Three days in and you’re probably feeling better, but can’t go back to work with that nasty cough. Already finished the new Elmore Leonard book, Saints game is history, sick of chicken soup. Here’s something to keep you occupied: The Great Flu game. Designed by Dutch researcher Albert Osterhaus, head of virology at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the game is a race between a government fighting a pandemic and the spread of a killer virus.
The problem is, I’ve been sitting here at home trying to play this game for about an hour now. I don’t know if it’s the fever in my brain or the fact that the game was designed by a scientist, but I can’t win, can’t even stop the spread of the flu in an isolated place like Australia. Now what would be more therapeutic, this game or a good vaccine? What is the head of virology doing designing Internet games anyway? Leave that stuff to the game geeks. Go to work and get me well! Hrummph. Where’s my ginger ale? I need some ice. It’s too hot in here. Don’t forget to close the door.
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.