Editorial

Wit and wisdom of the Legislature

By John Maginnis
More than usual, the recently ended legislative session was distinguished for what was said rather than for what was done, though it took only a few words to accomplish that. Instead, lawmakers spoke volumes, if not always making sense, but enough to fill another annual chapter of the wit and wisdom the Louisiana Legislature.
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June 30, 2011 at 9:45 am
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Parish business startups on rise

By Renee Simpson
Even in a down economy, business startups in St. Charles Parish have risen 19 percent since 2009, according to a new report produced by the St. Charles Parish Public Information Office.
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June 24, 2011 at 9:06 am
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Moratorium could end dead zone

Just recently, scientists predicted that the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico will be the biggest in history this year due to high water in the Mississippi River. Nitrate and phosphate fertilizers from farms in the midwest are killing the fish when the chemicals flow into the Gulf.
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June 24, 2011 at 9:05 am
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Investing in great teachers for students

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June 17, 2011 at 11:06 am
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Obama’s ‘Fern Hill’ economic policy

I have always been a fan of the poetry of the iconoclastic Welshman, Dylan Thomas. One of my favorites by him was the poem “Fern Hill.”
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June 10, 2011 at 9:38 am
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Time to prepare for hurricanes

By Renee Simpson
With forecasters calling for an active hurricane season in 2011, St. Charles Parish leaders are urging residents to get their own family emergency plans in order in advance of storm threats.
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June 10, 2011 at 9:37 am
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New Geymann rule rules in budget debate

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June 02, 2011 at 3:04 pm
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Is a presidential primary worth the price?

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May 20, 2011 at 11:57 am
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What is the business of leges?

According to House Speaker Jim Tucker, the vote on the merger of SUNO and UNO scheduled for Monday, on the House Floor, was postponed until Wednesday.
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May 20, 2011 at 11:55 am
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Former governor ‘Trumped’ on campaign trail

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May 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm
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Demise of the once ‘King Dollar’

It is depressing to watch the continued erosion of the proud currency that was once known as “King Dollar.”
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May 05, 2011 at 2:41 pm
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Steps taken to armor courthouse

By Renee Simpson
A Federal Emergency Management Agency grant in the amount of $258,883 will fund the installation of impact-resistant glass windows at the St. Charles Parish courthouse, ensuring the building’s strength in the face of severe storms and hurricanes.
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May 05, 2011 at 2:40 pm
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Brothers in Christ have much in common

By Harold Keller
Leaving the funeral home Monday morning, a family member of the deceased stopped me. Being younger than me, I really didn’t know much about his whereabouts over the years, even though I’ve known him all of his life.Read More...
April 29, 2011 at 9:34 am
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Spillway could serve a double purpose

It’s high water time on the Mississippi River, a time which in the past built up south Louisiana.
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April 29, 2011 at 9:33 am
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The Ray Guy approach to fiscal leadership

Most folks probably don’t remember Ray Guy. He was a Hall of Fame punter for the Oakland Raiders in their glory years. After his All-American days at Southern Mississippi, Guy’s foot, combined with the Raiders’ tenacious defense, made scoring on Oakland a real challenge.
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April 21, 2011 at 10:13 am
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Special elections are being abused

Low voter turnout for elections plagues Louisiana and undermines the concept of a democratic form of government.
“Emergency elections” for local tax and bond elections are the greatest source of abuse of the democratic process in Louisiana.
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April 21, 2011 at 10:12 am
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Slain Lafayette officer mourned by his Destrehan family
Slain Lafayette officer mourned by his Destrehan family
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In the days unfolding since her brother's death in the line of duty in Lafayette, Mandy Middlebrook-Lovett is in disbelief over all the good he did as a police officer.