Two Shreveport Navy SEALs who died when their Chinook helicopter came under enemy fire in Afghanistan in 2011 are now permanently memorialized in the city’s Riverview Park.
Lt. Cmdr. Jonas Kelsall and Chief Petty Officer Robert Reeves, both 32, rose to the most elite force – Seal Team 6 – which is known for killing Osama Bin Laden. At the dedication ceremony, Reeves’ father, Jim, said they were patriots with unfailing loyalty to country and each other.
Residents of Center, Texas, are remembering their beloved town historian who fondly called her hometown "the Center of the universe." Mattie Dellinger, 101, died Tuesday. The newspaper columnist and radio talk show host filed her last report in the Shelby County Today on Sunday. Even in failing health, she continued to write a weekly column.
Dr. Harold Chen's renowned genetics atlas is well worn at Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport. Chen, 79, is working on new chapters for the next edition.
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A Shreveport pediatrician who wrote the reference book on genetic disorders will turn 80 this summer. Dr. Harold Chen can barely carry his 2,200-page "Atlas of Genetic Diagnosis and Counseling." The second edition was published last year, divided into three volumes. Chen drops it on a desk with a thud.
Sci-Port's education director Lou Papai stands next to the Gee Whiz Science Carnival trailer that hauls a collapsible, hands-on science exhibit.
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Two museums in Shreveport and Alexandria have formed a partnership to expose more Central Louisiana children to hands-on science learning. With funding from the Central Louisiana Community Foundation, the T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum in Alexandria will host a traveling exhibit from Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center. Hundreds of children will take part in the Gee Whiz Science Carnvial during its five-day exhibit in Alexandria. T.R.E.E. House director Kara Edwards said she hopes this collaboration with Sci-Port opens up new doors for her museum.
Henry Lin of Shreveport stands on a podium alongside Ionut Budisteanu of Romania and Eesha Khare of Saratoga, Calif. They received the top awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
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A Harvard University-bound Caddo Magnet High School graduate delivered his commencement speech via a taped video last week. Henry Lin, 17, of Shreveport missed graduation because he was receiving the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award at the world’s largest high school science research fair, a week-long event held in Phoenix. Lin received a $50,000 scholarship and $8,000 in cash for his astrophysics project that explores far-off and ancient cluster galaxies.