Louisiana State University health division has announced that one of the best ways to trim their ever-growing budget woes is to eliminate 39 psychiatric beds dedicated to taking care of our most vulnerable, indigent, mentally ill that live in our midst. The LSU top brass concede that they worry about the ramifications of this decision, as they should. For almost three years post-Katrina, when virtually no psychiatric beds were available, the suicide rate surpassed three times the national average.
It’s rapidly becoming clear to me that New Orleans city officials have concocted some bizarre conspiracy to give away all our money and credibility in civil rights lawsuits. Either that, or they think the Constitution is just an old wooden sailing ship and nothing else.
Given their actions over the past several years, either explanation is plausible.
By Kimberly Clarke Armatis
How many of us have hesitated to notify the police when we see something or someone suspicious? We all say we are going to call, but many of us hesitate when the time comes.
Don’t be surprised if you hear strange sounds emerging from a tiny corner of Toulouse Street in Mid-City, or see marquis lights flashing like the Bat-signal over the night sky. At the Mid-City Theatre, one of the newest theaters in town, the point is to expect the unexpected.
New state voter identification laws “too often appear to make a mockery” of equal access to the polls, the nation’s top law enforcer said Friday in an address at Tulane Law School, vowing to continue federal opposition to efforts to suppress voting.
Several years ago, when I was working at Dick and Jenny’s, every staffer got a “shift meal” to take home at the end of the night. The late, beloved James Leeming was the chef at the time and any of us could take our pick of duck, prime rib or whatever. My choice? I’d get what I thought I might eat later, but I’d usually head to the Rally’s near Louisiana and St. Charles. Or Buddha Belly on Magazine. I have no idea how many of these shift meals turned into science experiments in the fridge at home.
Peeking his nose above his Kardashian wedding cake, T-Boy the Nutria defied the official Groundhog Day judgment to predict an early end to winter. Video from our reporting partners at WWL-TV:
“You know the message you’re sending out to the world with these sweatpants? You’re telling the world, ‘I give up. I can’t compete in normal society. I’m miserable, so I might as well be comfortable.’”
- Jerry Seinfeld, in the pilot episode of Seinfeld
As a woman who appreciates fashion, I love looking back at old photos and illustrations of clothing trends that were popular during certain time periods. Bustle skirts, mutton sleeves, heck even old-fashioned, cuban heeled stockings provide plenty of fodder for daydreaming. It seems like no matter the era, people looked so resplendent, whether it was 1858 or 1958. The elegance! The romance! It’s fun to dream about living in the past, though I wouldn’t necessarily want to wear a corset every day. Risking fainting and internal bleeding to enjoy a smaller-than-normal waistline isn’t appealing.
It feels like spring outside, so invite spring into your wardrobe early with new arrivals at gae-tana’s. Skinny colored jeans give you a little pop of color, with lipstick, aqua, and turquoise all fresh and eye-catching. Beaded jewelry, starting at $6.50, adds accent, playing off your neutrals, and is suitable for daytime or evening wear.
Keep reading to see examples, and to get your own ideas for the season.
One juvenile robbery suspect was arrested by tracking his ankle bracelet and the stolen cell phone, and another robbery by teenagers was foiled when the victim drew his own gun, as the new commander of the NOPD Second District pledged this week to make stemming the tide of holdups the top priority for the entire district.
“Take a look at the armed robberies. That’s ridiculous,” said Commander Paul Noel on Thursday morning, after his first weekly meeting with the Second District leadership since being promoted to lead the district Sunday. “Every single person in this room has got to help work on that.”
Audubon Charter School to reinstate French prekindergarten for 3-year-olds.
Timely applications deadline for all grades extended through Feb. 15th.
Audubon Charter School, an A+ school and the only Orleans public school accredited by the French National Government and an initiate member of the American Montessori Society, was recently approved to reinstate its French pre-K3 program (prekindergarten for 3 year olds) for the school year 2012-13.
Applications are available at the school website: www.auduboncharter.com or call (504) 324-7110 for information.
As a result, Audubon has extended its timely application deadline for all grades pre-K3 through 8 for both its French and Montessori programs to February 15, 2012 in order for applicants to have sufficient time to apply.
Though many Republicans in Louisiana and around the country are confident that their party can regain the White House this year, a new study finds that the Republican Party is suffering attrition nationally.
One man has been arrested and three others — deemed armed and dangerous by police — are being sought in connection with the abduction and rape of a woman in the Gert Town area last week, authorities said.