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September 10th, 2014

Ensuring our safety at home

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One of the most important national duties of the federal government is to provide and support a military for the protection of citizens, both at home and abroad.
Do you feel safe?

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Holtz looking for continued progress

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Tech coach wants strong push in short week following big win
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After last weekend’s big 48-20 win at Louisiana-Lafayette, one might think Louisiana Tech coach Skip Holtz would be content.
Think again.

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G-Men go with freshman at quarterback

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Steven Johnson to get first start as Tigers prepare to face Bethune-Cookman
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GRAMBLING — Call it a sophomore slump two games into the season, but the Grambling State Tigers are trying to do something about it.
After feeling his 0-2 Tigers took a step backwards last weekend in a 47-0 loss at Houston, Grambling coach Broderick Fobbs will give redshirt freshman quarterback Steven Johnson the start on Saturday against Bethune-Cookman after rotating Johnson with senior D.J. Williams over the past two weeks.
And Fobbs is hoping Johnson takes the ball and runs with it.

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Tech finishes ninth in opening golf tourney

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Brandon Newton shot 2-under-par and Chuck Spears recorded the Bulldogs’ top finish at 20th as Louisiana Tech wrapped up action at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate Tuesday afternoon.
Newton’s 2-under-par 69 was the low score of the day for Louisiana Tech as the Bulldogs shot an even-par 284 to finish ninth overall.

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RHS Frosh, JV teams fall

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C.J. Wilis (16, above) and Ruston High School’s freshman team fell 24-8 to Ouachita Monday night while Marquez Coprue (82, below) and the junior varsity Bearcats lost 25-12 to the Lions.

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September 9th

C-USA, LSWA awards Tech duo

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Pair honored as Players of Week
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Louisiana Tech brought home two of the three Louisiana Sports Writer’s Association Player of the Week honors as Kenneth Dixon claimed the offensive honors while Jonathan Barnes claimed the special teams honors.
Junior running back Kenneth Dixon ran for 184 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries in Louisiana Tech’s 48-20 blowout win at Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday. His 99-yard touchdown run in the first quarter set new records as the longest single run in Louisiana Tech, Conference USA and Cajun Field history.

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Tech golf opens tourney in 8th place

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Louisiana Tech had a slow start on the first day of the Jeff Jenkins era but finished strong as the Bulldogs completed the first two rounds of the Sam Hall Intercollegiate in eighth place at the Hattiesburg Country Club in Hattiesburg Monday.
Ben Robinson led Tech in the second round as the Bulldogs jumped four spots in the second round as the first day of action featured two, 18-hole rounds on the par-71, 6,902-yard course.
“Ben’s round was key this afternoon for our team,” new head coach Jeff Jenkins said.

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Documentary to feature former Tech soccer player

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Former Louisiana Tech goalkeeper Caitlin Updyke will take part in a documentary piece which will air today on BBC World Service radio.
The documentary entitled ‘The Future of Women’s Football’ is being produced/presented by Yvonne Macken. For the segment on one of the world’s largest international broadcasts, Macken chats with young players from Trinidad and Tobago, Iceland, Brazil, Japan, UK and the U.S. Updyke who is currently playing professionally for IA Akranes in Iceland.

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Local at Pentagon during 9/11 attack

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Alan Brown and his colleagues glanced up at the bank of televisions on the wall above their office cubicles to catch a sketchy news report about an airplane hitting one of the buildings of New York’s World Trade Center.
“At first we thought ‘it’s a red eye coming in to land at LaGuardia (airport),’” Brown said.
The pilot was tired and veered into the building, the staff in the Army Operations Center located in the basement of the Pentagon reasoned. They went back to work planning security for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.

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$55M budget approved

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Pearce: We’re living within our means

Ruston has a new $55 million budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. The city’s board of aldermen unanimously approved the spending plan Monday night.
Though slightly more than the current year’s budget, the new plan continues the austerity measures Mayor Dan Hollingsworth’s administration put in place last fall.
“We’re living within our means,” District 4 Alderman Jim Pearce said “We’ve done a real good job with being efficient.”
Aldermen said citizens can be confident that Ruston is financially sound and providing essential services even though it has less money to spend.

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