News in Brief- July 17, 2019
Louisiana couple say 'I do' in unique venue despite storm
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Family members didn't let Tropical Storm Barry wash out a Louisiana couple's wedding day.
Their ingenuity led the bride and groom to an unusual wedding venue: the indoor practice football field at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
The Daily Advertiser reports Casie Falcon Young and Garland Young Jr. said "I do" Saturday at the 50-yard line.
The field wasn't a hastily found location. The bride's late uncle Lynn Williams had been an equipment manager at UL since 1985. He died in March.
The bride's niece Tori Fontenot says she came up with the idea to hold the wedding on the field because Williams had always brought the family there to take refuge from bad storms. She said he would have done the same for Tropical Storm Barry.
Information from: The Advertiser, http://www.theadvertiser.com
Congressman said he'd buy tickets for congresswomen to leave
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham says he'll pay for four minority congresswomen to leave the country, piggybacking off comments by President Donald Trump.
Trump tweeted Sunday that the "progressive" Democrat congresswomen should go back to the "broken and crime infested places" they came from. He said they hail from countries whose governments are the most inept in the world.
The comment was directed toward U.S. natives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib and naturalized citizen, Ilhan Omar, who fled Somalia in 1992.
News outlets report Abraham tweeted Monday that the congresswoman have said anti-American and anti-Semitic things. The gubernatorial candidate said he'd pay for their tickets out of this country if they just tell him where they'd rather be.
Posted on Tue, July 16, 2019
by The Lafourche Gazette