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EU Hits Google With $5 Billion Fine For Pushing Apps On Android Users

Updated at 9:15 a.m. ET The European Commission has fined Google $5 billion for violating the European Union's antitrust rules — specifically, by forcing manufacturers of Android phones to install the Google search app and the Chrome Web browser. "Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine," Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement. "These practices have denied rivals the chance to innovate and compete on the merits." The tech giant plans to...

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Blues Legend Ivory Joe Hunter Called Monroe Home

Jun 28, 2018
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Blues legend and pianist Ivory Joe Hunter was a Monroe, Louisiana resident for several decades. With over 7,000 songs written, Hunter’s “Since I Met You Baby” and “Blues at Sunrise” gave him instant success in the 1950's. Born in Kirbyville, Texas, Hunter began his journey to stardom by recording his first song with Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress in 1933.

McDonald To Join ULM As Chief Administrative Officer

Jun 28, 2018

University of Louisiana Monroe President Dr. Nick J. Bruno announces alumnus Scott McDonald of Monroe will join the university as the new Chief Administrative Officer. McDonald will begin July 16 and report directly to the president. McDonald’s hiring is subject to approval by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors.

 

Catholic Diocese of Shreveport

Pope Frances has appointed a new Bishop to preside over the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Bishop Michael Duca will be transferred from Shreveport, where he’s been for the last ten years. He’s replacing Bishop Robert Muench, who’s held the position since 2002. Duca says he didn’t see it coming, but he’s looking forward to serving the people of Baton Rouge.

"I was completely suprised by this appointment and while I am sad to leave the good people of the Diocese of Shreveport, I immediatley accepted the appointment without reservation", said Duca.

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The man who struck and killed a Sterlington police officer, David Elahi with his car in 2016 was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. 46-year-old Tracy Govan was found guilty of vehicular homicide and vehicular negligent injury in February. Govan’s Attorney, Louis Scott, says it’s a shocking sentence considering his client’s clean record and the fact that the crime was an accident.

"I think it was extremely excessive, and I've been trying to figure out what was it that caused the judge to impose a sentence of that nature", said Scott. 

Path to Money Maturity

Jun 27, 2018
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I could summarize a question (often asked in the form of a complaint) that I get over and over again – how do I instill money maturity in my children?

Based on what I’ve seen so far, the only perfect kids are grandkids. And I’m pretty sure no one has come up with a failsafe plan for how to raise those.

But I do believe if you at least know what you want, you know where to focus your efforts. So here’s my two cents on the path to maturity in life. And the ripple effect of this maturity will not only be felt financially, but also in every other area of life.

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GO CARE is celebrating National HIV Testing Day Wednesday, June 27, as well as hosting "A Reception Celebrating 30 Years of Care" Thursday, June 28 at 6 p.m.

GO CARE is a clinic located at 1801 N 7th in West Monroe. The clinic provides HIV testing, education, prevention services, and HIV medical treatment. The clinic was organized in 1988. As of 2018, the clinic has also expanded to providing healthcare for the LGBTQ population in the Northeast Louisana region.

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It's with a deep sense of loss that I write today of the loss of longtime friend and mentor Jackie Yeldell.

I first met Jackie years ago when working as a young board operator at KEDM. His charming southern manners, cheerful smile and friendly demeanor made him friends with anyone he met -- even me, as the college kid in the back room running the radio board for a fundraiser.  

Noise

Jun 25, 2018
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It is quiet here now on the edge of this swamp, quiter than it has been in many years. Perhaps the level of background noise approached that when my father was a boy here 75 years ago. I live in the woods off a rural parish road and almost two miles from a major highway. Even so, typically a steady barrage of traffic sounds - mainly from log trucks on the highway - filters through the trees to persist as an annonying backdrop.

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The loss of a parent is a very difficult emotional experience.  It becomes even more difficult if one was not prepared for this loss.  It does not matter at what age a parent dies.  The grief is the same. 

This grief may become more visible on days like Mother's Day and Father's Day.  Media and social media constantly remind us to send flowers or buy gifts for our parent.  Long waiting lines in restaurants remind us of the special time spent with our parents.

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The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System on Wednesday, June 20, approved a proposed land lease agreement between the University of Louisiana Monroe and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM).

The move brings VCOM one step closer to creating a location at ULM. In May the UL System Board of Regents approved a cooperative endeavor between ULM and VCOM to establish a branch campus at ULM.

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Touring New Orleans’s Historic Portage Route

In New Orleans, water touches our daily lives in many ways: the impacts of coastal land loss, buying flood insurance and just keeping cars dry when it rains. Water has shaped the city since its beginning. As the city celebrates its 300th birthday, the Historic New Orleans Collection is giving bike tours along the old “portage” route that was once a narrow strip of dry land between the river and lake.

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