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8:25am

Thu August 15, 2013
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Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City receives grant to ramp up education

G.B. Cazes, vice president of the Cyber Innovation Center, is rolling out the Discovery Camp program nationwide.

The Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City has received a $5 million federal grant to take its Cyber Discovery program nationwide. U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La., announced the funding yesterday. She chairs the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee. Cyber Innovation Center vice president G.B. Cazes said the grant will fund a national model for cyber education that will reach 1.7 million students and 12,000 teachers.

“They want us in every state, and we expect to reach those numbers through 65 university partners and roughly 700 high schools," Cazes said.

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8:58am

Fri August 9, 2013
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Feist-Weiller Cancer Center in Shreveport seeks aspirin study patients

Feist-Weiller's Lori Panu and Dr. Gary Burton will be heading their site as part a massive study involving an aspirin regimen in the elderly.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center in Shreveport is recruiting patients for a study underway in the United States and Australia that will follow 19,000 people who are 65 and older to look at the risk and benefits of an aspirin-a-day regimen. The placebo-controlled clinical trial will look at whether there are potential benefits for the prevention of heart disease, certain cancers and even dementia. But are the known risks of gastrointestinal bleeding and stroke too great? Dr. Gary Burton, clinical research director at Feist-Weiller, said it’s time to find out.

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8:41am

Fri August 9, 2013
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Smokey Bear birthday party is planned in Alexandria

Smokey Bear has been an iconic U.S. Forest Service mascot for 69 years.

The mascot for the U.S. Forest Service turns 69 years old today. Smokey Bear hasn’t retired. He’s still hard at work, educating people about the dangers of forest fires. The Kisatchie National Forest will celebrate by throwing Smokey a birthday party in Alexandria. Kisatchie’s public affairs specialist Amy Robertson says Smokey was created in 1944, during World War II, when there was a lack of manpower on the home front.

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8:53am

Thu August 8, 2013
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Mobile 3-D mammography machine to debut in Shreveport

Cutting edge breast cancer detection technology will literally roll into Shreveport Friday, Aug. 9. LSU Health Shreveport has one of only two mobile 3-D mammography machines in Louisiana.

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8:44am

Thu August 8, 2013
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Fixing old oil wells in Texas' historic oilfied is hit and miss

Roughnecks repair an oil well in Kilgore, Texas.
Credit Dave Fehling

When it comes to drilling deep into Texas to bring up oil and natural gas, things can go wrong. Sometimes old oil wells leak. While the Railroad Commission of Texas says it uses fees from oil & gas industry pay for cleaning up so-called orphan wells, government watchdog groups have criticized Texas law as too lax, requiring bonds that aren’t nearly big enough to cover the cost of the remediation of old and polluted well sites. State Impact reporter Dave Fehling traveled to the East Texas oil patch to look into B & B Oil’s deserted wells.

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