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’Dogs confident in progress report

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Despite 1-3 mark, Tech players feel momentum is building
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Louisiana Tech University players prefer to evaluate signs of progress rather than their 1-3 record after four games.
It may be difficult at times, but the Bulldogs are trying to find some “sunshine” amidst the storm clouds.
“We’re getting there and we’re continuing to improve,” said wide receiver Richie Casey. “The record isn’t what we want right now, of course, but we believe we’re improving in a lot of areas and getting better overall. We just have to keep working hard and doing the things the coaches are telling us to do so we can turn things around.”

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Robertson earns Tech Alumnus of Year honor

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There are numerous names instantly identified with Louisiana Tech University athletics.
They are familiar to all who keep up with, and love, the success that the university has had in the sports arena through the years: Terry Bradshaw, Karl Malone, Teresa Weatherspoon, Tom Hinton, Leon Barmore.
And Scotty Robertson.

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Former RHS runner is triathlon champ at national meet

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Linzie Ledford Hebert can still compete with the best of them.
The former Ruston High School track and field and cross country star is the 2010 champion for her age division of the annual USA Triathlon Sprint National competition.
Hebert, who now lives in Shreveport, finished No. 1 for the 25-29 female division with a time of 1:12:17.

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Tourette's often misunderstood

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The gentle hum of the exiting moviegoers was quiet for an instant. The noise started again with a question, “Is there a dog in here?” a confused girl asked.
But, there was no dog in the lobby of the local movie theater. Instead, there was only the guy that will in seven short months be my husband quickly shutting his mouth with a surprised look on his face.
It wasn’t the first time he had ever barked, and it won’t be the last. Before you call the local mental health facility, my fiancé is a perfectly stable, productive member of society. However, he does have a neurological disorder called Tourette’s Syndrome.

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Domestic abuse has deep impact

A young woman wears long sleeves and sunglasses to cover her bruises and comes up with poor excuses for her injuries. A husband closely monitors his wife’s social interactions and permits her only a certain amount of time for her trips to the store.
Many people are familiar with the abuser-and-primary-victim dynamic of domestic abuse.
Some impacts of domestic abuse, however, are much more far-reaching than the two primary players.

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