UL Lafayette officials yesterday outlined a plan to trim the university's budget in light of the $14.7 million funding reduction from the state. The plan also includes measures to increase revenues.
No layoffs are in the proposal, and while university officials did develop a furlough program at the UL System's request, UL President Joe Savoie says he is taking other steps to avoid implementing it. Read today's Advocate for more details.
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.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.