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July 2nd

Tech journalism students receive national awards

Students and faculty from Louisiana Tech’s journalism department are making headlines nationally with awards from the National Federation of Press Women.
The 2012 Communications Contest Award winners were named, and Tech faculty and students received five awards from this national organization.
Kelly Belton Ducote, who graduated with her bachelor’s degree in May, received first place in design and honorable mention in column writing.

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Hayes makes Team USA

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For Chelsea Hayes, the month of July couldn’t have started off much better.
First, there was Sunday’s announcement that the Louisiana Tech University star was named as the Female Field Athlete of the Year in the state.
But it got much better later in the day.

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Tech ticket office closed this week

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The Louisiana Tech University Ticket Office will be closed this week for maintenance to the ticketing system and will reopen on July 9.
Any Tech fans wishing to purchase or renew their season tickets can do so online by logging onto www.latechsports.com.
The Bulldogs kick off the 2012 season on Aug. 30 by hosting Texas A&M at Shreveport’s Independence Stadium.

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Legends set for national tourney

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The Louisiana Legends of Lincoln Parish will be participating in the national AAU basketball tournament in Orlando, Fla., July 24-30. Members of the squad include (bottom row, from left) Jamiya Williams, Quez Coleman, Brian Johnson, Trey Calahan, Malik Henry, Emmanuel McNeal, Davauhnte Turner (top row, from left) Donald Lewis, Darren Crawford, Gerry McLaughlin, coach Antonio Hudson, Xavier Davis, Marty Tolston, Will Griffin and coach Rico Payne. Not shown: Raheem Regis, D’Antonio Hart and Tavares McNeal.

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Practice safety with fireworks during holidays

Fireworks will likely be heard in various spots around Lincoln Parish beginning Tuesday night.
Despite the burn ban, the Lincoln Parish Fire Department has given the green light for fireworks to be shot between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Thursday.
However, LPFD spokesman Jim Hilton urges caution for those who do choose to shoot fireworks, since the celebratory devices have caused both grass and structure fires in Lincoln Parish. In two cases in recent years, he said, houses were completely destroyed by fires sparked by fireworks.

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Lack of preparation to cost state

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I am not a product of the public school system. My entire primary and secondary school years were spent in a private school. I do not have children; therefore, for the most part, I am not involved in our current school system.
Growing up, my option for a public education was terrible. I come from a fairly poor, rural parish. For whatever reasons, the school board maintained more schools than necessary throughout the parish for decades. Two high schools were within five miles of each other, one graduating an average of 30 students per year.

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