Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Artist Lue Svendson coaxed renowned Provincetown, Mass., painter Lawrence Young to come down to Breaux Bridge to display his oil in wax paintings at her Rue du Pont gallery.
Crimson-swathed ladies and well-dressed gentlemen packed the Lafayette Hilton for the 2012 Go Red for Women Luncheon. Participants in the Personally Fit Challenge were recognized by challenge leader Dawn Foreman, and The Independent presented challenger Theresa Thurston, the “Most Inspirational” to this year’s participants, with a red enamel jewelry box from Vivian Alexander.
Wonderful wine from Philippe’s Wine Cellar got participants in a spirited mood for their free screenings at the Wine and Wellness Event at the CIS Opelousas Clinic. Attendees got screenings for ankle brachial index and BMI testing. CIS’s knowledgeable docs were on hand to answer questions.
(1) Sarah and Dan Spiller Jr. (2) Bill Schulenberg, Ann Halphen and Katy Svendson (3) Lawrence Young and Lue Svendson (4) Lawrence Young
(5) Sharon Moss, Dawn Foreman and Bonnie Robert Will (6) Crystall Young and Vanessa Vicari (7) Mrs. Louisiana Darcee Bex and Miss Black Louisiana USA Ashley Hebert (8) David Callecod, Daryl Cetnar, Charlotte Beadles and Brooke Doucet (9) Lisa Hanchey and Theresa Thurston (10) Challenge finishers Wendi Welsh, Karen Rider, Nichole DeLine and Theresa Thurston (11) Chantelle Cormier, Doreen Hollier and Keely Oleske
(12) Debbie Tucker and Marlene Eisner (13) CIS staff with Dr. Jay Venkat (left) and Dr. Kalyan Veerina (right) (14) Dr. Jay Venkat, Jeanelle F. Lalonde and Shalana Green (15) (seated) Jeanelle Lalonde, Gloria Pellerin and Barbara Nugent; (standing) Lorita Fontenot and Harold LeJeune
Thinking himself the “son of God,” the man charged with the 2013 killing of an officer of the Chitimacha Tribal Police will not stand trial following a ruling Thursday on his mental competency.
Four hours after inviting supporters to a rally with Sen. Marco Rubio, Bill Cassidy claimed that Mary Landrieu “voted against stopping executive amnesty.”
Either Saints coach Sean Payton doesn't want to tip Baltimore off as to who'll start in New Orleans' secondary on Monday night, or he really doesn't know yet.
Money from the first and only settlement so far in a Louisiana flood board's lawsuit against dozens of energy companies will be placed in a special account dedicated to coastal restoration.
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The money came through a general obligation bond sale Thursday.
A legend in the Acadiana Oil Patch, Comeaux died Monday, Nov. 17.
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With a growing number of alleged sexual assault victims coming out against Bill Cosby in recent weeks, upcoming projects have been canned by NBC and Netflix, but that won’t affect the once-loved comedian and actor’s scheduled performance in Lafayette.
The Baltimore Ravens' retooled secondary had no trouble against a rookie quarterback at home. This week, however, their task is far more challenging: stopping Drew Brees on the road in New Orleans.
Add Texas Gov. Rick Perry's name to the list of possible Republican presidential candidates flooding the campaign trail for GOP Senate candidate Bill Cassidy.
Gov. Bobby Jindal is in Florida this week with his fellow Republican governors for another gripe session aimed at their favorite target, the president, this time taking aim at his immigration plans.
Early voting for the runoff is shortened by two days because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
“Coach Don” Gagnard is running for school board. Today he offers his critique of the socioeconomic relationship between government subsidies and obesity.
BP is heading to a federal appeals court in its effort to oust the administrator of damage settlement claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Former Le Rosier chef who cooked at the James Beard House and was named one of the “Best New Chefs in America” by Food & Wine magazine in 1995 was 48.
It was only a few months ago when the LPSB held the school system’s purse strings with a death grip, but oh how board President Hunter Beasley's demeanor seems to be changing with the ouster of Superintendent Pat Cooper.
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Pat Cooper is contesting his termination by the LPSB, filing a petition Tuesday that calls the recent decision “arbitrary and capricious.”
A look at the numbers highlights the challenge facing Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu as she tries to win a fourth term in a Dec. 6 runoff against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy.
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.
The 59-41 Senate vote was one shy short of the 60 needed to clear the House-passed measure.
Spot bonuses to employees who go above and beyond on projects one of several reasons national mag calls BR-based biz bank a cool place to work.
The Director Search Committee interviewed the five men still in the running via video last week and is set to trim the field this week.
A national animal rights group has been rebuffed by a Baton Rouge district court judge, although the group might still get its day in court.
Telecom’s decision to halt deployment to more than 100 cities while it awaits net-neutrality rules appears to be little more than a temper tantrum.