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R. Reese Fuller WED, FEB 25 6:12AM
by R. Reese Fuller
Tony Perkins eyes Vitter's seat
that Tony Perkins may be eyeing U.S. Senate David Vitter's seat. Perkins is the president of the
Family Research Council
, the conservative Christian public policy foundation.
In another interesting development, Vitter has called on Sen. Roland Burris, a Democrat from Illinois, to resign beacuse of "his ethical shortcomings,"
according to The Hill
Vitter was connected with a prostitution ring two years ago and dismissed any suggestion of hypocrisy given his own refusal to resign in the wake of that scandal.
"I honestly don't know anybody who would compare these situations," he told The Hill on Tuesday. "They are dramatically different."
David Calhoun, ‘EB’ Brooks join Lafayette Central Park
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.
Update: PXP creating 600 jobs averaging 100k
At Thursday's State of the Economy luncheon, LEDA President and CEO Gregg Gothreaux said PXP has already quietly hired 180 people for its Broussard expansion.
Zachary Barker takes helm of the Opportunity Machine
Zachary Barker continues making waves in Lafayette’s business scene, mostly recently being named director of the Opportunity Machine.
Remembering Ricky Rees
The veteran police officer remembered by friends for his large and small acts of kindness will be laid to rest Wednesday.
Shakin' at the Shack
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.
in case you missed it
COOL TOWN 2013
This year’s Cool Town issue is all about people who are not native to South Louisiana but made a conscious decision to be here, to be among us, to participate in our culture and contribute to it.
A curious compact
A shelved ordinance transferring $200,000 from a northside drainage project to a south Lafayette development may not break any laws, but it stinks to high heaven.
It's good, it's bad and it's just plain crazy.
Saving Saturday Night
An effort to restore a shuttered dancehall and document other vacant or razed honky-tonks could serve as a model for saving an endangered species of entertainment.
Posthaste vs. HART FORTENBERY
Lafayette’s gene pool has been host to a long line of eccentric characters who have blurred the lines between crazy, genius, disturbed and curiously entertaining.