What you can get for ... $415,000 What: A four-bedroom home in Magnolia Park with three full baths. Address: 932 Kim Drive Size: 3,492 square feet (lot size is 120’-x-119’) Price per square foot: $118.84 Setting: Built in 1962, this home is located in central Lafayette in an established neighborhood within walking distance of L.J. Alleman Middle School. “They say ‘location, location, location.’ And that’s true of this,” listing agent Peggy Boyd says. The Home: Traditional four bedroom that has been updated with custom cabinets, subzero refrigerator and freezer, ceramic tile and butcher-block countertops. The den has a built-in bookcase and wet bar with a tiled gas fire place and vaulted wood and Lincrusta ceilings. The home has crown molding and a cedar closet in the utility room great for storage. A backyard made for entertaining boasts a patio that’s covered and tiled and a cypress gazebo with Jenn Air cooktop and an exercise room with walk-in sauna and jacuzzi. Contact Boyd at 233-9540 or
What you can get for ... $412,600 What: A three-bedroom home in River Ranch with two full baths. Address: 218 Biltmore Way Size: 1,919 square feet (lot size is 48’-x-114’) Price per square foot: $215 Setting: This newly constructed home is located in the heart of River Ranch two blocks from the Town Square. A home in River Ranch is about more than just the home on your own lot. “You’re paying a bit more for the lifestyle,” says listing agent Kathy Daigle, noting that the home is close to parks, restaurants, a dentist’s office and the City Club. “You’re able to walk to dinner.” The Home: Stucco-sided with 9-foot ceilings, crown molding and ceramic tile flooring, brick fence and covered patio. “It’s a lock and leave,” Daigle adds, pointing to features like a courtyard and smaller yard that mean very little maintenance for homeowners. The home has a large master bath, bedroom and closet. Contact Daigle at 984-3777 or
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OCT 31 The National Journal posts another story from its visit to NOLA, this one about the struggling Vietnamese shrimpers in the area. The publication has been looking at how the state is recovering from Katrina, nine years later.
OCT 31 The New York Times posts this look at Louisiana politics, and how national issues are forcing out the old-time local politicking. Of course they mention EWE, aptly described as an old-time politician known for "charming one half of the state and mortifying the other."
OCT 31 Here's an AP story on the ABC site about Louisiana's chicken little response to an international medical conference planned in NOLA this weekend. Organizers (who are actual physicians, as opposed to the hand-wringing state officials who issued the edicts) say the orders are "unfortunate" given that a main focus of the meeting was Ebola.
OCT 31 Given the things Bobby Jindal has said and done since he's been governor, it's a pretty safe bet he thinks we're a bunch of dummies. Apparently, he's sure President Obama is one, too. This story on Huff Post quotes Jindal as saying the president - a graduate of Harvard Law - should sue to get his money back. (What should a Brown biology grad who doesn't believe in evolution do?)
OCT 31 Us old folks are used to a two-party system, although most of us aren't sold on its success. But what if that system wasn't in place; what if politics reflected the true level of diversity among voters? That's what an LSU student is dreaming of in this editorial. He sees the two parties' control of our politics as limiting.
OCT 31 And you thought the Senate race was dirty. This post on the Forward Now blog tells the story of a Shreveport mayoral campaign worker who was paid to "infiltrate" and "sabotage" an opponent's campaign. Karma's a beeotch, though, because turns out the guy really liked the "enemy," and now he's supporting her. For real.
OCT 30 The National Journal offers this analysis of Bobby Jindal's willingness to stump in any Senate campaign that's not in Louisiana. Why is that? The Journal asks some GOPers and finds that the answer is one we already know: he's so unpopular here, because he's been so busy running for President, that his support might be "toxic."
OCT 30 Blogger Tom Aswell is still all over the OGB mess - and all by himself, apparently. In this post, he's revealing orders from the Jindal administration to destroy records from the state employee health insurance plan. Those orders (he's heard) have angered the Secretary of State and caused an administration lawyer to quit her job. Wow!
OCT 30 A NOLA lady has alleged she was drugged and raped at a Bywater club that had a clothing-optional policy until recently, and she's now become the victim of a smear campaign, columnist Jarvis DeBerry writes in this post. She chose to reveal her story and her name, and she's being punished for that now, he says.
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