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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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04/22/2016
Julia Kaczvinsky,of Ruston, was the winner of Skyros Design 6 place settings, retail value of over $800 at Townsend House Gifts Spring Open House.
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04/22/2016
Betty Fuqua, of Laureate Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, second from left, presents a donation to Ernie Stevens, of the Louisiana Military Museum. Pictured left to right are JoAnn Gilmore, Fuqua,...
04/22/2016
Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Music has announced the selection of its Alumnus of the Year and honor recital soloists. For the Alumnus of the Year, the department has chosen Sean Carrier...
04/21/2016
Three Louisiana Tech University graduate students in history were honored for their research efforts during the North Louisiana Historical Association’s annual spring banquet held April 16 in...
04/21/2016
“Fact-checking the 2016 Presidential Election” will be the topic when journalist Angie Drobnic Holan addresses Louisiana Tech University students, faculty, staff and members of the general public at...
04/20/2016
Judges for the preliminary round of Louisiana Tech University’s 2016 TOP DAWG New Venture Championship have selected seven teams to progress to the final round competition which is scheduled for...
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04/20/2016
Hazel is a female Chihuahua looking for her a new home. She is up-to-date on shots and has a sweet and loving disposition. She would be a perfect lap dog. Come see her today at 4 Paws Rescue. They...
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04/19/2016
More than 1,000 students and teachers from high schools across the region gathered at Louisiana Tech University to take part in hands-on experiences and learn engineering and science applications at...
04/19/2016
For the first time, Ruston Community Theatre will produce a summer junior musical, sponsored by the Ruston Kiwanis Club and directed by Steele Moegle. Based on the Disney animated classic, “Beauty...
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04/19/2016
Linn Energy recently donated $750 to the Lincoln Parish Fire Department. From left are Fire Chief Kevin Reynolds; Linn Energy field administrator Amie Skipper; Linn Energy production foreman Gary...