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9:51am

Fri February 22, 2013
Local

Rwandan genocide survivor spreads forgiveness message in Shreveport

Cathedral of St. John Berchmans Rev. Peter Mangum traveled to Rwanda in August 2012 to visit Rev. Ubald Rugirangoga's Center for the Secret of Peace.
Credit St. John Berchmans

The Cathedral of St. John Berchmans Church in Shreveport is hosting a Roman Catholic priest from Rwanda who will speak about forgiveness during weekend events. Rev. Ubald Rugirangoga lost 80 family members to Rwanda’s ethnic strife, beginning in 1963 with his father’s murder. He says more than 45,000 of his parishioners were killed in the genocide. Today, Rugirangoga is invited to speak around the world about how he has been able to forgive the killers and find inner peace.

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7:39am

Fri February 22, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: Winter yard work in Piney Woods still intense

Gary Borders has a bird's eye view of the yard work he faces during the winter.
Credit Gary Borders

The trees and shrubs are doing just fine at commentator Gary Borders' home. So that means he's been doing some heavy-duty winter yard maintenance, ably assisted by one powerful leaf blower and a handy rake.

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8:53am

Thu February 21, 2013
Arts

La.'s Soundtrack Experience tour kicks off in Shreveport

The Louisiana Office of Tourism and Oxford American Magazine will sponsor a series of concerts and symposiums that showcase Louisiana’s musical heritage. The tour is called the Louisiana Soundtrack Experience, and it begins Feb. 23 at Shreveport’s Municipal Auditorium. The program is titled, “From Elvis to Hank to Johnny: Celebrating 65 years of the Louisiana Hayride.” Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said he will kick off the series in Shreveport.

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7:35am

Thu February 21, 2013
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for February 21, 2013

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain revisits the financial meltdown of 2008 and comes to the same depressing conclusion.

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9:56am

Wed February 20, 2013
Arts

Texas Film Round-Up seeks home movies from East Texans

The public libraries in Longview and Marshall are collection points in an effort to digitize home movies and other films that showcase Texans through the generations. The Texas Archive of the Moving Image and the Texas Film Commission aim to preserve Texas’ media heritage through the Texas Film Round-Up program. The organizations are providing free digitization of Texas-related home movies, according to Longview Public Library media specialist Elissa Breitenstein.

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