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9:44am

Thu November 21, 2013
Local

International Paper donates Lake Erling in Arkansas to Shreveport-based conservation group

Managed timberland pine forests surround Lake Erling and its 120 miles of shoreline.
Credit Eric Fletcher

International Paper has donated its Lake Erling property in South Arkansas' Lafayette County to the Shreveport-based AGRED Foundation. It stands for American Gamebird Research Education and Development. Eric Fletcher, AGRED Foundation director, said this donation – 7,600 acres in all – will ensure that Lake Erling is maintained to the high standards set by International Paper for the past 57 years.

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7:35am

Thu November 21, 2013
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for November 21, 2012

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain is in high spirits. Even though he's not buying into the marketing one-upmanship in the naming of beer and wine brands he wonders when did these names cross the line of decency?

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9:48am

Wed November 20, 2013
Arts

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet unveils tutu campaign

Ed Horton (left) and Alex "Ticket" Sanders of the Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks unveil the first in a series of photos titled "How do you tutu?" The photo is of Moonbot Studios co-founder Brandon Oldenburg by photographer Neil Johnson.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet is marking its 40-year history with a commissioned series of photos that asks -- how do you tutu? The campaign features popular men of Shreveport sporting tutus in creative ways. The ballet’s executive director Kate Pedrotty said at a Tuesday news conference that her organization is trying to rally community support in a unique way.

“We’ve had to become I think a little bit more creative in the way that we fundraise, and we’ve definitely tried to move away from a dependence on grants or other public funds that are available," Pedrotty said.

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12:23pm

Tue November 19, 2013
Local

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center seeks hearing aid donations

LSU Health Shreveport audiologist Jessica Bever aims to collect hearing aids to loan to terminally ill cancer patients.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center is starting a loaner hearing aid program for terminally ill cancer patients. All donated hearing aids will be loaned out to the patients who need them during the remaining months of their life. LSU Health Shreveport clinical audiologist Jessica Bever has fielded requests for spare hearing aids from physicians. Unused hearing aids are all around, according to Bever. It’s a matter of collecting them and creating a lending program.

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7:35am

Tue November 19, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: A grieving nation sought answers after JFK assassination

Commentator Gary Joiner assesses a very sad day in American history that proves a single event can change the history of the world.

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