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'Incredible brains'


Photo by Connor Raborn

TOUR -- Intralox's Chris Verdigets gives a tour of the Hammond facility to Nathalie Simon of Laitram and Tom Abernathy of Woodward, the contractor that built the plant's new expansion.



by Connor Raborn crime@hammondstar.com
Intralox's Hammond location welcomed members of Tangipahoa Parish government to a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday to celebrate its 60,000-square-foot expansion.
The new space creates room . . .


Cooper shines early in SLU career


Photo by Randy Bergeron/SLU Sports Info

YOUNG STUD -- Southeastern running back Marcus Cooper leads the Houston Baptist University defense for a Southeastern record 91-yard play Saturday at Husky Stadium in Houston, Texas.



BY CALEB LAY
Daily Star Sports Reporter
sports2@hammondstar.com
Marcus Cooper showed he can play with guys that graduated college when he was still in the eighth grade.
The true freshman running back leads Southeastern in . . .


Key Club backs Happy Packs


Photo courtesy of Michelle Chauvin

St. Thomas Aquinas Key Club members donate more than 70 books to the Hammond Kiwanis Happy Packs Program. The books, along with a snack, are placed in a backpack to be istributed to children attending schools in the Hammond area. The children take the backpacks home over the weekend and return them on Monday for redistribution. The STA Key Club will accept book donations throughout the school year to continue serving this program with the Kiwanis Club. Beginner reading books and picture books are preferred. Books do not need to be new and can be dropped of at STA.


Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra's "Evening at the Cinema," 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre.
Book Sale, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Grace Memorial Parish Hall, 100 W. Church St., Hammond
Full Moon Ball, 8 p.m. to midnight at Ponchatoula . . .