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Columns

01/31/2015
According to Code.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color, Louisiana has 3,014 open...
01/31/2015
Many factors will affect your results as an investor — and some of these factors are beyond your control, such as interest-rate movements or the Eurozone debt crisis or the sales results of the companies in which you invest. However, as you work...
01/31/2015
Many women end up managing their finances alone at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, the first time many of them get involved with financial matters is during a crisis, such as a spouse’s death or divorce. We’ve prepared a list of thought-...
01/31/2015
Have you ever had a heavy heart, but comforted at the same time? I just hung up the phone with my friend, Erma Hudson, who called to tell me that my dear, dear friend, Ethel Stone, had died. It was sad for me, yet a comfort to remember what a...
01/31/2015
Cancer. It is the plague of our times. Possibly every one of us has been affected by cancer whether we have had it or know a friend or family member who has suffered from it. It hits people of every culture, race, age and gender, and it shows up to...
01/30/2015
Several months back I wrote a column about vaccines and the flu shot, and I received some feedback from the community. This feedback spanned from how I needed to get the flu vaccine and even challenged me to be able to name individuals who had been...
01/29/2015
Cut me open, and I bleed black and gold. “Who dat!” is more of a lifestyle than a two-word sentence. I was born to love two things, the New Orleans Saints and football. Well, really I love every sport and have a favorite team in all the four major...
01/28/2015
District Attorney John Belton borrowed a page out of several recent U.S. presidents’ playbooks when he gave his remarks following his swearing-in ceremony Jan. 9. After he thanked those gathered for their support and pledged to do his best at his...
01/26/2015
“Some of the biggest victims of domestic violence are the smallest.” I just read that line in a report called “Behind Closed Doors: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children,” published by UNICEF. It really struck me. I decided to look for more...
01/26/2015
It’s a dangerous and explosive situation too close for comfort for Lincoln Parish residents. The question being asked is “What’s the safest way to remedy the problem?” Just west of Minden sits a ticking time bomb at the site of the old Army...
01/24/2015
Even if you’re independently wealthy, we can all admit that money management isn’t the easiest or most enjoyable task of being an adult. And, unfortunately, if you come from a family that didn’t teach you how to manage money, you’re already leaving...
01/23/2015
I recently read an article that stated there are specific things a person can do if they want to fall in love with anyone. It sparked my interest to say the least — 1. Because I’m already happily married and the thought that someone had falling in...
01/22/2015
Cereal: check. Blanket: check. Living room TV all to my own: check. “DaDaDa, DaDaDa,” the theme song of SportsCenter on ESPN chimed. “What’s up, sports world? My name’s Stuart Scott!” he said once the show started. I watched, eyes wide open with...
01/21/2015
Y2K is here. Fifteen years after the feared turn-of-the-century computer meltdown, the calamity finally arrived in Ruston. Well, 14 years, 11 months and about two weeks after The Great Fear, to be exact. That’s when the computer systems at City Hall...
01/19/2015
There are no easy answers. I understand that. And I’m not worried about blame concerning the matter. The question is, when does the bleeding stop, because if it doesn’t, the eventual result is death. Because of free-falling price of fuel, the state...
01/19/2015
In today’s culture, “stalking” is a term that is tossed about fairly freely, often in a joking manner. My own daughters have kidded me about “Facebook stalking” them, just because I viewed a few of their pictures and made comments. (For heaven’s...
01/18/2015
On paper, there will be a battle among four candidates for the starting quarterback job at Louisiana Tech University this fall. But for all intents and circumstances, that job is Jeff Driskel’s to lose. He is, quote-unquote, the “designated starter...
01/17/2015
Anyone who is a regular reader of my column — or who actually sees me on a semi-regular basis — is aware that I lost a significant amount of weight in 2014. Unfortunately, it’s an almost daily battle between my pragmatism that reminds me that I’m...
01/17/2015
Thousands of people recently flooded Memphis as Graceland rolled out the red carpet to mark what would have been Elvis’ 80th birthday. Reports shared that many in attendance had been planning for the day since before the previous birthday...
01/17/2015
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