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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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8:41am

Mon April 22, 2013
Local

Shreveport restaurant's adoring patrons bid adieu to Panos Diner

Andrew Panos holds a city proclamation from former Shreveport Mayor Keith Hightower, a loyal patron who named May 22 Panos Diner Day, back in 2000.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A bustling and much beloved downtown Shreveport diner is quiet. The owners of Panos Diner, Andrew and Chris Panos, have retired from the restaurant business since they started washing dishes in the family restaurant in the 1950s. Over the 38 years in the downtown location, Panos Diner attracted a devoted coffee klatch. On Friday, the last day it was open, a handful of men gathered for a final cup of coffee. 88-year-old Hardy Cole is a retired CPA.

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9:04am

Tue April 16, 2013
Local

Shreveport marathoner describes the chaotic scene in Boston

More than a dozen runners from the Ark-La-Tex finished the Boston Marathon, according to the race’s website. Six-time Boston Marathoner Laura Nanda of Shreveport was unharmed after two explosions at the finish line. Nanda described where was when the bombs went off.

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