 16th

GSU vice president fired

The vice president of student affairs is one of four university vice presidents. The others are the vice president for academic affairs, vice president for finance and vice president of institutional advancement, according to information on the university’s Web site.
Martin, who has worked as vice president since 2006 and had worked as director of the campus-wide counseling center before that. said she had no idea the dismissal was coming and in her mind it was random.
“They didn’t give me an explanation,” she said. “That’s part of higher education.”

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Parish teams advance

Dubach High (2-8) was edged out by Cotton Valley, 6-4, in Class C.
The survivors out of the parish will move on to regional round games later this week. Ruston will play against Dutchtown, an 11-0 winner over Thibodaux. Cedar Creek faces St. Edmund’s, a 7-1 victor against Country Day. Choudrant will go up against Simpson, which defeated Mt. Hermon 6-2.
Maggie Johnson had nine strikeouts and issued only one walk and four hits in hurling the defending state champion Lady Bearcats to their win.

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Tech’s facelift is time, funds well spent

Athletic Director Derek Dooley, juggling his desires to improve the Bulldog football team and help the athletic department as a whole, has said facilities need a major facelift, and this effort is a good step.
Before this, the Thomas Assembly Center received a new, state-of-the-art floor in October along with additional renovations to the men’s basketball offices, video room and locker room.

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Guns won't make campus safe

Thirty-two teachers and students took the full force of Cho Seung-Hui’s anger at two different locations and hours apart. His life was also forfeited. The story shocked the nation, and why not? The biggest mass slaying ever in the United States had happened at an ivory-towered and ivory-walled institution of higher learning.
There was, of course, the obligatory localization of the story. How were Virginia Tech and Louisiana Tech and Grambling State University so different that this had not happened here? What if it does? What will we do?

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Upgrades close Tech track

The Jim Mize Track Complex is just one area of the Tech athletics’ facilities that has been or is scheduled to be upgraded. The Thomas Assembly Center received a state-of-the-art maplewood floor in October along with additional renovations to the men’s basketball offices, video room and locker room.
J.C. Love Field, home of the Bulldog baseball team, recently added a brand new scoreboard and a newly constructed press box, while undergoing other maintenance upgrades. Currently, new tennis courts are being constructed on the southwest side of the Jim Mize Track.

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April 15th

Parish squads begin playoffs

The Lady Aggies (13-15-2, 8-2) will play host to Fairview in Class B starting at 5 p.m.
In Class 5-A, the defending state champion Lady Bearcats (20-9, 8-1) will be at home against Lafayette High beginning at 5 p.m.
The Lady Cougars (27-7-2, 8-1) have a 4 p.m. Class 1-A home matchup against New Orleans Crescent City.
For Class C action, the Lady Hornets (2-7, 0-2) will travel to Cotton Valley for a 4 p.m. meeting.
All will be trying to advance on to regional round games later in the week.
Choudrant has been on a late season roll in setting up its playoff situation.

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Architecture students lift up family

Nearly every day and on most Saturdays, a tour down Martin Loop will reveal students from habiTECH, with help from the local Habitat for Humanity chapter, hammering away at the Evanses’ new home.
It’s structurally interesting, standing apart from the rest of the neighborhood in a way that only a cadre of talented designers can make possible. It’s also going to be a model of energy efficiency, using newer construction technologies the designers and the future residents both hope will take a bit of the sting out of rising energy prices.

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Getting nostalgic about prom

I spent hours better spent studying picking out the theme, souvenir goodies and music for an event I didn’t even want to attend.
I’d had my fair share of formal dance disasters, and I didn’t think I needed the “oh so special” prom experience. But, my friends and parents finally convinced me to share in the magic.
The night involved an enforced breathalyzer test, prom royalty chosen at random from a hat and (best of all) the start of the nostalgia season wherein people who have ignored you the past four years suddenly become your best friends for the remainder of the year.

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