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Celebrating diversity

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International students share their cultures
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On Tuesday night, at the “Multicultural Fair,” put on by the English Language Services students at Louisiana Tech University and held at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center, the global community shrunk, bringing parish residents and students from nine different countries together.
The decorum set the mood: different nation’s flags lined the walls, foods emitted spicy smells not easily recognized by the senses and the song “We are the World” was on repeat.
All this accompanied people as they jet set from table to table, country-to-country to learn about the world around them from displays the students made.

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Wanted by LPSO

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Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for Jeremy Jenkins, of 171 Hayhouse Road in Dubach. According to the LPSO, Jenkins has outstanding warrants for domestic battery and failure to pay child support.  Anyone with information on Jenkins’ whereabouts is asked to call or text Ruston-Lincoln Crimestoppers at 255-1111 or go to rustonlincolncrimestoppers.com. Crimestoppers will pay up to $2,000 for tips leading to an arrest. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Dancing for a cause

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A special two-hour Zumba class held on Saturday at Add Life Fitness, was set to raise money for recently formed foundation Team Seth Hanchey. Hanchey is a 17-year-old Ruston teen who was hit by a car in September while he was riding his bicycle. He received a great deal of brain trauma and funds raised help pay for treatment, as well as to raise awareness for brain trauma. Residents can make donations at Community Trust Bank.

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March for Babies goal set at $55K

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The 2012 March for Babies is right around the corner, and Lincoln Parish isn’t wasting any time gearing up for the big event.
At the Thursday Team Captain meeting held at Community Trust Bank, residents went over what was raised last year, their goals and ways to achieve them for this year’s event.
The 2012 March for Babies three-mile walk is set for 10 a.m. April 28 at the Maxie Lambright Intramural Center.

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Stover, Junkin could identify with wild endings

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Not long after the New York Giants and New England Patriots had captured their berths in Super Bowl XLVI did I immediately think of two former NFL players who just happened to have played collegiately at Louisiana Tech University.
One was Matt Stover.
The other was Trey Junkin.
As the final seconds ticked down on last weekend’s AFC and NFC title games, I couldn’t help but wonder what those two ex-Bulldogs were thinking, because you know they were watching those games just like millions of others around the nation.

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’Dogs nipped in nail-biter

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Nevada overcomes scrappy Tech, 65-63
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The oh-so-close trademark was stamped on Louisiana Tech University’s basketball Bulldogs again Saturday night.
For the sixth straight time and No. 11 for this season, the ‘Dogs (11-11, 3-4) were involved in a game that was decided by four or fewer points.
This one was by two, 65-63, but might have unfortunately felt like 22, because of just how close Tech came to shocking Nevada (18-3, 7-0).

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Techsters roll past NMSU

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Louisiana Tech used a pair of 15-0 second half runs to blow open a tight game, as the Lady Techsters defeated New Mexico State University 69-42 in Western Athletic Conference action Saturday before 1,109 fans at the Pan American Center.
Leading 22-19 at the half, Tech (10-10, 3-2 WAC) shot 52 percent (18-35) from the field in the second half as the Lady Techsters outscored the Aggies (4-16, 1-4 WAC) 47-23 after intermission.

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James, Carr to join Hall

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Ex-Grambling, Tech stars named for Louisiana shrine
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It’s only fitting that Aaron James and Roger Carr are going into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in the same year.
Ironically, the college and professional careers of the legendary performers in two different sports overlapped.
James excelled on the basketball court at Grambling State University from 1970-73.
Five miles away, at Louisiana Tech University, Carr starred on the football field.

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James was in ‘rare air’ as NBA player

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GRAMBLING — Aaron James was in “rare air” as an NBA draftee in 1974.
The former Grambling State University star, who was announced Saturday as a member of the 2012 class of inductees for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, was one of a select few of players drafted in that year who finished with a double-digit scoring average during their pro careers.
Of the 36 players selected in the first two rounds of the 1974 draft, James was one of only 15 who closed out his NBA stay with a scoring average of more than 10 points per game.
The New Orleans native who prepped at Cohen High School before joining the then Fred Hobdy-guided G-Men averaged 10.8 points during his 356 games as an NBA player.

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Hayes sets new record in long jump

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All-America jumper Chelsea Hayes of Louisiana Tech University set a new school record and the nation’s best long jump mark of the 2012 season on Friday afternoon as action began at the Arkansas State University Invitational in Jonesboro, Ark.
Hayes jumped 20-11.25, besting her old school record of 20-9.75 set at the Western Athletic Conference indoor championships last year.

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