Author Archives: Elliott Stonecipher

21 Oct
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Board of Directors of Biomedical Research Foundation Must Do Its Duty

For any who do not know, the war continues to rage between the Office of the Governor of Louisiana and John George and his BRF (Biomedical Research Foundation) in Shreveport.   The long fought-over new “agreement” between the two, just ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
19 Oct
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C.P.E.R.S. Progress…Arceneaux’s Stunning Admissions

In a key hearing in Caddo Parish District Court, Judge Ramone Lafitte has issued important rulings in the lawsuit local attorney Whitney Pesnell and I filed in March 2015 (pro bono). The purpose of our suit was and remains the ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
15 Oct
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EXCLUSIVE: Wainwright & Pernici Sue City of Shreveport… and Other Developments… and One Bit of Good News…

Saturday, October 15, 2016 ….. 8:25 AM ….. I received from Michael Wainwright last night, by email, a copy of the lawsuit he and business partner Scott Pernici filed yesterday against the City of Shreveport. The subject is, of course, ...

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14 Oct
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More Developments in City of Shreveport Water Under-Billing Saga… Controversy Rages…

Friday, October 14, 2016 … 8:30 AM Not since I first reported the CPERS self-pay malfeasance at the Caddo Parish Commission has any mess-up in local government blown-up like this one down at Shreveport City Hall. Michael Wainwright has written ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
13 Oct
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Please Tell Me This Didn’t Really Happen At City Hall …..Please, Please!

Thursday, October 13, 2016 … 8:32 AM Even I find it difficult to believe what the Shreveport Times reported this morning. In all my years here, this incompetence and bizarro messing-up and messing-around just didn’t happen. As best we can ...

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11 Oct
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Go-To Source for LA Constitutional Amendments Info

Below is the link to the Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) Guide on 2016 Louisiana Constitutional Amendments. PAR has been the go-to source for this information for decades, regardless of how you ultimately decide to vote on the Amendments: PAR ...

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07 Oct
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Court Decision Against Ed Officials is Huge…

WE MAY HOPE C.P.S.B. BOSSES ARE LIKEWISE INSTRUCTED ….. Friday, October 7, 2016 …. 8:28 AM …. Deep in the bowels of government abuses of every sort are costly and punishing wars to force public officials to produce our – ...

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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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