It's make or break time for the country's best and brightest financial advisers. Fresh from a year in which every asset class posted large losses, and diversification aggravated those declines instead of mitigating them, financial advisers at big Wall Street houses, banks and other firms are trying to repair the damage to investor psychology -- and to their own confidence in markets. "It's been an Armageddon; there was absolutely nowhere to hide from all the nightmare stuff flying around," says Lorna Meyer, senior vice president of investments for Merrill Lynch in California. "It's the financial-market version of 'shock and awe.' Now we have to figure out what to do in the aftermath."
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.