Solar car rolls into New Orleans, gets burglarized
Marcelo da Luz drove his solar-powered car into New Orleans on Sunday, with a support crew trailing him. But The Times-Picayune reports that after the van was parked in the French Quarter for less than an hour, thieves broke in and stole passports, laptops, credit cards, cash, a digital camera and a portable hard drive – an estimated loss of $10,000. Luz is travelling 15,000 miles in his solar powered car to raise awareness about solar energy. After hearing the story, New Orleanians have already donated $1,000 and a laptop computer to da Luz and his crew.
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.