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August 27th, 2014

Tech’s meeting of the minds

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Tech coaches, AD take center stage at Happening XXXIII
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Louisiana Tech’s annual Happening event in Monroe used to be a formal affair.
But as four Tech coaches joined athletics director Tommy McClelland on stage last Friday during Happening XXXIII, it seemed more like a talk show with McClelland doing his best Johnny Carson impersonation.
Instead of the coaches taking turns making a speech to the crowd, McClelland hosted a question and answer session for the coaches with queries turned in by audience members.

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Four Techsters net first goals

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Soccer team defeats La. College, 8-0
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Four Lady Techsters made the most of their opportunities on Tuesday night by scoring their first career goals that aided in Louisiana Tech’s 8-0 victory over Louisiana College at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
It was the third match for Tech (2-0-1) in five days, so resting bodies and giving quality playing time to those who have had limited minutes so far was a top priority for head coach Kevin Sherry.

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Lady Techsters’ Shelton earns scholarship

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Louisiana Tech head coach Tyler Summitt announced Thursday that senior guard Kelia Shelton has earned a scholarship for the upcoming season.
“Kelia has made strides is many different areas on and off the court since our staff arrived in Ruston,” Summitt said. “She has bought into our philosophy and has adapted to the changing culture. I am proud of Kelia. She has a chance to be a big part of our success this year.”

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August 26th

Shots fired Saturday night

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Attempted second-degree murder suspect arrested
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The man allegedly responsible for firing shots into a vehicle and injuring a woman has been apprehended.
Ruston Police Department detectives arrested Kerry Roshad Woodard, 21, of 111 Young St., No. 28, Grambling, on Monday after investigating a call officers responded on Saturday.
RPD officers responded to Northern Louisiana Medical Center’s Emergency Room on Saturday. Upon arrival, officers located a woman who had been the victim of a gunshot wound.
According to the affidavit, the victim reported she had been in a vehicle with two friends texting Woodard.

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Buddy Ball coming soon

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The 2014 Fall Season of Buddy Ball will be kicking off on Oct. 4.
Those interested in participating can contact Mechelle Brown at 243-3842. Games for this season will be held Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1. A lunch and trophy ceremony will be held following the Nov. 8 game.

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Cancer Journal Project

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Widower hopes to fulfill wife’s dream
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When Ruston resident Kenan Irving’s wife, Ashley, was 29 years old she died of stage 4 stomach cancer. Before she died she wrote down a list of goals she wanted to accomplish once she got better — one of them was to start a charity.

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Boden Harris enters race for LPSB District 3

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Former Grambling State University instructor Mary Boden Harris today announced her candidacy for the Lincoln Parish School Board District 3 seat.
District 3 is the Simsboro area. Candidate qualifying for the Nov. 4 primary election continues through Friday afternoon.
Boden Harris, a Democrat, has taught in the Lincoln Parish School system, Los Angeles Unified School District, as well as a graduate of GSU. She has over 30 years’ teaching experience.

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Tech tabs Sokol as starter

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Senior transfer quarterback to lead Bulldogs at Oklahoma
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Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz announced Monday night that Cody Sokol will get the starting nod this weekend as the Bulldogs open the season at highly-ranked Oklahoma at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Facing the media during Monday’s season-opening weekly press conference, Holtz declined at that point to name a starter in the position battle between Sokol and redshirt sophomore Ryan Higgins until he had the opportunity to talk with both about the decision.

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Fobbs doesn’t reveal GSU’s first-stringer

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Since taking over the Grambling State University football program last December, it’s become increasingly apparent head coach Broderick Fobbs likes to play things close to the vest.
So with only days remaining before Saturday’s season opener at Lamar, Fobbs didn’t show his cards during Monday’s first weekly press conference of the season as he declined to name a starting quarterback for the contest.
That means the three-horse race for the starting role is still on. And even then, all three must be prepared as Fobbs has said he will play at least two quarterbacks against the Cardinals.

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Chainsaw can be a versatile tool

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Firewood in August — green wood will burn, but too much internal moisture will greatly reduce its fuel value. The term seasoned wood (cut and left to dry) is often used. To achieve 100 percent of the heating value from firewood, cut wood should season for 12 months. Cutting and drying wood during this time of year will greatly increase the available heat from the firewood. Firewood cut now and left to dry until the winter season can be the difference between having wood with a 90 percent fuel value as compared to green firewood with a percent fuel value of 63 percent.

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