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Itís that time of year again

Christmas is a special time of the year.
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December 23, 2008 at 11:41 am
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Is bipartisanship at stake in Congress?

Abortion has been one of the most sensitive political subjects in this country. Whether or not women should have the choice of aborting and killing their unborn children has been somewhat evenly divided.Read More...
December 18, 2008 at 8:54 am
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Something special about DHS Wildcats

Itís been a wild ride for the Destrehan football team over the past two seasons. Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 12:10 pm
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Troxler successor is very important

St. Charles Parish will undoubtedly miss the work of Tab Troxler as emergency preparedness director when he leaves to accept a similar position for Dow Chemical Company. He has been a valuable leader in that very important spot.Read More...
December 03, 2008 at 3:27 pm
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We have many things to be thankful for

This Thanksgiving Day, we have a lot to be thankful for.
Of course, we do have problems. We learned extensively about all of them during the recent Presidential election campaign. Our economic doldrums. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hurricane damages here and there that havenít been repaired. Etc. Etc.Read More...
November 25, 2008 at 11:02 am
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Ku Klux Klan lifts its ugly head

Just when we thought the slimy robes of the Ku Klux Klan had disappeared into irrelevance, bang goes a pistol and it lifts its ugly head again. Not since the days that David Duke dominated the headlines had we even thought about the evils injected into society by those bands of white hooded misfits.Read More...
November 20, 2008 at 11:33 am
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Electoral system is very outdated

Now that the election is over, it is perhaps time to start thinking about reforming the electoral system. To say it is outdated is a gross understatement.Read More...
November 06, 2008 at 9:04 am
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Amendment checklist

St. Charles Herald-Guide does not endorse individual candidates for public office since, in a small community such as St. Charles, candidate-choice is influenced heavily by friendships and relationships. But we do offer suggestions on proposed constitutional amendments.Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 12:25 pm
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Should airport be privatized?

A new possibility has come forth on what to do about the ownership and management of Louis Armstrong International Airport. The City of New Orleans which owns it and the State of Louisiana have been investigating the possibility of the state buying it since it is a regional airport serving all of southeast Louisiana and the city can use the money.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:55 am
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Why canít campaigns be more civilized?

Itís strange seeing Sen. Mary Landrieu and State Treasurer John Kennedy smiling at each other while shaking hands before their first debate Monday in Baton Rouge. The way they have been tearing each other apart in their political advertising, weíre sure the pictures do not represent their feelings.Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 11:25 am
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Are feds capable of solving crisis

What a week this has been. After finding out that our economy was about to go into turmoil, Pres. George W. Bush developed a plan that would put $700 billion on the table to be used in the emergency - - to be paid back later, of course, which did not fit the description of a ďbailoutĒ as it was called. But anyhow, that word caused its demise and we were back to part one.Read More...
October 01, 2008 at 11:04 am
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Festive weekend ahead in St. Charles

Get ready for a festive weekend in St. Charles Parish coming up. The 29th annual Alligator Festival will bring crowds of funlovers to the West Bank bridge park, offering alligator sauce piquante and other delicious cuisine as well as good music, dancing, rides and a chance to socialize with their neighbors and visitors.Read More...
September 24, 2008 at 11:24 am
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Bayou Gauche waits for the next one

Riding in an airboat through flooded sections of Bayou Gauche island can be a humbling experience after a major storm has roared through and done considerable damage to homes, property and families. Gliding along the water-logged highways, passing house after house submerged beneath water can make anyone wonder how the residents who live on the island will cope with rebuilding and piecing their lives back together after a storm.Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 12:03 pm
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Lots of risk involved in hiring lobbyist

St. Charles Parish President V. J. St Pierre has asked the council to approve his decision to hire a lobbyist to secure funds for parish projects. It's an idea that's never been tried before in the parish. Read More...
August 27, 2008 at 12:50 pm
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Council gives property owners tax break

The St. Charles Parish Council agreed with residents and decided to roll back millage rates. That made some taxing districts unhappy, some concerned and some indifferent.Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 11:00 am
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Schools canít roll back too far

While rolling up the St. Charles Parish Public Schools state constitutional tax would only cost resident anywhere from 25 cents to $2.93 a year, the high cost of everything from gas to food makes even that amount hard for residents to part with.Read More...
August 13, 2008 at 12:26 pm
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Melissa Bird of St. Charles Parish selected as Louisiana School Nurse of the Year
Melissa Bird of St. Charles Parish selected as Louisiana School Nurse of the Year
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Congratulations to Melissa Bird, RN of St. Charles Parish for being selected as the Louisiana School Nurse of the Year.