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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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11/06/2014
The Junior Guild met on Oct. 16 in the home of Mary Lou McKinney. The guest speaker for the meeting was Jim Tuten. Tuten gave a presentation about the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. Many changes...
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11/06/2014
Several members of the Sgt. James W. Nicholson Camp No. 1478 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the 4th Louisiana Artillery Reenactment Group recently participated in a three-day event, Battle...
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11/06/2014
Formula One drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen are experiencing a Louisiana Tech University brand of innovative engineering this weekend as they test the efficiency of the award-winning “...
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LifeCare Specialty Hospital held a “Pimp Your Pumpkin” contest for businesses and employees during the month of October. LifeCare also sponsored a Halloween Costume Contest for employees, a chili...
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11/01/2014
Sarah McKinnie of Community Trust Bank presents the proceeds of the bank’s tailgate party to Domestic Abuse Resistance Team Community Advocate Terrie Queen Autrey. “This is such a great gesture,”...
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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council had an exciting week last week, as we held our beer-tasting fundraiser, ARToberfest, as well as our annual school show presentation.
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10/30/2014
The School of Literature and Language at Louisiana Tech University will honor one of its favorite professors, H. J. “Tony” Sachs, by naming its upper division English classroom after him during a...
10/30/2014
Representatives from leading global IT and cyber industry companies, federal and state defense and economic development agencies, and legislative delegates converged on north Louisiana last week for...
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10/30/2014
On Oct. 11 at Louisiana Tech University, Alma Moegle competed in the Louisiana Music Teachers National Association Competition.  Alma was selected as first alternate to attend the division...
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10/30/2014
Lincoln Parish Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Kip Franklin was a recent guest at the Ruston Lions Club.  Franklin told the group of some of the current issues confronting...