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Vol.79, No. 20
April 28, 2005

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-Photo by Donny Crowe
Lady Techster Ty Moore, a sophomore sociology major, and teammate
Margaret DeCiman, a junior management, business management and entrepeneurship major, were among those who helped out at this year's
15th annual Sepcial Olympics.
Annual Special Olympics succeed despite low funds
The Jim Mize Track and Field Complex was the place to be April 22, participating in or helping out with the 15th annual North Central District Track and Field Meet, also known as the Special Olympics.

-Photo by Valerie Metrejean
The seven-bedroom white house at 501 W. Mississippi Ave. was
well-known, and seven Tech seniors called it home before last Tuesday
morning. Thousands of dollars in personal effects, photographic equipment and other school supplies were claimed by the fire. No cause has been found.
Fire fells historic Ruston home, leaves seven students homeless
Seven female Tech students awoke early the morning of April 19 to the sights and smells of fire and smoke, and sounds of screams from the other residents fleeing the flames that started on the back porch of their house.

Mainardi wins NSF grant for bio fuel cells
The National Science Foundation has awarded Dr. Daniela Mainardi, an assistant professor of chemical engineering, a $400,000 grant.

Vatican names Ratzinger pope
The former archbishop of Munich, Germany, will be the oldest to hold position since 18th century, at 78.

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