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  • Frank's Casing donates $2.8M to ULL

    January 10, 2012 9:57 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Frank's Casing Crew and Rental Tools Inc. has donated more than $2.8 million to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's College of Engineering. Donald Mosing's donation will create a $1 million endowed chair in mechanical engineering, a computer-aided design laboratory and a student career development program.... more »
  • Relatives of Barq's Founder Sue Coca-Cola

    October 17, 2010 11:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The great-grandchildren of the founder of Barq's root beer are suing the Coca-Company, claiming Coca-Cola doesn't legally own their share of Barq's. The suit outlines the long and complicated history of the Barq's family in Louisiana and Mississippi, dating back more than a century. The suit... more »
  • Facebook Founder Pouring $100 Million into Newark's School System

    September 23, 2010 4:47 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is about to make a lot of new friends: The 26-year-old tycoon is pouring $100 million of his staggering fortune into Newark's blighted school system after hitting it off with the mayor of the poverty-stricken city. The donation - which is being... more »
  • Founder of Zapp's Potato Chips Dies

    June 1, 2010 9:00 PM

    GRAMERCY, La. (AP) - The founder of Zapp's Potato Chips has died. The company's general manager, Rod Olson, says Ron Zappe (Zapp-EE) died Tuesday in Houston, where he was undergoing treatment for throat cancer. He was 67. Olson says an exact cause of death was not immediately known, but officials... more »
  • Southside Bakery Founder and Owner Edith Guilbeau Passes Away

    February 26, 2010 4:14 PM

    Funeral arrangements have been made for Southside Bakery founder and owner Edith Leblanc Guilbeau, who died at the age of 93. Visitation will take place at Delhomme Funeral Home on Saturday, beginning at noon and lasting until 9PM. A rosary will be said at 7PM on Saturday as well.... more »

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