Editorial




State has priority, not revenue, problem
June 08, 2009 at 9:13 am
Recently, I was asked by a prominent member of the higher education community in Louisiana what my solution was to the projected revenue shortfall for higher education. Given the person’s background and knowledge, I was highly-complimented that I was asked. Here was my response:

Not too early to get prepared for hurricane season
June 01, 2009 at 8:37 am
By Renee Simpson
St. Charles Parish will continue its ‘BE PREPARED’ hurricane campaign in 2009 with an expanded preparedness brochure, Web site and public service announcement video.

Is electronic surveillance a problem?
June 01, 2009 at 8:36 am
He Says:
What’s wrong with electronic surveillance to detect people breaking the law? Many people are very much against it, including my wife. Especially on speeding and running red lights.

Fatima and the Theology of the Body
May 27, 2009 at 10:23 am
By Christopher West
May is a month that Catholics traditionally devote to honoring the Blessed Mother. One of my favorite Marian memorials falls in the middle of the month, May 13, when we honor Mary under her title “Our Lady of Fatima.”

President lightens up on abortion stand
May 27, 2009 at 10:22 am
We admire President Barrack Obama for at least going to Notre Dame and making the graduation speech amidst a lot of opposition. His pro-abortion stand does not exactly coincide with the preachings of the Catholic Church.

Summer food service offers free lunches
May 18, 2009 at 9:02 am
By Renee Simpson
St. Charles Parish children 18 years of age and under can receive a free hot meal in June and July through the annual Summer Food Service Program.

Tilapia join the nutria as a major nuisance
May 18, 2009 at 9:01 am
Tilapia has never been on this writer’s plate. Though it is readily available at area grocery stores, mine eyes have always seen the locally produced catfish and flounder instead and, after a fishing trip, speckled trout and redfish.

Sex and the Gospel always seem to ‘stir us up’
May 08, 2009 at 1:14 pm
By Christopher West
The Associated Press recently ran a story about a controversy brewing among a community of "bible-believing" folk in rural Alabama. Many in the town of Good Hope were disturbed by a billboard advertizing a series of sermons at the local Daystar Church.

Ranking Louisiana’s business climate
May 08, 2009 at 1:12 pm
Every year, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Association of Washington Business publish their "Redbook" which ranks the business climate of states based on 50 different criteria. It is always interesting to see how Louisiana fares in the survey. The following is a brief look at some pluses and minuses for the Bayou State in the rankings. (Note: the data presented is the latest available for the different categories.)

Jindal could be what Edwards could have been
May 08, 2009 at 1:11 pm
At the recent Louisiana Press Association convention, Gov. Bobby Jindal made a trip there “to drink coffee,” he said, not to have a press conference. In fact, his appearance was to be “off the record.”

Has to be better way to pay taxes
May 04, 2009 at 11:50 am
Have you had enough of income tax frustrations? It seems to be a very unfair way of financing the government.

Mission church should be put to good use
April 27, 2009 at 8:53 am
There’s good news for history buffs in St. Charles Parish. The school board is planning to put the old mission church in Luling up for sale with the stipulation that future owners cannot demolish it and must restore it.

The Resurrection of Our Bodies
April 20, 2009 at 9:13 am
By Christopher West
During this Easter season it is fitting to reflect on the resurrection not just of Jesus’ body, but of our own bodies at the end of time. Many people have an erroneous “super-spiritual” view of eternal life. Such people tend to see the body as a shell that they’re anxious to get rid of, as if death were the moment in which our souls were finally “liberated” from the “prison” of our bodies.

Government projects on the move
April 20, 2009 at 9:10 am
By Renee Simpson
Recent council meetings have included numerous contracts to begin engineering or construction work on needed infrastructure projects.

LSU fires knowledgeable hurricane researcher
April 20, 2009 at 9:08 am
A very respected spokesman on hurricane protection and coastal restoration in Louisiana has been fired from his job as research director at LSU. Dr. Ivor van Heerden was a knowledgeable participant at many of the high level meetings on how to repair and protect the fragile Louisiana coast.

Guaranteeing the guarantees
April 08, 2009 at 11:43 am
Occasionally you hear things that you find hard to believe. That happened recently when I heard the 44th President of the United States giving a government guarantee for the warranties of cars purchased from General Motors and Chrysler.

There’s good and bad coming out of Washington
April 08, 2009 at 11:41 am
This new administration up in Washington is giving us plenty to talk and write about. Have you noticed how much time the TV networks have devoted to what President Barack Obama is doing up thereand around the world?

In support of honoree LilyB Moskal, this St. Charles Parish group got together at the Awards Ceremony luncheon.From left, seated are: Louise Broach Fischer, Tom Moskal, honoree LilyB Moskal, Martha Laque, Back standing: Colette Lottinger, Robert Fisher, R Whose your momma?
April 01, 2009 at 11:47 am
As James Carville said in his talk to the Louisiana women in government, instead of Union, Justice and Confidence being the words to live by...it should have been Whose your momma? He said, “my momma always made things happen.”

Police: Destrehan woman arrested after ordering 2 pounds of bath salts from China
Police: Destrehan woman arrested after ordering 2 pounds of bath salts from China
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The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s office arrested a Destrehan woman after she accepted a package containing more than 1,000 grams of the illegal drug known as bath salts.