The New Orleans-based Pelican Institute for Public Policy has released a report on state worker annual salaries that exceed $200,000. A total of 110 state employees currently fall into that category. The vast majority are employed in higher education. Rep. Simone Champagne, R-Erath, has passed a resolution requesting the Board of Regents to study executive compensation at the university system offices and boards and report back to the Legislature in Feb. 2013.
The U.S.'s largest animation festival gets under way in Baton Rouge. The Red Stick International Animation Festival includes a juried competition of animation works submitted from 30 countries. On Sunday, the festival features a 2 p.m. pre-screening of Pixar's forthcoming film, "Brave." All events are held at the Manship Theatre and Shaw Center for the Arts.
The Junior League of Longview will host an open house at 4:30 p.m. to unveil its newly renovated building, which includes its volunteer-run shop, The Bargain Box. The Junior League's unique partnership with Neiman Marcus department store chain allows it to purchase merchandise from Neiman Marcus' Longview distribution center and resell it at the Bargain Box to benefit Junior League community projects.