Also getting energized for the New Year were women at the Miles Perret Center's holiday Spa Night. The Acadiana School of Cosmetology offered up head to toe pampering with manicures and pedicures and scalp massages to women fighting cancer. The ladies were also treated to a Good Times trolley ride on the way to the school and received surprise gifts from Santa. "We hope the ladies who attended this special Spa Night will always have a pleasant memory of their 2005 holiday," says the Miles Perret Center's Kristie Carline. One of the women who attended, Devin Soeseno, is an old friend of Party Girl's. I wish you the best in 2006 Devin!
And taking the prize for the best office Christmas party of 2005 is BBR Creative. On the afternoon of Dec. 16, BBR's downtown office was shut down, and a trolley showed up loaded with drinks and holiday music. Staff members were handed $150 gift cards and told they were headed to the Mall of Acadiana to spend, spend, spend. They had an hour and a half to spend the money, with the stipulation that they could only buy things for themselves. After some reality show-style shopping, the trolley picked them back up and took them to Cathi Pavy's house, where they exchanged gifts. "Boots were the overwhelming gift items of choice, followed by perfume, a turkey cooker and jackets," says Moon Chang of BBR.
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Business organizations opposed the proposal, saying it would lead to job losses and higher prices for goods and services.
An attempt to repeal a six-year-old law that permits public school science teachers to use material outside a classroom's adopted textbook has been rejected by the Senate Education Committee.
New York Times poll shows Obama, Jindal have identical approval and disapproval ratings in the state.
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OK, so they’re bentgrass, the type used on golf course greens. But grass is grass.
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The Senate Finance Committee approved the bill Wednesday, despite opponents who argued it would shut down the storefront lenders.
A measure to allow the state to implement its own, less stringent plan for limiting carbon dioxide emissions unanimously passed the Senate.
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A push to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program as allowed under the federal health care has been overwhelmingly rejected by the Senate health committee.
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It’s on, y’all. Fest fIND, our annual Festival International de Louisiana reader contest, is now accepting photo submissions.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Louisiana welfare recipients would be prohibited in state law from spending the federal assistance at lingerie shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons and jewelry stores, under a bill that received the support Wednesday of a House committee.
Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job.
Rep. Joel Robideaux has delayed bill hearings and said unless a compromise can be reached, he won't bring up the legislation this session.
Once again, Lafayette Parish School Board President Hunter Beasley is focused on an issue that has nothing to do with the educational well-being of our public school children.
Fashion and music make great bedfellows
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After exhausting his appeals all the way to the state Supreme Court, the owner of the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete has no legal remedy left save one: do an end run around the high court via a bill that would grandfather his “right” to keep a 550-pound tiger enclosed in a pin at his roadside business.
Louisiana poet Darrell Bourque has won the 2014 Louisiana Writer Award, given annually to recognize outstanding contributions to Louisiana's literary and intellectual life.
Drivers would have to secure dogs riding in truck beds while on interstate highways, if the Senate agrees to a bill backed by the House.
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Don't forget: our annual Festival International contest begins Thursday! Win. Cool. Stuff.