Rudolph Giuliani may be giving the keynote address at the Republican National Convention next month, but Gov. Bobby Jindal is still scheduled to address the convention on Wednesday, Sept. 3 in Minneapolis.
The nation's youngest governor at 37, Jindal for weeks has been mentioned as a potential McCain running mate, and if not put on the ticket, a likely choice for the keynote spot or other top billing at the convention.
Buzz on both fronts has centered on Jindal's youth, his self-styled political identity as an agent of change and the diversity he brings to a party whose leadership is dominated by men of European descent. Jindal is the first person of Indian descent elected to lead an American state.
All of the other prominently mentioned vice presidential possibilities are listed as speakers, though it is not clear whether any besides Jindal have slots during the hours slated for network television broadcast.
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.
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.