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February 8th, 2013

The mathematics of M&Ms

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After reading about how much one would spend for a 30-second spot to advertise on the recent Super Bowl, I tried to put a pencil to the unit cost of M&Ms.
While the red M&M singing the love song to the girl was cute, it was a long way from being $4 million attractive. For the life of me, I just can’t make the math work.
Now, I can see Budweiser spending millions with its Clydesdale ads. The price for a six-pack of beer is quite heftier than that for a 3.14 ounce package of those little round red, blue, green and yellow candies.

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New media, same problem

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Last August, a 16-year-old girl was raped in Steubenville, Ohio, by two Steubenville High School football players after a night of partying.
The night of her rape, other teenagers who witnessed her rape took video footage and Insta­gramed pictures of her being held by her ankles and wrists while she was unconscious. Nearly five months later, the entire world does not just know her story, but they have witnessed it in real time after the video and photos were leaked and went viral in early January.
Both football players were charged with rape and are now awaiting trial.

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Bobbie Roberts Miller

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Bobbie was born Roberta Carolyn Roberts on August 7, 1926, in Shreveport. She was the youngest of eight children, the daughter of Methodist minister William Franklin Roberts, Sr. and Blanche Bradford Roberts. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-six years, Bobby Gayle Miller, her parents, two brothers; Marion Roberts and Edgar Roberts, and four sister; Marge Deacon, Erin Way, Lena Blanche Laing, and Jane Elizabeth Roberts.

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RESOLUTION NO. 830 OF 2013 RESOLUTION REVOKING THE DEDICATION OF PHILLIPS

RESOLUTION NO. 830 OF 2013 RESOLUTION REVOKING THE DEDICATION OF PHILLIPS DRIVE IN BREWER ESTATES SUBDIVISION OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA

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RESOLUTION NO. 829 OF 2013 RESOLUTION DESCRIBING THE ACTIONS WHICH WILL BE

RESOLUTION NO. 829 OF 2013 RESOLUTION DESCRIBING THE ACTIONS WHICH WILL BE TAKEN BY THE CITY REGARDING THE MUNICIPAL WATER POLLUTION PREVENTION ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT REPORT IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE AND PREVENT EFFLUENT VIOLATIONS PER PERMIT REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN THE LOUISIANA WATER DISCHARGE PERMIT SYSTEM

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RESOLUTION NO. 828 OF 2013 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY TO ENTER INTO AN

RESOLUTION NO. 828 OF 2013 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT FOR IMPROVEMENTS AT THE RUSTON REGIONAL AIRPORT

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RESOLUTION NO. 827 OF 2013

RESOLUTION NO. 827 OF 2013
RESOLUTION SUPPORTING LEGISLATION ALLOWING LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY TO THE CITY OF RUSTON

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RESOLUTION NO. 826 OF 2013 RESOLUTION CHANGING STREET NAME

RESOLUTION NO. 826 OF 2013 RESOLUTION CHANGING STREET NAME

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RESOLUTION NO. 825 OF 2013 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY TO ENTER INTO

RESOLUTION NO. 825 OF 2013 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT FOR RENOVATION TO CITY HALL

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MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RUSTON HELD ON MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013, AT 5:30 P.M., IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS/ COURTROOM, 2ND FLOOR, CITY HALL, 401 NORTH TRENTON, RUSTON, LOUISIANA

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