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Are You Living in the Happiest State in America? Find Out

If you’re still feeling the winter blues, you might want to consider taking a little trip to one of happiest states in the United States. A new Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index asked 353,000 randomly-selected people questions regarding the quality of life where they live.

Unsurprisingly, the happiest state in the US is…

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LSU’s Tiger Stadium Expansion To Hold 100,000

If you thought it was loud in Death Valley on a Louisiana Saturday night,  wait until the Tiger Stadium expansion project is completed.  It just may be the boost to turn LSU fans'  pouts  about the Tigers' loss to Alabama in the National Championship BCS Championship into smiles.

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Leap Year Day Today: Happy Birthday Leaplings!

So, if you're a "leaper" or a "leapling" - that is someone born on Leap Year Day (Feb. 29th) when do you celebrate your birthday?  Do you celebrate on Feb. 28th, or on March first?

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[UPDATE] Alleged Ohio High School Shooter Detained as Third Victim Passes

A shooting Monday at a high school in Chardon, OH has now claimed a third victim, Demetrius Hewlin, who died of his wounds on Tuesday morning.

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Today’s Legend of the Day: Bart Starr

Bart Starr was a 17th round draft choice of the Green Bay Packers in 1956.  His playing time was limited during his first few years on the team, but the arrival of Vince Lombardi as Packers coach changed his football career.

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This Day in History for February 28 – ‘M*A*S*H’ Bids Farewell and More

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

1784 – John Wesley charters the Methodist Church in the United States (More info)

1883 – The first vaudeville theater opens in Boston, Massachusetts (More info)

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Want to Test Out Some Space Food? NASA Is Looking for Volunteers

Imagine being an astronaut on a mission who’s stuck with the same old food for weeks or months (it’s not like you can call out for pizza).

Like most people who are faced with similar dining choices day after day, you’d likely eat less — and that’s a concern for scientists. So they’re recruiting volunteers to help them test out edible fare in preparation for a future mission.

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A Shreveport Movie Company Wins Oscar

Shreveport movie company,  Moonbot Studios claimed the highest movie achievement award Hollywood has to offer last night as William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg won for Best Animated Short Film for  "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore."

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Most Memorable Moments in Oscar History[Videos]

The Academy Awards are being televised this Sunday night and it got me thinking about some of the funny things that have happened on the show since it's live.
In fact, I remember a few hilarious moments on the Academy Awards.

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Beautiful Weather on the Red River for Bass Master Classic

Amazing weather is on tap for the 2012 Bass Master Classic here in Shreveport all weekend long on the Red River.  It begins today and lasts through Sunday.  The forecast for today is sunny skies with a high near 63.  Mostly clear tonight with a low around 35.  Sunny again tomorrow with a high near 64, with partly cloudy tomorrow night and a low of 38.  Sunshine returns on Sunday with a high of 65.

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What Are You Doing to Observe ‘America Saves Week’? — Dollars and Sense

In an effort to hit the pause button on wanton spending and focus on the importance of squirreling away a little money for a rainy day, February 19-26 has been set aside as “America Saves Week.

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Harris Poll Says Reagan Best President in History

The number one president of all time, according to a new Harris poll is President Ronald Reagan.  Reagan was cited by 25 percent, well ahead of Franklin Roosevelt with 19 percent and John F. Kennedy, who was third with 15 percent.

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