Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. 9 DEAD, BOY MISSING IN FLASH FLOOD IN ARIZONA SWIM HOLE
A group of family and friends was enjoying a summer afternoon, cooling off in a creek when a rainstorm in Tonto National Forest turned gentle waters deadly.
2. MADURO FOES: OVER 7 MILLION VOTE IN VENEZUELAN REFERENDUM
The proposal against the president’s plan to rewrite the constitution raises tensions in a nation suffering through widespread shortages and months of anti-government protests.
3. SOUTH KOREA MAKES OVERTURE TO NORTH
Seoul offers to talk with Pyongyang to ease animosities along their tense border and resume reunions of families separated by their war in the 1950s.
4. IN IDLIB PROVINCE, SCHOOL VIEWED AS MODEL
Running a school in the enclave controlled by Syria’s al-Qaida affiliate, a Syrian-American woman is skilled in getting her way, either by negotiating with militants or plain pushing back.
5. YOUR SPEECH MAY REVEAL IF YOU’RE DEVELOPING THINKING PROBLEMS
More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes could be an early sign of mental decline, which can lead to Alzheimer’s disease, research suggests.
The City of Shreveport will hold its ribbon cutting ceremony next week for the long awaited dog park along the riverfront. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held 5 p.m. Friday, July 14th at the dog park on Clyde Fant Parkway.
“We are excited about the first dog park to open in Shreveport,” said Mayor Ollie S. Tyler. “We are looking forward to the sense of community this park will provide for our citizens.”
The park has a large water feature as well as multiple shade structures for dogs and their owners to dodge the summer heat. There are wash and waste stations for both the small and large dogs. There are water fountains at both entrances of the park. There will be multiple seating areas scattered throughout the facility.
The dog park’s natural topography plays a key part in providing a perfect rolling landscape for the dogs to run free. “We are grateful for all the supporters who helped make this project a reality,” said Shelly Ragle-Wood.
The Red River Waterway Commission granted the City $280,000 for construction, and there has been more than $40,000 in private donations from various supporters. Additionally, the Shreveport Dog Park Alliance contributed approximately $28,000 toward the design of the park.
Shreveport HIV/AIDS Call to Action:
Half of black, quarter of Latino gay men projected to be diagnosed within their lifetime. Heterosexuals not immune.
The Beatings Paradigm: A carryover from our slavery past? Is there a correlation between planta-tion coding, and black parenting and discipline?
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