Editorial




Work to replace plans, studies in coastal restoration
December 30, 2008 at 12:31 pm
Hopefully this new year will be a happy one for folks in south Louisiana where we are faced with the washing away of our land into the Gulf of Mexico unless restoration gets a big boost in the months ahead. And it appears at this point that we will get it.

Nice guys don't have to finish last
December 23, 2008 at 11:45 am
Leo Durocher, a legend of his time as a baseball player and manager, once said, "Nice guys finish last."

Feds need to get tough on bringing life to dead zone
December 23, 2008 at 11:44 am
The feds in Washington have made many mistakes during the past four years. One of them has been efforts to control the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico just off the Louisiana coast.

Mission Church is a classic that should be saved Mission Church is a classic that should be saved
December 23, 2008 at 11:43 am
Several concerned residents met last Thursday to discuss ways to “save St. Anthony Mission Church” in Luling and find ways to direct its marketability as a St. Charles Parish icon. The property which is zoned C-2 can be used for just about anything.

Almost a White Christmas here
December 18, 2008 at 9:06 am
By Renee Allemand Simpson
JUST ENOUGH
OF THE WHITE STUFF
Jack Frost’s early, infrequent visit was the big story across the parish last week. Parish government offices stayed open. Though the snow fascinated us, work continued as usual.

The ‘Spousal Mystery’ of Christmas
December 18, 2008 at 8:57 am
By Christopher West
Christmas celebrates the marvels of the birth of the Son of God from the virgin womb of Mary. At Christmas pageants, at Mass, and in beloved Christmas carols we will hear the story told again and again this year: “The angel Gabriel was sent from God . . . to a virgin . . . and the virgin’s name was Mary. . . . And the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus” (Lk 1:26-31).

Wisdom vs. expediency
December 10, 2008 at 12:14 pm
On December 15, Louisiana Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) will meet at the state Capitol to certify some very important fiscal data. The group is charged with giving the official estimate for state revenues that the governor and the Legislature must use to limit state spending. In recent years, the conference has done a commendable job of establishing conservative revenue estimates.

Louisiana’s open-mindedness is impressive
December 10, 2008 at 12:12 pm
Louisiana now has two distinctions in its voting record to its credit. Last year we became the first state to elect an Indian-American as its governor when Bobby Jindal won his seat easily.

Redeeming the erotic
December 03, 2008 at 3:35 pm
By Christopher West
Someone recently sent me a link to a blog offering a review of my latest book. The book, called Heaven's Song, provides a guided tour of the undelivered and long-hidden talks of John Paul II's Theology of the Body which consist primarily of reflections on the erotic poetry of the Song of Songs.

Three elections are one too many
December 03, 2008 at 3:33 pm
Former Gov. Edwin Edwards brought Louisiana some good things during his clouded tenure as the state’s chief executive. One of them was how to hold elections.

Parish kicks off Christmas
December 03, 2008 at 3:32 pm
By Renee Allemand Simpson
We're now squarely in the midst of the Christmas season, and parish government has quite a few exciting pieces of news to report. The seeds we're planting now will take parish projects far into the New Year and beyond. Also, Christmas and holiday-related events are happening all over the parish, so be sure to watch our holiday calendar on Channel 6 to stay up-to-date!

Dr. Ruth meets Thomas Aquinas
November 25, 2008 at 11:07 am
By Christopher West
It’s rare for me to find a book that I want to buy multiple copies of to give away to friends and family. I’ve found one, and I think every engaged and married couple on the planet should have a copy: "Holy Sex" by Dr. Greg Popcak (www.exceptionalmarriages.com). Catholic journalist John Allen sums it up quite well: "Think of this book as Thomas Aquinas meets Dr. Ruth and enjoy."

Bayou Lafourche project will help save our coast
November 25, 2008 at 11:04 am
There’s good news along our waterfront. Gov. Bobby Jindal’s promise to get going on work to preserve the Louisiana coast along the Gulf of Mexico seems to be bearing fruit.

The flip side of the coin has arrived
November 25, 2008 at 11:03 am
It was exhilarating, from a fiscal standpoint, to be a Louisiana legislator for the last few years. Money was rolling in from a combination of hurricane recovery spending, higher oil and gas prices, and an uptick in economic activity.

Lets have fun with our visitors
November 20, 2008 at 11:35 am
By Renee Allemand Simpson
As our weather continues to cool off, community events in
St. Charles Parish have been heating up. With all the fairs and festivals going on, including the Destrehan and River Parishes Fall Festivals on the East Bank, residents from around the region are coming to St. Charles Parish. Let’s make sure we welcome these folks as we have a great time with our neighbors.

Obama is not the Messiah
November 13, 2008 at 9:34 am
As I watched our new president Barack Obama give his victory speech, I saw the crowds around him continuing to be mesmerized. There were tears, there were ecstatic looks of joy. He sounded so good. His words were smooth, his heart seemed so compassionate and sincere.

Obama will unite us
November 12, 2008 at 9:54 am
By Percy Wilson, guest columnist, of Ama
On this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2008, I am the proudest I have ever been to say I am an American.

McCain, Kennedy carry St. Charles Parish
November 06, 2008 at 9:07 am
Sen. John McCain carried St. Charles Parish in Tuesday’s presidential election with 65 percent of the vote. The tallies were 16,456 for the Republican and 8,515 for his Democratic opponent, Barrack Obama who won the election nationwide.

IMTT sold for $1 billion
IMTT sold for $1 billion
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International-Matex Tank Terminals, which operates a terminal in St. Rose, will be purchased by Macquarie Infrastructure Company for $1 billion.