President nominates Lafayette native for federal judgeship
President Barack Obama nominated Elizabeth Erny Foote, a Lafayette native, to be U.S. District Court Judge of Louisiana’s Western District, replacing retired federal judge Tucker Melancon. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu recommended Foote for the position on July 31, 2009; the Senate Judiciary Committee must first confirm the nomination before it goes to a vote of the full Senate. No timetable has been set.
Foote is a partner at Smith Foote Law Firm in Alexandria, where she has practiced since 1979. She also served as law clerk for Judge William Culpepper, chief judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeal. Foote is the immediate past president of the Louisiana State Bar Association. She earned her undergraduate and law degrees from LSU.
Though she was born in Lafayette and still has family here, Foote's family relocated to New Orleans when she was a pre-schooler.
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.