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October 25, 1987
Rainstorms swept across the nation's midsection, dousing a broad area from northeastern Texas and Louisiana, across Arkansas, southern Illinois and Indiana into northwestern Ohio. The rain was heaviest along the northern Texas-Louisiana border, where Bethany, La., got 2.12 inches of rain, and Shreveport got 1.93 inches. Elsewhere, an inch of snow fell at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and up to four inches of snow was expected in northeastern Michigan.
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June 1, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Orlando Woolridge, who played two of his 13 seasons in the NBA with the Lakers, died Friday, the Shreveport Times reported. He was 52. According to the report, Woolridge had been under hospice care for a chronic heart condition at his parents' home in Mansfield, La.  In his college career, Woolridge was best known for his role in helping Notre Dame reach the Final Four in 1978 as a freshman. As a senior, his last-second jumper snapped the 28-game winning streak top-ranked Virginia then held.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1987 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
David Thompson planned the operation carefully. He hired an accomplice and together they staked out the target, carefully noting the comings and goings at the house in Shreveport, La. But when they finally made their move, his mother-in-law resisted, stubbornly refusing to give up the boy, shielding him with her body and refusing to move even when Thompson's partner, a private investigator, shouted threats.
BUSINESS
March 18, 2011 | By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times
General Motors Co. is suspending production of Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks at a factory in Shreveport, La., for at least one week starting Monday because of a shortage of parts coming from Japan. About 900 employees work at the plant. The workers will file for state unemployment benefits and will also receive some supplemental pay from GM that will bring their income to about 70% of their regular wages, according to the automaker. All of the major Japanese automakers have suspended production in Japan because of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the island nation last week, but GM's closure was the first indication that damage to the auto parts supply chain would affect production in the United States.
NEWS
December 6, 1987 | United Press International
It is a splendid fall morning and fatigue-clad "General Litter" is picking up pounds of rubbish along a riverside parkway, his long-necked companion, Major Llama, at his side. It's enough to draw stares from passing motorists, although none stops. General Litter is the alter ego of Bill McNeely, a meticulous eccentric who abandoned the mainstream to wage war on litter in a corner of the state often considered pretty dirty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1987 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
David Thompson had planned the operation carefully. He hired a private investigator to help him and staked out the target, diligently noting the comings and goings at the house in Shreveport, La. But when Thompson made his move, his mother-in-law resisted, stubbornly refusing to give up the young boy, covering him with her body and refusing to move even when the private investigator shouted threats.
SPORTS
July 30, 1995 | STEVE HENSON
Hit .330 with substantial power for the Angels any year but this one and a rookie would be inundated by crippling media attention. Witness J.T. Snow, who wilted under the spotlight after getting off to a hot start in 1993. It took Snow two years to right himself--he's batting .323 and is an integral part of the team's astonishing rise to playing at a .600 clip. Following Snow in the batting order is rookie Garret Anderson, a former Kennedy High outfielder who is off to a tremendous start.
SPORTS
May 9, 1998 | DAVE DESMOND
Shreveport catcher Frank Charles (Montclair Prep, Pepperdine) had two hits Thursday night against San Antonio, improving his average to .351. Charles, who also has three home runs and 15 runs batted in, would rank fourth in the double-A Texas League in batting, but he is eight plate appearances short of the required 89 to qualify. Pitcher Mike McMullen (Kennedy High) also is having a strong first half with the Captains.
NEWS
September 22, 1988 | Associated Press
Black leaders warned Wednesday against a recurrence of violence after hundreds of angry blacks burned stores and rioted in the streets when a white teen-age girl fatally shot a black man. "We're sitting on a powder keg," said state Rep. Alphonse Jackson, who called for a biracial anti-crime committee. "People want protection. I call on citizens to restore law and order."
NEWS
September 22, 1988 | Associated Press
Heavily armed policemen sealed off a 12-block area Wednesday night after hearing sporadic gunfire in a riot-scarred neighborhood where a white woman allegedly shot a black man to death 24 hours earlier. An emergency zone was expanded late Wednesday night in the Cedar Grove section soon after police rerouted traffic off a busy thoroughfare where blacks were throwing stones, bottles and bricks at passing cars.
SPORTS
December 26, 2010
INDEPENDENCE BOWL When: Monday, 2 p.m. PST. Where: Shreveport, La. On the air: ESPN2. About Georgia Tech (6-6): As usual, the Yellow Jackets had no trouble using their triple-option offense to pile up gaudy rushing statistics. Georgia Tech led the nation with an average of 327 rushing yards per game. But the Yellow Jackets struggled to stop opposing offenses ? especially down the stretch. Four of Georgia Tech's final five opponents ? Duke was the lone exception ?
NATIONAL
November 7, 2005 | From Associated Press
A death row inmate who slipped out of a Texas jail last week wearing street clothes was captured Sunday as he talked on a pay phone in Shreveport, La., authorities said. Charles Victor Thompson had a bicycle with him when Shreveport police, acting on a tip relayed by U.S. Marshals, approached him late Sunday, Harris County Sheriff's Lt. John Martin said. "He was standing in front of a liquor store and appeared to be intoxicated," Martin said.
TRAVEL
June 13, 2004 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
The king of rock 'n' roll is being honored this year with concerts, exhibits and more in two of his kingdoms -- Memphis, Tenn., and Shreveport, La. In Memphis, where Elvis Presley lived at Graceland, Sun Studio is sponsoring the 50th Anniversary of Rock N' Roll Reunion on July 5, marking the half-century since Presley recorded "That's All Right" at the studio.
SPORTS
May 9, 1998 | DAVE DESMOND
Shreveport catcher Frank Charles (Montclair Prep, Pepperdine) had two hits Thursday night against San Antonio, improving his average to .351. Charles, who also has three home runs and 15 runs batted in, would rank fourth in the double-A Texas League in batting, but he is eight plate appearances short of the required 89 to qualify. Pitcher Mike McMullen (Kennedy High) also is having a strong first half with the Captains.
NEWS
November 10, 1995 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and FRANK B. WILLIAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The discovery Thursday was grisly enough, even before the police of Bossier City, La., connected it to anything else: a naked woman stabbed to death in the bedroom of her apartment above a Mormon church in the Shreveport suburb. But it was the registration of the pickup truck police found outside that sent a wave of fear and revulsion throughout the deep South. The truck belonged to Glen Rogers, the charming, blond construction worker who police said boarded a bus from Los Angeles on Sept.
SPORTS
July 30, 1995 | STEVE HENSON
Hit .330 with substantial power for the Angels any year but this one and a rookie would be inundated by crippling media attention. Witness J.T. Snow, who wilted under the spotlight after getting off to a hot start in 1993. It took Snow two years to right himself--he's batting .323 and is an integral part of the team's astonishing rise to playing at a .600 clip. Following Snow in the batting order is rookie Garret Anderson, a former Kennedy High outfielder who is off to a tremendous start.
SPORTS
April 16, 1989 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
The most competitive field of international motorcycle riders ever assembled in the United States will compete today at Laguna Seca Raceway in three world championship events. Premier race of the second Dunlop U.S. International Grand Prix over the physically demanding 2.196-mile hillside circuit will be the 500cc, which includes world champion Eddie Lawson of Upland, 1989 points leader Wayne Rainey of Downey and this year's two race winners--Kevin Schwantz of Houston and Wayne Gardner of Australia.
SPORTS
November 20, 1990 | SCOTT MILLER
The Independence Bowl Selection Committee met again Monday evening in Shreveport, La. and the Aztecs still appear to be a longshot for the game. "As I told their athletic director (Fred Miller) today, there are a few teams a lot more in contention than (San Diego State)," said Brant Goyne, president of the Independence Bowl. "Part of the reason you have a bowl game is to bring tourists to town and have people stay in your hotels. I don't have a good feeling about (SDSU)."
SPORTS
November 20, 1990 | SCOTT MILLER
The Independence Bowl Selection Committee met again Monday evening in Shreveport, La. and the Aztecs still appear to be a longshot for the game. "As I told their athletic director (Fred Miller) today, there are a few teams a lot more in contention than (San Diego State)," said Brant Goyne, president of the Independence Bowl. "Part of the reason you have a bowl game is to bring tourists to town and have people stay in your hotels. I don't have a good feeling about (SDSU)."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1990 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The latest fatality in escalating gang violence in Shreveport, La., has been identified as a 24-year-old Los Angeles man who had been sought by police as a suspect in a 1988 drive-by murder in the South-Central Los Angeles area. For the last year, police said, the suspect, Larry Alonzo Winters, had been living in Shreveport under the name "Dante Ford," becoming one of the leaders of a Crips faction whose war with another gang is believed responsible for scores of drive-by shootings.
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