Leo Honeycut book signing at Barnes & Noble Jan. 30
When former Louisiana Gov. Edwin W. Edwards wanted to set the record straighter than it had previously been set — in the somwhat slippery arenas of politics, incarceration, racketeering, gambling, womanizing, and alcohol-free living — he turned to author and former broadcast journalist Leo Honeycutt, selecting him as his offical biographer. After two years of intensive research and numerous interviews, the book was published in the fall of 2009.
Since the release of the book, Edwin Edwards: Governor of Louisiana has become the biggest selling book ever at the Lafayette Barnes & Noblee. On Jan. 30, Leo Honeycut will sign copies of the book at 1 p.m. at the Lafayette B & N. Honeycutt will also deliver a lecture and host a question and answer session regarding his work with the imprisoned former governor.
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.