In a video for the Gulf Restoration Network, Dr. John sits in the yard of his New Orleans home. "I like sitting here," he says, "and I hate having to evacuate to some place I don't feel like being." The good doctor says he has the cure and explains how the group wants to remind the oil companies in south Louisiana that the wetlands are vital to life down here. The group intends to fly a plane over this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, where Shell Oil is a major sponsor, with a banner that reads "Shell - hear the music. Fix the coast U broke." At $1,000 an hour to keep the plane in the air, the group is looking for contributions and hopes to get its message out to the 375,000 Jazz Fest attendees and, more importantly, to Shell.
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.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.