It was often hard to justify paying 50 cents for The Daily Advertiser. That decision just got a little easier, as the local daily has raised its price above that of other state papers, including The Advocate and The Times-Picayune. Single copies of The Advertiser are now 75 cents, a 50 percent price hike from the standard 50 cent fare. The increased cost appears to be part of a company-wide initiative with Gannett Inc., which recently announced that it will be raising the single issue price for its daily flagship, USA Today, to $1 a copy.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
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.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.