Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Catherine “Kitty” Kimball suffered an ischemic stroke early Sunday. The court confirmed in a Sunday afternoon press release that Kimball underwent a successful procedure to remove the blockage and was in recovery in intensive care.
Kimball, 64, is the first woman elected to the state’s highest court. She served as an associate justice from 1992 to 2008 and has been chief justice since January of last year. She replaced Chief Justice Pascal Calogero, who retired after 36 years on the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court spokeswoman Valerie Willard did not have an update on Kimball’s condition this morning. Willard said she is awaiting word from Kimball's family.
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.