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GSU tradition starts strong

Grambling State University recently had their inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Award Luncheon to kick off African-American History Month, and it’s looking like another solid tradition will be added to the GSU books.
The university held the award luncheon as a way to honor individuals who strive to be like King through their work and service, but it was also a way to honor a man who gave everything for human rights.

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Learn to be more heart smart

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Each year we dedicate certain months to various causes, and this month is not only Black History Month but also American Heart Month.
This month isn’t just about remembering those we have lost to heart complications, but also helping to raise awareness to others.
As part of American Heart Month, there is “Wear Read for Women,” which is designed to help fight the No. 1 killer of women — heart disease.

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Rewarding kids can often backfire

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The media recently reported “new” research findings to the effect that rewards often backfire and self-esteem is not the wonderful, uplifting personal attribute once thought. As a result, schools are rethinking their teaching and classroom management philosophies.
Wrong again! Research showing that rewards often backfire and revealing the dark side of self-esteem has been available for quite some time. Furthermore, the Internet permits anyone who is interested to access this information. This supposedly “new” stuff simply illustrates the  disconnect between research and practice in American education. More directly put, educational methodology is more driven by fad than fact. In effect, the classroom is in many ways a laboratory within which experiments are conducted using children as guinea pigs.

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Jindal picks allies for jobs

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Gov. Bobby Jindal has repeated the same mantra for four years: “Who you know is not more important than what you know.”
But who you know certainly seems to help in the job application vetting process for Jindal’s administration.
A recent flurry of hires and appointments in the last few months since Jindal was re-elected include former parish presidents and former lawmakers, many of whom were either term-limited or lost bids for re-election, all of whom were Jindal allies.

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Tech, GSU: Solid recruits

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Never, in the long history of recruiting, has there ever been a head coach who proclaimed a lousy signing class.
If there has been, then somebody needs to dial up the NCAA and complain about that coach bucking a trend that has come to be expected as much as the rating stars placed besides each signee’s name.
In a jovial statement made in front of an estimated 400 Louisiana Tech University fans at a National Signing Day luncheon at the Ruston Civic Center last week, Bulldogs’ Head Coach Sonny Dykes quipped that, “just once, I’d like to hear a coach say we got our tails kicked on signing day’.”

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Bicknell will be wearing championship ring

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Jack Bicknell will be getting fitted for a championship ring in the near future.
And also celebrating his birthday in super style on Tuesday, when he turns 49.
The former Louisiana Tech University head coach was one of the members of the New York Giants’ coaching staff basking in the aftermath of a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Sunday night.

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Jones, Landry exchange vows

Michelle Lee Jones, of Ruston, and Jacob Daniel Landry, of Belle Rose, were united in marriage at six o’clock in the evening on Saturday at the Douglas United Methodist Church in Choudrant.

The ceremony was performed by the uncle of the bride, the Rev. Ronald Cathey.
Michelle is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Aubrey Jones, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Aubrey Jones and the late Mr. Jones, of Choudrant, and Mrs. Malcolm Cathey and the late Mr.Cathey, of Simsboro.

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF RUSTON

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
CITY OF RUSTON
Sealed bids for the construction of the following project will be received by the Purchasing Division of the City of Ruston, Louisiana, located at Ruston Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, either by mail or hand delivery, no later than 10:00 A.M. local time on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Shortly thereafter, the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the Purchasing Agent's office. Bids received after the 10:00 A.M. deadline will be returned to the bidder unopened.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Data Transport Service Provider

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Data Transport Service Provider
RFP # 2012-0009
SEALED PROPOSALS will be received until the hour of 10:00 a.m. local time, TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012 in the Purchasing Department of the city of Ruston located at the Ruston Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270 for proposing to the city of Ruston, Louisiana a Data Transport Service Provider.
As per specifications on file:
The City of Ruston
Purchasing Department
701 East Tennessee Avenue
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
(318) 251-8631

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PUBLIC NOTICE (NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE BILL – SLS 12RS-188)

PUBLIC NOTICE
(NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE BILL – SLS 12RS-188)
Public notice is hereby given that there may be introduced at the session of the Legislature to be convened on March 12, 2012, a bill relative to assessors, to authorize increases in compensation to tax assessors based on increases in the Consumer Price Index; and to provide for related matters.
2td: February 3 & 6, 2012.

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