Editorial




New Orleans puts on its best
January 09, 2008 at 3:06 pm
It was quite a week just past in the Crescent City.
New Years Eve brought a plethora of fireworks over the Mississippi River at Jackson Square as midnight ushered in 2008.

It’s time to try capitalism again
January 09, 2008 at 2:47 pm
I am a committed and ardent capitalist. I believe in the market system and the risk and reward that goes with it. I believe that those with good ideas and keen productivity should enjoy the reward of handsome profits as long as they gain them in an openly competitive system.

NASA contracts to boost New Orleans recovery
January 02, 2008 at 12:49 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The route to the moon and perhaps to Mars now goes through New Orleans - and the detour could not come at a better time in the city's struggle to rebuild its shattered economy after Hurricane Katrina.

Primary system leaves much to be desired
January 02, 2008 at 12:46 pm
Why is it that two small states with little population can tell the rest of the 48 who they should elect as President? That’s the way it is in the U. S. A.

Staying away from false prophets
December 26, 2007 at 2:33 pm
Florida Governor Charlie Crist was in Baton Rouge recently to talk to Governor-elect Bobby Jindal about the insurance problems facing both states. Governor Crist is a very amiable person and a co-member with Jindal in the Republican Governors Association.

Déjà vu all over again
December 20, 2007 at 9:23 am
When the story of the Duke lacrosse case first broke, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the NAACP all called for the arrest of the lacrosse players. When the facts came to light (namely, that the students were innocent of rape) neither Sharpton, Jackson, nor the leaders of the NAACP offered an apology or an admission of hasty judgment.

Is death penalty dying a slow death?
December 20, 2007 at 9:21 am
The State of New Jersey has just abolished the death penalty. And it appears that other states may follow suit.
There are several reasons for eliminating capital punishment.

Is St. Charles becoming a Mini Vegas?
December 12, 2007 at 1:47 pm
In St. Charles Parish, residents look forward to the relaxation and the peace and quiet of a close knit, family oriented community. Now with the onslaught of gambling invading the parish, many residents may feel the repercussions - - the non-gamblers may have to suffer for the gambling.

The BCS of presidential politics
December 12, 2007 at 1:45 pm
The wild and whacky ending to this year's college football regular season forever imploded the notion that a playoff isn't necessary to determine with clarity who reigns as national champion. In a few weeks, the world of presidential politics may closely resemble the NCAA's "Year of Anarchy" in major college football.

Don't let entertainers tell you how to vote
December 12, 2007 at 1:43 pm
There’s nothing wrong with speaking your mind. Freedom of speech is one of the reasons why this democratic country was created.

Battle brewing over projects in New Orleans
December 05, 2007 at 12:29 pm
Apparently, there is going to be another war in New Orleans.

Louisiana to have party primaries for senatorial race
December 05, 2007 at 12:28 pm
This is the last year for open primaries in national elections for federal officials in Louisiana. Next year, party primaries will determine the candidates for the general elections.

Saints coach should stuff play list in his mouth
December 05, 2007 at 12:25 pm
Saints Coach Sean Payton should have muzzled his mouth completely when he ordered that pitch-out at the end of the game against Tampa Sunday.

Big Brother Is Listening to Your Cell Phone Calls
November 28, 2007 at 2:49 pm
In an information age where we’re required to hand over confidential information in order to make a purchase, drive a car or visit a doctor’s office, our privacy is being relegated to the junk heap of antiquated, obsolete ideas.

Killing embryos not necessary for medical research
November 28, 2007 at 2:48 pm
New evidence shows that human skin cells can be reprogrammed into embryonic-like stem cells. This means it is not necessary to kill human embryos to provide the cells that reportedly can do much to advance medical science.

There’ll be plenty going on in next few weeks
November 28, 2007 at 2:46 pm
Coming up will be the busiest few weeks of recent history in St. Charles Parish and the State of Louisiana.

Are televangelists fleecing the flock?
November 20, 2007 at 3:47 pm
“What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?”—Jesus

Easy financial road ahead for state...but...
November 20, 2007 at 3:45 pm
Historically, Louisiana has often been directly opposite from where the nation is during economic cycles.

Lifestyles

Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Mason”
Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Mason”
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Mason. ...
The Spooky Side of St. Charles Parish
The Spooky Side of St. Charles Parish
Mourning widowers, chopped up bodies and a Nazi horse—St. Charles Parish has them...
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The Spooky Side of St. Charles Parish
The Spooky Side of St. Charles Parish
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Mourning widowers, chopped up bodies and a Nazi horse—St. Charles Parish has them all, and some people claim they continue to haunt the living.