Before the turkey and trimmings, Gov. Bobby and First Lady Supriya Jindal will break bread this week with President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House. According to The Advocate, the Jindals will attend a state dinner Tuesday honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Jindal was born in Baton Rouge to Indian immigrants.
Also expected at the table are Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Energy Secretary Stephen Chu and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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.