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Lou Gehrig Burnett

Lou Gehrig Burnett

Lou Gehrig Burnett is the publisher of Fax-Net, a North-Louisiana newsletter.

lou gehrig burnett by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net 

A Tale of Two Parishes
    The national controversy over whether athletes should stand for the National Anthem has hit home  in Bossier and Caddo parishes.  And there are stark differences in how it is being handled in each parish.
    Bossier took the lead.  In a statement, the  Bossier Parish School System said any student who does not stand during the National Anthem while participating in extracurricular activities will face consequences.

riserby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Money in the Treasurer’s race

    State Sen. Neil Riser has raised the most and spent the most in the race for Louisiana  Treasurer, according  to  the  latest  campaign  finance  reports  from the Louisiana Ethics Commission.
    He has raised $442,047 and spent $315,269 as  of September 4, the cutoff date for the latest reports. But that has also left him with the least amount of money on hand for the stretch run.

Who’s doing the research?

    Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler says she is counting on sports to revitalize the downtown area – more specifically, Cross Bayou..

edwards youngby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

    “We could have sold out three times.”  Those were the words of Robert Gentry, who spearheaded the 90th birthday bash for former Gov. Edwin W  Edwards this past Saturday night.

confederate caddoby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

    After nine months of being tasked by the Caddo Commission to come up with a recommendation concerning the Confederate Monument on the Courthouse grounds, the Citizens Advisory Committee has finally delivered.
    The recommendation came after hours of listening to comments from citizens at public meetings and two failed attempts of reaching a decision because of absent members.

prison homeby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Still the prison capital
    Louisiana is still the world’s prison capital, according to a recent study by U.S. News and World Report.  It certainly is the prison capital of the  United States.
    The study reveals that Louisiana incarcerates  816 per every 100,000 people.  That’s more than any other state as well as any other country in the world.

teasurer cashby Lou Gehrig Burnett
Money flows in treasurer’s race
    It may not be a glamorous race or one that has captured the interest of voters, but  it  could  turn out to be an expensive one.  We’re talking, of course, about the race for the office of state treasurer of Louisiana.

kennedy officeTreasurer’s race draws seven

    Seven candidates qualified to run for the job of State Treasurer, the only statewide race on the ballot on October 14.
    It is a mixed bag of candidates. There are six males and one female; five whites and two blacks; four Republicans, one Democrat, one Independent, and one Libertarian.  The candidates are:
    *Ron Ceaser. a black Independent from Opelousas.
    *Angele Davis, a while Republican female from Baton Rouge.

    stokesNot that very many people care, but qualifying  for the job of State Treasurer takes place this week from Wednesday through Friday, July 12-14.

    It is not a sexy political position and it will be the only statewide race on the ballot onOctober 14, so it is not generating much interest.

cassidyby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

    The Senate’s repeal of Obamacare, crafted in secret without public input by 11 senators, is in trouble.  Five senators are now saying they cannot support the legislation.
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can afford to lose only two GOP members and still  prevail. The five are U.S. Sens. Ron Johnson of  Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas, and Dean Heller of Nevada.

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