Republican National Convention delegate Julie Emerson from Carencro and Democratic National Convention delegate Davante Lewis from Lake Charles are intent on ensuring voters that their respective candidates are the best fit for the Oval Office. Emerson, a Mitt Romney supporter, says the country needs a change after four years of President Barack Obama, but Lewis disagrees, saying the best man for the job has already proven that he is more than capable of running the United States.
Could it be that 2012 will be the worst year for West Nile virus? In Louisiana alone, infections are the highest they have been in six years. Reportedly, there have been 176 cases and ten deaths. Most commonly, about 80 percent of those infected will never see any symptoms. 20 percent will have symptoms that are severe flu like, and one percent will find out they have West Nile in a routine blood test. Mosquito abatement programs across the state are working to keep the number of cases down, but some circumstances make that difficult.
The sugarcane industry has been a fundamental part of Louisiana’s history, culture, and economy for over 200 years. The industry employs over 162,000 jobs nationally and contributes nearly $2 billion to Louisiana’s economy annually. Although sugar remains a staple in Louisiana and southern cultures, many people aren’t aware of the rich history and valuable importance that this sweet commodity contributes to our livelihoods.
First I need to talk about the book, because it's not as if Cloud Atlas the movie came from nowhere — and if you think it's only the movie you want to know about, I think you need a context for what's onscreen.
Author David Mitchell writes exquisite pastiches, and Cloud Atlas is in the form of six distinct and enthralling novellas set in six different eras with six different literary styles.