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Silent auction to jazz up Mardi Gras Ball

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is eagerly preparing for the 2012 Silent Auction to take place Saturday at the Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball.
This year, through generosity of others, NCLAC has assembled quite a tempting spread of items. Everything from fine art, classic antiques, sweet treats and a weeklong getaway will be present to tempt even the most cautious spender.

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Tech receives donation of wearable art

Louisiana Tech’s Museum of Fashion and Textiles has wearable art, thanks to one alumna.
Dorothy Williams, of Monroe, was slated to donate wearable art to the museum on Feb. 16 in Carson Taylor Hall. Williams, a 1953 graduate, has sewn since she was 4 and has received numerous awards for her wearable art.

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Continue to help St. Jude by giving

Cancer is a threatening diagnosis to anyone, and children who find themselves with any form of the disease are sure to be a little nervous.
Luckily, there is a hospital that provides care and services to children with cancer at no charge to the patient, and they have been doing it for more than 50 years.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been providing top of the line research and treatments to children with cancer, and they are the only National Cancer Institute dedicated solely to children.

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Grammys need some work

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While watching the Grammy Awards Sunday night, there was one thing that sure caught my attention. No, it wasn’t Lady Gaga’s crazy face-mesh contraption she was wearing. It was the lack of awards actually handed out at the ceremony.
During the entire three and a half hour ceremony, I saw at least 15 performances, but only maybe 10 of the more than 100 Grammy’s that are usually handed out.

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Gay marriage's role in politics

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In an appearance on Al Jazeera, I was asked: Why is gay marriage emerging as a big issue in the campaign?
Obviously economic issues dominate this year, as they do every bad economic year. But thanks to President Obama, the culture war is heating up as well.
For the first time, voters will be offered a clear contrast between a Democrat who supports what the courts are doing to marriage and a Republican who opposes it.

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Driver released after causing wreck

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As I watched Anderson Cooper’s piercing blue eyes in pain during his heartfelt interview with Linda Smith about the death of her 18-year-old daughter, I couldn’t help but wonder what America’s criminal justice system has come to.
According to an article published by CNN, Harry Bostick, a retired Internal Revenue Service investigator, was granted a pardon by former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, despite having a controversial DUI track record and being involved in the recent death of Smith’s daughter, Charity.

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Tech opens baseball season

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Louisiana Tech University’s 2011 baseball season began slow and finished strong.
This spring, veteran Head Coach Wade Simoneaux hopes to have the Bulldogs putting together a total performance, from start to finish.
“Last year, things began a little slow because we had to adjust to some new bats,” he said, “But then we finished strong. Hopefully, the way we finished last year can carry over into a stronger start this time.”

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Techsters, ’Dogs rally for wins

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Whitney Jones and the cat saved the night for Louisiana Tech University’s Lady Techsters on Thursday at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Jones scored 15 of her overall 21 points in the final half to help rally a sluggish Techsters’ team to a 73-68 Western Athletic Conference victory over San Jose State.
“As a senior leader, Whitney put the team on her shoulders and really stepped up for us at the right time,” said Tech Head Coach Teresa Weatherspoon. “She did all of the little things that helped us win a tough game.”

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Ruston’s Johnson will have redshirt season

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Sophomore outfielder/pitcher and former Ruston High School two-sport star Colby Johnson will redshirt the 2012 season, Louisiana Tech University head coach Wade Simoneaux announced Thursday afternoon.
The left-handed hitting Johnson played in 38 games in 2011 and hit .321 with one home run, 25 hits, eight RBIs and five stolen bases.
He also drew 18 walks and ended the 2011 season with a .459 on-base percentage.

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Harris, Brown set for another Hall of Fame honor

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GRAMBLING — Add on another Hall of Fame induction ceremony for two of Grambling State University’s football legends.
Willie Brown and James “Shack” Harris, who have already earned membership calls for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and other shrines, are members of the 2012 induction class for the Black College Football Hall of Fame.
Enshrinement ceremonies are set for Saturday at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Ga.

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