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9:22am

Tue July 21, 2015
Local

Kisatchie Ranger District gets sweat equity from anthropology students

LSU student Regina Schneider works hand in hand with fellow anthropology student Doug Doise of UL Lafayette.
Credit Kisatche Ranger District

The Kisatchie Ranger District will finish up an intensive ten-week field study this week. The work is mostly carried out by four anthropology students from LSU and University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

The students are shovel testing 1,100 acres of forestland near Natchitoches. They’re searching for sensitive archeological sites as part of an environmental assessment for a proposed habitat improvement project, according to district archeologist Geoffrey Lehmann.

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9:05am

Thu June 18, 2015
Science

On the auction block: Haughton man's iconic NASA collection

Among the artifacts in Leon Ford's collection is a ticket to a "space taxi". Neil Armstrong presented this taxi card to NASA pad leader Guenter Wendt as a gag gift.
Credit RR Auction website

A week of pre-bidding is underway for a collection of space memorabilia owned by the late Leon Ford of Haughton, La.

A total of 104 items will be on the live auction block in Boston next week. Ford was considered one of the major collectors of NASA and Apollo artifacts, according to RR Auction executive vice president Bob Livingston. He expects the auction will bring in about $600,000.

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12:52pm

Thu August 22, 2013
Local

Veteran sportswriter Sam King brings 'Tiger Beat' to Shreveport

The Baton Rouge newspaperman who covered LSU football and basketball for 35 years is coming to Shreveport. From Sam King’s beginnings in the mid-50s at the "State-Times" before it merged with "The Advocate," he’d spend night and day hammering out stories. His signature cigar in his mouth. He’s the author of  "Tiger Beat." It’s an illustrated history of LSU’s football and basketball programs through King’s eyes.

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