Bobby Jindal was among six Republican governors who officially threw their support yesterday behind the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain. At a Washington press conference, Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi and Gov. Sonny Perdue of Georgia downplayed the
notion that McCain has struggled in appealing to social conservatives. Barbour
and Perdue cast McCain as much more conservative than the two remaining
Democratic contenders for president, and suggested that his moderate stance on
social issues will help him win over critical independent voters in the general
election. Also endorsing McCain, though not at the press conference, were North
Dakota Gov. John Hoeven, Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle, Alabama Gov. Bob Riley and
Jindal released the following statement: "John McCain has already sacrificed more
for our country than most of us ever will. John is a man of great courage and great fortitude. In these uncertain
times, his steadfast commitment to keeping America strong and safe is badly
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.