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The baggage of higher gas prices

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President Obama addressed a cheering crowd of supporters in Miami recently on the less than cheery topic of rapidly rising gasoline pump prices. One might think that such a serious topic of concern to voters might have been addressed in the Oval Office instead of in a campaign-style setting, but that wasn’t the case.
The president brandished one of his favorite themes in his speech in Miami: that a problem (in this instance higher gasoline prices) isn’t his fault and he should not be assigned any blame for it. The buck in the current Oval Office always seems to stop elsewhere.

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Students awarded for science, writing excellence

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Upcoming Events
• 8:30 a.m. Friday — Peek at Pre-K
• 10:30 am. April 20 — Open house and campus tour
Regional Science Fair
Congratulations to the high school science fair team for their accomplishments at the Regional Science Fair at Tech on Feb. 16.
The team members were Hannah McNew, Carley Bowman, Brock Blackwell, Kay-Lynn Klug, Erik Eklund and Sam Rudnicki. The following awards were received: Sam Rudnicki, third place in medicine and health; Erik Eklund, third place in physics; Kay-Lynn Klug, third place in engineering-materials; Brock Blackwell, second place in chemistry and Carley Bowman, first place in biochemistry. Several students were given the following special awards: Erik Eklund, the Air Force Award; Kay-Lynn Klug — the I-SWEEP award; and Brock Blackwell, the American Scientific Award and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Award.

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Tech hoopsters at FSU

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Can a sweep of a Western Athletic Conference home doubleheader bode well for Louisiana Tech University basketball teams as they confront their final two tests of the regular season?
Head coaches Michael White of the Bulldogs (15-14, 5-7) and Teresa Weatherspoon of the Lady Techsters (15-12, 8-4) can only hope so.
On the assignment chart for this week are road doubleheaders on tonight against Fresno State University, then Nevada on Saturday.

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’Dogs shock Vandy

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Freshman Phil Maton pitched seven innings of five-hit baseball, as Louisiana Tech (7-3) upset 2011 NCAA World Series participant Vanderbilt 9-3 Wednesday afternoon.
Ryan Gebhardt and Tyler Qualls also set career-highs on offense, as Gebhardt went four-for-five with three runs batted in and Qualls went three-for-five with two RBIs to lead the Bulldogs.
Taylor Burch hit a line drive home run over the “green monster” in left field to give Tech its 9-3 final advantage.

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Altick tourney: plenty of action

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For fans of high school baseball, there will be no excuse for getting enough action on the diamond starting today.
That’s when the 2012 edition of the Trey Altick Louisiana Prep Classic begins at 10 different fields in North Louisiana.
Yes, 10. And not only that, but the field of competitors numbers nearly 50.
The official total of entries is 48. There are 25 in the small school bracket and 23 in the big school bracket. Lincoln Parish will have three representatives in Ruston, Choudrant and Cedar Creek.

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Dubach High is basketball ‘heaven’

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DUBACH — Instead of a “Welcome to Dubach:” sign, maybe there should be a banner proclaiming, “Welcome to Basketball Heaven.”
Because these days, it’s definitely all about hoops mania around the Dubach High School campus and all through the town.
The Lady Hornets and Hornets have got their fans and the entire community in a New Year’s Eve-like mood and no wonder.

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Carolyn Null Butler

Mrs. Carolyn Null Butler , age 91, passed away on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 at her home in the Houston, TX area. A graveside service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Forest Lawn Cemetery will celebrate her life. Mrs. Butler was born in Ruston to Robert Graham Null and Ethel Roberson Null of Ruston. A 1940 graduate of Louisiana Tech, she was a retired teacher’s aide from both Louisiana and Texas schools. Mrs.

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James Allen Hinton

A graveside service for Mr. James Allen Hinton, age 80 of Ruston, will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, March 2, 2012 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ruston. Rev. Marcelle Ronquielle, Jr. will officiate the service. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Franklin Dee (Frank) Knight

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Funeral services for Mr. Franklin Dee (Frank) Knight, age 78, of Downsville, LA, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, March 3, 2012 in Birds Chapel Church of Truxno, LA. Officiating the service will be Rev. Glyn Nale. Interment will follow in Birds Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Knight was born on March 16, 1933 in Shongoloo, LA., and passed away on February 28, 2012 in Farmerville, LA. He was a Veteran having served in the United States Army. He was also active with the Masons. He is preceded in death by his parents: Ola and Chandler Knight and grandson: Bradley Knight.

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Geneva Roberts Anders

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Funeral services for Geneva Roberts Anders will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 2p.m. at Chatham United Methodist Church in Chatham, LA. Officiating will be Sister Lala Ball Cooper.
Interment will follow in the Chatham Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Chatham United Methodist from 4-6pm.

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