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9:13am

Thu October 31, 2013
Local

Family Justice Center to open in Alexandria

David Britt, CEO of the United Way of Central Louisiana, is spearheading a project to open a Family Justice Center in Alexandria to support victims of domestic violence.
Credit Town Talk

The United Way of Central Louisiana is leading an effort to create a Family Justice Center in Alexandria. It will be the third one in the state after Monroe and New Orleans. The center will be a one-stop location for all the services to assist victims of domestic violence, according to David Britt, CEO of the United Way of Central Louisiana.

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7:35am

Thu October 31, 2013
Commentary

What Was I Thinking 10/31/13

This week Commentator Brian O’Nuanain, takes a look at the Arts and their value to society.

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7:30am

Wed October 30, 2013
Local

Centenary professor pens definitive biography on Jack London

Earle Labor, author of "Jack London: An American Life," sits in his Centenary College office flanked by a portrait of the great American writer.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

It’s been less than a month since a 500-page biography of the great American writer Jack London was published. But it’s gained traction in national literary circles. One reviewer called it the definitive biography of the larger-than-life writer. Whatever the take, “Jack London: An American Life” has been a long time coming for Earle Labor, professor emeritus of American Literature at Centenary College and director of its Jack London Research Center.

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8:43am

Tue October 29, 2013
Business

Tree planting season ramps up, foreign workers get it done

Credit Trinity University

A Bossier City firm will plant 6 million loblolly pine and other hardwood varieties on managed timberland in the Ark-La-Tex this winter. Lorenzo Tunek, owner of All Regions Services, Inc., is in the process of hiring about 60 temporary workers from Mexico.

Tunek can’t find anyone locally who’s willing to do this kind of backbreaking work. Each worker will plant about 3,000 seedlings per day. Tunek said  they’re paid by the number of trees they plant.

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7:35am

Tue October 29, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Young Spanish military leader got the job done

Spanish military leader Don Bernardo de Gàlvez was heralded by French Creoles as one of the greatest Frenchmen of colonial times. Commentator Gary Joiner says nationality aside, Louisiana owes Gàlvez a debt of gratitude.

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