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Alternative fuels are still needed

The world seems to be failing measurably in trying to replace fossil fuel with renewable sources of fuel. There is no indication that solar power is about to take over the gigantic task of fueling our homes and industries.

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April 05, 2012 at 8:59 am
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Oil spill states still await money

Billions of dollars are at stake for Louisiana as the Restore Act that would provide that amount in the BP oil spill recovery flounders in Congress. The act would provide 80 percent of the oil fines recovered by the government in the spill to the four states seriously affected by it.

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March 29, 2012 at 3:18 pm
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Presidential candidates turn focus to Louisiana

It seems that Louisiana may have a shot after all in determining who will be Republican nominee for President and thus get a chance to become leader of the world’s greatest democracy. That fact was somewhat confirmed when three of the four main candidates made plans to campaign in the state during the remaining two weeks before the primary election here on March 24.
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March 16, 2012 at 10:22 am
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Saints suddenly go askew

The New Orleans Saints are going through trying times these days after a spectacular Super Bowl win two years ago and a near miss at getting into the big game this year.Read More...
March 09, 2012 at 9:45 am
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Education in state to experience change

John White, Louisiana’s new superintendent of education, seems to be leading the way in providing our state the type of educational system that will serve its future. Such a system would be primarily aimed at giving our kids careers that will provide for their families and expand the economy of our state.

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March 01, 2012 at 2:42 pm
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Lent can make us live a better life

And now comes lent, which lets us know that human beings are very versatile. They can transform overnight from a lively setting at Mardi Gras to a peaceful and prayerful experience. The contrast between carnival and lent shows the ways in which the human spirit can express itself.

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February 24, 2012 at 9:26 am
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Tell your neighbor to throw you something

Carnival time is here again and St. Charles Parish is looking forward to a big weekend ahead. The Krewes of Lul and Des Allemands are set to roll and will have plenty of favors to spread around. Plus, there will be a lot of merry-making and feasting on the streets of Luling Saturday and Des Allemands Sunday.

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February 17, 2012 at 9:56 am
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St. Charles needs input in airport plans

Plans for overhauling Louis Armstrong International Airport are in the works and just how it is done could have an effect on residents of St. Charles Parish and the disturbances they encounter.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:33 am
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Are vouchers a good choice

Gov. Bobby Jindal wants vouchers to private schools to play a bigger role in providing education to our school age kids. And if properly administered, there is no reason why they would not benefit the system.

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February 03, 2012 at 9:38 am
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School board travel seems warranted

If St. Charles Parish School Board members were to take off for Hawaii and other exotic destinations with bathing suits in hand claiming to be taking care of their official business, one would suspect that they are fiddling with taxpayer money. But such does not seem to be the case.

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January 27, 2012 at 9:52 am
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Coastal restoration plan is welcomed

At last, a master plan for the restoration of Louisiana’s coast has been planned and is available for public review. It shows what the coast should be like in 2061 if the restoration is accomplished.

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January 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm
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SE Louisiana to have many exciting events

Anyone who lives in southeast Louisiana can take pleasure in the fact that there are so many entertaining things coming up here. In St. Charles Parish, for example, there is a wealth of wetlands for the outdoor sportsmen and mere lovers of spectacular scenery. Access to the Gulf of Mexico and some of the best fishing and hunting areas in the country is readily available whether you own a yacht or a pirogue.Read More...
January 06, 2012 at 10:51 am
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New year offers many opportunities

If we thought 2011 was alive with political fever, we haven’t even gotten to the melting point yet. The year 2012 is just ahead and it could be fiercer as we approach election day in November.Read More...
December 29, 2011 at 10:28 am
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Good news arriving for the Yuletide

In spite of some turbulence in Egypt and a few other locales, there seems to be a sense of calm in most places. There are many indications that an attitude of peace on earth, goodwill toward men may be taking hold on the world as a hope for the future.Read More...
December 22, 2011 at 10:32 am
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Bill of Rights ensures our freedom

Sometimes we forget about how our great nation was formed and still stands relatively undisturbed in providing the freedoms we enjoy.

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December 16, 2011 at 9:07 am
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Community center will be plus for parish

St. Charles Parish is getting ready to make headway in expanding its public facilities in the months ahead.

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December 09, 2011 at 9:56 am
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Wonder kid sparks effort to remove invasive hyacinths
Wonder kid sparks effort to remove invasive hyacinths
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When Grace Rawls learned hyacinths were not good for wetlands as a junior keeper at the Audubon Zoo, this 13-year-old wonder kid jumped to action.