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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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10/10/2014
Alchemy Geopolymer Solutions (AGS), an innovative concrete technology company that emerged from geopolymer research conducted at Louisiana Tech University, has won the inaugural LA StartUp Prize.
10/10/2014
The last chance for master logger certification for the year will be Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 5-6 at the Country Inn and Suites in Pineville. Pre-registration is required for this four-class series that...
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10/10/2014
Top left: Pam Jones is installed as the president of the Ruston Kiwanis Club for 2014-15 by Kiwanis Lt. Gov. Jeff Woods. Top right: Ruston Kiwanis Club Board members are, pictured left to right,...
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10/10/2014
Cathy Judd, with the LSU AgCenter, was the speaker at the Sept. 20 Ethel Mae Movers and Shakers workshop. Judd taught students about eating fresh graden vegetables in tasty recipes. Judd discussed...
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10/10/2014
In honor of the Feast of St. Francis, the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer held its annual Blessing of the Beasts, for pets and their owners, at 4 p.m. Oct. 5. Shown with the Rev. Bill Easterling,...
10/10/2014
The Lincoln Parish Library invites families and children to a special event featuring the book, “Ariel: Therapy Dog of the Rio Grande” and local author and musician Rickey Pittman at 2 p.m. Oct. 18...
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10/10/2014
Faculty from Louisiana Tech University’s cyber engineering, computer science, and computer information systems programs, and research and development group hosted over 30 executives from CSC, a...
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10/10/2014
The countdown is on to this year’s ARToberfest, which will be NCLAC’s 5th annual beer-tasting fundraiser. This tasty evening will be 5-10 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Norton Building in downtown Ruston,...
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10/08/2014
Local Suddenlink Manager Ruthie Evans presents the children of the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana with school supplies. Suddenlink, along with several individuals in the local...
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10/06/2014
Sheba is a happy girl who will put on her best smile and do everything she can to get some attention and love when children are around. All black, she is around 25 pounds and loves to sit on laps....