Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Written by The Independent Staff
Accolades for Louisiana’s business growth and development from obscure biz publications keep rolling in.
The holidays are stressful enough. Being evacuated from your home or your home away from home...
And then there’s the incident last week at Lafayette Regional Airport.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
It’s good, it’s bad and it’s just crazy. By The Independent Staff
The holidays are tough for us newspaper folk. Schools and courthouses shut down, other public bodies meet less frequently — generally less news is generated. And like everyone else, we’re stressed out by the shopping, crazy uncle tolerating and over eating. Plus, our deadlines are not mindful of the extra time off.
That’s why it’s been an unwritten rule of publishing to roll out a year in review issue. This is ours.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
This will never get old. The Recording Academy began handing out a Grammy Award for best Cajun/zydeco record just a few years ago, and, as expected, the category has been dominated by local artists, as it should be.
The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education last week voted to establish a grade system for public schools.
Speaking of BESE, Dale Bayard, the District 7 (southwest Louisiana, including Lafayette) rep on the board, is immune to reason, impervious to science and susceptible to charlatans.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Members of the Lafayette Parish School Board must be a limber bunch...
Call it a dry run.
Little guessing where Tammy Crain-Waldrop’s political affinities lie.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
An off-duty Lafayette police officer underscored the meaning of service last week when he nabbed an armed robbery suspect who was hoofing it away from the scene of the crime.
Coming off the three-year, 6-27 debacle that was the Jerry Baldwin era for the UL football team, hopes were high in 2002 when former Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Rickey Bustle took over as head coach.
There are cruel jokes, sick jokes and dirty jokes. And then there’s trying to extort money from your own maw maw.
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