Tell us something we didn’t know. A stretch of I-10 in Baton Rouge has garnered an ignominious rank of 13 on a list of the 75 worst commutes in the United States, besting Boston, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Diego and dozens of other much larger cities.
Politics and culture Web site The Daily Beast, in partnership with traffic tracking firm INRIX, which gathers traffic information nationwide from 1.5 million GPS units, set out to rank the cities with the worst commutes based on peak-hour travel time and time spent in bottlenecks.
Baton Rouge’s data show that commuters spent an average of 93 hours per week in bottleneck congestion, 19 of them at the worst bottleneck — I-10 westbound at the Bluebonnet exit. The Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles earned the top ranking.
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.