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Tech players like having another chance for win

“The way our regular season ended, we couldn’t have asked for more in so far as getting another opportunity to try and finish out the year on a good note,” said Jenkins, who will be starting in the Bulldogs’ first bowl appearance since 2001. “It was tough losing at home the way we did, but now we have a chance to redeem ourselves and set a good foundation for next year.”
In a Nov. 29 regular season and home finale against Nevada, Tech was edged 35-31 and thus lost out on a chance of gaining outright possession of second place in the Western Athletic Conference.

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Is 'vegan' a dirty word?

For those who don’t know, as opposed to vegetarians who only exclude meat from their diet, a vegan does not eat meat, including fish or any other animal products such as dairy.
That effectively slashes milk, eggs, chocolate, cookies, cakes, boxed mashed potatoes, green-bean casserole and many other things off the list of menu options. It seems like an unjust thing to do to one’s self, but it’s really not a bad way to live. I’ll get to the yummy food choices later, but first, how about that healthy lifestyle?

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Show some Bulldog pride

Most people won’t give a second thought to making the short drive west on Interstate 20.
Louisiana Tech should have a thunderous contingent of fans at Independence Stadium in Shreveport.
The university is urging supporters to purchase tickets now through the Tech Ticket Office for three reasons:
• To help Tech meet its goal of selling its bowl allotment of 12,000 tickets, which will increase the program’s attractiveness in future bowls.
• To purchase premium seating in the Louisiana Tech fan section.
• To help Tech earn financial benefits from tickets sold through its office.

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Grambling revels

“I thought it went great, we just want to see it continue to grow,” Grambling mayor Martha Andrus said. “We want to get more people, churches and organizations involved, and we want to encourage people from surrounding communities to come and see what our Grambling Christmas parade is all about.”

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’Dogs go Independence bowling

“Per instructions from the NCAA, nothing can be officially done until after the BCS makes its announcement,” said Missy Setters, the executive director of the Independence Bowl. “As soon as that (the BCS bowls) are finalized and set up, then we will extend invitations to schools.”
No surprise: the Bulldogs will accept that invite to make their first postseason appearance since the 2001 Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, Idaho, where they lost to Clemson 49-24.

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’Dogs bite Tigers again

“It took everything we had to win over there and we were determined to play a lot better tonight,” said junior center/forward Kenneth Cooper. “We never got into the flow at their place. Tonight, we did.”
Save for the first three minutes, Tech (3-4) controlled the game from the start and enjoyed leads of 18 or more points in the final 15 minutes. Grambing got to within 51-33 with 10 minutes to play, but that was as close as they could get in trying to pull off a similar late game rally as the Bulldogs did at the Tigers’ den.

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Grambling hire must get city on track

Tim Green of Monroe’s Allen, Green & Williamson accounting firm said that because of an abundance of insufficient documentation to reconcile the audit and the fact that there is no signed letter of representation from city management for the audit, there is a disclaimer attached to it saying that there is no opinion because it can’t be qualified.
Willie Mabry has picked up the pieces and is the new point man for the city’s financial strategy, and he knows he faces an uphill battle to get the tangled problem under control.

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TV-free for 365 days and counting

Forgoing cable TV is not a big deal in larger markets where you can still pick up a few local channels with the trusty rabbit ears. Believe me, I’ve gotten my money’s worth from the pair I purchased years ago.
Here in Ruston, though, we’re too far away from any of the regional channels’ satellites to reliably catch the major networks on any kind of consistent basis.
Believe me, I’ve tried.
Even with the help of a “signal booster” compliments of my dad, our TV channel reception has been spotty at best.

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Floats fuel excitement

“It’s a great night for a Christmas parade,” Dean shouted as he tossed candy out to festive parade-goers.
Haley Issac brought her kids out to see the parade with their grandmother, Shelly McGuyer, on North Trenton Street as they parked their truck near Waltz Pharmacy.
“We get out here to park every year at 5 p.m. and get the same spot every year,” Issac said. “It’s great, we’ve been coming out for years and years. The only bad thing is on a night like this, I really miss the hot cocoa they used to sell there on the corner.”

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