June 3, 2009 12:00 AM
Let me see if I have this straight. Dr. James Easton was at the committee hearing for HB 851, the so-called “micromanagement” bill. Testimony was given that school board members micromanage by their involvement in some personnel matters. Later that ...
June 3, 2009 12:00 AM
Nathan Stubbs’ entry in The Independent online concerning the conduct of Deputy Superintendent Lawrence Lilly toward former Superintendent James Easton is quite telling. It would seem that this incident is a prime example of Truth once again ...
May 20, 2009 12:00 AM
Throughout life, I have been influenced by certain individuals (especially my parents) to be a “giver,” to support good people, to expect good government, and to participate in efforts to make our communities and our state a better place. This was ...
May 13, 2009 12:00 AM
On behalf of the Lafayette Parish School Board, I’d like to clear up any confusion related to the passage of a resolution Wednesday that voiced the board’s opposition to the creation of a local sales tax exemption for the Cajundome and surrounding ...
May 6, 2009 12:00 AM
The Byzantine opinions and explanations about our state’s budgetary crisis offer little peace to a reasonable person with an interest in the matter. When one attempts to get control of one’s personal budget one must equally assess the revenue side ...
May 6, 2009 12:00 AM
Festival might be free as far as monetary cost, but it is hardly “free” when our freedom to enjoy it is taken away by excessive show of power by the local boys in blue. I was very embarrassed by their use of “herding” tactics to clear the park ...
April 29, 2009 12:00 AM
Considering that the majority of people living in this country are women, isn’t it about time that we took a stand and included equal rights for women in the U.S. Constitution? The U.S. recently demanded that countries like Iraq and Afghanistan include ...
April 29, 2009 12:00 AM
The private schools get tax dollars from the public education system for textbooks, library books, transportation and other expenditure that only the deepest of the state accountants know what is happening. So let’s understand that up front. So now ...
April 22, 2009 12:00 AM
I see the bailout mind set is spreading from Washington to Louisiana with the governor’s proposal via Stephen Moret to purchase the Pilgrim’s Pride plant in Farmerville. Do you realize that the state (you and me) gets nothing for its $40 million-plus ...
April 22, 2009 12:00 AM
Not a day goes by that I don’t use the tenets of honor, loyalty and trustworthiness that I learned in Scouting as both a boy and later as a young adult leader. Recently, I was astounded to hear that the United Way of Acadiana had cut off funding for ...

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