Rob Perillo hosts In Our Own Backyard Series Tuesday
He’s the wild man wizard of modern meteorology. Tonight Rob Perillo will take leave from his secret enclave at the KATC-TV3 station – cautiously parting from his trusty Power Doppler 3000 – to host this evening’s installment of the In Our Own Backyard series. This week’s topic is “Wind, Water and Survival: Hurricane Stories” and members of the “Cajun Flotilla” will also be participating.
Perillo is the chief meteorologist at KATC TV3 and has “25 years of experience in forecasting Gulf Coast weather and has tracked hundreds of tropical storms and hurricanes during his career, including major Louisiana storms such as Andrew, Lili, Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike.” Over the years, he has appeared on the Learning, Discovery, National Geographic and Weather Channels in regards to weather related phenomena as well as CBS and CNN during the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. It all goes down at the VermilionvillePerformanceCenter Tuesday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. Be there! For more information, call 482-1320.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.