LSU to retire jersey of Crowley legend Tommy Casanova
Tommy Casanova, the Crowley eye doctor, former state senator and former LSU football standout, will see his old No. 37 jersey officially retired during the first quarter break of tommorrow's LSU-Florida game in Tiger Stadium. The Advocatereports the jersey will be unveiled in the Tiger Stadium façade in the southeast corner next to Billy Cannon’s No. 20.
Casanova, who played for LSU from 1969-1971, is one of the school's legendary iron men. As a running back and defensive back, Casanova played both sides of the ball, in addition to taking on punt- and kick return duties. He remains the only three-time All American in LSU history.
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.