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3. I Pkuce pit I l', I t- 4 I IBM DO HOD Kaplan "Gateway ToAcadiana's Coastal Wetlands' A 30TH YEAR, NUMBER 24 JUNE 14, 1995 "THE WEEKLY VOICE OF KAPLAN AND VERMILION PARISH" Law Will Allow Name Change -fly- rLi- COOLING OFF IN THE POOL -Jacob Guillory (with cap on) is busy trying to of swimming. The students are listening to his instructions, but find it difficult photo by Judy T. Mire) teach his young students the basics not to play at the same time. (Herald Rep.

Theriot Concerned About Possible Future Medicaid Cuts By FELICIA DUGAS Louisiana Stat Newspapers After an 11 year fight, the University of Southwestern Louisiana will soon have a new name. Gov. Edwin Edwards signed a bill, authored by Sen. Cecil Picard, into law Thursday which changes the name of the Board of Trustees to the University of Louisiana system. It also allows other universities under its governance to change their names to the University of Louisiana at whatever city they're located.

'It's a piece of legislation we've been working on for 11 years and now it has come to fruition," Sen. Picard said. This bill gives a name to the only system in the country that doesn't have a name. We have the LSU system and the Southern system, now other colleges and universities under the Board of Trustees will have the University of Louisiana system name." Picard said at least two schools have to request a name change before anything can be done. This was done to eliminate rumors from LSU supporters that the bill was simply a USL name change.

At this time, both USL and Senate Bill 347 will permit BESE and the Board of Regents to develop a future plan to allow certain academic courses to be taught at vo-tech schools and to be transferred for credit to a university. House Bill 591 will suspend the driver's license of anyone under age 18 until they turn 18 if they are convicted of a DWI or possession of drugs. Senate Bill 1376 makes it illegal to transport any loose materials such as dirt, gravel, and sand, by a commercial hauler anywhere throughout the state of Louisiana without properly covering their load. This safety feature is intended to save Louisiana motorists and insurance companies the cost of repairs. Senate Bill 1402 will create an immediate moratorium on any new salt water nets beginning July 1.

This piece of legislation was initiated in case the much talked-about gill net ban law is either vetoed or struck down by the courts. Theriot says it is necessary not only to conserve the resource but to stop further competition and entry, particularly by out-of-staters whose waters have been closed by the passage of similar legislation. Senate Bill 1415 expands the existing Taylor plan for tuition Corpus Christi Procession Set On Sunday, June 18, following Father Blanda will reconse- 50C Northeast have expressed interest, Picard added. With the name changes, USL would become the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Northeast, the University of Louisiana at Monroe. "It removes the regional connotation," Picard said.

"When recruiting students, either academically or athletically, instead of saying the University of Southwestern Louisiana, or Northeast University, we can sav the University of Louisiana at Lafayette or University of Loui- siana at Monroe. It gives a system as well as a geographic name." Picard added that he is pushing for a community college system in Acadiana the fate of which will be determined this week. "The system will create a dual track for vo-tech and community colleges in Abbeville, Lafayette and New Iberia. The South Louisiana Community College system won't hurt the vo-tech system but help it," according to Picard. If the legislation is passed.

Gulf Area Technical Institute would be the site of one of the community colleges. exemption for college bound students by allowing individuals to put aside funds to sponsor a future scholarship and receive a tax credit from the State of Louisiana under the State Treasurer's Office. In addition, three other major issues received final concurrence from both Houses and are on their way to the governor. The gill net bill, House Bill 91 9, was amended to permit nets to remain in the water for up to three months. Theriot said this will create a commercial speckled trout season with an existing limit of up to a million pounds caught and the use of a net no longer than 1200 feet.

In addition, it will require tagging of all nets used and will revoke a commercial fisherman's license permanently upon his or her conviction. The bill also provides for a 90-day mullet season with no limit and thereafter, nine months of fishing with up to a 500 pound daily limit. Agricultural land will be protected from property damages caused by governmental agencies under House Bill 2199. Government will also be restricted from taking this valuable land, said See page 2 on a fresh new look wlfh nnnthari 14 PAGES the 10 a.m. mass, all parishion- ers, church and civic organiza- Hnna are naked tn rmrtirinflta in a Corous Christi Drocession which will begin at Holy Rosary Church and end at Cabrini Church.

By Judy Mire Managing Editor Bon Jour! Public Rosary Rosary at the statue of the Blessed Mother on the By-Pass Highway 14 is prayed on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. The public is invited. Hi God Counselors Retreat This retreat is for all Hi God counselors and teachers. It will take place at the CCD building beginning on June 25th beginning at 5 p.m. and ending with Mass at Cabrini at 6:30 p.m.

Contact Belinda Hargrave at 643-2541 or Trisha Frith at 643-8114. Hi God Program Registration for Hi God will be held June 19-23 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the CCD building. The program will begin on Monday, June 26 till June 30. The cost is $2 per child for ages four to 10 years of age.

MMS Mixed Softball Tournament Maltrait Memorial is sponsoring a mixed soft-ball tournament on June 23, 24, and 25 at the Clement Park. Entry fee is $70 per team. Fourteen T-shirts will be given for first, second, and third place. FMI contact Flodry Breaux, 643-1778, Gerard Richard, 643-2566, or Felix Guidry, 643-2095. No ice chests allowed.

Kaplan Supper Club Alumni Tournament The Kaplan Supper Club is sponsoring an Alumni Mixed Softball Tournament on July 28-30. Classes from 1963-1993 are invited. For more information, contact Felix Guidry, tournament chairman, at 643-2095 or Brent Abshire. La. Passion Play Seats are still available for the trip to Ruston to see the dramatic re-enactment of some of the major events in the life of Jesus Christ.

The bus will depart Kaplan at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 24 and return during the early morning of June 25. FMI call 643-6472. Reading Roundup The Reading Roundup at the Kaplan Library will ij Al 1 A continue mrougn Aug. 5th.

Coupons for free ice cream cone, free icees, free mini burgers, free pizzas, free movie rentals, free snow cones and free fun sheet will be awarded for each 10 books read, as will a chance to register for free prizes. rjTffw f7 I I I I I DJAA I I Classified 13 Editorial 4 Family Focus 6,7,8,9 SPrts 2 I T. V. Guide 1 1,121 on 14 rages To Subscribe Call 643-8002 Monday thru Friday of 643 into and With only one week left in the 1995 Legislative session, the state of Louisiana is still struggling with an unsolved mystery what to do about massive future Medicaid cuts, according to Rep. Sam Theriot.

"Though the temporary solution developed is the best available, it is nonetheless just that temporary," Rep. Theriot said Friday. "It looks like this will be the only thing we can do as the session ends." Theriot gave three reasons for his feelings that this was the legislature's only option. "Firstly, the federal government still has our hands tied and will not give us an answer on our request for a waiver. Secondly, we cannot adjust to immediate massive cuts of this size without critical damage to our elderly and poor.

And, finally, the Constitution prohibits us from raising any new revenues this year. "However, it is important to note that it is obvious that the next governor and legislature will have no choice but to determine a means of providing adequate health care to those in need while balancing our budget with cuts, taxes, or a combination, none of which will be popular." Several major issues were completed by the legislature this past week, including: WRITING AND SCIENCE WORKSHOP The teachers at Kaplan Elementary School participated in a workshop presented by Marie Janise and Joyce Faul. The workshop was to help teachers integrate science and writing skills. (Herald Photo By Judy T. Mire) Workshops Scheduled For Kaplan Branch Library crate our church parish and the city to the Immaculate Heart of Marv and the Sacred Heart of osus.

The public is invited to attend. Vincent will teach French braiding at 2 p.m. to registered participants between the ages of 10 and 14. The fourth workshop at the Kaplan Branch will be "Becoming a Better Babysitter." This two-part workshop will take place from 1 :30 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays, July 13 and July 20.

Alice Lancon, 4-H Club Jr. Leaders, and FCE Homemaker Volunteers will conduct this two-part workshop geared for ages 12 to 14. The "Defend Your Library" workshop brings the National Guard to town on Monday, July 24. The 10 a.m. workshop will be presented by Sgt.

Neal LeBlancof the National Guard Co. 2156 Infantry Mechanized to ages 9 to 14. Master the steps to many line dances at "The Line Starts Here workshop presented by Tissa Matthews. On Wednesday, July See Workshops, page 2 Kami fSIIII A 8erieg of 8even workshops in the Branch the Vermilion Parish Library during the jg Roundup Summer Program. Space is limited, so pre- registration for all workshops is a must.

Call the Kaplan Branch at 7209 to register. The first workshop is "Paper Capers," presented by Jackie Choate. Th18 two-part workshop takes paper items and turns them uying paper airplanes anu work8hop will be held on Friday, Junel6atl0a.m.forPartland2 for 2. This workshop is rtsorsH fni- Q.I 9 voar nlHa The next workshop will be held June 20 when Gerard Richard gives pointers on the care and taraorA nf vonr hnnahall cards. Trash 0r Cash: What's Your Card Worth?" will begin at 2 p.m.

is geared to age8 8-i4. Learn French hair braiding on Junf me rl A UUU1WS IfVl IWUVI VUMX AAMMMW ribbon cutting ccncMONY Kapian Main street is Beginning to take business, A Services, celebrating their grand opening. The business specializes In plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioner repairs and also sales. Participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony were EkxJIe and fad Broussard; Jessica, Jeremy, Tabatha, and Tim Broussard, owners; Bennett Brouseard, mayor; Sandy Gimen Chamber Director; Lardy and Elle Meaux; and Paul Meaux, Kaplan State Bank. (Herald Photo By Judy T.


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