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Dec 8, 2009 7:04 AM by Rob Kirkpatrick

Opelousas Building May Be Forced To Change Name

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - An Opelousas resident says the city must
rename the North Park Civic Center because the man it was recently
named after is still alive.
Lena Anderson says former Alderman Louis Butler Sr., who also
was among the first black sheriff's deputies in St. Landry parish,
is worthy of honor.
But she says, "just because it is nice doesn't mean it is
right."
Mayor Donald Cravins Sr. told The Daily World he supports the
city council's recent decision to honor Butler, who will turn 97
this week.
The law calls for removing the name of a living person after
whom a building has been named. But it does not carry any penalty
for violation.

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