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Alford: Threat of being irrelevant unites Dems, GOP

“You won't get them to agree on policy issues like abortion or taxes. And you're not going to convince them to support the same candidate for office,” writes Jeremy Alford in his latest column. “Stated plainly, there are Democrats...

DATE: July 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

James

James "Jim" Beard

In this issue of Business Report, Beard Construction Group is ranked No. 63 in the Top 100 List of Private Companies, up from No. 86 in 2013. But its president, James "Jim" Beard, isn't one to rest on laurels: "I always seem to be focused on...

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Executive Spotlight

Metro Council to consider update to downtown parking feasibility study

Downtown Development District Executive Director Davis Rhorer will request approval from the Metro Council at its meeting Wednesday to enter into a $49,500 contract with AECOM, a professional engineering corporation, to update the 2005 Downtown...

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

New Noise

New Noise

Photo courtesy of John Tulley.

DATE: July 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Red Stick Sounds

Looking back, looking forward

Looking back, looking forward

As Baton Rouge continues to look at ways to reshape its infrastructure to fit a complete streets model, it might be helpful to look back at how the city grew to where it is today. The US Geological Survey has historical maps of the city dating back...

DATE: July 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Smart City

Great <i>Apes</i>

Great Apes

It's the most human performance you'll find in a big blockbuster spectacle this summer, and it isn't even human. As Caesar, the intelligent and empathetic leader of a simian tribe surviving in a virus-devastated world sparsely populated by nomadic...

DATE: July 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: The Movie Filter

Louisiana ruling on confession rankles Catholics

Catholics are decrying a recent Louisiana Supreme Court decision that reaches into the most sanctified of church places, the confessional booth. The Associated Press reports the ruling revives a lawsuit that contends a priest should have reported...

DATE: July 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Entrepreneur: Edward 'Sandy' Comeaux

If you want to know what welders want in a cap, just ask them. That's what Edward "Sandy" Comeaux did back in 1973. As Business Report details in its new Entrepreneur feature on Comeaux, he was a sales rep then, supplying workwear to stores...

DATE: July 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Jindal, Wisconsin governor team up for 'Politico' column on school choice

In a new guest column featured on the Politico website, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker ask: "What's Obama's problem with school choice?" In the column, the governors accuse the Obama administration of "taking actions...

DATE: July 09, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Demolition of Broadmoor Theatre, neighboring building planned

To make way for additional parking at the Broadmoor Village Shopping Center—which will welcome a new Hi Nabor grocery store later this fall—the demolition of a 42,000-square-foot building neighboring the Broadmoor Theatre is expected to...

DATE: July 08, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

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