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Nuclear war should not be in our future

President Barack Obama made a welcomed address Friday during a visit to Hiroshima, Japan, about the nuclear bombings that took place at the end of World War II on Aug. 6, 1945 when America dropped a bomb on that city that killed some 170,000 people and three days later on Nagasaki where 70,000 more perished. Read More...
June 03, 2016 at 9:17 am
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BP money should be used for coast

As the Mighty Mississippi River flows through Southeast Louisiana, it passes through one of the areas washing away the most in our disappearing coastline. It comes from years of levees holding back the river waters from rebuilding our coastal marshes with the rich supply of sand and clay that the river pushes into the Gulf of Mexico.Read More...
May 19, 2016 at 11:00 am
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Welcome to the future

It’s graduation time in St. Charles Parish once again.

In simple language, it’s time to tell many of our younger folks goodbye as they head off to college or jobs in other localities. Read More...
May 13, 2016 at 10:00 am
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There’s a time to change our future

Financial planners often say, “People do not plan to fail, they just fail to plan.” Read More...
May 13, 2016 at 8:00 am
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Presidential election is redefining U.S. politics

Are you sick of bearing with political campaigns which end up labeling most of the candidates for our most prestigious positions with names that indicate they are not very nice people? Read More...
May 06, 2016 at 10:40 am
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Governor must plan next step

As our new governor passes his first 100 days in office, he says he is very resolved to fix our problems. They are mainly budgetary like lack of state money to meet our needs.Read More...
April 28, 2016 at 5:29 pm
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Southeast Louisiana provides so much fun

If you live in Southeast Louisiana - St. Charles Parish included - you live in one of the most fun-filled places on the planet. Just take a look at what happens in our area each year.Read More...
April 22, 2016 at 8:00 am
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Is Gov. Edwards taking lead on restoration?

We’ve heard some good words from new Gov. John Bel Edwards that sounds like he is getting active in restoring our deteriorating coast of Louisiana. Read More...
April 15, 2016 at 8:00 am
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Expenses will go up this year

If you think you escaped April Fool’s Day setbacks this year, you are mistaken. Read More...
April 08, 2016 at 12:05 pm
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Charity Hospital needs resurrection

At last, the State of Louisiana is mulling plans of what to do with its classic 20-story building on Tulane Avenue in New Orleans formerly known as Charity Hospital. It was put astray following its basement flooding by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.Read More...
April 01, 2016 at 8:00 am
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Imagine ‘The Passion’ in New Orleans

One of the most interesting programs ever appeared on television this past Sunday for Palm Sunday night. The title was “The Passion of Christ”and, no, it was not set in Jerusalem where the original Passion was set.Read More...
March 25, 2016 at 11:00 am
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Retirement rules: Myth vs. reality

Financial Tidbits
By Roland Leblanc

If your goal is to save enough to fund a long retirement, and you’re not sure how to start or how to catch up, remember that there’s more than one path to success. Read More...
March 25, 2016 at 4:07 am
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Spiritual GPS – The wind to our sails

As we sail the seas of life, our travels are impacted by forces outside of our control: winds, currents, temperature variances, mechanical failures and perhaps even a novice crew.Read More...
March 18, 2016 at 5:25 am
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This is a good year to learn democracy

Citizens of the United States of America should learn a lesson this election year - they are not always assured their country always follows the paths of democracy.Read More...
March 18, 2016 at 5:21 am
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Louisiana’s pelican seal has colorful history

Past Times by Terry Jones

It is common knowledge that the pelican is the Louisiana’s state bird and that it is depicted on our official seal, but many people wonder why. Read More...
March 10, 2016 at 4:38 am
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Legislative task force targets reforms lawmakers

Legislators managed to pass tax increases and budget cuts during the first, and maybe last, special session of the year but they admittedly fell short of making any structural changes. Read More...
March 09, 2016 at 4:34 pm
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An SUV stranded on rail tracks in Boutte was struck by train
An SUV stranded on rail tracks in Boutte was struck by train
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A Ford Explorer SUV was struck by a train today (May 18) on Paul Maillard Road in Boutte when a tire fell off the vehicle and left it partially stranded on the tracks.