The purpose of earphones is generally to prevent other people from having to hear the same information or musical entertainment to which the listener is being exposed.
Unfortunately, these devices do not always serve their purpose. At one time I worked with an individual who, when utilizing headphones at work, turned the music up so loud that I could hear the song across the room.
The only thing consistent about politics is its inconsistency. Take, for starters, the race to fill the 3rd Judicial District’s Division B judgeship.
Back in January, state Sen. Rick Gallot, D-Ruston, announced he was running for the seat being vacated by retiring Judge Wayne Smith. Gallot spent almost six months campaigning for the job before deciding in mid June that he really didn’t want to be a judge after all.
The timing wasn’t right, he said, plus he had “no burning desire” to run. His withdrawal narrowed the field to local attorneys Lewis Jones, Tyler Storms and Tommy Rogers.
The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University will host Jodi Cooley, international dark matter expert and associate professor of physics at Southern Methodist University, as part of the Wallace Herbert Memorial Astronomy Lecture Series.
Cooley’s presentation titled, “Whispers in the Dark” will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium of University Hall on the Tech campus. She will discuss her research on dark matter with an international group of physicists. The lecture is free to attend and open to the public.