In its latest reality TV show, FOX features two Baton Rouge millionaires in Secret Millionaire. Todd Graves, the founder of the growing Raising Cane's chicken fingers chain, and his wife, Gwen (another millionaire in her own right), go undercover to live on $107 for a week in the Buras RV Park in Plaquemines Parish, an area still devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
In the second episode of the series (shown below), the Graves meet locals still struggling to get back on their feet and must decide who they will help with their own money. When the couple meets Rev. Ted Turner, whose home was destroyed in the hurricane, Gwen asks him why he would return and rebuild in the area. "It's home," Turner says. "I've been here all of my life."
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.