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Parker to be honored with Russ Award

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ULS chairman to be recognized with community’s highest honor on Feb. 5
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Wayne Parker figures he was genetically predisposed to community involvement.
“My mother, while she was not a huge out-front person, did a lot of things for a lot of people,” Parker said, recalling his growing-up years in Minden.
Parker, a retired forest products industry executive and current chairman of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, is the winner of the 2012 Robert E. Russ Award for community service.

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GSU band on CNN tonight

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Members of Grambling State University’s marching band will be featured on CNN tonight as a part of the network’s pre-inauguration coverage.
Broadcasting from the National Mall in Washington, D.C., CNN will feature band members playing several songs during the one-hour program with anchors Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer. The show will air from 7-8 p.m. CST. The university’s band played during President Obama’s first inauguration parade in January 2009, and the band is the only Historically Black College and University (HBCU) participating in the president’s inauguration parade Monday.
GSU’s band is one of two marching bands returning for the president’s second inauguration parade; the other is the president’s Hawaii high school. The band is the only Louisiana marching band participating.

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GSU band on CNN tonight

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Members of Grambling State University’s marching band will be featured on CNN tonight as a part of the network’s pre-inauguration coverage.
Broadcasting from the National Mall in Washington, D.C., CNN will feature band members playing several songs during the one-hour program with anchors Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer. The show will air from 7-8 p.m. CST. The university’s band played during President Obama’s first inauguration parade in January 2009, and the band is the only Historically Black College and University (HBCU) participating in the president’s inauguration parade Monday.
GSU’s band is one of two marching bands returning for the president’s second inauguration parade; the other is the president’s Hawaii high school. The band is the only Louisiana marching band participating.

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Learning the American Dream

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HabiTECH breaks ground on the Albritton family’s new home
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One family will be moving into a new home in the coming months thanks to some Louisiana Tech University School of Architecture students and the Habitat for Humanity, as the groups held a groundbreaking ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Through a six-month project, 12 fourth-year architect students, along with a faculty advisor, design and physically build a home in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The 1,050 square foot house will include three bedrooms, one and a half baths, a kitchen, living area, dining area and utility room.

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Holladay remembered by friends as smart, meticulous

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Those who knew him well will miss the fiery disposition and meticulous nature, something they say served him well in his career, of Robert Holladay III, a former Lincoln Parish School Board member and local businessman, who died Jan. 6, 2013.
Bill Baskin, a long-time friend of Holladay, remembers his friend fondly.

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Will SI jinx derail ‘Kaep,’ 49ers today?

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On Thursday afternoon, I added another reason for predicting that the Atlanta Falcons will win today’s NFC championship game.
My Sports Illustrated arrived in the mail
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And who’s on the cover but one Colin Kaepernick, the starting quarterback who has been sensational for the San Francisco 49ers this season?

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Bulldogs do it again

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After slow start, Tech stops Seattle 78-71
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Another night, another slow start, another win and another “new” star for Louisiana Tech University.
Similar to Thursday night’s sluggish beginning, but eventual victory over Idaho, the Bulldogs (16-3, 6-0) rebounded from an 11-2 deficit in the opening 10 minutes to get past Seattle University 78-71 in a Western Athletic Conference game that attracted an estimated 3,800 fans to the Thomas Assembly Center on Saturday night.
It wasn’t pretty, but it was a win and seven in a row at home, no less, this season. Since last year, the ’Dogs have captured 11 consecutive victories in a row.

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Parish ranked teams win

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It was a good weekend for Lincoln Parish basketball teams ranked in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association state poll.
Of the five squads listed in those rankings, either in the Top 10 or honorable mention categories, all came away with victories.
In girls’ play, Dubach High’s No. 3 ranked Class B/C team was a 66-53 winner over Ruston’s New Living Word.

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Grambling teams suffer losses

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GRAMBLING — On Saturday afternoon in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center, Grambling men’s and women’s basketball teams had no answer for Jackson State, as they both added to their current losing streaks.
The Lady Tigers fell short to JSU 61-54 for their fourth straight loss and the men’s squad suffered a 57-46 loss for consecutive defeat No. 16.

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