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March 1st

Honor Women’s History Month

Today marks the beginning of Women’s History Month.
The national recognition is intended to pay tribute to generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.
Opportunities for women have come a long way in our country over the last couple of centuries.
It was not until 1920 — fewer than 100 years ago — that women in the U.S. were granted the right to vote through the 19th amendment.

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A penny saved, a penny earned

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Some people rely on their banks to tell them when they have spent too much, or if they have a little extra as a result of rewards. For me, I am one of those people always trying to save money. My children notoriously ask me, “Mom, give me some money for this or that?” If I feel like it is something they “need,” then I find the way to make the purchase. It may not be that day, but it comes. As for the children, they ask for it. If I tell them it is rather expensive, and that item is not a necessity, then I tell them “no.” They then go through the begging and pleading stage. It then comes to the question, “Mom, do you not have it, or do you have it in your rat-hole money?” I am not a mean parent, but I try to buy things based on a rewards system.” I watched people and asked others this week “How do you save money when you shop?” What I got was both ways to save money normally and not so normal ways to save money.

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The baggage of higher gas prices

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President Obama addressed a cheering crowd of supporters in Miami recently on the less than cheery topic of rapidly rising gasoline pump prices. One might think that such a serious topic of concern to voters might have been addressed in the Oval Office instead of in a campaign-style setting, but that wasn’t the case.
The president brandished one of his favorite themes in his speech in Miami: that a problem (in this instance higher gasoline prices) isn’t his fault and he should not be assigned any blame for it. The buck in the current Oval Office always seems to stop elsewhere.

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Students awarded for science, writing excellence

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Upcoming Events
• 8:30 a.m. Friday — Peek at Pre-K
• 10:30 am. April 20 — Open house and campus tour
Regional Science Fair
Congratulations to the high school science fair team for their accomplishments at the Regional Science Fair at Tech on Feb. 16.
The team members were Hannah McNew, Carley Bowman, Brock Blackwell, Kay-Lynn Klug, Erik Eklund and Sam Rudnicki. The following awards were received: Sam Rudnicki, third place in medicine and health; Erik Eklund, third place in physics; Kay-Lynn Klug, third place in engineering-materials; Brock Blackwell, second place in chemistry and Carley Bowman, first place in biochemistry. Several students were given the following special awards: Erik Eklund, the Air Force Award; Kay-Lynn Klug — the I-SWEEP award; and Brock Blackwell, the American Scientific Award and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Award.

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Tech hoopsters at FSU

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Can a sweep of a Western Athletic Conference home doubleheader bode well for Louisiana Tech University basketball teams as they confront their final two tests of the regular season?
Head coaches Michael White of the Bulldogs (15-14, 5-7) and Teresa Weatherspoon of the Lady Techsters (15-12, 8-4) can only hope so.
On the assignment chart for this week are road doubleheaders on tonight against Fresno State University, then Nevada on Saturday.

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’Dogs shock Vandy

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Freshman Phil Maton pitched seven innings of five-hit baseball, as Louisiana Tech (7-3) upset 2011 NCAA World Series participant Vanderbilt 9-3 Wednesday afternoon.
Ryan Gebhardt and Tyler Qualls also set career-highs on offense, as Gebhardt went four-for-five with three runs batted in and Qualls went three-for-five with two RBIs to lead the Bulldogs.
Taylor Burch hit a line drive home run over the “green monster” in left field to give Tech its 9-3 final advantage.

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Altick tourney: plenty of action

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For fans of high school baseball, there will be no excuse for getting enough action on the diamond starting today.
That’s when the 2012 edition of the Trey Altick Louisiana Prep Classic begins at 10 different fields in North Louisiana.
Yes, 10. And not only that, but the field of competitors numbers nearly 50.
The official total of entries is 48. There are 25 in the small school bracket and 23 in the big school bracket. Lincoln Parish will have three representatives in Ruston, Choudrant and Cedar Creek.

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Dubach High is basketball ‘heaven’

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DUBACH — Instead of a “Welcome to Dubach:” sign, maybe there should be a banner proclaiming, “Welcome to Basketball Heaven.”
Because these days, it’s definitely all about hoops mania around the Dubach High School campus and all through the town.
The Lady Hornets and Hornets have got their fans and the entire community in a New Year’s Eve-like mood and no wonder.

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