Author Archives: Elliott Stonecipher

Elliot Stonecipher
27 Sep
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A Sincere “Thank You” to U. S. District Court Judge Maurice Hicks

September 27, 2016 I write to personally and publicly express my appreciation to Judge Maurice Hicks.  Known to many as “Maury,” he is a federal judge in the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, here in Shreveport. ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
25 Sep
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The Barnwell Center’s Death Was No Accident

  September 25, 2016 As questions about the proposed Planet Aqua aquarium on the Shreveport riverfront mount, some about the closing of the Barnwell Center have been answered. Our R. S. Barnwell Memorial Garden & Art Center was not beyond ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
23 Sep
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BIOMED (BRF) Call for “Transparency” from State Is a Howler!

News broke last night that University Health Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe – which are creations of the Biomedical Research Foundation, regardless of its new logo and name change earlier this week – will proceed in the hands of some ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
18 Sep
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Barnwell Center Dead… Taxpayers Hammered… No News

September 18, 2016 Lacking only the expected approval of the Shreveport City Council, an aquarium will take over the riverfront space from which the Barnwell Center long and well served our community. No matter how stupendous and breathtaking officials and other ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
11 Sep
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City / Parish Government for Shreveport & Caddo Is Our Best – Only? – Chance

September 11, 2016 Anytime a politician / public official says, “It’s time for a conversation,” I instinctively roll my eyes.  I mean, really … when did a pol ever want to “converse” with you, especially when their side is an opinion piece in ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
08 Sep
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Rep. Glover’s Screaming “FIRE!!” In Our Theater Is Noxious

Thursday, September 8, 2016 I won’t waste anyone’s time with explanations for why Cedric Glover does such things … our time is truly worth far, far more than that. For now, we can put out the fire he has set ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
04 Sep
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Governor Edwards’ “Honor Code” Disproved by Excellent Reporting

September 4, 2016 I recently wrote to spotlight journalism excellence in the reporting on South Louisiana floods by Gordon Russell of The Advocate newspaper, and Mark Schleifstein of the Times Picayune / NOLA.com. In their likewise excellent reporting this week, ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
23 Aug
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Initial Data … Louisiana Flood of 2016

August 23, 2016 In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, I hit the road from the undamaged north to the devastated south … all along I-10 and I-12.  The need for demographic information was pronounced, and given that Louisiana ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
13 Aug
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Whitney Pesnell vs. Caddo Commission … Because It’s Right

August 13, 2016 As our work against Caddo Parish Commission corruption broadens and deepens, one of its untold stories is ripe for telling.  It is Whitney Pesnell’s story, the Shreveport attorney volunteering his services while lawyers on the other side ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
06 Aug
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Dear Caddo Commission: “Where’s Our Money?!

August 6, 2016 The following definition is included in an article I recently read by Michael J. Hutter for the American Bar Association, “Prosecuting Public Officials / Figures for Corruption: The Approach in the United States“… “Public corruption is any ...

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30 Jul
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As Facts of the Jim Leslie Tragedy Unfolded …

July 31, 2016 (Previous articles I have written on this subject may be read here and here.) ************* On the hell-hot afternoon of the same day Jim Leslie was killed in Baton Rouge, July 9, 1976, an airplane arranged by his ...

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24 Jul
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Jim Leslie: The Delay – Denial? – of Justice

July 24, 2016 The response to my recently reposted article about Jim Leslie’s death has been very positive.  That so many readers would remember so well, much less share their personal reactions to his heart-rending story, was a fine surprise.  (Article ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
30 Jun
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Caddo Commissioners Soon to Ice Their CPERS Haul?

June 30, 2016 (* Readers interested in my earliest articles on this subject need only follow the directions in the footnote, below.) From the first of my reports, in January 2015, about Caddo Parish Commission corruption – most notably in ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
26 Jun
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Tax-And-Spenders Have Branded me… And I Accept

June 26, 2016 It isn’t every morning that I smile more or less all the way through my cereal, and I write to gladly credit The Advocate for thus kicking-off my day.  In fairness, though, I stipulate that those now in charge ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
20 Jun
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Governor Edwards, Honor Louisiana’s Taxpayers.

June 19, 2016 No matter anything else, many Louisianans believed John Bel Edwards would shoot much straighter with us than did ex-Governor Bobby Jindal.  It gives me no pleasure to say that he is busily proving us wrong. Our governor’s ...

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