Funny Bone G.M., Jennifer Spurgeon Speaks with Tom Pace from

Under a sunny sky with gusty winds, the Funny Bone held its Ribbon-Cutting outdoors at the Louisiana Boardwalk in Bossier City on Wednesday, April 16th, 2008.

Funny Bone G.M. Jennifer Spurgeon was joined by Bossier Mayor Lorenz “Lo” Walker,  Boardwalk G.M. Ray Tromba, along with members of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony in from of the Comedy Club and Bowling Alley.

Ms. Spurgeon spoke One-on-One with Tom Pace from “The Talk of the Town” about the new Funny Bone facility in the Boardwalk: what it offers, its operating hours, and the dueling-pianos entertainment. 

SPD Asst. Chief Glenn Schach Retires- Interview with Tom Pace 4-15-08

It was a bittersweet day for Shreveport Police Chief Henry Whitehorn, as he announced the promotion of Cheryl Jeter as the City’s first female  Assistant Chief of Police…he also announced that 30 year veteran SPD Assistant Chief Glenn Schach was retiring on Thursday, April 17th, 2008.. 

Schach thanked all of his fellow officers, and praised them for their hard work. In a One-on-One interview with Tom Pace from “The Talk of the Town” Schach reflected on his career with SPD, and his thoughts about Jeter being promoted as the 1st Female Assistant Chief of Police.  

Cheryl Jeter Interview on Becoming Shreveport’s 1st Female Asst. Chief 4-15-08

Shreveport Police Captain Cheryl Jeter was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police this Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 in an afternoon Promotions Ceremony in Shreveport, Louisiana. With the promotion, Jeter becomes the first female assistant Chief of Police for the City. 

Following her badge-pinning ceremony, Jeter answered questions from Tom Pace from “The Talk of the Town” and other media…mainly about what it means to be the first Assistant Chief of Police for Shreveport.

Mayor Glover, SPD Chief Whitehorn, Don Shea, Exec. Dir. DDA Announce New SPD Red River Dist. Kiosk

In a late morning news conference Monday, april 14th, 2008, held in front of the new SPD Red River District facility, Mayor Cedric Glover annnounced the joint funding effort for the project between the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), the El Dorado Resort Casino Shreveport, and the City of Shreveport. 

Addressing the media were Mayor Glover; Shreveport Councilman Monte Wolford; SPD Chief Henry Whitehorn; Exec. Dir. of the DDA, Don Shea; El Dorado Representative Leslie Peck and others involved in the development and implementation of this latest facility to insure enhanced security in the Central Business District.

El Dorado donated the building space, while DDA contributed $25K to build it out, and Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation (SPAR) provided manpower and materials to remodel the space.  

Glover praised the joint effort saying, “This is a good example of the effectiveness of public/private partnerships.” 

ADA Eddie Brossette Interview with Tom Pace on Caddo Judge Sect. 2 Candidacy 4-14-08

Caddo Assistant District Attorney (ADA) Eddie Brossette is now officially in the Caddo Judge’s race to replace retired Judge Charles Scott, for Section Two of the First Judicial District of Caddo Parish. 

In an exclusive one-on-one interview, Monday, April 14th, 2008,  Brossette told Tom Pace with “The Talk of the Town” he feels this is the direction he’s now being called to serve, at this time in his life.  He’s been an ADA for the past 10  years.

The vacancy for Chief Judge Charles Scott’s seat on the bench came about when Scott resigned back on Febraury 29th, to enter the race for Caddo District Attorney. 

The Caddo Parish election is set for October 4th, 2008.

Cora Savaqnnah, widow of Crime Victim Eddie, at Nat’l Crime Victims Week 4-14-08

Crime victim Cora Savannah spoke out today during the National Crime Victims’ Press Conference called by Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, this Monday, April 14th, 2008.

Ms. Savannah told the sadness she feels every day at the loss of her husband, and encourages the public to get involved, and keep those crime victims, like herself, always present in their prayers.

Prator officially proclaimed April 13-19, 2008 National Crime Victims Week in Caddo Parish.

Larry & Ben Powell with Tom Pace, Comment on Ethan Powell’s Life 4-12-08

Saturday, April 12th at 2pm marked “A going Away Party” for 16 month old Ethan Powell, who lost his battle with an aggresive form of leukemia one week ago.

Following a Celebration of Ethan Powell’s Life memorial service at University Church of Shrist, in Shreveport, Louisiana…there was a balloon launch, as hundreds of blue balloons were released by Ethan’s family and friends from the church parking lot.

Afterwards, Ethan’s grandfather, Larry Powell told of his love of Ethan, and what his life meant to the family, and the world…then Ethan’s dad, Ben spoke with Pace, about young Ethan’s mission on earth, and what her remmebers about his only-child.

Tom Carleton on Ethan Powell Memorial Ceremony at BPCC 4-11-08

Bossier Parish Community College held “A Celebration of Ethan’s Life” memorial event this Friday, April 11th, 2008.  Following a launch of hundreds of blue balloons from the school’s Quadrangle area,  BPCC Chancellor Tom Carleton spoke with Tom Pace from “The Talk of the Town” about today’s ceremony.

Chancellor Carleton talks about young Ethan, who passed away Saturday, April 5th, 2008 at St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.  Ethan was the grandson of BPCC’s Telecommunications Director, Larry Powell.  Carleton was visibly moved by Ethan’s passing (He was 16 months old).

NASA Astronaut Duane

Former NASA Astronaut, Duane “Digger” Carey met with Tom Pace from “The Talk of the Town”  Tuesday, April 8th, 2008, for an EXCLUSIVE One-on-One podcast interview on www.ShreveTalk.com.  Digger Carey is in Shreveport, Louisiana for a special appearance and lecture at Sci-Port Discovery Center Friday 6p-8p.

Carey spoke with Pace on a variety of subjects: his career in the Air Force (a Lt. Colonel) …his life as a NASA Astronaut, and CapCom at Mission Control.  He also speaks about what it’s like to be up 350 miles above the earth, looking down on “the big blue marble”.

A most interesting part of the interview comes as the former astronaut predicts our future in space exploration by the year 2030.  (Clue: Carey believes we’ll have a colony on the moon)



Reed Dickens with Tom Pace on Talk of the Town 4-5-08

Tom Pace interviewed live, by phone, Reed Dickens on Pace’s radio talk show “The Talk of the Town” Saturday, April 5th, 2008 on SuperTalk 1340, KRMD, Shreveport, Louisiana. (streaming live on the web:
www.supertalk1340.com,  Dickens commented on the Presidential Race for Campaign 2008. 

Reed Dickens, LSU-S graduate, and former Assistant White House Press Secretary to President George W. Bush in his first term, was one of the guest commentators on Larry King Live.

Dickens appeared last Friday, March 28th from King’s Los Angeles CNN studio.  The subject was presidential politics – whether Hillary Clinton should stay or go… and is the Democrats’ Obama-Clinton dilemma, helping John McCain’s campaign. 

Click here to watch the final Larry King Live segment that also includes former President Reagan’s son Ron, who is also a national political commentator.