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Courtland Chaney says, "Having read the Monday column item about 'le leak,' I thought I'd share my story about 'le garbage.' "In the early '80s I lived in Europe, teaching management and psychology courses on U.S. military bases for the University of Maryland European Division. Comment?
Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- From left to right, Fort Polk's Jean Graves, Colleen Finch and her husband Ben Finch get a closer look at bees milling about on a 'frame' pulled from a bee box by Bob Danka, , Research Leader and Research Entomologist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology Lab in Baton Rouge, Saturday, June 25, 2016. Ben Finch recently retired from the U.S. Army, and he his wife bought a 'hobby' farm, and are looking at adding honey bees, and seeking information. Comment?
Explosives experts from the Fort Polk Army and Lafayette Parish officials will detonate an old hand grenade at around 1:30 this afternoon in an area of Lafayette Parish known as Judice, which is west of Lafayette, Fire Department spokesman Alton Trahan said. "If residents in the rural area of Judice hear a loud noise, it's emergency officials rendering the device safe. Comment?
I don't understand why people outside the state have trouble with Louisiana names. Sure, we call our dog "Phideaux" and pronounce Hebert "A-bear" and DeBlieux "W," but is that really so hard to grasp? Craig M. Bennett, of Morgan City, says his buddy Danny Gaudet went through basic combat training with him at Fort Ord, California, in the late 1960s with the name "Gadget." Comment?
Carol Moore says our comments on flying squirrels bring to mind this teenage experience when she lived in Crystal Springs, Mississippi: "My patrol settled down to sleep the first night with all our stuff stowed away, including makeup, which we put on a small shelf alongside our bunk beds. "The next morning we discovered that a number of items on those shelves were missing, especially colorful things like lipsticks and compacts, also small mirrors and combs. Comment?
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