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Whither goest the weather?
February 14, 2007 at 2:46 pm
Only weeks after former Vice President Al Gore released his film about how the earth is heating up, this country has had its most bitter cold winter in recent history.

Krewe has no apologies for vulgar floats
February 07, 2007 at 2:58 pm
Back in history, Christians jumped at the chance to proclaim Jesus as the Son of God. Thousands of them were even martyred because of their faith.

Bullying could lead to crime
January 31, 2007 at 2:08 pm
Bullying is a serious concern in the nation’s schools. It is not uncommon to hear that bullying is a part of growing up, but with national experts reporting that bullies identified at age eight are six times more likely to be convicted of a crime by age 24 and five times more likely to end up with serious criminal records by the age of 30, it is clear that the idea that this is a normal part of childhood is only a myth.

St. Charles school system is prospering
January 24, 2007 at 2:00 pm
We’ve seen evidence nationwide what a good school system can mean to a community.

Davis Pond Diversion not doing its job
January 18, 2007 at 3:33 pm
It is discouraging that more than three years after completion of the Davis Pond Freshwater Diversion Project opened in St. Charles Parish, it is operating at a maximum of only three percent of its intended capacity.

Kyle Bergeron's legacy is a good one
January 10, 2007 at 3:09 pm
The sad and tragic death of Kyle Bergeron after his long and courageous battle with leukemia is heartbreaking, and our thoughts and prayers are certainly with his mother, Vicki, father, Charles and twin brother, Logan.

Session should stick to recovery, insurance needs
December 06, 2006 at 2:07 pm
Many believe Gov. Kathleen Blanco’s call for a special legislative session beginning Friday to be premature and an opportunity to give away Christmas gifts from the state government. Hopefully that will not be the case.

Strange bedfellows: Bush & Clinton get together
November 16, 2006 at 1:50 pm
Former Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton have joined forces to support many worthwhile causes, including support for Hurricane Katrina victims.

St. Charles voters do their duty
November 08, 2006 at 3:42 pm
The election is over for St. Charles Parish, at least, and we congratulate the two winners for Congress in the districts that include parts of our parish.

Ferry disaster memorial should be in Destrehan
October 23, 2006 at 4:12 pm
It was a tragic morning in St. Charles Parish October 20, 1976 when the Luling-Destrehan ferry was struck by the 750-foot tanker Frosta and sunk. Of the 94 aboard, 78 died.

North Korea flexing its nuclear muscle
October 11, 2006 at 4:10 pm
Strange that the very week South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Kimoon was nominated to head the United Nations, North Korea announced it conducted an underground nuclear test. That could be good or bad.

Battle for the Paddle helps good causes
October 04, 2006 at 1:24 pm
Today is one of the fun days of the year in St. Charles Parish. The annual Battle for the Paddle will be held from 4 to 7:30 p. m. at West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.

Religions can play bigger role in world unity
September 27, 2006 at 2:31 pm
It’s time for religions to get a better grip on unifying populations into a saner direction for the world.

Vote “for” the two amendments next week
September 20, 2006 at 1:34 pm
If you are concerned about Louisiana’s fragile coastline, you should make it a point to go out and vote next week.

We shouldn’t let occupational permits get out of hand
September 13, 2006 at 1:23 pm
St. Charles Parish Council is considering an ordinance that would make it easier to get a home occupational permit. That could be good or bad.

Our View
September 06, 2006 at 1:14 pm
Soon after Hurricane Katrina passed and people returned to the area, St. Charles Parish was the scene of much frenzied activity.

Levee upgrade is not enough
August 30, 2006 at 1:26 pm
Hurricane season is well underway and, understandably, the overwhelming concern is that if another “big one” hits southeast Louisiana, the levees will break again.

August 29 is a date to remember
August 24, 2006 at 2:33 pm
Next Tuesday is an important anniversary date in South Louisiana.

Luling man’s ‘plarn’ helps homeless
Luling man’s ‘plarn’ helps homeless
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It was Wayne Abadie’s opportunity to work in “plarn,” but also to use this plastic yarn to make mats for homeless people.