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This Day in History for December 8 — John Lennon Killed, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863: President Abraham Lincoln offers his conciliatory plan for reunification of the United States with his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction (more info)

1980: Music icon John Lennon is murdered by a mentally unstable fan in front of the Dakota apartment building in New York City (more info)

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My Trip Down Memory Lane Involves World War II’s End & Sewer Rats — Woo’s World

I often find myself remembering my childhood. It was such a simple time back then. When I was five years old, we lived on what I thought was a huge street. It was just two lanes, but it was black topped and seemed very, very wide.

There's two things I remember happening when I lived on that big, wide street. The first was that World War II ended. Germany had surrendered. Hearing the news, my mother screamed, picked up a big pan and big spoon and ran right outside, beating that pan in celebration.

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Custer’s Last Facebook Status Update, Or How Social Networking Has Changed News — Woo’s World

My husband's Great Grandma Efie Mae Minard once told us an amazing story about how she lived close to the site of Custer's Last Stand, but didn't know it until six months after the battle.

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Do You Remember KEEL’s Great Scooter Race? — Woo’s World

Back in the 60s, radio was all about on-air live promotions. Marie Gifford, then-general manager of KEEL Radio, was very supportive of the crazy ideas that her programming staff came up with. Two staffers, Larry Ryan and Gene Kent, decided to race to KLIF Radio in Dallas, Texas on Honda 50's for a contest sponsored by Powercycle Center.

All the smack talk back and forth between the two was promoted on-air until the big day arrived. The pair hit the road in the big "Race to Dallas" competition, but not without incident.

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Keel Dirty Dribblers — Woo’s World

Did you know that at one time Keel Radio had a basket ball team named the Dirty Dribblers? The Dirty Dribblers played in just about every gym within 100 miles of Shreveport. One year in the seventies the Dirty Dribblers  played 106 basketball games. There was hardly a school anywhere that didn't request that the Dirty Dribblers come around and play a game, and Keel did it all for charity.

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Port to Recognize National Maritime Day

The Caddo-Bossier Port Commission has adopted a resolution to join in the recognition of National Maritime Day next Tuesday. 

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This Day in History for May 2 – Osama bin Laden is Killed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1939 – Lou Gehrig establishes a major-league baseball record by playing his 2,130th consecutive game (More info)

1945 – The Soviet Union announces the fall of Berlin during World War Two (More info)

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Bossier High School Observing Law Day

Today is "Law Day." The Louisiana Supreme Court has issued a resolution urging all Louisiana State Court judges to dedicate this month to reaching out to schools to provide students with an opportunity to learn about the law, the role of judges and the court system from members of the Judiciary.

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Bicentennial Celebrations at Bossier Schools

There are Louisiana Bicentennial Celebration events going on all over the state, and Bossier City is no exception. Two Bossier schools are celebrating in their own way. One event going on at Haughton Middle School Monday is crawfish races

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LSU-S Announces ‘Brock’ Exhibit Opening

LSU Shreveport Archives and Special Collections will host an opening reception for its newest exhibit, “Ask Eric,” a display of historical items and publications from the collection of late Shreveport historian, Eric J. Brock, on Tuesday, March 13, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the third floor of Noel Memorial Library on the LSU Shreveport campus.  

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