You can now listen to George Orwell's 1984 or John Grisham's The Appeal online, in addition to several other titles. The Lafayette Public Library offers free audiobooks that can be downloaded through its online eMedia Catalog. Library patrons with a valid library card can check out titles ranging from fiction, non-fiction, foreign language, mystery, bestsellers, fantasy, romance, biography and science fiction. Patrons can check out five audiobooks at a time, and after 14 days the loaned audiobook expires and returns to the collection. Some titles can even be transferred to a MP3 player and burned to a CD.
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.