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Lower the Confederate battle flag — from the official places of reverence across the Deep South, from your front porch and the back window of your pickup, from your bumpers and dorm rooms and belt buckles and ball caps.
Page 4 - no comments - 2,898 views The People of Diversion
When it comes to the people caught up in our criminal justice system, the first 24 hours are the most crucial. From the second a person is locked behind bars, a countdown is underway for them to get released from jail in 24 hours or less.
Page 6 - no comments - 4,050 views CROSS-WISE
Edwards, who leads the Democratic Caucus in the House, runs second in nearly every poll and is Vitter’s most likely opponent. However, Edwards’s campaign is hampered by a lack of name recognition and lackluster fund-raising.
Page 8 - no comments - 3,366 views To Boldy Go
More than 100 years ago, conventional wisdom was that building a utility system in a one-horse town like Lafayette wasn’t a good idea. The big corporations that provided electricity decided that it wouldn’t pay them enough to bring light to the city, and so they told Lafayette’s people they would just have to wait.
Page 15 - 5 comments - 7,085 views What’s next: citywide WiFi?
“There has to be a blend here of offering this to the community, but more importantly helping us grow our business,” Huval says. “It needs to be tied into our continued success in expanding our customer accounts with fiber, because that’s what is funding it.
Page 19 - no comments - 3,764 views TO LIVE MY LIFE WITH ZEST
What I know for sure is that when I wake up in the morning I stand up straight rather than bent at the waist, creaky and stiff. I am stronger and more agile than when I moved to Lafayette five years ago from the San Francisco Bay area. I was not a couch potato in California.
Page 21 - no comments - 3,192 views LEAVING LAFAYETTE
Jeffery McCullough comes from a very small town in Georgia. Educated at Georgia Southern University as a designer, he has divided his time among Atlanta, New York City and Lafayette over the last decade. Though sadly he is relocating to NYC, the show isn’t over, as McCullough will continue to call Lafayette his part-time home.
Page 23 - no comments - 3,908 views All About That Base
Ain’t no size 2s around here. Curvy girls heat it up this summer in flirty rompers, bold-colored dresses and carefree prints. Look for shapes that work with your natural assets, a pair of sexy heels and just a bit of bling to take easy dresses from office to evening.
Page 27 - no comments - 3,479 views A New Nest
A sweet new shop has landed in Downtown Lafayette filled with funky pieces and a fresh young vibe. Shop Three Little Birds set up shop on Vermilion Street at the former Genterie Supply Co. (the menswear store moved to Jefferson Street into a larger space and began carrying womenswear just months ago).
Page 31 - no comments - 3,506 views PARTY GIRL
The Bacchanalia at Petroleum Club brought out supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters for a wine soirée. The event included a wine tasting competition with varieties from crisp whites to rich reds. Liz Webb Hebert was looking refined in a little black dress while Nancy Barker was summer effortless in a chic jumpsuit.
Page 33 - no comments - 3,819 views Between ‘Action’ and ‘Cut’
Bryce Romero knows what he wants — a career on the silver screen — and he’s on his way to getting it. A Comeaux High grad who earned a degree in performing arts from UL this past spring, Romero is, like so many before him, cracking into the biz the old-fashioned way: crawl before you walk, walk before you run.
Page 34 - no comments - 3,597 views EDWARD LAFLEUR, MD VIP
Seeing a doctor for a simple wellness exam should be a relatively painless experience. However, for many patients it can be an all-day ordeal of having to wait hours on end in a crowded waiting room only to finally see their doctor for a cursory 15...
Page 40 - no comments - 3,862 views HEALTH BRIEFS
The alliance is composed of hospitals nationwide that are committed to advancing women’s heart health via a partnership that seeks to ensure that women with heart disease in every community have access to information, education and patient support services.
Page 43 - no comments - 3,313 views A FIGHTING CHANCE
They were told he wouldn’t make it to full term or survive delivery most likely. The condition (also known as brittle bone disease), for which Bergeron and her husband, Michael, are carriers, is not common. They are the fourth couple recorded to both carry the gene and make a baby.
Page 44 - no comments - 3,687 views PACE LAFAYETTE
recently became the latest site for a program that provides continuity of care for the elderly. Program for Allinclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE, caters to low-income seniors living in the community to provide a central location for delivery of their health care in a more social, adult day-care atmosphere.
Page 47 - no comments - 3,503 views HEALTHY EATING ON THE GROW AT LOURDES
A haul of purple-hulled snap peas was the hot water cooler talk around the Ambassador campus of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital a few weeks ago.
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Even brain surgeons could use some GPS navigation. Imagine the difference in precision between planning a trip with a paper map versus a GPS. Now do it in someone’s brain. Lafayette General Medical Center is the second in the world to have and use the Servo Machine, which is changing the brains behind brain surgery.
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