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History in the making

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History will be made in Washington, D.C. this summer, and Ruston will be right there as a part of it.

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Tainter gate plans on track

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The start of the Tainter Gate project is drawing closer.

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Caverns often used for storage

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Salt caverns are commonly used for underground storage of natural gas. But of the 18 in Louisiana, only the Arcadia site is in north Louisiana.
David Dismukes, of Acadian Consulting Group, said in an economic impact study that Arcadia Gas Storage’s facility will meet seasonal and short-term demands for natural gas.
Like the natural gas that it will store, a salt dome is a product of prehistoric times and the accumulation of salt from inland seas. Oil and gas also are associated with the domes. One of the best known salt domes is Avery Island, home to Tabasco sauce.

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Water on the brain

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Salt dome leaching raises Sparta Aquifer concerns

ARCADIA — Millions of gallons of freshwater are being pumped from the Sparta Aquifer only to be injected again into the earth to dissolve a massive salt cavern for future natural gas storage.

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’Spoon keeping Techsters tradition alive

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories the Ruston Daily Leader will run in honor of Women’s History Month.
Following the program’s incredible stretch of success in the early 1980s, the Lady Techsters’ basketball program at Louisiana Tech University faced a big problem.

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KTVE feature on student criticized

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On Feb. 22, one of the feature stories on the KTVE evening news was a Carroll High School student referred to as the first “African-American” from this area to be accepted to attend West Point.

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Reader disagrees with Sachs

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It is hard to know where to start to respond to Daily Leader columnist’s John Sachs’ rant against “white avowed Christian American citizens,” and his fawning over the Muslim religion (“Muslims and Sharia law,” Feb. 11 issue).

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The EPA and spilled milk analyzed

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More and more, our businesses are being regulated by agencies of the federal government without the direct approval of Congress and therefore, the people.

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Learning goes beyond classroom

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What was your student experience like in college? Did you sit in a classroom listening to lectures, meticulously taking notes and memorizing key facts and figures? Did you get your hands dirty taking soil samples or wielding a hammer at a Habitat for Humanity work site? Or, maybe you put your psychology training to work volunteering on a phone hotline?
Earning a degree today encompasses so many more meaningful experiences than classroom work alone.

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Keep the faith amid nation's tough times

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Well, Congress is at it again. It’s all over the news — talk of a government shut-down and all kinds of imaginable worst-case scenarios are being bandied about. But, you know, this is nothing new.

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