Last Modified: Friday, August 03, 2012 6:40 PM
Can you tell me the song, and the composer of the melody, that precedes the “Young and the Restless” on television?
It’s called “Nadia’s Theme,” and it’s the work of Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin Jr., who composed the song — originally titled “Cotton’s Dream” — for a 1971 film. Botkin reworked the song for “The Young and the Restless” a couple years later.
“But the tune achieved even more fame during the 1976 Montreal Olympics, when ABC used it in a montage of footage featuring gold-medal winning gymnast Nadia Comaneci,” reads a Los Angeles Times publication printed in 2008 for the soap’s 35th anniversary.
“While Comaneci never performed to the music, the song’s association with her success caused it to skyrocket in popularity.
Botwin renamed the tune ‘Nadia’s Theme,’ and it was released as a single that reached No. 8 on the Billboard Music Charts
in December 1976.”
I know what the name implies, but does a person possessing a concealed handgun permit in Louisiana have to wear it concealed on his body or can it be visibly worn on his body like in an outside belt holster?
The permit allows bearers to carry a concealed handgun, but it doesn’t require that they do so. And holding a concealed handgun permit has no effect on one’s right to openly carry a firearm in Louisiana.
As far as the holster is concerned, according to a 1975 state Supreme Court ruling — in a case involving a gun in a holster —“a weapon, although not in ‘full, open view,’ is nonetheless not a ‘concealed’ weapon if it is sufficiently exposed to reveal its identity.”
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We live outside the city limits. Can anything be done about homeowners not keeping their yards maintained?
Complaints about poorly maintained yards outside the city limits are handled by code enforcement officials with the Calcasieu Parish Planning and Development Department.
To report problems, call 721-3625 or download — and mail or email — a copy of a complaint form from the Police Jury’s website. You can reach the page by rolling the mouse pointer over the “I Want To” and then the “Report” tabs and clicking on “A Violation of Property Ordinances.”
The parish’s tall-grass provisions apply to “lots located within recognized subdivisions outside municipalities in the parish” and to “certain lots outside of recognized subdivisions.”
Whether a parcel of land falls into the second category is left to officials’ discretion and several property factors, including its use and its proximity to subdivisions.
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