The Ladies of LITE chose Lafayette Townhouse for an elegant engagement dinner honoring Carolina Cruz-Neira, the center's executive director and chief scientist. You know about LITE ' that's short for The Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise, and it's located in the way-cool building on Cajundome Boulevard with the giant glass egg that changes colors at night. (You should see what it does inside!) Anyway, the theme of the party was the light of love (appropriately enough), and each guest brought a candle for Carolina and Dirk's new home. After a fabulous dinner, featuring filet mignon medallions with port wine demi-glace and white chocolate bread pudding (Carolina's favorite), the bride-to-be opened gifts with the help of her mother Maria and shared the poem or quote that accompanied each. Laurie Dieck, Linda Thurman, Mary Broussard, Margaret Watson, Kris Anticzak, Stephanie Benoit and Patti Ward were among those lighting the way to a new life together for the betrothed.
Joe Moseley and Roy Hollard are Lafayette's two newest ladies' men but before you let your imagination run wild, let Party Girl explain. The fashionable gentlemen just celebrated the grand opening of their fabulous new store for women, and what a way to show it off. It's right next door to their men's store, which has only been open for a year. Don't these guys ever rest? Their Camellia Boulevard neighbor Julie Wimmer shared in the evening of food and drink, welcoming guests into her glittering store, and across the way, Paul's Jewelry and Le MarchÃ© hosted receptions too. Party Girl couldn't have been happier. This time of year, the only thing better than a party hop is a party shop. I raise my glass to you!
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State Rep. Lenar Whitney — one of a handful of Republican candidates vying for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional district — has been described by Cook Political Report analyst David Wasserman as one of the most “frightening or fact-averse candidate[s]” he’s ever met following her reaction to an interview last week.
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Mid-August hearing dates have been set for dueling lawsuits over Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools.
An investigation into the last-minute passage of a pension hike for the state police superintendent continues, despite Col. Mike Edmonson's decision not to accept the increase.
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On Tuesday, a three judge panel (voting two to one) of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down as unconstitutional Mississippi’s controversial law requiring that physicians who perform abortions maintain admitting privileges in a nearby hospital.
Safety Jairus Byrd practiced with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday for the first time since his signing in March.
Sentencing has been delayed for a businessman who provided key testimony in the corruption case that resulted in the conviction of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.
The spectre of priest sex abuse has returned to haunt the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette following the recent release of an investigative report by Minnesota Public Radio, revealing new allegations of another child predator hiding behind the clerical collar.
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A ballpark snack topped with BBQ meat can be found cruising town on a food truck
Times Square impersonator crackdown; Israel shells Gaza school; Russia hit with sanctions and more national and international news for Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
"Although the administration is moving forward with climate change regulations at home, we don't consider how policy decisions in the United States impact greenhouse gas emissions in other parts of the world," says Roger Martella, the former general counsel at the Environmental Protection Agency under President George W. Bush.
Louisiana agriculture officials say prices for long-grain rice are projected to drop this year.
First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending July 19 decreased from the previous week's total.
A judge is getting ready to set a new trial date for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The sponsor of a Louisiana law that requires doctors that perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges doesn't believe the provision is in jeopardy after a federal appeals court struck down a similar Mississippi law.
Louisiana's state school board has jumped into a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal that accuses the governor of illegally meddling in education policy through his efforts to block Common Core education standards.
Here's how one nationally recognized conservative political pundit reacted upon hearing the news Monday that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was leaning toward an endorsement of Louisiana’s lone Democrat senator.
If President Barack Obama’s poll numbers, and those for his health care law, haven’t yet bottomed out in the Bayou State, then Democrats surely don’t want to know what the statistical floor actually looks like.
Midsouth Bank has released its second quarter earnings report, showing a year-over-year increase for shareholders.
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The deadline to purchase tickets for the 2014 ABiz Top 50 Business Luncheon featuring top-selling author, political activist and Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig is only two weeks away.
With the qualifying deadline for Lafayette Parish School Board elections quickly approaching, a series of candidate forums have been announced by the Lafayette Parish Public Education Stakeholders Council.
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The investigation and potential prosecution of the man charged in the recent hit-and-run death of a Youngsville cyclist won’t happen overnight, according to local law enforcement officials.
Louisiana's state school board is holding a special meeting to consider whether to sue Gov. Bobby Jindal in an ongoing dispute over the Common Core education standards.