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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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9:22am

Thu June 13, 2013
Local

Mostly out-of-state filmmakers vie for Louisiana Film Prize

Credit Louisiana Film Prize

Organizers of the Louisiana Film Prize in Shreveport say this year’s entries are mostly coming from filmmakers outside the Bayou State. Executive director Gregory Kallenberg expects another big turnout for the festival weekend in October when a panel of judges and the audience decide which film will receive a $50,000 cash payout. He anticipates about 80 entries this year, on par with the first year of the contest.

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