Editorial

Amendment recommendations

Many of you have been emailing to ask how you should vote on the five proposed Constitutional Amendments on the Oct. 22 ballot.
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October 21, 2011 at 9:30 am
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Are we all spiritually derailed?

God has created each of us with a very special purpose and mission in life; and if we strive to live it, we will find fulfillment and contentment no matter how bad things seem around us.*
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October 14, 2011 at 9:16 am
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Putting the BESE races into perspective

The elections for members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, or BESE, are usually ho-hum affairs that do little to capture the attention of voters. Most individuals know little about the role BESE plays in K-12 education in Louisiana.
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October 14, 2011 at 9:15 am
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Luling pump station upgraded

By Renee Simpson

For many years the Coronado Park subdivision, a group of five streets located on Luling’s border with Boutte, has been ground-zero for both street and home flooding. A new round of drainage infrastructure improvements aims to help alleviate those concerns.
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October 14, 2011 at 9:13 am
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Demise of the dollar one of issues on rise

It is depressing to watch the continued erosion of the proud currency that was once known as “King Dollar.” As this column is being written, it costs $1.50 to purchase one Euro, and the Canadian dollar-once the junior partner to the American dollar-now trades at $1.05. The dollar is suffering from two major factors: the continuing flood of debt caused by excessive federal spending and the Federal Reserve Board’s policies of pumping up the money supply and keeping interest rates excessively low.
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September 30, 2011 at 10:08 am
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How they got their starts in politics

By John Maginnis
On a quiet week-day morning at the home office a few months ago came a knock at the door and, with it, my first personal contact with the great non-campaign of 2011.Read More...
September 30, 2011 at 10:07 am
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2 black candidates to vie for president?

There was one contender in the Republican presidential debate last week that stood out above all others. He was outspoken on just about every issue that faced the voters.
He was firm in his faith that federal government’s main job is to protect the lives and freedoms of its people. He opposed the largesse of government that interfered with the ability of its citizens to lead their own lives. He had a definite plan, called 9-9-9 that could eliminate our tax inequities.

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September 30, 2011 at 10:05 am
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Effort to make, and tell, the difference

By John Maginnis

In an effort to ramp up the excitement over the secretary of state debate held last week, Jean Armstrong, of the sponsoring League of Women Voters of Louisiana, reminded the audience that the occupant of the office “is only two heartbeats away from being governor.” She tried, anyway.
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September 23, 2011 at 9:54 am
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‘Tis election season again

Ready or not, like it or not, elections are here in Louisiana. Things have changed so fast in the Bayou State that it is hard to put the next two months of the election cycle into perspective.Read More...
September 23, 2011 at 9:52 am
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Saints defense teaches lesson

I’m sure many felt the same as I did Sunday if they watched the Saints game – Sorry for the opposing quarterback, but VERY happy for the Saints’ great strategies.
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September 23, 2011 at 9:51 am
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Legislature left out of major change

By John Maginnis
Ask state employees what’s the biggest out-sourcing deal going on in state government and many will say it’s the Jindal administration’s plans to privatize their health insurance, which is now covered through the Office of Group Benefits.
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August 19, 2011 at 9:44 am
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Life of wastewater plant prolonged

By Renee Simpson
Frequent travelers on Hahnville’s Highway 3160 (Home Place Road) may have noticed a green and yellow project sign near the entrance to the West Bank wastewater treatment plant.
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August 19, 2011 at 9:43 am
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Education leaders need to step up

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August 12, 2011 at 9:14 am
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Simple step to help politicians lose weight

Recently, there have been a lot of media accounts of politicians and government bureaucrats abusing the taxpayers with government-issued credit cards.
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August 05, 2011 at 9:28 am
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They’re still killing our fish

The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is not as big as we feared it would be this year with the massive amounts of water that came down the Mississippi River in the spring. So said Nancy Rabalais, scientist with the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium.
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August 05, 2011 at 9:27 am
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What’s wrong with higher interest rates?

I remember that the interest rates on our first two houses were 5 1/4 percent and 6 percent. That was back in the 1960’s.
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July 29, 2011 at 9:22 am
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Police searching for armed robber of Destrehan Birdie's
Police searching for armed robber of Destrehan Birdie's
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Police are searching for a man who committed an apparent armed robbery early Wednesday morning at a Birdie’s Food and Fuel in Destrehan.