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9:16am

Tue June 18, 2013
Local

Lafayette highlights 73 restaurants in eat local push

Credit Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission

The city of Lafayette has launched its eat local campaign. EatLafayette is in its ninth year of promoting the mom-and-pop restaurants that have put Lafayette on the map as a foodie town. Ben Berthelot, executive director of the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission, has found that over the years more and more local restaurants have pulled together for this campaign.

“We went from 19 restaurants in a two-week campaign nine years ago, to this year we have basically a three-month campaign and 73 restaurants participating," Berthelot said.

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7:35am

Tue June 18, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: On the failure of Operation Barbarossa

Commentator Gary Joiner revisits Operation Barbarossa, the code name for Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II. Seventy-two years ago this week, Adolf Hitler formalized the greatest mistake of his march to world domination.

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8:56am

Mon June 17, 2013
Local

Oakland Cemetery in Shreveport gets long overdue TLC

Shreveport's oldest municipal cemetery is the resting place of hundreds of Civil War veterans and thousands of residents who died during the 1873 Yellow Fever epidemic.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Restoration projects are under way at Shreveport’s oldest municipal cemetery. A ceremony was held Friday to recognize the work to be done on roads and walkways in Oakland Cemetery made possible by a $279,000 bond issue approved by voters in 2011. The dollars won’t cover all the work that needs to be done on the cemetery that dates back to 1847.

Shreveport mayor Cedric Glover recalls first visiting Oakland on a field trip at age 14. He said many city administrations have wanted to do capital projects, but it’s never been the most pressing priority.

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8:58am

Fri June 14, 2013

7:35am

Fri June 14, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: Remembering summer days in the projection booth

Commentator Gary Borders recalls a summer job from a bygone era: the movie projectionist. He was one at the Main Theater in Nacogdoches during the 1970s.

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