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When I see an unnecessary sequel, I’ll often wonder what the studio was thinking. I’m not talking about the huge franchises where any kind of new installment is basically a license to print money. I’m talking about unwanted sequels to movies that don’t have a fan base clamoring for more. Obviously I can think of a few motivating factors — greed mixed with a lack of imagination — but what makes studios think that they have a franchise on their hands when the first movie wasn’t exactly a franchise-launcher? In the case of “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” I actually don’t have this question. I...

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02/19/2016
Linn Entergy will once again serve as title sponsor for the upcoming fundraiser for the Sparta Foundation’s Sparta Shoot Sporting Clays Competition. Linn Entergy has served in this role for three...
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02/18/2016
Cotton Country Open Horse Show Association recently held their annual award banquet at Trinity Methodist Church. During this banquet, election of officers was held and presentation of year end...
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02/18/2016
Tom Iseley, professor of civil engineering and construction engineering technology and director of the Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University, has been selected a 2016 UCTA Most...
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02/17/2016
The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University has received a gift of $200,000 from Ruston engineering firm Hunt, Guillot and Associates, to support its campaign to build a new...
02/17/2016
Long Leaf Pine Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met at 1 p.m. Feb. 2 at Trinity United Methodist Church with 13 members present. Regent Melissa Wiygul opened the meeting with the DAR...
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02/16/2016
You wouldn’t expect a couple in their mid-80s would want to head for Cuba to take Salsa dance lessons, but that’s what Frances and Jerry Stinson, of Ruston, did for two weeks over Christmas. Their...
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02/15/2016
My previous two columns have been devoted to the discussion of teen dating violence.
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02/15/2016
Meet Mitzi and Mandy. They are the Pet of the week and a two-for-one special. They are playful black Labs that are up-to-date on shots and spayed. Mitzi and Mandy are great with kids and people, too...
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02/13/2016
Grambling State University Theatre will present “The Mountaintop” by Katori Hall at 7 p.m. Feb. 23-26 at the Floyd L. Sandle Theatre, located in the Conrad Hutchinson Performing Arts Center. In honor...
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02/13/2016
Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home recently announced Patrick Blanchard as its new director of development and public relations. Blanchard will also provide in-house legal counsel for the agency....