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March 04 05:47 AM
Psychologist Carl Jung wrote that we are born to need heroes. Having a hero in our lives nurtures us, gives us hope, lifts us up, gives us reasons to dream and be inspired. Every kid has a special champion they admire and look up to. I was no exception. Early on, they were sports superstars.
March 04 05:47 AM
Judge Stone is very nice, friendly, courteous, hard-working and family-oriented. She has the love and support of her family and behaves in a manner consistent with our district vision, mission, values and goals. Judge Stone always considers the interests of the people foremost and exercises due diligence in serving our needs.
March 04 05:47 AM
According to the report (page 4), “During the period 07/01/14 through 06/30/15, 4,017 contracts and amendments worth approximately $14.5 billion were approved by the OSP-PC [Office of State Procurement].” That’s “b” as in billion, though the taxpayer money will be spent over several years.
March 04 05:47 AM
There is also an American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, a Healthy Heart Run Walk, an ALS Recovery Fund 10K Run & 5K, the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis, the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K race, and even the My Twelve Month 10K Challenge for Crohn’s Disease.
February 26 06:41 AM
The research I did to determine that the Caddo Commission's retirement benefit is illegal and unconstitutional spanned months in 2014 and 2015. I went public with my first article Jan. 27, 2015, after a meeting with Commissioners Mike Thibodeaux and one of the original CPERS do-ers, John Escude.
February 26 06:41 AM
Ingenious! Someone had the grand idea to try and smuggle meth into Australia by filling bra inserts with meth. These little inserts are used to give the impression of a larger bust, and someone thought that this would be a foolproof place to hide liquid meth.
February 19 07:06 AM
Our Caddo Parish School Board has chosen April 9 for a re-up vote on a sizable chunk of its property taxes, 26.58- mills for brick and mortar, technology and salaries. And, yes, your memory is correct: we trekked to the polls a mere nine months ago to vote on yet another of its tax plans.
February 19 07:06 AM
Louisiana families and Louisiana businesses are being asked to cut their budgets so Louisiana state government does not have to cut its budget. Before we enact the largest tax increase in the history of our state, we should review these 4,017 new consulting contracts and the other 19,000 that the state has with an eye towards saving money.
February 19 07:06 AM
New Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has jumped head first into the abyss of state government’s seemingly endless financial problems, and his popularity is already taking hits. A recent Southern Media and Opinion Research poll has his popularity rating at a low 42 percent.
February 19 07:06 AM
"For this semester, LOSFA has only been able to pay universities 80% of students’ TOPS bills. This is due in part to the previous administration not budgeting properly for all the students who would be using TOPS this year. However, the budget problems created by the previous administration do have the potential to hurt students directly.

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