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News For Tuesday 09/20/11


NEWS FOR TUESDAY 092011
BY DAVE GRAICHEN

HE WAS DOING THE JOB ON AN INTERIM BASIS, BUT, NOW HE IS THE PERMANENT BOSS. LOREN LAMPERT WAS OFFERED THE JOB AS FULL-TIME CHIEF OF THE ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT ON MONDAY AFTERNOON, AND HE ACCEPTED ON THE SPOT. LAMPERT, A FORMER ALEXANDRIA POLICE OFFICER HAD BEEN ON LEAVE FROM HIS JOB AT THE RAPIDES PARISH DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE JUNE 13. WHEN HE ACCEPTED THE INTERIM POSITION.

TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN THE OCT. 22 ELECTIONS.
NEW VOTERS WHO WANT TO SIGN UP CAN GO TO THEIR PARISH REGISTRAR OF VOTERS' OFFICE, OR REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.GEAUXVOTE.COM. CURRENTLY, THERE ARE 2.78 MILLION VOTERS REGISTERED IN LOUISIANA. DEMOCRATS ACCOUNTED FOR ALMOST HALF OF THE REGISTRATION, WITH 1.4 MILLION VOTERS, WHILE REPUBLICANS TOTALED 707,000, AND 657,000 ARE REGISTERED AS INDEPENDENTS.

TWO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE IN STABBING OF A 16 YEAR OLD STUDENT YESTERDAY MORNING THAT IN THE BATHROOM AT OPELOUSAS HIGH SCHOOL. OPELOUSAS POLICE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN DARREN ZACHARY SAYS 17-YEAR-OLD BRANDON ROBERTSON AND HIS BROTHER, 18-YEAR-OLD CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON WERE BOTH CHARGED. HE SAYS THEY BELIEVE THE INCIDENT STARTED WITH A FIGHT AT A BUS STOP THAT SPILLED OVER INSIDE THE SCHOOL. HE SAYS THE VICTIM WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL IN STABLE CONDITION WITH SEVERAL STAB WOUNDS.

THREE TEENS, 19 YEARS OF AGE AND UNDER HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH A RASH OF RANDOM SHOOTINGS IN THE BOYCE AREA. IT HAPPENED OVER THE WEEKEND, SEVERAL HOUSES AND CARS, FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON, WERE SHOT AT. THE TEENS EACH FACE FIVE COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED FIRST-DEGREE MURDER, THREE COUNTS OF DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY. AUTHORITIES SAY ANOTHER ARREST IS POSSIBLE. THE GOOD NEWS IS NO ONE WAS INJURED.

A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT HAS OVERTURNED THE 1998 SECOND-DEGREE MURDER CONVICTION OF PRINCESS LACAZE OF NATCHITOCHES, WHO WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE AFTER A MAN WITH WHOM SHE WAS HAVING AN EXTRAMARITAL AFFAIR KILLED HER HUSBAND IN 1997. A PANEL OF U.S. 5TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS JUDGES RULED THE PROSECUTION ERRED IN THE 1998 TRIAL WHEN IT DID NOT REVEAL A DEAL MADE WITH LACAZE'S EX-LOVER, MERYLAND ROBINSON, THE CHIEF WITNESS AGAINST HER. THE 49 YEAR OLD LACAZE WILL HAVE A BOND HEARING WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS IN NATCHITOCHES. HER ATTORNEY, MICHAEL SMALL OF ALEXANDRIA, SAID HE EXPECTS TO ENTER A PLEA OF NOT GUILTY. IT WILL BE UP TO THE PARISH DA THEN TO DECIDE IF HE WANTS TO RETRY THE CASE.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S PLAN FOR REDUCING THE FEDERAL DEBT MEETS WITH DISAPPROVAL FROM LOUISIANA'S REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATES. JEFFERSON PARISH CONGRESSMAN STEVE SCALISE SAYS HE'S TROUBLED BY MR. OBAMA'S PLAN TO RAISE TAXES ON THE RICH BY OVER A TRILLION DOLLARS. ON MSNBC MONDAY, MINDEN CONGRESSMAN JOHN FLEMING WAS ALSO CRITICAL OF THE OBAMA DEFICIT REDUCTION PLAN. FLEMING SAYS THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO FOCUS ON CREATING JOBS AND NOT ON REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH. THE OBAMA PLAN WOULD RAISE TAXES ON HOUSEHOLDS WITH OVER A MILLION DOLLARS INCOME; RAISING ABOUT $1.5-TRILLION. SENATOR DAVID VITTER SAYS, IN THE CURRENT ECONOMY, THAT PLAN WILL HURT - NOT HELP.

A CONSTRUCTION CRANE HAS FALLEN AND STRUCK A BUILDING OF A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY IN SOUTH SHREVEPORT. THE 110 FT. CRANE WAS INSTALLING EQUIPMENT WHEN IT FELL OVER AND CUT THROUGH ONE OF THE NURSING HOME BUILDINGS AT THE OAKS OF LOUISIANA. AN EMPLOYEE WAS SENT TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES, BUT NO OTHER INJURIES WERE REPORTED. RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO OTHER BUILDINGS WHILE THE DAMAGE IS ASSESSED.

THE LAWYERS INVOLVED IN THE SECOND-DEGREE BATTERY CASE AGAINST LSU QUARTERBACK JORDAN JEFFERSON SAY THE DNA TESTS HAVE COME BACK INCONCLUSIVE. JEFFERSON'S ATTORNEY LEWIS UNGLESBY SAYS DNA TAKEN FROM JEFFERSON AND SHOES BELONGING TO THE SUSPENDED FOOTBALL PLAYER DID NOT SHOW UP ON THE ALLEGED VICTIM. A GRAND JURY IS EXPECTED TO HEAR EVIDENCE ON JEFFERSON'S CASE TOMORROW. HE AND ANOTHER LSU PLAYER, LINEBACKER JOSH JOHNS, ARE FACING A FELONY BATTERY CHARGE FOR THEIR ALLEGED ROLE IN A FIGHT OUTSIDE OF A BAR LAST MONTH. UNGLESBY IS CONFIDENT THE GRAND JURY WILL CLEAR JEFFERSON.

GOVERNOR JINDAL CUT THE RIBBON ON A NEW MULTI-LANE SECTION OF US HIGHWAY 61, FROM ST. FRANCISVILLE TO THE MISSISSIPPI LINE YESTERDAY. THE HIGHWAY IS A MAJOR CONNECTOR FROM BATON ROUGE TO NORTHEAST PARISHES.

ACCORDING TO A NEW NATIONAL SURVEY OF CHILD CARE COSTS, LOUISIANA IS ONE OF THE MOST AFFORDABLE PLACES FOR PARENTS SENDING KIDS TO DAY CARE CENTERS. TREY WILLIAMS WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES SAYS THE SURVEY FOUND THAT LOUISIANA'S AVERAGE COST FOR INFANTS IS $5,900, $4,400 FOR 4-YEAR-OLDS AND $2,450 FOR SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN. ONLY ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI HAVE LOWER RATES. HE SAYS CHILD CARE IS STILL PRICEY.

FORMER GOVERNOR EDWIN EDWARDS SAYS HE THINKS THE STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTY NEED TO MOVE TO THE CENTER TO COMPETE WITH THE REPUBLICAN ASCENSION IN LOUISIANA. SPEAKING AT THE BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB, EDWARDS SAYS THE WAY HE SEES IT MANY OF THE STATE'S NEW REPUBLICANS ARE STILL DEMOCRATS AT HEART.

IN A SPEECH YESTERDAY MORNING PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA LAID OUT A PROPOSAL TO
RAISE 1.5-TRILLION DOLLARS IN TAXES AS PART OF HIS PLAN TO START CUTTING THE NATIONAL DEBT. LSU POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR ROBERT HOGAN SAYS THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN HAS VERY LITTLE CHANCE OF PASSAGE SO LONG AS REPUBLICANS CONTROL THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. OBAMA HAS BEEN PROMOTING HIS PROPOSAL, TO CREATE JOBS WHILE ALSO SHRINKING THE DEBT, IN A SERIES OF SPEECHES AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY.

AN EARLY MORNING TRAIN DERAILMENT YESTERDAY IN LINCOLN PARISH NEAR THE OUACHITA PARISH LINE, FORCED THE EVACUATION OF SEVERAL HOMES YESTERDAY AS A PRECAUTION. STATE POLICE SPOKESPERSON TROOPER MARK DENNIS SAYS THERE WAS NO SPILL BUT A TAKER CAR CARRYING A FLAMMABLE LIQUID WAS HEAVILY DAMAGED IN THE DERAILMENT.

SHREVEPORT OFFICIALS MAY BE FORCED TO TELL RESIDENTS TO CUT BACK ON HOW MUCH WATER THEY USE. CITY OFFICIALS ARE MEASURING HOW MUCH WATER IS USED OVER THE NEXT 10 DAYS TO DETERMINE IF RESTRICTIONS ARE NECESSARY. UNDER A NEW WATER CONSERVATION POLICY, THE CITY'S WATER AND SEWERAGE DIRECTOR CAN ORDER MANDATORY RESTRICTIONS WHEN LAKE LEVELS AT CROSS LAKE FALL BELOW 166 FEET OR WATER FROM THE CITY WATER PLANT EXCEEDS 70 MILLION GALLONS PER DAY FOR 10 DAYS.
STARTING THIS WEEK, THE CITY IS TRACKING THE AMOUNT OF WATER USED AT THE PLANT. THE CITY IS CURRENTLY PUMPING 75 MILLION GALLONS PER DAY.


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