In December 1984 Glenn Ford (a black man) was convicted by an all white Caddo jury of firstdegree murder; he was then sentenced to death for the November 983 murder of a Shreveport jeweler. Shreveport attorney Marty Stroud was the lead prosecutor.
We all know that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is a traveler. He seems to be constantly crisscrossing the country in his unlikely and quixotic quest to obtain national office. But now he says he is also the unrivaled champion of governors who travel all over the Bayou State.
Here in the west, we understand that there is much truth in the old joke that whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting. Rural and small-town America depend on water, and our neighbors downstream count on us to preserve the quality of that water for their use as well.
Dr. Goree, first I would like to clarify one thing. I did explain to our parents that, due to the miswording of my e-mail pertaining to you attending our parent meeting in Greenwood, the offer by you for a private meeting immediately following the Walnut Hill forum may not happen.
Lately, it has become fashionable to belittle Grover Norquist, the American political advocate who opposes tax increases and serves as president of Americans for Tax Reform, in part because Gov. Jindal seeks Mr. Norquist’s guidance on the subject of state revenue.
Unless someone has been living in a dark cave for the last six months, Louisiana’s budget crisis should be old news; reduced state revenues due to lower oil/gas prices and layoffs in the oil patch have certainly contributed to more concerns than happiness over lower gas prices at the pump.
This past Monday I was driving on Airline Drive and noticed a billboard at Popeye’s Chicken that was advertising employee positions for those with smiling faces. I thought to myself the many times that we visit fast food restaurants where the workers are certainly less than friendly.
crew are part of the Louisiana Jindal said, “This morning, I spoke to the Adjutant General of the Louisiana National Guard to offer our prayers and support for the brave service members who are missing from the Blackhawk “Four members of the crew...