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As a rule, movies based on video games are always terrible. There isn’t a single one that could be considered a critical darling. “Wreck-it Ralph” doesn’t count; it technically made up its derivative main characters. “The Angry Birds Movie” tries to buck this trend by being based on game with a non-traditional format (a phone app as opposed to an arcade or console game) and by featuring some impressive animation and decent voice work. It succeeds — in a way. Red (Jason Sudeikis) is the only angry bird on the otherwise blissful Bird Island. But he’s only angry because everyone is a jerk to...

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12/24/2014
Following the recent Toy Run sponsored in partnership by the North Central Association of Bikers Active Toward Education and Lincoln ACHIEVE, Robert Breedlove (right), chapter president, presented...
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12/23/2014
On Dec. 14, the Rt. Rev. Jake Owensby, Bishop of the Western Diocese of Louisiana, preached and administered the Sacrament of Confirmation, as well as greeting those who received their First...
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12/22/2014
Rock is a German Shepherd mix. He is shy and acts as the protector of his two sisters Rosie and Paige. He has been at 4 Paws since he was a puppy, for more than a year. He is spayed and up-to-date on...
12/22/2014
GRAMBLING — AT&T has provided a $15,000 ASPIRE contribution to support HBCU Hacks at Grambling State University. HBCU Hacks is a weekend hack-a-thon that gives students at HBCUs (historically...
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12/19/2014
The Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi donated a $100 Super 1 Foods gift card to Christian Community Action as part of their fall fundraiser. Pictured are some members of Beta Sigma Phi presenting...
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12/19/2014
Kelly Caldwell’s students at Dubach School participated in the LSU AgCenter Germ Cave Exhibit. The Germ Cave shows students just how quickly germs spread. They learned that the No. 1 way to reduce...
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12/19/2014
Grambling Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., through its Arts and Letters Committee, presented “Christmas Readings,” featuring “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” to residents at...
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12/19/2014
Yuri Lvov, professor of chemistry and T. Pipes Eminent Endowed Chair in Micro and Nanosystems at Louisiana Tech University, has been named a 2014 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
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12/19/2014
Here we are nearing the end of 2014. At this time of year, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council office looks at our year in review and we’d like to share with our readers the programs that we’ve...
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12/18/2014
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council announces its winners for this year’s Holiday Arts Tour Artist Awards. Judge Leigh Anne Chambers, director of patron advancement at the Shreveport Symphony...