Thanos Gentimis, an assistant professor in the LSU AgCenter Department of Experimental Statistics, recently “taught” a computer program to analyze this aerial photograph of a rice field and automatically distinguish the different plots. Now he is using data to formulate an algorithm directing the computer to rate the plots for vigor, a measure of plant growth. (Photo provided by Thanos Gentimis)

Eunice candidates at a Eunice Chamber of Commerce political forum Thursday, from left, were Scott Fontenot, AJ Frank, Germaine Simpson, Randy Fontenot, Connie Thibodeaux, Ernie Blanchard, Tony Baltakis, Roland Miller, Tim Smith, Donnie Fontenot, Jackie Vallare, Chad Andrepont, Gabe Ortego, Mary Ellen Donatto and Marion “Nootsie” Sattler. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)




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