David Duke, the former KKK Grand Wizard and Louisiana representative, was expelled from the Czech Republic by government officials over the weekend. Duke had been scheduled to give a lecture at a Czech university about the recent translation of his book, My Awakening. But last week, officials with Charles University in Prague banned his lecture, concerned that neo-Nazis would be in attendance. Police detained Duke on Friday on suspicion of denying the Holocaust, which is a crime in the Czech Republic and punishable by up to three years in prison. After being released, Duke was ordered out of the country by police.
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.