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7:35am

Thu August 2, 2012
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for August 2, 2012

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain explains how accidental discoveries in Ireland have led to a face lift for Irish culture.

10:59am

Wed August 1, 2012
Business

Flight school slated to open in Natchitoches

Natchitoches Aviators EAA Chapter 1526

A new flight school opens Aug. 2 at Natchitoches Regional Airport. The Flight Academy of New Orleans will move into the hangar formerly occupied by Northwestern State University's aviation program that closed about a year ago. Stanley Salter, chairman of the Airport Commission, say the arrangement includes a partnership with Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He says China is experiencing an aviation boom and its citizens often seek flight training in the United States. The open house event is from 4 - 6 p.m. at Natchitoches Regional Airport.

10:37am

Tue July 31, 2012
Business

Community Trust Bank retrofits 100-year-old building

Ruston, La.-based Community Trust Bank has opened a branch in the former Wray-Dickinson Motor Co. building in downtown Shreveport. Regional president Larry Little says the building conveys a sense of strength and durability, the same qualities the bank upholds. He says Community Trust Bank acted quickly on the 100-year-old property when it went on the market last year. He plans to hang historical photos in the bank lobby.

10:13am

Tue July 31, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: On the advent of the nuclear arms race

Commentator Gary Joiner takes us back to the creation of the atomic bomb, and the worldwide nuclear ripple effect for decades to come.

9:29am

Mon July 30, 2012
Local

LSU Shreveport attracts students with 'free ride' incentive

LSU Shreveport hosts its 2011 welcome week activities outside the University Center.
LSU Shreveport

Prospective students of LSU Shreveport have until Wednesday to apply to the school to be considered for the Free Ride scholarship program for fall semester. The incentive that launched in November covers tuition at LSUS, when combined with the state-funded merit scholarship known as TOPS. LSUS officials say about half of the students admitted for fall have been offered a free ride scholarship, and the program could be credited for stabilizing enrollment.

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