In its October issue, Esquire marks its 75 anniversary with a cover story that takes "an epic look at the people and ideas shaping our world, including the 75 most influential people of the 21st century." Included in that list is Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
In the nine-page in-depth profile, "Bobby Jindal, All American," Mike Sager details Jindal's Baton Rouge upbringing and his rise to become the first Indian-American governor in U.S. History.
In this issue, we name the 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century.
We're mostly wrong, of course. But you will read about people - some you know, many you don't - from all over the world and from every area of endeavor, who will take your breath away. People whose influence will extend beyond their own fields and their own geography. People who, because of the tools and technologies and ideas some of them are creating, have the potential to influence our lives personally in ways that few individuals have in history. It is in the interaction among people such as these - and in the tension between them and many others as their interests collide and intersect and overlap - that the new century is being created.
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.