BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco will make her first public appearance this weekend since being diagnosed with and treated for a rare eye cancer. Blanco is scheduled to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Louisiana Democratic Party at its annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on Saturday. The... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco's husband, Raymond, injured in a fall more than a week ago, has been transferred from a New Orleans hospital to one in the couple's hometown of Lafayette. Blanco spokeswoman, Marie Centanni, tells said that how long the 74-year-old Blanco known as "Coach"... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A spokeswoman says Raymond "Coach" Blanco - a former vice president at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and husband of the former governor - is recovering at Tulane Medical Center after a weekend fall. Family spokeswoman Marie Centanni tells The Advertiser that Blanco and former... more »
Statement from the family- Coach Raymond Blanco fell while at a friend's home in New Orleans over the weekend and sustained a few injuries, he was treated and remains hospitalized, but is on the mend. He continues to improve daily.
Former Governor Kathleen Blanco recently presented Angel Awards to three outstanding LARC volunteers. The awards were given at LARC's annual Board Installation Banquet this past week in Acadian Village's Stutes Building. Although the official business of the night was to install board members and officers, all in attendance would agree... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who
did not seek re-election after Hurricane Katrina, said Thursday
that all levels of government - federal, state and local - have
missed the mark in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.
"It was so... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco has joined
the leadership ranks of the Louisiana Democratic Party.
Blanco was named to the party's executive committee by Party
Chairman Buddy Leach. As part of the executive committee, Blanco
will help make decisions on the... more »