Super Bowl was one of the greatest this year
February 04, 2009 at 11:38 am
Super Bowls used to be dull affairs. Not Sunday night.
Pittsburg’s Steelers came roaring back after losing the lead in the fading minutes to the Arizona Cardinals. It was a thrilling ending after 60 minutes of some of the best football ever.

Blue Dogs will shoulder the blame
February 04, 2009 at 11:37 am
During the last decade, Republican members of Congress have taken a beating in elections around the country. In most instances, those who lost elections-or whose vacant seats were turned over-were replaced by Democrats who proclaimed to be moderate or conservative.

Parish must pay to recycle -- goods are harder to sell
January 28, 2009 at 12:23 pm
By Renee Allemand-Simpson
Parish activities are revving back up after the Christmas season. And they’re happening on all scales - from the Parish Council submitting infrastructure projects to President Barack Obama and the Louisiana Congressional Delegation for federal funding, to a local parish cleanup day. Those issues and more are making news this January.

Levee system getting out of reach
January 21, 2009 at 11:18 am
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers says it needs four more years to redesign the Morganza to the Gulf levee, which is supposed to protect areas of Coastal Louisiana from storm surges. Plus, the 100-year hurricane structure, projected to be 28-feet high when completed, would take 30 years to build.

Obama promises ‘new way forward’
January 21, 2009 at 11:17 am
(The full text from President Obama’s inauguration speech is shown below)

Pushing our Priorities in Washington
January 14, 2009 at 11:45 am
By Gov. Bobby Jindal
This past week I met with members of our state’s congressional delegation, including Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter, and Representatives Rodney Alexander, Charles Boustany and Steve Scalise, to talk about what our delegation needs to pursue in the new Congress and with the new Presidential Administration. I am confident that “the delegation will be able to work across party lines to get things done for the state.

Mah, dere’s a noo Presidunt in our footure
January 14, 2009 at 11:42 am
Next week at this time, we will have a new President, one that differs somewhat from our current President on what the goals and ideals of a federal government should be. But in some respects, they are on the same page.

Utah deserves No. 1 ranking
January 07, 2009 at 2:11 pm
Friday’s Sugar Bowl was a treat to watch, and it’s not because we hold a grudge against Nick Saban for leaving LSU. We think the former Tiger coach is a nice guy and deserving of the success he has achieved on the gridiron.

Playboy vs. the Vatican
January 07, 2009 at 2:09 pm
By Christopher West
Playboy magazine has sunken to knew lows in mocking the holy. Of course, every edition offers a mockery of the holy - the holy, in this case, being the female body.

Anatomy of a deficit
December 30, 2008 at 12:32 pm
The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met on December 15 to do its constitutionally required task of giving the official estimate for state revenues for both the current budget and the one for the fiscal year beginning next July.

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
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.

40 Luling AT&T workers join GNO area strike
40 Luling AT&T workers join GNO area strike
Forty workers with AT&T’s Luling work center walked off their jobs at 7 a.m. today (Aug. 28) as part of a Greater New Orleans area strike over unfair labor practices.

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