UL Ragin’ Cajuns football players will carry the memory of Mickey Shunick onto every field they play on during the 2012 season. The team has decided to add to its helmets a decal of a girl on her bicycle above the name “Mickey.”
According to KATC, the idea came from a football staff member, who pitched the idea to Cajuns Head Coach Mark Hudspeth for final approval. The Daily Advertiser reports that Hudspeth called it a “phenomenal idea.”
Shunick, an avid cyclist, was a 21-year-old UL student when she was kidnapped while riding her bicycle the morning of May 19 and subsequently killed by Brandon Scott Lavergne, a 33-year-old registered sex offender who pleaded guilty Friday to Shunick’s death and the 1999 murder of Lisa Pate. He started a life sentence at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola the same day he entered a guilty plea.
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.