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10:18am

Tue August 28, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: The legacy of a Shreveport pioneering businesswoman

Mary Bennett Cane (1812-1902) is buried in Oakland Cemetery, land that she once owned before selling it to the city of Shreveport in 1847.
Oakland Cemetery

Shreveport business entrepreneur Mary Bennett Cane was born 200 years ago this week in New Hampshire. Commentator Gary Joiner recognizes her influence on the Shreveport economy in its early days.

9:46am

Mon August 27, 2012
Arts

Norton Art Gallery set to display Vietnam War photos

Vietnam War combat correspondent Bob Spangler of Longview, Texas, stands in a gallery that features 80 select photos he took during his tour in the 10th Public Information Detachment.

The R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport will display 80 photos of Vietnam soldiers, taken by combat correspondent Bob Spangler of Longview. The exhibit opens Tuesday and runs through Oct. 14. The Norton's oral history project has amassed hundreds of interviews with veterans over the past decade.

8:38am

Fri August 24, 2012
Local

New Texas state historian hails from Carthage

Panola College

Retired Panola College history instructor Bill O'Neal will serve a two-year term. He was sworn in this week by Texas Gov. Rick Perry. O'Neal will crisscross the state attending historical meetings and speaking to groups as the state historian. He calls it a "dream job."

8:34am

Fri August 24, 2012
Commentary

McDonald: Who are your heroes?

The late commentator Archie McDonald recalls the people he most admires. Red River Radio is rebroadcasting some commentaries in honor of Dr. McDonald. This one originally aired in Dec. 2011.

11:15am

Thu August 23, 2012
Local

LaSalle Parish teams up on grant to fight obesity

LaSalle Parish is about to launch its largest collaborative grant program ever. The goal of Live Lively LaSalle is to help residents confront obesity and shed pounds. The matching grant, $2 million in all, will pay for different approaches to improving people's health over the next several years of the grant period.

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