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10:28am

Wed May 8, 2013
Local

State lawmaker from Shreveport wants a new way to kill aquatic weeds

Louisiana Rep. Patrick Williams (D-Shreveport) is trying to draw attention to the invasive aquatic weed giant salvinia that continues to clog many waterways in the state. He invited the inventor of the "WaterMower" to address the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment during a May 8 hearing. Williams said his constituents want to see results that go beyond chemical sprays and weed eating weevils raised in university research labs.

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12:50pm

Tue May 7, 2013
Arts

Shreveport museum presents European masterpieces in Kasten Collection

R.W. Norton Art Gallery's Emily Young stands next to Isaac Snowman's "Footprints," an oil on canvas from 1901, likely influenced by the death of Queen Victoria.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Paintings that are part of the Kasten Art Collection go on display today at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport. The Kasten Family of South Carolina has amassed works by British and European painters completed between the 1860s and 1920s. The Norton’s Emily Young said 32 pieces are on display in two galleries. It’s the second stop of a nationwide tour. She says the works – many impressionistic  – have a common trait: paintings within paintings.

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11:48am

Tue May 7, 2013
Local

Shooting sports teams in Ark-La-Tex prepare for competition

Kyle Peterson (right) sports a 4-H T-shirt that promotes the regional shooting sports competition.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Hundreds of middle and high school students are preparing for regional and state competitions this month in their shooting sports program. In Texarkana, the Arkansas High School Razorbacks trap team will advance 60 students to the regional competition in Lonoke, Ark. Head coach John Wilson started the team six years ago. The 68-year-old is a volunteer and he said the sport is run by people just like him. He said grants keep the program going.

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7:35am

Tue May 7, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: A remembrance of V-E Day

Commentator Gary Joiner remembers the day that the surrender of Germany was announced. May 8, 1945, officially ending the European phase of World War II.

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10:56am

Fri May 3, 2013
Local

B-17 bomber comes to Shreveport, despite no air show

Credit Sam Bulgar

An iconic airplane of World War II, the B-17, will touch down at Shreveport Downtown Airport on Friday, May 3, and be open for tours and flights around Shreveport/Bossier.  It’s owned by the Gulf Coast Wing, a unit of the Commemorative Air Force. Historian Christopher Ebdon of Houston said this B-17 is one of three still in existence, and the only one still flying. It was used by the Navy for early warning radar. Ebdon said it came off the assembly line, along with another B-17, that is displayed on the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base.

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