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February 20th, 2018

Creek girls top Sacred Heart

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Cedar Creek kept rolling along Monday night as the Lady Cougars marched to a 58-31 win over Sacred Heart.
The Lady Cougars move on the quarterfinals of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Div. IV girls playoffs, where fourth-seeded Cedar Creek will play host to fifth-seeded Southern Lab on Thursday.
Anna Larr Roberson led the way with 16 points and 11 rebounds to help the Lady Cougars push their record to 29-3 on the year and push the Cedar Creek win streak to five.

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Students thrilled for 'You Be the Chemist' contest

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“My kids were ecstatic. They were so excited that they were actually jumping up and down.”
I don’t know about you, but I get a pretty clear image in my head when I envision that type of response — someone actually demonstrating unabashed delight in something. Doesn’t that take you back to certain events in your own life?

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4-H Summer Camp registration underway

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Registration for 4-H summer camp is underway for all fourth- through sixth-graders. Because 4-H Summer Camp is one of the most important events that 4-H offers for youth, planning has to start early.
Camping is one of the most valuable experiences a child can have. It’s a learning experience that helps boys and girls appreciate the outdoors, live together as a group, be self-sufficient, get along with others and appreciate people with different interests and background. The camp is held at the LSU AgCenter’s Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center located near Pollock.

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GSU men’s hoops deserves applause

It worked for the Grambling State football team. Now it appears GSU head men’s basketball coach Donte Jackson has stolen a page out of head football coach Broderick Fobbs’ playbook.
After the GSU football team suffered back-to-back one-win seasons in 2012 and 2013, the university hired Fobbs, who promptly guided the Tigers to a 7-5 finish in 2014 before guiding to his Tigers to three straight appearances in the SWAC Championship game, winning the last two league championships.
This season, Jackson and his Tigers have turned in a remarkable turnaround of their own.

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February 19th

Louisiana tax debate gets tied to other GOP ideas

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Tax policy won’t cause the only disputes in Louisiana’s upcoming special session. Lawmakers may squabble just as much over a package of spending control ideas sought by House Republicans as a trade for any taxes they may support.
Several of the proposals have been offered in previous legislative sessions, only to be spurned or shelved amid criticisms, including suggestions they’ll do nothing to rein in spending or will shift costs elsewhere.
Though they’ve become part of the broader tax negotiations in the special session that opens Monday, that opposition remains.

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Lawmakers return for special session

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers open their latest special session today still struggling to agree on an approach to stabilizing state finances a decade into seesawing cycles of budget gaps and short-term fixes.
The House and Senate are trudging back to Baton Rouge for their fifth special session called by Gov. John Bel Edwards to address budget uncertainty in two years. The session begins at 4 p.m., with a speech from Edwards an hour later.

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Local Eco Car programs seek victories in competition

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round motorsports racing facility that is home to several professional races and plays host to more than 150 teams from North and South America.
Dustin Whitlock, New Tech Academies director, said the Bearcat Motorsports team is one of “very few” teams to qualify two vehicles in this year’s competition.
The Bearcat VI is competing in the Urban Concept, Internal Combustion Category on diesel fuel while the Bearcat VII will compete in the Urban Concept, Internal Combustion Category on gasoline fuel.

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Tech looks to place, remain energy efficient

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The Louisiana Tech University Eco Car team has set a goal of placing first in the 2018 Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition.
The annual competition hosted by Shell Global will take place April 19-22 in Sonoma, California, at the Sonoma Raceway, a year-round motorsports racing facility home to several professional races, and host more than 150 teams from North and South America.
The Louisiana Tech University team, which has competed in the annual competition for nearly a decade, will look to continue to build upon itself by competing in this year’s competition with its HD Eco Car.

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Cyberstalking: Talk to teenagers about it

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Parents of high school stedents are constantly concerned about grades, friends, drugs and teenage pregnancy.
But few are armed with the knowledge that one in every three girls is being abused (emotionally, verbally or physically) by their boyfriend. In fact, one in every 10 high schoolers (both boys and girls polled) report that they have been hit, slapped or physically hurt by their dating partner.
Across the nation, 1.5 million high school students report being physically hurt by their dating partner each year.

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‘Sense and Sensibility’ at Stone Theater

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“Sense and Sensibility,” a classic romantic comedy by Jane Austen, stops for a one-night-only show at 7:30 tonight at Howard Auditorium on the Louisiana Tech campus. Tickets are $15 for students, $30 for adults, and $20 for seniors.

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