Is it true that the moon turns green on April 20?
The claim, which appears in countless posts on Facebook and Twitter, dates back at least a few years and contains references to marijuana
"On April 20, several planets will align, which will cause the earth's moon to approximate Appears green for 90 minutes, "says the text, which stands as a text over a picture of the moon.
"This phenomenon is referred to as the 'green moon' and occurs only once every 420 years, so please share this event."
Fact-Checking Snopes' website attributes the scam to a 201
" The obviously manipulated photograph of a moon comes from a blog post published in 2010, which had nothing to do with moon events, which in turn was based on a photo from the year 2008, "reads the website.
" The underlying Concept was similar to earlier rumors about a pink moon in April, a phenomenon that pointed to a true moon event (albeit oversold), but no moon that was literally pink.
Online : www.snopes (19659003) Calcasieu Assessor earns $ 157K in # 16
What is the Salary of the Calcasieu Parish Tax Assessor?
The Last Financial Report for the Calcasieu Tax Assessors Office – released in July 2017 – shows that agency chief Wendy Aguillard earned $ 156, 640 in 2016.
Other compensation and payments listed in the report: Insurance benefits, $ 8,512; Annuillard earned $ 156,640 in salaries, making $ 146,769 in 2014.
Louisiana RS 47: 1907, assessors' salaries are based on their parish populations and provide for additional compensation – including an allowance of 10 percent of their salaries, a 7 percent childcare allowance, and annual increases of up to 7,000 dol lar.
Online : www.lla.la.gov.
LSU AgCenter sheet advises bees
The informer answered a reader's question last week as to whether carpenter bees and bumblebees sting – the answer: only female bees sting. This column caused another reader to ask a question:
I have a problem with carpenter bees. What can I do to get rid of them?
From an LSU AgCenter Leaflet on Carpenter Bees:
"Painting the wood surfaces was originally considered an effective management tool, but tests have shown it does. It does not prefer to dispose of painted wood.
" Where an infestation exists, applying a suitable insecticide to the gallery with the addition of liquid soap will stop the adults and control the emerging boys as they develop. To keep the adult bees in contact with the control material, do not close the holes immediately after treatment.
For more information, contact AgCenter at 721-4080
Online : www .lsuagcenter.com.