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January 30th

Pet of the Week

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Roscoe is a playful young German Shepherd mix that is current on shots and is neutered. Roscoe is a smart boy and enjoys meeting people, learning to play fetch and being outdoors. His adoption fee is $50. Call 251-DOGS for more information on Roscoe.

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Dance company returns to Tech

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, a premier company in the United States, will return to Louisiana Tech University on Feb. 9.
With influences from Africa, the Americas and the Middle East blended into their performance, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana features Spanish dance, solos, duets and company dances.

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’Dogs creating excitement

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Win or lose, Tech fans getting their money’s worth
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Tickets purchased by fans for men’s basketball at Louisiana Tech University this season probably should have carried a warning:
“Holder should beware of extreme excitement when attending games.”
Amen.
Of the 22 contests played by the Bulldogs, 14 have been decided by single digits.

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Techsters, FSU: Rivalry renewed

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Conference showdown set for ‘Pack the House’ night
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Over the past decade, Louisiana Tech and Fresno State have developed an intense rivalry on the basketball court, as the Lady Techsters and Bulldogs have dominated the Western Athletic Conference and played some memorable games in the women’s sport.
The rivalry will continue on the Thomas Assembly Center floor Saturday at 7 p.m., when the Lady Techsters host the Bulldogs in the NCAA’s 5th annual “Pack the House” Challenge.

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Key’s 41 points leads Dubach win

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DUBACH — Dubach High’s boys and girls swept a weekend basketball doubleheader over Gibsland-Coleman.
The Lady Hornets, ranked in the Top 10 for Class C in the weekly Louisiana Sports Writers Association poll, took a 70-64 victory and the Hornets were a 64-36 winner.

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Get prepared for tax season

That time of year has come yet again, and although many community members may be dreading tax season there are a few perks area residents should keep in mind.
According to Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy, the IRS owes Louisiana taxpayers more than $1.3 million due to checks not being delivered because of an address change or other reason.

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Student loans need improving

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Indentured servitude — a thing of the past? Maybe not.
When immigrants first came to America many of them did so through what we have labeled as indentured servitude. And although many may think that this has ended, that isn’t necessarily the case.
It was estimated that between one-half and two-thirds of white immigrants were indentured servants. The time in which it usually took to pay back the debt was between four and seven years.

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Education debate mired in rhetoric

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With nearly two months before lawmakers even consider a single education bill, the rhetorical fight is hot and heavy between Gov. Bobby Jindal and the teacher unions who oppose his plans.
Both sides accuse the other of offensive remarks, demeaning parents or teachers depending on the perspective. Both sides accuse the other of going too far in the rhetorical debate, offering little room to compromise. And both sides are right.

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Parents stop focusing on feelings

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Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of England, once said, “One of the great problems of our age is that we’re governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.”
Quite so, and it is equally accurate to say that “one of the great problems of our age is that children are being raised and educated by people who care more about their feelings than they do their thoughts and ideas.”

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Suspect in armed robbery sought

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The Dollar General located on the North Service Road was the sight of an alleged armed robbery on Sunday.
Lt. Tim Parker said at approximately 3:15 p.m. a slight built, Hispanic man with light facial hair entered the store and proceeded to rob the cashier.
“The amount that the robber got away with is undetermined at this point,” he said. “The cashier reported to officials that the man raised his shirt showing the butt of a weapon and told the cashier to put the money in the bag.”

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