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8:45am

Thu May 23, 2013
Local

Shreveport teen wins top award from Intel

Henry Lin of Shreveport stands on a podium alongside Ionut Budisteanu of Romania and Eesha Khare of Saratoga, Calif. They received the top awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
Credit Intel Corporation

A Harvard University-bound Caddo Magnet High School graduate delivered his commencement speech via a taped video last week. Henry Lin, 17, of Shreveport missed graduation because he was receiving the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award at the world’s largest high school science research fair, a week-long event held in Phoenix. Lin received a $50,000 scholarship and $8,000 in cash for his astrophysics project that explores far-off and ancient cluster galaxies.

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7:35am

Thu May 23, 2013
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for May 23, 2013

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain struggles today with the American Beer Commercials.

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11:49am

Wed May 22, 2013
Business

Economic developer: Oklahoma City is still open for business

The former head of the North Louisiana Economic Partnership, Kurt Foreman, is keeping a close eye on the rebuilding process in tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla., as executive vice president of economic development at the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. His chamber represents 5,400 companies, Foreman said, and now the focus is on helping the ones in Moore.

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11:31am

Wed May 22, 2013
Local

Shreveport author and illustrator prepares for 'Epic' weekend

Shreveport author and illustrator William Joyce will receive a prestigious media award Thursday that coincides with the premiere of his new animated feature film that will debut in Shreveport.

Joyce will receive a Christopher Award  in New York.  His book, "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore," will be recognized alongside other books, films, and television/cable shows that live up to the highest values of the human spirit, according to the Christophers.

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9:07am

Tue May 21, 2013
Business

Christus Health to close main Shreveport hospital

Christus Health CEO Stephen Wright speaks to reporters about the reorganization of his hospital that will ultimately direct more services toward primary care.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Christus Health will close its Christus Schumpert St. Mary's Place medical complex in Shreveport and consolidate many services into its Highland Medical Center in Shreveport. CEO Stephen Wright announced at a news conference Monday that the cost cutting move will eliminate 200 jobs over the next two years, trimming its workforce by about 10 percent. Wright said the Sutton Children’s Medical Center, which has been running a $10 million annual deficit in recent years, will also close.

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