Maybe it was Jindal’s disastrous Republican response to President Obama’s Congressional address. Maybe it’s just interloping liberal National Public Radio listeners. Either way, Jindal was knocked out of NPR’s political March Madness this week. A 16-seed tournament bracket for the 2012 Republican presidential primary, Jindal entered the field as a strong No. 2 seed. But NPR voters took Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a No. 4 seed, over Jindal in this week’s second round of match ups. Jindal wasn’t the only top seed to fall. The bracket's two No. 1 seeds, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, also went down. Sweet 16 winners are announced tomorrow.
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.