Oct. 28, 2009 05:00 AM
How Joey Durel walked away a winner after getting more than half of his vetoes overridden by the council “I was thrilled!” That was the start of City-Parish President Joey Durel’s terse response via e-mail to my question, “Were you surprised ...
Oct. 21, 2009 05:00 AM
Lafayette Consolidated Government makes life hard for local media We envy newspapers like The Times-Picayune and Gambit Weekly. New Orleans has corruption in its government institutions — widespread, endemic, congenital corruption; cancerous corruption ...
Oct. 14, 2009 05:00 AM
What role does our permissive attitude toward alcohol play in the case of a drunk-driving school bus driver? We are aghast that a Lafayette Parish school bus driver has been arrested multiple times for allegedly driving — in his private vehicle, away ...
Oct. 14, 2009 05:00 AM
After switching parties and losing a bid for the U.S. Senate last year, state Treasurer John Kennedy and his team are back in classic form. It takes a special kind of Republican to second guess Gov. Bobby Jindal, who’s among the darlings of the national ...
Oct. 7, 2009 05:00 AM
We’re grading the Lafayette Consolidated Council this week, for better and for worse I know from the one year I worked as a teacher in a small parochial school — a period I fondly recall as a more or less nine-month colonoscopy — that bad grades ...
Sept. 30, 2009 05:00 AM
The council should invest in one of Lafayette’s best assets: LUS Terry Huval is an engineer by training, but the Lafayette Utilities System director is a pretty good salesman. He sold me on the wisdom of an LUS rate increase — a very modest increase ...
Sept. 23, 2009 05:00 AM
We’ll soon find out if the LCC has what it takes to move Lafayette forward. Will Sept. 15, 2009, following the obligatory settling of dust, be remembered as “the day”? The day an indelible line formed in the Lafayette Consolidated Council? On that ...
Sept. 16, 2009 05:00 AM
Comments reveal strong feelings about local radio Local radio for me has long been KRVS, KBON and the amplitude modulated KPEL sports-talk station — and those stations only. National Public Radio, Medicine Ball Caravan, a little swamp pop and men ...
Sept. 9, 2009 05:00 AM
Dems cry foul over KLFY’s one-sided broadcast Tonight on TV, President Obama will address a joint session of Congress in an effort to reclaim the health care reform debate from what most Democrats no doubt perceive to be a new generation of nabobs ...
Sept. 2, 2009 05:00 AM
Scrubbing off the graffiti is a constant chore It’s been widely understood since long before teenagers discovered spray paint that anonymity promotes bile; it allows for the saying of things most of us would think twice about uttering in an interpersonal ...

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