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Magnolia, Arkansas, woman urges donations of all kinds for her homeland

Nepal native Charu Simmons helps her 6-year-old son hold a candle for victims of Nepal's earthquake during a vigil this week at Southern Arkansas University.
Credit Southern Arkansas University

A Nepali woman who moved to Magnolia, Arkansas, 11 years ago is relieved that her parents and grandmother are safe after Saturday’s massive earthquake. But Charu Simmons regrets not seeing her homeland one more time before the 7.8-magnitude quake. Simmons’ parents lives just outside of the capital Kathmandu. They were outside when the earthquake struck and are safe. Simmons says her grandmother was in bed and crawled outside to safety.

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Thu April 30, 2015

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Wed April 29, 2015
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LSU Health Shreveport librarians create comic book about childhood obesity problem

Talicia Tarver, digital and information services librarian at LSU Health Shreveport, developed "The Amazing Captain Fit" through a grant.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A new 66-page comic book imagined by two medical librarians at LSU Health Shreveport will help kindergarteners and first graders better understand obesity.

Talicia Tarver’s “The Amazing Captain Fit” is a story about a boy who wants to be a superhero but lacks healthy eating habits. The comic book, published today, will be distributed through the Department of Pediatrics’ Reach Out and Read program. Tarver wanted to embed the message in something that kids and parents would both enjoy.

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Wed April 29, 2015

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