PACE political director Adrienne Critcher and Frances Kelley will urge Rep. Alan Seabaugh (R-Shreveport) to amend his bill that they say unfairly targets LGBT workers.
Supporters of gay rights initiatives will gather at the downtown Shreveport office of Rep. Alan Seabaugh today to urge the state lawmaker to amend a bill that they say unfairly excludes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers. According to Seabaugh, the bill is intended to reduce the number of frivolous lawsuits clogging the courts. Seabaugh told WRKF that small business owners spend considerable time and money defending themselves in discrimination suits. The bill, he said, doesn't involve the LGBT community.
John Atkins, president of the Shreveport-Bossier Military Affairs Council, said his organization will award tuition assistance scholarships in June.
The liaison organization between Barksdale Air Force Base and the Shreveport-Bossier community is preparing to roll out a $100,000 scholarship program for Barksdale airmen enrolled in college programs. The Shreveport-Bossier Military Affairs Council raised the dollars in haste when it learned that the military tuition assistance program would be cut due to automatic spending cuts by Congress. The tuition assistance has since been reinstated.
Andrew Panos holds a city proclamation from former Shreveport Mayor Keith Hightower, a loyal patron who named May 22 Panos Diner Day, back in 2000.
A bustling and much beloved downtown Shreveport diner is quiet. The owners of Panos Diner, Andrew and Chris Panos, have retired from the restaurant business since they started washing dishes in the family restaurant in the 1950s. Over the 38 years in the downtown location, Panos Diner attracted a devoted coffee klatch. On Friday, the last day it was open, a handful of men gathered for a final cup of coffee. 88-year-old Hardy Cole is a retired CPA.