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11:00am

Tue September 25, 2012
Local

Keithville sanctuary prepares for wave of retiring research chimps

Chimp Haven

The president of Chimp Haven, the national chimpanzee sanctuary in Keithville, La., says federal initiatives are moving ahead to retire large numbers of chimps from biomedical research. Linda Brent says Chimp Haven is in contact with the National Institutes of Health on news that the agency will transfer 10 research chimps to the Keithville sanctuary. She says many more could follow as the NIH send nearly one-fifth of its research chimps into retirement.

10:08am

Fri September 21, 2012
Local

Centenary students wrap up voter registration drive

Centenary College's Multicultural Student Association has wrapped up a three-day voter registration drive on campus. Organizers say they had about 50 people who registered.

9:36am

Thu September 20, 2012
Local

Caddo Parish achieves 'pinnacle' bond rating, AAA

Caddo Parish finance director Ericka Bryant speaks at a news conference to announce the AAA bond rating.

The Caddo Parish Commission has earned the highest possible bond rating from the rating agency Standard & Poor's. The AAA investment-grade rating is a first for a public body in Louisiana.

9:05am

Wed September 19, 2012
Local

Alexandria quiz bowl boosts profile of brainy teens

About 200 high school students will participate in the A+ Alexandria Bowl Saturday at LSU Alexandria. Tournament director Tom Harmeyer says the third annual bowl will draw teams from 18 parishes. Harmeyer pens about 1,000 questions in this battle of wits. He says about 100 volunteers put on the event.

10:46am

Tue September 18, 2012
Local

Southern Arkansas University adds game development to arts degree

Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia is expanding its bachelor of fine arts program to train students in the areas of game design, animation and emerging media. The school has a new job posting for an assistant professor with this expertise. SAU's art and design department head Dan May says students will begin formal course work in this area next fall.

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