Perhaps the only moment at Sunday night's Oscars that even resembled "controversial" was the acceptance speech by Best Supporting Actress winner Patricia Arquette, whose remarks calling for equal pay for women brought the audience ti its feet. And one man who says he agrees is talk show legend Rush Limbaugh.
It was, without a doubt, the most memorable - and surprising - performance of the evening at Sunday night's Oscars. Pop diva Lady Gaga brought down the house with a stunning medley of songs from "The Sound of Music", displaying an operatic range that left even her most knowledgeable fans stunned...and the star studded crowd at Los Angeles' Dolby Theater standing and cheering.
The controversy surrounding the Common Core federal public school curriculum continues to grow. But for those who see it as the final step in the total takeover of American education by the federal government, well, they'll love this scathing critique of Common Core by conservative columnist and Fox News commentator, George Will.
Hall of Famer Deion Sanders is said to have run the fastest: 4.21 seconds. This week at the NFL Scouting Combine soon-to-be rookie Jameis Winston ran a sluggish 4.9. But how fast could a man off the street run a 40 yard dash? And not jut any man off the street, but the Commissioner of the National Football League?
Closings for Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Ashdown School District (Ark.)
Bossier Parish public schools and centers
Caddo Head Start
Caddo Parish Schools and Centers
Calvary Baptist Academy
Central School Corporation
Christian Center Montessori School
Claiborne Parish public schools
Columbia Christian School (Ark.)
DeSoto Parish Schools
Comic Con is a big hit for local fans, but many had to wait in long lines in the rain to get into the Bossier Civic Center for the event.
Organizers were expecting about 2,000 people, but that number was shattered early in the day and people had to wait outside for hours because of the buildings' capacity.