Each of my grade school classes was divided into three reading groups. Group 1 was the strong readers; Group 2, the average readers, and Group 3, the weak readers.
Nobody tried to mask our abilities with cute names like Bluebirds, Redbirds and Robins. We were what we were, and some of us could read better than others. Typically, the kids who were good readers were still good readers when we went to high school; the average readers, still average, and the weak readers, still weak.
Flipping through television channels as I wound down Monday night, I ran across a “Breaking Local News” bulletin on a Shreveport news station. That caught my attention, so I stopped to see what it was all about it.
Seconds later, I was gasping “No!” … horrified by what I was seeing and hearing unfold on the screen.
Six teenagers in Shreveport … none knowing how to swim … dead after drowning after they accidently walked into a sinkhole while playing in the Red River.
With taxes and dividend income, seasoned investors have learned the special qualified dividend treatment can increase their after-tax return. They tend to find some dividend-paying stocks and mutual funds attractive because their total return includes both the dividend and any market price appreciation.
Agritourism involves hosting curious visitors on our agricultural operations. Their unfamiliarity with operations increases the risk of injury and of course lawsuits. In response to the vulnerability for lawsuits and the problem with obtaining liability insurance for agritourism operations, Louisiana law, R.S. 9:2795.5, was passed in 2008. The law is intended to limit the liability of an agritourism professional for injuries that occur through no fault of the agritourism professional.