Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore — the "Category 5 General" hailed for his role coordinating military relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina — is moving back to his home state of Louisiana. But the talk that he is gearing up to run for the U.S. Senate against David Vitter is nothing more than rumors, Honore told CNN. "No one's talking to me about running for Senate." The CNN emergency preparedness analyst says he plans to continue his work as a consultant and possibly get into teaching. He didn't rule out politics entirely. "As of this time, I'm not running for any political office," he said.
Honore, who once famously called a reporter "stuck on stupid" during an interview, apparently remains seriously concerned about the Fourth Estate, perplexed as to why he wasn't hounded by media following an Internet report last week that he was seriously considering running for the Senate. Honore says he fielded more than 100 e-mails about the report, but no inquiries from reporters. "That ought to scare the hell out of people in this country," Honore said.
(For the record, this Independent Weekly reporter is still waiting on a response to an e-mail sent to Honore on Friday.)
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.