Letter to the Editor

Questions asked on potential fire department violations

Dear Editor:
The letter below has been sent to Sheriff Greg Champagne. I hope that you will publish it, as I believe many people have the same questions that I do and we all would like to know that when his investigation is complete, we will have the answers to the questions below made public.
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April 18, 2008 at 10:20 am
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Questions asked on potential fire department violations

Dear Editor:
The letter below has been sent to Sheriff Greg Champagne. I hope that you will publish it, as I believe many people have the same questions that I do and we all would like to know that when his investigation is complete, we will have the answers to the questions below made public.
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April 18, 2008 at 9:43 am
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State appointees need to work with assessors

To the editor:
Assessors did indeed endorse Bobby Jindal for governor. Many assessors, hopefully, will influence the new governor to appoint Tax Commission members and Board of Commerce and Industry members who will work with the assessors rather than shift the tax burden to small businesses and homeowners.Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 4:37 pm
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Full investigation needed into St. Rose Fire Station

To The Editor
To The Citizens of St. Charles Parish; To District Attorney Harry Morel;
To Sheriff Greg Champagne;
To U.S. Attorney Jim Letten; and,
To FBI Special Agent Daniel H. Evans
The current controversy surrounding Councilman & Fire Chief Larry Cochran and the St. Rose Volunteer Fire Department needs to be resolved in a fair, open, transparent, and unbiased manner. I sincerely hope that after such review, Mr. Cochran and the members of the fire department will emerge vindicated of any wrongdoing.Read More...
April 02, 2008 at 1:11 pm
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Coastal Waste Services article misleading

Unfortunately we find it necessary to respond to the article written on February 21, 2008. This article contains incorrect and incomplete information.Read More...
February 27, 2008 at 1:10 pm
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King march should not be a racial thing

To the editor:
Doubtless, the great majority of the citizens of St. Charles Parish are familiar with the ideals put forth by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, so I won't re-state them here. Read More...
January 23, 2008 at 12:48 pm
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Writer misread letter on video bingo

To the Editor:
I think John Landry (letter November 15) either misread or didn't understand what I said in my letter to Barry Minnich when I stated that John doesn't pay any sales tax on the rental income from his building. Read More...
November 28, 2007 at 2:51 pm
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Bingo parlor owner calls letter ridiculous

To the Editor:
Normally, I never respond to people making untrue statements about me, my wife, or our business. But last weeks letter to the editor from Mr. C. Martin was so ridiculous I had to respond.Read More...
November 14, 2007 at 2:38 pm
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Wanted venue for public, council input on gambling

Good Morning Cletus:
Like I said in the past, I'm not opposed to gaming, if that is what people want to do with their spare time and money. I introduced the ordinance that I created because I wanted to see a venue where the public and the council could have input into the process.Read More...
November 14, 2007 at 2:37 pm
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Public debate on gambling suits me fine

Barry:
Thanks for your reply to my comments regarding video bingo. Just to make it very clear how I stand on this issue, I am not opposed at all with video bingo being anywhere in rhe parish. Read More...
November 14, 2007 at 2:34 pm
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Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

Rathborne Land Company has been actively involved in the effort to bring levee protection to the west bank of St. Charles Parish for many years. Despite our efforts, we have been viciously attacked by certain individuals and groups and actually accused of blocking the effort to build a hurricane protection levee.Read More...
October 11, 2007 at 10:32 am
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Letter to the Editor

Heather - Thank you for remembering my nephew Dennis in your blog this week. I think about him daily, and miss him so.Read More...
September 20, 2007 at 8:09 am
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Letters to the Editor

Thanks for printing the article in your Lifestyles section about the stingray and my sons. Their children were excited about seeing their Dads in the newspaper!!! It made for great "show and tell" at school (since 3 of the children live in Virginia). Read More...
September 12, 2007 at 1:58 pm
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Thanks for great coverage of death

To the editor:

Thanks for that great coverage of the death (murder) of my cousin and outstanding citizen Mrs. Hilda Zeringue Warren of St. Rose. The photos were truly an outstanding way to honor her even though she died an uneccessary and senseless death! My hat is off to Shonna Riggs who showed compassion as she covered the story as horrendous as it was. She is to be commended along with the rest of the staff as a whole for a fine job that you normally do always. I think that I can say on behalf of myself, the family and the rest of the community - - thank you, Herald Guide, for a job well done.
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August 29, 2007 at 1:33 pm
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Here’s a simple plan to save our coast

To the editor:

This letter is in response to Allen Lottinger’s article about Louisiana’s deteriorating coast. He was one of the first writers to write about the problems caused by the Mississippi River levee system. I agree with the fact that “Building of levees along the Mississippi River was the main cause of the erosion of our coast...” How can we get the politicians to listen to simple suggestions about how to correct this problem?
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August 29, 2007 at 1:31 pm
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Commission ignores Katrina- effect on home property values

Dear Taxpayer:

The Louisiana Tax Commission (LTC) ordered a reassessessment of St. Charles Parish for 2007 because our ratio study was 8.9 percent. A passing grade is 9 percent.
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August 23, 2007 at 9:55 am
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