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August 1st

’Dogs: High ranking

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Tech in Top 50 of publication preseason poll
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In an honor-filled 2011 season, Louisiana Tech University’s football team earned honorable mention votes in the final USA Today/ESPN national poll.
Now, with plenty of talent returning and confidence resulting from last year’s performance, the Bulldogs are attracting early attention for the 2012 campaign.
Tech is ranked No. 43 in the Football Bowl Subdivision category of what the College Football Focus publication labels as its “Summertime National Rankings.”

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Jessie’s Jottings

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Olympics: emotions abound
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The Olympics is here and in full swing. Personally, I have been glued to my television since the opening ceremonies. My roommates and I have even gone so far as to record the events on our DVR so that we can watch them later.
I must say that I have not been disappointed with the Games.
The highs and lows that have been displayed by our global athletes has been a roller coaster for me.

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Garr talks to campers

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Ruston native and former Lincoln High/Grambling State University/major league star Ralph “The Roadrunner” Garr talked to participants in the annual Wilbert Ellis Youth Baseball Camp this past weekend. Garr was one of numerous guest instructors for the free clinic that emphasized instructions in the fundamentals of the sport, plus speeches on life skills.

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Tech, GSU succeed under heavy cuts

Losing money is never fun for anyone, especially for those trying to provide services. Lincoln Parish’s two universities have found out the hard way over the past few years that losing money means people just have to do more with less.
Since 2008, the State of Louisiana has made hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts on higher education to help the state save money, and while the state’s public schools have been able to cover some of the costs with tuition and fee hikes, the universities are still looking for places to cut costs.

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'Jindalcare' could be harsh

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Put aside the angst over Obamacare and focus for a few minutes on Louisiana’s all-new, slimmed down plan to take care of its own poor and uninsured. Yep, Jindalcare is upon us, and it’s likely to shutter services to people who need them the most.
The Jindal administration has imposed two-thirds of the recent round of federal Medicaid cuts on the LSU Health System, that network of public hospitals and clinics that takes care of the state’s most needy citizens, and also provides hard-to-get specialized care even to those who can pay.

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