Homeland Security Secretary orders review of Katrina recovery
Janet Napolitano, President Obama’s newly appointed secretary of Homeland Security, issued an “active directive”, ordering “an immediate review of what additional steps are needed to fully implement the 2006 post-Katrina emergency Management Reform Act,” the Times Picayune reports today. Napolitano isn’t wasting time, she wants an oral report by Feb. 9 and a final report on Feb. 23. The TP story also cites a short list for FEMA administrators, including retired Army Lt. General Russel Honore, who made a lasting impression on residents of the state for his effectiveness during the immediate recovery after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
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.