Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that cable and other pay TV boxes that sit atop television sets consume massive amounts of energy, in part because they are always on, even when the TV is off?
— Sam Winston, Metairie
We hear a lot about how much energy modern day flat screen TV sets consume, but the innocuous set-top boxes that drive them, along with their built-in digital video recorders, may be even more to blame.
On Friday, Lincoln ParishSheriff Mike Stone saw many years of hard work and dreaming come to fruition as his staff took up residence in the new state-of-the-art Lincoln Parish Public Safety Complex.
Stone said he is excited for the people of Lincoln Parish.
“This is a building that will provide an optimum level in public safety,” he said. “I am proud for our deputies because they will have a facility where they can operate and have the room and equipment needed to get the job done. This is one of the top facilities in the state.”
The Grambling Housing Authority has been a hot commodity this summer as they’ve helped area residents both young and old.
The authority, along with the Grambling State University College of Educational, Professional and Graduate Studies launched a Summer Reading Enrichment Pilot Program to provide reading skills development activities for children who live in the Housing Authority complexes.
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council with 102 a Bistro will be featuring the work of local artists Henry McCoy and Tym Toussaint.
An opening reception was held on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. for the show titled “Translating Chaos.”
In his recent work, McCoy, professional photographer and owner of Fine Line Arts Supply and Print Lab, said, “Working as a photojournalist over the past few years, abstract photography is a way for me to clear my mind and refresh.