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7:35am

Thu November 22, 2012
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for November 22, 2012

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain "wanders with she who must be obeyed" into the viper den of salesmen.

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9:27am

Wed November 21, 2012
Local

SFA alums to tell Texas stories in PBS series

Husband and wife videographers based in Fort Worth, Carl and Betsy Crum, are producing a documentary series for Texas PBS stations. “One Square Mile: Texas" will focus on nine miles in Texas to reveal the state's diversity of people and landscapes through first-person stories. Betsy Crum said they’ll traverse the Lone Star State to uncover the stories for the first five episodes in the TV series.

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9:16am

Tue November 20, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: On evaluating a presidential legacy

Commentator Gary Joiner explores the makings of a presidential legacy.

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9:04am

Tue November 20, 2012
Local

Alexandria group plans to erect a Holocaust memorial

The then General Dwight D. Eisenhower pictured on a visit to Ohrdruf concentration camp, an effort to see firsthand why the fight had been so important.

A group of Alexandria business and civic leaders is preparing to build a Holocaust Memorial in front of Rapides Regional Medical Center. Rabbi Arnold Task, president of the Alexandria Holocaust Memorial Fund, said the site also will recognize Alexandria’s unique history in helping liberate Europe. The massive Army training exercises and mock battles to prepare soldiers for World War II took place in central Louisiana.

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8:26am

Tue November 20, 2012
Local

LSU AgCenter economist: Thanksgiving meal to cost more this year

The cost of the traditional Thanksgiving spread is up 13.2 percent in Louisiana. Analysis from the LSU AgCenter found a Thanksgiving meal for 10 people will cost $44.35. Kurt Guidry, LSU AgCenter extension economist, said that’s an increase of $5.16 from last year’s Baton Rouge average.

Guidry said it’s mainly due to the drought in the Midwest, which drove up the cost of feed for turkeys. The USDA projects a 2.5 to 3.5 percent price increase in all at-home food from 2011 to 2012.

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