One of the best kept secrets of the Nov. 6 election may be the proposal that would allow voters to impose term limits on their local school board members.
As things are now, constituents who are unhappy with their school board representative have only one choice: Vote him or her out at the next election. But evidently that choice didn’t satisfy state legislators, who themselves are subject to limited service. Or maybe the Legislature really does believe that school districts should decide the question for themselves.
Two assassinations; one in Washington, D.C. and the other in Dallas, Texas. Little did I know that when first hearing of the assassinations of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy that I would somehow indirectly bump into different aspects of these cases. I was a youngster when the shots rang out in Dallas and the Lincoln story is pure history, so far removed — at least that’s what I used to think.
On the Supreme Court, I quickly learned that as a collective group we would deal with many varied issues. The cases ranged from direct appeals in death penalty cases; direct appeals from the trial courts dealing with the constitutionality of laws; discretionary review of decisions from the five courts of appeal, as well as emergency considerations regarding issues taking place in the trial courts. However, I never thought the case that had intrigued the nation would in small part be presented for consideration — the case with conspiracy theories, intrigue and debate: the Kennedy assassination.
Question: I remember when Hurricane Katrina hit our state, I was just thankful it missed our area. But I can only imagine how devastating it would be to lose everything! Is there any way to prepare financially for something like that?
Answer: When Katrina hit our state, we sustained a blow unlike any we’ve ever experienced in our lifetimes.
All of us had friends, relatives and loved ones who sustained terrific losses. Thankfully, most who were spared the fury of Katrina responded to the call to help our fellow Louisianans.
“Pan,” the well-meaning prequel to “Peter Pan,” already has a reputation as one of the biggest critical and commercial flops of the year. Honestly, it’s not that bad. The kids at my screening actually seemed to be eating it up. I almost want to give it a good review to somewhat balance out all the scathing reviews I’ve read. But it wouldn’t be fair to do that. The overall product may not be terrible, but there’s no getting around certain baffling creative decisions.