On Thursday, Sen. Mary Landrieu's campaign set up a YouTube account for her re-election bid. In her two-minute "first campaign diary" the senator says the video's "the first of a weekly web update on my re-election campaign and our fight for Louisiana's future." With an innocuous and upbeat soundtrack, Landrieu touts her accomplishments and talks about FEMA and red tape, adding that "reforming and changing Louisiana has been a life's work for me" and that she looks forward to working with the state's new administration.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.