Allen Lottinger

Races work together in St. Charles

Recent observance of the 200th anniversary of the 1811 slave revolt here and our continued celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a march and rally on River Road show the respect for freedom of the races in St. Charles Parish.
January 27, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Prepare yourselves for a wonderful year in 2011

There’s a wonderful year ahead in 2011 with a lot to look forward to. It may make all the other years small in comparison.
December 29, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Tax code needs correction

Our tax code is in serious need of correction. And since our president has recently relented in holding tight to liberal legislation, perhaps he will proceed to do it by making further use of his newfound co-existence with Republicans.
December 17, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Will Kennedy be next governor?

Look for state Treasurer John Kennedy to be a viable candidate for governor of Louisiana sometime in the future.Read More...
December 10, 2010 at 9:15 am

Fertilizer not needed in diversions

Dead zones are beginning to show up within the coast of Louisiana as well as offshore due to heavy diversions of Mississippi River water to help push back intrusions of oil from the recent spill in the Gulf. It gives us more reason than ever to insist that over-fertilization of farms along the river be firmly stopped for good.
October 22, 2010 at 11:06 am

Loud commercials may come to an end

At last . . . those loud commercials that interrupt television programs may soon come to an end. The U. S. Senate passed a bill last week to keep commercials on TV at the same volume as the rest of the programs.Read More...
October 08, 2010 at 9:11 am

Corps needs justification for berms?

We used to say that Louisiana can save its coast by primarily doing two things - - restoring the barrier islands and diverting fresh water and sediment from the Mississippi River into the wetlands. That was in the sixties and seventies when the state first started getting aggressive in the project.Read More...
September 24, 2010 at 9:18 am

Speaker to discuss terrorism from within

Whether we like it or not, terrorists are not recruited only in the mid-east. They also come from the land of the free and the home of the brave - - right here in the United States of America.Read More...
August 19, 2010 at 10:47 am

Feds have almost ignored fertilizer spill

Why was the federal administration so quick to pronounce a moratorium on future offshore exploration and drilling after the BP oil spill but has done nothing to stop continuation of the deadzone in the Gulf of Mexico caused by fertilizer spills from midwest farms? The latter is killing our fisheries much more than the BP spill.Read More...
August 12, 2010 at 10:01 am

Tarpon Rodeo to be historic event this year

The first Grand Isle Non-Fishing Tarpon Rodeo will be held Saturday. You read it right.Read More...
July 22, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Injunction calls for compromise on drilling ban

There certainlly should be a better way to help insure that another devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico does not happen again. And Federal District Judge Martin Feldman recognized that fact when he granted a preliminary injunction against the Obama administration’s moratorium on deepwater drilling Tuesday. Read More...
June 24, 2010 at 11:25 am

Our waterborne industries need help

Even if we can avert the worst consequences possible from the current oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana’s commercial and sport fishing industries have already suffered significant damage. Both of them adhere to tight budgets that do not allow for much leeway.Read More...
May 06, 2010 at 11:33 am

Oil production can produce its problems

It was a tragic accident that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico last week, killing 11 men when an offshore oil rig blew up 50 miles south of Venice. Read More...
April 29, 2010 at 11:34 am

Republicans develop plan in New Orleans

If you thought the nation was beginning to fall apart before last weekend, you might feel it’s well on its way today. Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 8:51 am

Passenger rail service needed

The main route where Louisiana could use passenger rail service is between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, right through St. Charles Parish. Read More...
March 04, 2010 at 11:24 am

Do we really need a lieutenant governor?

Let’s face it, the only time we need a lieutenant governor is when the governor dies, gets elected to a higher office or quits for some other reason. Then he becomes the head man in the state and his office means something.Read More...
February 11, 2010 at 10:34 am

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Vet charged with attempted murder sent to mental hospital
Vet charged with attempted murder sent to mental hospital
Luling’s William Canada, a U.S. Army veteran charged with attempted murder of his estranged wife and her parents in August, was recently declared mentally incompetent to assist his legal defense and has been committed to a mental health institution before his trial.