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  • La. National Guard promotes woman to general

    July 27, 2012 9:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana National Guard has its first female general. The Times-Picayune reports that Col. Joanne Sheridan is being promoted to brigadier general Friday, in a ceremony at Jackson Barracks. Sheridan, an assistant adjutant general for the Army, will have the star attached to her uniform... more »
  • Mom promotes meningitis vaccine awareness

    May 14, 2012 10:40 AM

    GALLIANO, La. (AP) - A Galliano woman who lost her son to bacterial meningitis in 2006 is working to promote public awareness of a vaccine for the disease. Jeri Acosta tells The Courier of Houma that she wants to make sure no other mother has to go through what she... more »
  • North Korea promotes Kim son to general

    September 27, 2010 9:48 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il promoted his youngest son to the rank of general in the Korean People's Army, the state news agency reported early Tuesday, the clearest signal yet that the 20-something is on track to succeed his father in ruling the impoverished... more »
  • Program at Struggling School Promotes Literacy

    July 19, 2010 7:08 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Ask 6-year-old Claire Harrington what kinds of books she likes to read and she doesn't hesitate. "Some of my favorite books are 'Martha Speaks,' 'Space Jokes,' 'Bug Jokes,' 'Purple Paint Everywhere,"' Claire said. "I like books that are funny, books that have jokes in them and... more »
  • Festival Promotes Seafood Amid Oil Spill Woes

    June 13, 2010 4:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tomatoes weren't the only thing on the menu at the Creole Tomato Festival in New Orleans this weekend. There also was a not-so-subtle plug for the state's beleaguered seafood industry. As a zydeco band played, folks scarfed shrimp po boys, grilled redfish and crab stuffed tomatoes... more »

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