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10:35am

Mon July 22, 2013
Local

Balloon racers converge in East Texas

Credit Great Texas Balloon Race Facebook

A week of hot air balloon events will draw dozens of racers and enthusiasts to East Texas this week. The colorful balloons are being spotted over Longview today.

The events include the 36th Great Texas Balloon Race and, in its second year in Longview, the U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship.  According to the Longview News Journal, 76 pilots are set to compete in both races this week and that will mean an infusion of tourism dollars for East Texas cities. 

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12:44pm

Fri July 19, 2013
Local

Shreveporter continues effort to improve the life of West African girl

Tia Landrum (right) of Shreveport visits with Adom Grace in Ghana after coming to her rescue and getting her medical help.

One year ago this month, college student Tia Landrum of Shreveport encountered a life altering situation while on an internship in Ghana. She saw an emaciated girl who was lying helpless in a marketplace, and exposed to the West African sun.

“She weighed a little over 17 kilograms (37 pounds) when we picked her up, and she was about five feet tall," Landrum said.

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7:35am

Fri July 19, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: Learning the Southern ways in the 60s

Credit Gary Borders

Commentator Gary Borders moved to East Texas from New England at the tender age of 12. He reflects on those early years and how he learned to love his home.

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10:08am

Thu July 18, 2013
Local

Willis-Knighton Health System in Shreveport builds region's first proton facility

Dr. Lane Rosen stands next to the vault that will house the cyclotron. It will be lowered through the roof this weekend and be encased in 525 tons of reinforced steel and concrete.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Willis-Knighton Health System is building a $40 million Proton Therapy Center that will offer a high-tech, state-of-the-art radiation treatment for cancer. The 55,000 square-foot expansion of its cancer center is expected to create about 15 new jobs. There are 11 such proton beam centers nationwide. Dr. Lane Rosen, Willis-Knighton’s director of radiation oncology, said during a press briefing yesterday that Willis-Knighton will offer the first compact proton therapy system.

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7:35am

Thu July 18, 2013
Commentary

What Was I Thinking July 18, 2013

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain ponders the differences between his native Ireland and France, which he also loves but for different reasons.

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