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February 1st

’Spoon hoping for big turnout

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Techsters’ coach urging fans to ‘Pack the House’
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Teresa Weatherspoon is hoping for some “Sixth Player” support this week.
Her Lady Techsters’ basketball team will face important Western Athletic Conference games on Thursday and Saturday night at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Nevada comes in for a 7 p.m. duel on Thursday, then Fresno State arrives Saturday for a 7 p.m. showdown of the WAC’s perennial title-contending rivals.

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Robertson commits to LSU baseball program

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Kramer Robertson will be back in the state where he was born when he begins his collegiate baseball career.
The Louisiana native who is the son of former Louisiana Tech University athletes Kim Mulkey and Randy Robertson has verbally committed to play baseball at LSU.
A junior at Midway High in Waco, Texas, Robertson is one of the top-ranked players in the nation, currently being listed No. 3 among shortstops and No. 60 for all positions by Perfect Game.

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Choudrant, RHS boys take wins

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Choudrant High’s No. 10 Class B/C ranked boys were a 43-27 winner over Summerfield and Ruston High’s boys stopped Bastrop 66-50 in a District 2-5A contest in Lincoln Parish prep basketball action on Tuesday night.
Other results involving parish teams included Cedar Creek’s girls 47, Grambling 27; New Living Word boys 72, Gibsland-Coleman 60; Bastrop girls 57, Ruston 32; and Gibsland-Coleman girls 61, New Living Word 49.

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Volunteers vital to city, Tech hosting tourney

Want to do your part in helping Ruston and Louisiana Tech University stage one of the state’s biggest sporting events of the year?
Here’s your chance: the 2012 Louisiana High School Athletic Association boys’ and girls’ championship round of its basketball tournament.
Set for the Thomas Assembly Center March 8-10, the tourney will feature the finals of both divisions after semifinals have been held at other sites during the first week of that month.

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Does Mozart make you smarter?

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In case we’d forgotten that the tests that would determine whether we graduated were looming, my fellow students and I could always tell when we walked into my high school and heard “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” blaring on the intercom.
Since then, every time I’ve felt like I needed a bit of a brain boost, I would crank up classical music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart or one of his contemporaries.

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Whither the GOP establishment?

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Against all odds, against all expectations, perhaps even against all reason, the Republican presidential nomination fight is centered in Florida this week and then moves to a hopelessly complex process here in Maine next week. This is a far different contest than the Republicans conducted a few weeks, a few miles and a political lifetime away across the border in New Hampshire.

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Downtown needs more arts

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Walking around downtown Ruston this past weekend, it was hard for me not to notice a slight emptiness I felt as I tried to find something to do with my time.
While I try to support local businesses as much as a poor college student can, it pained me to see places like coffee shops, which catered to a varied clientele, shut down.
With the Ruston 21 plans, the sidewalks are getting nicer and there are more plans. But it seems as if the arts are dying out in this area.

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