Lafayette’s Chanda Rubin, once the No. 6 women's tennis player in the world, will be swinging her racquet tonight at Baton Rouge’s Pete Maravich Assembly Center for Smash Hits, a World TeamTennis event for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and other AIDS nonprofits. The Advocate reported today that Rubin will join John, former tennis great Billie Jean King, Andy Roddick, Serena Williams, Anna Kournikova, Lindsay Davenport and other big names in tennis.
“It’s crazy the amount of talent you’ll have in the same place,” Rubin, who still resides in Lafayette, told the paper. “These are people that were playing Grand Slams and year-end championships a few weeks ago and now are right here playing in Baton Rouge.”
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.