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 ...
April 22, 2009 12:00 AM
I can’t tell you how happy I was to read the content of “Lights, Camera, Action ” (April 15 cover story). I’ve grown frustrated over the past year by ...
April 15, 2009 12:00 AM
I read with interest the recent commentary titled “Johnston Street Smart ” (Acadiana Business, April 2009). Great article. I particularly appreciate Reed ...
April 15, 2009 12:00 AM
“Elbert vs. the Machine” is such a contradiction. In your March 25 cover story, “Elbert vs. the Machine ,” Elbert Guillory did an ample job of portraying ...
April 7, 2009 12:00 AM
I am a poet/wife/mother and have participated in arts outreach for many years. The outreach work has been life-changing and healing for me and hopefully for the people I have served. DAF Louisiana Division of the Arts grants have been the primary funding ...

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