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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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10/30/2014
Author Kathy B. Nelson announces the nationwide release of her new book, “5 Things,” where she shares fresh perspectives regarding the relationship between men and women. Nelson said great...
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10/29/2014
Two Louisiana Tech University students from the College of Engineering and Science have “flipped the classroom” in their own unique way and are gaining experience as educators rather than just...
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10/27/2014
Heinz was found in a field starving and had mange so bad he had no hair. He has been with 4 Paws almost two years. He has fully recovered from his mange and has become a beautiful, fun-loving dog. He...
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10/25/2014
Ruston resident Hooshang Khorasani has been added to the roster of artists whose work is carried by METcolors, a publisher in Oklahoma City. Six of Hooshang’s genres will be available: abstracts,...
10/25/2014
ASSEMBLY OF GOD First Assembly of God “Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, by request on...
10/25/2014
Louisiana Tech University’s Alumni Association, in conjunction with the university’s Student Government Association and various student organizations, academic colleges, athletics department and...
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10/25/2014
The October meeting of the Happy Gardeners Society was held in the home of Linda Newton with co-hostesses Margaret Coleman and Sarah Williams. President Linda James called the meeting to order....
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10/24/2014
What to do? Where to go? Where’s the fun? We all find ourselves asking these questions. It’s human nature for us to yearn for something new and different yet to stick with what we know … same events...
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10/22/2014
Mayor Dan Hollingsworth presented Kiwanis Club of Ruston President Pam Jones with a proclamation recently officially designating Nov. 7 as Kiwanis Pancake Day. The proclamation said that “Kiwanis...
10/22/2014
The Littera Club met Oct. 1 in the Community Trust Bank meeting room with 23 members present. The hostesses, Ruth Wall, Gloria Gullatt and Joan Gordon, used a fall theme for their decorations and...