Pam’s Party Line for June 11, 2014

NEXT WEEK: Parish Attorney Conflicts Rebekah We’re exploring the outside employment of the attorneys who work in the Parish Attorney’s Office and where there may be conflicts of interest. Rebekah hopes to get a weekender together, in advance of Mary Roper’s June 18 hearing, depending on if her Public Records Act request gets filled Wednesday, as she’s been promised.

SuperintendentContractRenew.adv - Charles - Checking in on a brewing fight over whether to renew the contract of combative EBR School Superintendent Bernard Taylor. The two year mark of Taylor’s three-year contract is about to hit. Apparently there’s a provision that the board has to notify him a year ahead of the expiration of his contract whether it plans to renew the thing. There’s some debate about whether the board needs to actually vote on the matter. Still trying to figure out what’s going on here. Some board members seem to want to use as an opportunity to embarrass Taylor who is not very popular. If they get too ugly, Taylor could demand a buyout and things could get really ugly. He got a big buyout from his last employer in Grand Rapids, Mich. 25 to 30 inches. A or B. No photo or graphix.

LocalCommonCoreUpdate.adv - Charles - A temperature check on where things at with the Common Core implementation BR area classrooms and how much upheaval are we really looking at if the plug is pulled on PARCC assessments by Gov Bobby Jindal. EBR, WBR, Ascension and Livingston are where I’m being told to focus. Will have to do some digging to get up to speed on what these different areas are doing with Common Core. 25 to 30 inches. A or B. No photo (school is out, but there may be teacher trainings going on. will check. No graphix.)

LouisianaTenure.adv -- A nationally-watched ruling in California that struck down teacher tenure dovetails with one of the key parts of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s 2012 public school overhaul. However, the new rules in Louisiana still face legal and political hurdles.

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NO.Cellphones.061514 - Louisiana lockups are turning to new means to prevent inmates from getting their hands on cellphones, from technology like body scanners and cellphone detection devices to training dogs to sniff them out. New numbers provided by the state Department of Corrections show a steady rise in the number of cellphones turning up in prisons, prompting the state to eye a pilot program in this coming fiscal year to try out new cellphone detectors. The state, for now, has ruled out using a technology known as managed access, which is being used with some success in Mississippi and Maryland, among other places, because it’s prohibitively expensive.. 42 in. The East Baton Rouge jail has recent; installed a new device called CellSense that inmates walk past every time they come into or out of the jail, and the warden there says it’s been effective. (Hoping to run down what OPP does, but sheriff hasn’t responded yet.) A general look at the dangers posed by cellphones behind bars and why the federal government won’t let wardens block cellphone signals altogether. Photos?-- Mustian

xx/lmm ComiteATVs.041614adv—Ben. For years ATV riders have partied hard on the peaceful Comite River, recklessly destroying wildlife in the area and creating an angry mob of landowners in the process. On March 20, rules went into effect banning ATV use on the river, and LDWF & EBRSO will begin enforcing it soon as prime ATV-riding season kicks into gear. 46 in. Photos.Not all landowners along the river support the change, as some profited mightily from charging riders to allow them to access the river through their land. Those people, the Rush family, were some of the first to oppose ATVs on the river, and only started the business once the LDWF forced them to shut down their dirt mining business. Now, a legal battle is brewing in federal court over who actually owns the river — the state or landowners who have deeds that go to the middle of the river. Experiments done by biologists prior to the acceptance of the new rules showed less animals and a smaller variety of animals and plants existed in areas where ATV riders ‘rip and roar’ the most often. ART: We’ve been invited by landowners to come out and take photos. Not sure how feasible it will be to get photos of people riding, but I’ll look into it. There are tons of YouTube videos though.

TOPSReview.adv -- TOPS was a main topic of conversation during the legislative session. Nothing was done but the issue is still around and needs to be addressed, They say that the biggest hurdle is Gov Jindal. Meanwhile, the widow of the man for whom the scholarships are named is out campaigning for TOPS. PULL OUT CHART

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x/aa BriberyProceeds.adv -- Gyan. The federal government is seeking the forfeiture of $17,530 in cash and a diamond ring worth $800 -- all bribery proceeds -- that have been held in evidence since several restaurateurs, businessmen and an accountant pleaded guilty to bribing now-former city-parish tax auditor Jerome Shore. U.S. Attorney Walt Green said the cash would be put into the federal treasury, as would the proceeds from the ring once it is auctioned. 15i.

BRFitDay.061514 Ryan. Streets around LSU lakes and City-Brooks Park to be closed. Runs, walks, bike rides, fitness classes cooking demonstrations, etc. as part of mayor’s healthy cities initiative in partnership with local hospitals. 15 - 18 in, Photo and video.requested.

Wild Art ChampionsDodgeball.061514 Former LSU football, baseball and basketball stars and other pro athletes are participating in a Champions for Children Dodgeball Tournament from noon to 5 p.m. at Perkins Road Community Park. This is a fundraiser for Heritage Ranch, which operates “a Christian Children’s Home serving boys ages 13-17 in Zachary. Photos.

[very tentative] RapistFolo.061514 - Daniel knocking on doors at apartment complex where accused LSU rapist lived, see if neighbors knew much about him and will say anything.

(if really hard up, use this. if can make page without it, don’t) RacingFeature.061514adv - Seth - At 20 years old, Sarah Montgomery is the only female professional racer out of Louisiana, and is currently ranked fifth in the BFGoodrich MX-5 Pro Cup Series Skip Barber league standings. (Feature on Montgomery). 26 in. Photos.

OldCityHall.adv Aaron Looney. The vacant old Port Allen City Hall building on Jefferson Highway that the city PD wanted to see about moving in to for larger quarters is in bad shape and the cost to renovate it would be very high, according to a report prepared by an architectural firm. Th firm recommended the city demolish the building, which would be a lot cheaper but not very cheap because of required asbestos remediation. The council didn’t act on the item at its meeting this week, but the firm laid a pretty good case for demolishing the building instead of renovating it. Photo to be requested.

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[scrapped?] Flag Day.061514 State Rep. Regina Barrow is holding her 9th annual Flag Day celebration at the Capitol to “celebrate the Red, White and Blue.”

Wild Art - Blondes v. Brunettes flag football game at LSU. Also shots of traffic accident in which vehicle plowed through construction tent.

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GolfMeeting.061514 - Lauren. Brief on meeting scheduled June 18 to get public input on future of BREC’s seven golf courses.

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RacingFeature.061514adv - Seth - At 20 years old, Sarah Montgomery is the only female professional racer out of Louisiana, and is currently ranked fifth in the BFGoodrich MX-5 Pro Cup Series Skip Barber league standings. (Feature on Montgomery). Photos.

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Poet Marshal. Billy Gunn The 85-year-old city marshal in Lafayette tells Billy he is running for re-election. He’s pissed that two younger fellas in their 50s have had the audacity to file to run against him. This is that poet/marshal (he writes poetry) who Gunn did a feature on awhile back. He had photographer go out with him.

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LafayetteOrdination.061514 - Bureau - Three newly ordained Roman Catholic priests celebrate their first Masses Sunday following their ordination ceremonies held Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

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(lead) NO.ReedGold.061514 -- FILE ART (Reed) A few years ago, embattled DA Walter Reed went into the gold business with a partner. Shortly after they opened up shop, they struck up a partnership with a man who had recently been arrested on drug charges and was on active probation. The man, Eric Cazaubon, claims there were suggestions that being a business partner of Reed’s would be good for him. But things went south in a hurry and Cazaubon broke things off. A couple of weeks later, his home and business were raided by probation officers, and Reed’s prosecutors were in court not long after that getting his probation revoked. Critics say Reed should never have gotten involved with someone on active probation, and they say the episode raises questions about whether Reed used his office after the fact to punish Cazaubon when the deal went south. Pagones. 50.

(center) NO.Cellphones.061514 -- Louisiana lockups are turning to new means to prevent inmates from getting their hands on cellphones, from technology like body scanners and cellphone detection devices to training dogs to sniff them out. New numbers provided by the state Department of Corrections show a steady rise in the number of cellphones turning up in prisons, prompting the state to eye a pilot program in this coming fiscal year to try out new cellphone detectors. The state, for now, has ruled out using a technology known as managed access, which is being used with some success in Mississippi and Maryland, among other places, because it’s prohibitively expensive. The East Baton Rouge jail has installed a new device called CellSense that inmates walk past every time they come into or out of the jail, and the warden there says it’s been effective. (Hoping to run down what OPP does, but sheriff hasn’t responded yet.) A general look at the dangers posed by cellphones behind bars and why the federal government won’t let wardens block cellphone signals altogether. Mustian. 35.

(can hold if scalise wins) TOPSReview.adv -- TOPS was a main topic of conversation during the legislative session. Nothing was done but the issue is still around and needs to be addressed, They say that the biggest hurdle is Gov Jindal. Meanwhile, the widow of the man for whom the scholarships are named is out campaigning for TOPS. PULL OUT CHART

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ADDED NO.PriceVerdict.061514 -- In a compromise verdict, an Orleans Parish jury convicts Jubbard Price of two counts of negligent homicide and five counts of simple kidnapping for a murder spree in a house in New Orleans East in 2012. Simerman. 20.

NO.Coal.061514 -- A coalition of environmental groups is once again raising long-time concerns about the rail line through Gretna, Terrytown and parts of Algiers and Belle Chasse, this time as support for their anti-coal efforts. But rail officials and the regional planning commission say plans in the works to reroute traffic and extend the line. photos and map pursuing. Calder.

(coming Saturday) NO.NakedBike.061514 -- ART. Intended to promote cycling and to raise awareness about issues concerning humanity, the Fifth Annual World Naked Bike Ride in New Orleans is fast approaching! The ride is ‘As Bare as you Dare’. You may wear as little or as much clothing/costuming/body paint as you like. The ride will be June 14 this year. Riders assemble starting at 4 p.m. in Mickey Markey Park 700 Piety St., New Orleans, LA, 70117 The ride begins and ends at the park. Lawton.

(can go inside) KliebertFeature.061514 - ART. Louisiana’s health secretary is a triathlete. The self-described non-athletic runt of the family growing up took up the demanding sport at age 51. Had to learn to swim. She had panic attacks putting her head in the water. She’s been competing for seven years now. Real competitor. She has finished first in her age group in several events. Gets up daily 3:30 to 4 a.m., leaves Thibodaux home for B.R. and training -- swimming, running, biking before heading to work.

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