Under Slabbed’s version of a day late and a dollar short I missed that Martina McBride is teaming up with homie Michael Grimm to perform concerts on November 19th and 20th at the Hancock County Multi-purpose Center on the Kiln-Delisle road. The concert is to promote Mississippi’s West Coast according to the WLOX report on this subject but I am told reliably that it is the local Rotary Clubs which made the event possible, the proceeds of which are slated to benefit the Hancock County Food Pantry, an organization which I am very familiar. Mark your calendars and plan on attending. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.
There have been several area news stories which touched upon topics we cover, including 2 stories we broke this past week in the request for resignations from unclassified Parish employees and Anne Marie Vandenweghe’s disappointing day in court. In going back through the week in news I thought WWL TV (Channel 4) was “there with the most” on these news items so it is with them we stop first. Dominic Massa filed a report on Anne Marie’s day in Ross LaDart’s courtroom which was very good. This story ran at 5 last Tuesday but unfortunately the companion video was not posted online. It contains one good nugget of information, Anne Marie has lawyered up with Northshore attorney Bobby Truitt. Truitt’s selection is meaningful, especially as it relates to LaDart and his curious public records rulings, as it appears he was instrumental in bringing down crooked 24th Judicial district court judge Alan Green of Operation Wrinkled Robe infamy. My own opinion is that AMV’s tastes in lawyers is very good. I’d be remiss if I did not add that the women of Truitt Law not only appear to be highly intelligent, professional and “sophisticated” but also are hotties too.
On the same topic Rich Rainey at the Times Picayune filed a short report Friday which falls into the category of several days late and relies upon their own prior stories on this general topic as illustrated by the fact that neither Mr. Truitt’s name or the fact AMV now has outside council is not mentioned. I’ll add this appears to be round 1 of a 3 round fight and to that extent the headline over Rainey’s story is a bit misleading IMHO. I suspect we have not heard the last of AMV and her public records suit against the Parish.
Finally I’ll add the file photos of AMV used in both reports are hideous. I’ll see if I can get the Slabbed Nation a better pic besides wind blown AMV and car door AMV. Continue reading “Slabbed News Miscellany: A week’s worth of Jefferson Parish news we broke on Slabbed plus the continued fight against conflicts of interest.”