Should members of the LSU Board of Supervisors disclose who receives their scholarships?|
|Healthcare, eduation crucial|
I believe we all share the goal of Louisiana being a state of continued growth and economic development. There are several factors that are necessary to make that ongoing vision a sustainable reality.
|Coach Coats believed in me|
I loved to teach. I loved kids. I wanted to see them succeed. I said that I wanted them to succeed; not necessarily to see them make straight A's, but to see them succeed where their passions lie.
|We are all in this together|
Most of us have been guilty of watching the TV news or reading the newspaper when there is a tragedy and thinking to ourselves, "I'm glad that isn't going on here."
|Two jackasses in a mirror|
Former Monroe city councilmen Arthur Gilmore and Robert "Red" Stevens may see a couple of jackasses when they look in the mirror.
|Look into future for another glimpse of insanity|
If the proof of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result then that may well be the definition of our government's involvement in the world of financing and especially as related to real estate mortgages.
|When unknowns wreck life|
There are some experiences in my life that changed me from my heart right out through my soul. When Dr. Sidney Seegars and Coach Van Leigh called me into Dr. Seegars' office to tell me that my father had just died, the world went black.
|Our 'instant everything' mania|
Never, in our history, has there been a time when leaders were so instantly open to public exposure as today. Radio and television have developed a huge army of "newshounds," sniffing around for anything "newsworthy."
Though he certainly does not possess the political sway he did just one year ago, Bobby Jindal proved last week that even an unpopular governor can whip state lawmakers into line when the stakes are high.
|'Follow the money'|
As we move into the second quarter of 2013 I have looked at where the commercial market is expanding.
|An exciting late night phone call|
Donna, my wife, and I had been married for almost one week when we received a late night telephone call. I expected it to be one of those phone calls from someone wanting the funeral home.
|Redevelopment challenging in older buildings|
Continuing again to look at successful re-development areas that have occurred when older buildings have lost their appeal and tenants have vacated, the West Monroe market has seen its share as well as Monroe. Older buildings of 50,000 sf or more are prime projects for a re-development phase.
|Happiness can be found in specifics|
I was eating my breakfast in front of the TV, and I saw where they were going to air a program the next day discussing the pursuit of happiness.
|Lease-purchase option growing in popularity|
Frustrated home sellers are finding buyers willing to pay their price are all too few. Some have already moved to a new job out-of-town but continue to pay the mortgage, taxes, insurance and up-keep on their previous home. They struggle to pay for two homes, the one they recently purchased and the one they left and cannot sell.
|Getting things in focus|
While most of us in America have never been into second- or third-world — or even poorer — countries in the world, television makes it possible for us to look into the sad, hungry little faces of some of those less fortunate than we.