June 13, 1999
WHEN THE bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare disbanded a few months ago, because its members couldn't agree on a proposal, some observers might have thought that the Medicare debate had been derailed. In fact, the debate is about to accelerate.The commission's co-chairmen, Louisiana Democratic Sen. John Breaux and California Rep. Bill Thomas, weren't able to muster enough votes from commission members for their so-called premium support plan. But they have revived their proposal as a bill in Congress, where hearings have begun.
August 31, 2007
Consider this a sign of Towson University's depth at wide receiver: On the night it lost promising Hakeem Moore, it found unstoppable Tommy Breaux. Breaux, a 6-foot-9 basketball center for the Tigers, made his college football debut last night at Johnny Unitas Stadium with seven catches - some of them acrobatic, all of them clutch - for 109 yards. The Tigers cashed in a 20-10 victory over Central Connecticut State that was typical of a season opener: There were as many cramps as there were mistakes on a humid evening.
January 5, 2003
The phrase "heated sibling rivalry" does not apply to the Breaux household, where two multisport athletes squeeze their large bodies and egos into the same bedroom. Randallstown High's 6-foot-8 Thomas and 6-4 Terrance Breaux share everything from a cellular phone to PlayStation with few problems, and say they're comfortable with similar levels of untidiness in their bedroom. "They have a tremendous relationship on and off of the court, and I've never seen them argue," said eighth-year Rams basketball coach Kim Rivers.
February 25, 1997
Zachary Breaux, 36, a jazz guitarist, died of a heart attack Thursday after trying to save a swimmer caught by a riptide in Miami Beach, Fla.His latest album, the funk- and jazz-influenced "Uptown Groove," reached No. 14 on Billboard's contemporary jazz chart after its release last month, with heavy airplay for the "Never Can Say Goodbye" single.Mr. Breaux, who saved a man from drowning while on tour in Italy in 1988, was vacationing on Miami Beach with his family when he went to help a female swimmer who was caught by a powerful riptide.
June 18, 2003
On June 16, 2003, at the age of 97, MARION B., beloved wife of the late Dr. William Fabris, mother of Priscilla Fabris Breaux, mother-in-law of Harold Breaux. Mother of the late Nancy Fabris Gerds. Grandmother of Karl Gerds and wife Beth Houston, Karen Gerds Molloy and husband Michael Molloy, Timothy Gerds, Mary Breaux Toler and husband Richard Toler, Susan Breaux McShea and husband Michael McShea and Mark Breaux, great-grandmother of Caitlin and Erin Molloy, Emily and Benjamin Toler and Ryan and Timothy McShea.
January 4, 2005
WASHINGTON - Rep. Billy Tauzin and Sen. John B. Breaux commiserated on the telephone recently, two Louisiana politicians considering what their lives would be like now that they won't be part of the new Congress convening today on Capitol Hill. The question wasn't where they'd live or what hobby they'd take up after retiring from their powerful posts. It was which multimillion-dollar offers from law firms, lobbying shops or trade groups they would accept. "It's been kind of exciting and at the same time kind of a little traumatic," Tauzin said in an interview on the day last month that he was announced as the new head of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)