The Advocate’s Acadiana bureau didn’t entirely escape yesterday’s round of layoffs, but it appears that the bureau will keep turning out stories of interest to this area. The INDsider has confirmed only one cut was made in the local bureau, which is manned by seven full-time employees. Margaret Anderson, the office manager and receptionist for more than three decades, is among the 49 employees laid off yesterday.
In an e-mail response, Executive Editor Carl Redman said the paper would have no additional comment on the layoffs.
WAFB is reporting that artist David Norwood and business writer Chris Gautreau are also among the cuts — and that nearly a third of those who got their walking papers may be directly connected to news coverage. Read that story here.
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.