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8:45am

Thu May 23, 2013
Local

Shreveport teen wins top award from Intel

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.
Credit Intel Corporation

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.

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11:31am

Wed May 22, 2013
Local

Shreveport author and illustrator prepares for 'Epic' weekend

Shreveport author and illustrator William Joyce will receive a prestigious media award Thursday that coincides with the premiere of his new animated feature film that will debut in Shreveport.

Joyce will receive a Christopher Award  in New York.  His book, "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore," will be recognized alongside other books, films, and television/cable shows that live up to the highest values of the human spirit, according to the Christophers.

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9:07am

Tue May 21, 2013
Business

Christus Health to close main Shreveport hospital

Christus Health CEO Stephen Wright speaks to reporters about the reorganization of his hospital that will ultimately direct more services toward primary care.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Christus Health will close its Christus Schumpert St. Mary's Place medical complex in Shreveport and consolidate many services into its Highland Medical Center in Shreveport. CEO Stephen Wright announced at a news conference Monday that the cost cutting move will eliminate 200 jobs over the next two years, trimming its workforce by about 10 percent. Wright said the Sutton Children’s Medical Center, which has been running a $10 million annual deficit in recent years, will also close.

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8:59am

Tue May 14, 2013
Business

Federal regulations could change the way pecan growers do business

LSU AgCenter pecan specialist Charlie Graham says federal regulators will rely on people like him to educate farmers on the guidelines associated with Food Safety Modernization Act.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Dozens of pecan growers across Louisiana met at the LSU AgCenter Pecan Research Station in Shreveport earlier this month to discuss how proposed federal regulations could impact their operations. State pecan specialist Charlie Graham said the Food Safety Modernization Act will bring about more stringent guidelines that will be harder for small farmers to implement and adhere to. Under the proposed regulations, Graham said, pecan growers may not be able to run cattle in their orchards.

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12:36pm

Mon April 29, 2013
Local

Shreveport nonprofit aims to open spinal cord injury rehab center

Scott Wells trains at the LSU Health Shreveport School of Allied Health Rehabilitation Clinic three days a week to prepare for his 180-mile handcycle journey.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A Bossier City man is raising funds to help people recover from spinal cord injuries, one hand revolution at a time. Scott Wells will set out Wednesday, May 1, from Delta, La., to handcycle across most of the northern part of the state in his quest to create Louisiana's first one-stop neurological rehabilitation facility to be located in Shreveport-Bossier.

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