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A nation of sheep
"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves." - Edward R. Murrow Benjamin Franklin warned that a people preferring security over liberty deserves neither. In the aftermath of each attack u...
Apr 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prohibiting social media good step for Legislature to take
Louisiana legislators should approve a proposal in the current session to expand existing restrictions on the use of cell phones while driving. The Senate Transportation Committee has already endor...
Apr 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louisiana has appaling ranking matter of concern for everyone
A new report that ranks Louisiana first among all states for gun violence should be a matter of concern for every elected official in the state regardless of their philosophy or position on laws re...
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Special event brings out the best in this community
Natchitoches did what the community does best last weekend, welcoming thousands of visitors to town for a special event. The 18th annual Jazz/R&B Festival was a rousing success that pleased local f...
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boston bombs prompt Twitter toxicity
By Dick Polman Shortly after Boston's annual idyll devolved into mayhem, I posted a tweet. "Worst thing: People died...Second worst thing: The upcoming blame game." And sure enough, it was game on....
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s easy to applaud Sigmas, community for ‘Dancing’ event
The Dancing with the Sigmas program at Northwestern State University last week was a perfect example of the numerous and positive cooperative endeavors between the university and the community that...
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thousands rally across United States for immigration bill with path to citizenship
GARANCE BURKE, Associated Press LUIS ALONSO LUGO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of immigrants and activists rallied nationwide Wednesday in a coordinated set of protests aime...
Apr 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents not optimistic economic conditions improving
The Haynesville Shale natural gas boom and billions of dollars in insurance payouts and federal funds to rebuild after Katrina created a positive ripple in employment, personal income and other fac...
Apr 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor:  With the recent observation of the Holocaust, there is unfortunately no mention of the American military, which stopped the Holocaust. Without it, it would still be going on.  My work...
Apr 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Naming ballparks fitting tribute to late Mayor Sampite
Mayor Lee Posey and other Natchitoches officials hit a home run when they named a complex of baseball fields used for the city recreation program Sampite Park in memory of long-time mayor, coach an...
Apr 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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