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February 20th, 2015

Creative control is essential

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A few weeks ago I wrote a column that included several books that were to make it to the big screen.
The two movies Slade, my husband, and I have seen this year were both adaptations of two very different books.
While both books have their place in the literary world, I hate to say the most recent movie adaptation was a little disappointing.
After receiving much publicity for a variety of reasons, the movie we saw for a Valentine’s Day date was lacking.

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February 19th

Tech to host Charlotte

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Louisiana Tech will play its final two regular season home games this week starting with a 6:30 p.m. match-up today against Charlotte at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech (13-11, 8-5 Conference USA) is fighting for a top four seed in the upcoming Conference USA Tournament in Birmingham and with five regular season games remaining, the Lady Techsters are tied with UAB for fourth place in the league standings. The top four teams will all receive a bye in the first round of the C-USA Tournament.

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Techsters top GSU

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After a slow start, Louisiana Tech scored eight runs in three innings to down Grambling State 8-0 in six innings in non-conference midweek action at the Lady Techster Softball Complex on Wednesday.
Tech (7-5) pounded out 12 hits against a pair of Grambling State (0-9) pitchers as 10 different Lady Techsters recorded at least one hit while six registered RBIs.
After Tech starter Bianca Duran (4-5) and Grambling State starter Niolette Wunderly threw three scoreless innings to start the game, the Lady Techster bats finally came to life in the bottom of the fourth.

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Tech to honor 1992-93 team

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Louisiana Tech will host Charlotte and Old Dominion this week in the final two home regular season games of the year as head coach Tyler Summitt and the Lady Techsters continue preparing for the Conference USA Tournament in March.
It will be Social Media Night for tonight’s contest against the 49ers as a few lucky Louisiana Tech students will have an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look into the program, including locker room access for head coach Tyler Summitt’s pregame talk. Free Johnny’s Pizza will also be available to the first 200 Louisiana Tech students.

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Bulldogs to face Charlotte

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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will be packing their travel bags for the final road trip of the regular season which begins at 6 p.m. today when they play at Charlotte. in North Carolina.
The contest between the top two scoring offenses in Conference USA will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network with Dave Ryan and Steve Wolf calling the action.

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High school girls basketball playoffs to start

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Five of Lincoln Parish’s six prep girls basketball teams will move on to postseason play tonight as the Louisiana High School Athletic Association championship tournaments begin first-round action.
Ruston High School is the No. 22 seed in Class 5A and will play on the road at 6 p.m. today at 11th-seeded New Iberia.
In their first year under new head coach Jenna Bolin, the Lady Bearcats went 15-15 overall and 2-8 in District 2-5A.
New Iberia finished the regular season at 16-13 and 11-1 in District 3-5A.

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Diamond ’Dogs pick up first win of season

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LAKE CHARLES —After four games of struggling offensively, Louisiana Tech bats exploded for 12 runs on 14 hits as the Bulldogs notched their first win of the Greg Goff era in a 12-2 victory over McNeese State on Wednesday at Cowboy Diamond.
The 12 runs scored is the most by a Tech (1-4) team since the 2013 season and more runs than the Bulldogs racked up in the first four games of this season combined. Seven Bulldogs had hits in the game, while Tech added two home runs on the afternoon, a solo shot by Bre’shon Kimbell and a grand slam for centerfielder Bryce Stark.

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Museums affected by state budget cuts

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Due to mid-year budget cuts the Louisiana Military Museum and the Eddie G. Robinson Museum will see layoffs.
Two full-time layoffs will occur in the Louisiana Military Museum, one full-time job appointment will be reduced to eight hours per week and one part-time will be eliminated at the Eddie G. Robinson Museum.
In a press release from the Louisiana Secretary of State, Tom Schedler said a $930,000 mid-year budget cut would result in reductions to staff and operating hours at 14 museums under his control.

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Ham: It’s great life skills

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Trevon Johnson picked up his dinner knife and fork and began cutting an imaginary piece of meat on an imaginary plate.
“You do it like this,” he said, holding the fork in his left hand while moving the knife clutched in his right hand back and forth in a sawing motion.
Trevon, a fourth grader at Ruston Elementary School, was about to have dinner at the White House.
“It’s fine,” he said, glancing around the packed room. “You got all these people. You got teachers, principals. You have five schools.”
“And we get to have a three-course meal,” classmate Altis Britt chimed in.

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Grambling charter school rejected

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The Lincoln Parish School Board unanimously rejected to review the Grambling High Foundation’s proposal to operate a Type 3 charter school for the 2016-17 school year, during a regular schedule meeting Wednesday.
The charter included the conversion of the Grambling State University Laboratory schools.
Gordan Ford, president of the Grambling High Foundation, informed the school board that it is the desire of the Foundation to retain all current students at the lab schools, including those from surrounding districts, and apply as a Type 2 charter.

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