Editorial

Tulane Stadium needs rebirth

For many years, Tulane Stadium on Willow Street in New Orleans was the No. 1 location for prime time football in southeast Louisiana.

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May 17, 2012 at 10:26 am
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Election only 6 months away

Six months from now, Americans will determine who will serve for the next four years as commander in chief of our armed forces and the chief executive of the mammoth executive branch of the federal government. The candidates have, for all practical purposes, been determined.

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May 10, 2012 at 10:08 am
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Black, white not way to go

Is this going to be a black and white Presidential election?

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May 10, 2012 at 10:07 am
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Time came for LSU president to go

By John Maginnis

Fired LSU President John Lombardi will be missed, though itís not clear by whom.

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May 04, 2012 at 9:08 am
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Sand berms being used to rehab barrier islands

The sand berms that were built after the BP oil spill to stop oil from flowing onto the coast of Louisiana are serving a second purpose. They are being used as part of the reconstruction of several barrier islands, which is much needed.

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May 04, 2012 at 9:07 am
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One congressman has to go

Another major election will be held in St. Charles Parish besides the Presidential election in November. It will be for our next U. S. congressman and an incumbent will not be running.

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April 27, 2012 at 12:52 pm
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Beware the ides of May

In a few short weeks, the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) will meet to update the revenue estimates available to balance the budget now being considered by the Legislature. Many who are close to the situation expect more bad news when the REC meets next month.

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April 27, 2012 at 12:50 pm
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Retirement legislation advances

The legislative session began with hordes of teachers descending upon the State Capitol to oppose Governor Jindalís aggressive education reform package. The dust had barely settled after those two historic bills were passed, a new battle began brewing over the administrationís efforts to reform the stateís retirement system.

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April 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm
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Huey to have an enlightened rebirth

Back in the good old days of the mid-thirties, we residents of southeast Louisiana were treated to a new benefit: the ability to drive across the Mississippi River in our Model Aís on the Huey Long Bridge. It was the first bridge across the river in the state of Louisiana and one of the most spectacular bridges in the U. S. at the time. The four lanes were each nine feet wide, plenty enough room for our narrow cars then.

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April 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm
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We arenít as dumb as they think

In explaining why all elected officials, including Bobby Jindal, were exempt from the proposed 3% increase in employee contribution to the state retirement system we find:

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April 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm
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A most unwanted present

National, state, and local business groups from around the country opposed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka "ObamaCare") when it was being debated in Congress last year.

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April 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm
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What is our disposition before God?

A good friend recently asked me to watch a Dr. Oz show she had DVRíd, where the guest was a psychic medium. The friend had questions about what was wrong with it because it seemed innocent enough and it seemed to be helping people and fostering love among relatives.

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April 05, 2012 at 8:59 am
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Nobody gets hurt with political hot air

A few weeks ago, Martha Manuel was summarily fired by "Huey P" Jindal for candidly responding to questions by members of the House Appropriations Committee. The reason for her firing was because Manuel was asked her opinion on the proposed (legislation not even introduced) transfer of the Office of Elderly Affairs from the governorís office to DHH.

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March 29, 2012 at 3:20 pm
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Cuban embargo needs to go

It is time for the United States to let up on its economic embargo of Cuba. It has been in force for 50 years and is doing little good now in its original purpose of keeping communism out of the western hemisphere. There is very little threat of that today.

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March 29, 2012 at 3:19 pm
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Jindalís education plan has room for improvement

By John Maginnis

As he went around the state promoting his education agenda, Gov. Bobby Jindal would recall, as a schoolboy, bringing report cards home to his father. The young scholar might have been satisfied with an "A" grade, but invariably his father would be disappointed that it was not an "A+." There was always room for improvement.

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March 26, 2012 at 8:52 am
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Adjudicate, donít legislate

Two recent Louisiana Supreme Court decisions have sent a clear message to the lower courts (in particular to the Third Circuit Court of Appeal): "Adjudicate, donít legislate."

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March 26, 2012 at 8:51 am
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R.J. Vial teachers participate in Arkema science teachers program
R.J. Vial teachers participate in Arkema science teachers program
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R.J. Vial Elementary teachers Chelsea LaFont and Donna Reyes participated in Arkema's science teachers program at the chemical plant in Hahnville.