Editorial




St. Pierre to be president
October 24, 2007 at 4:01 pm
St. Charles will have a new parish president, V. J. St. Pierre, who became president-elect when “Snookie” Faucheux pulled out of the runoff Monday. As a former councilman, he displayed many times his love of the parish and desire to work for the benefit of its citizens.

State gets national attention with election of Jindal
October 24, 2007 at 3:59 pm
Louisiana got good national attention with the election of Bobby Jindal as governor. News networks played it up as an historic event.

Our View
October 24, 2007 at 3:57 pm
Congratulations and best wishes to Bobby Jindal, Mitch Landrieu and V. J. St. Pierre who will lead our state and parish during the next four years.

Our View
October 17, 2007 at 4:13 pm
When you wake up Saturday morning, remember that bad public officials are elected by good people who don’t vote. And then go out and do your duty.

Letter to the editor
October 17, 2007 at 4:09 pm
Dear Editor,
I read with great interest J. Cornelius Rathborne's letter in the Oct. 11 edition of The Herald-Guide. He states that St. Charles residents deserve honest discussions about levee placement. On this point I agree completely and thus wish to address a few items he mentioned in his letter.

Coastal restoration should come first, Mr. Governor to Be
October 17, 2007 at 4:05 pm
Whoever is elected governor of Louisiana should keep one thing in mind . . . the most important task that will benefit our state will be to restore and preserve our coast. Nothing else will really matter in our area if our coast washes away into the Gulf of Mexico

Jindal: Whiz kid makes another bid for governor
October 11, 2007 at 10:48 am
By MELINDA DESLATTE

Associated Press Writer

VIDALIA, La. (AP) _ In a tiny, jam-packed room, Bobby Jindal shook hands, slapped a few backs and launched into his standard stump speech, pledging to rid the state of corruption, incompetence and out-of-control spending.

Georges hopes to parlay business success into political win
October 04, 2007 at 6:59 am
By MELINDA DESLATTE

Associated Press Writer


NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ John Georges has never been an elected public official. Instead, he's been making millions in the business world. And he wants to make sure voters in the governor's race know that.

If the president does it, it's not illegal?
September 27, 2007 at 8:13 am
Since 9/11, George W. Bush has been trampling all over the Constitution. Unfazed by public opinion, the law or Congress, Bush seems to think he can get away with anything.

La. governor's candidate Campbell bets campaign on oil tax idea -
September 27, 2007 at 8:11 am
By DOUG SIMPSON

Associated Press Writer

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) _ In his run to become Louisiana's next governor, Foster Campbell is gambling.

The Fixer: La. governor's candidate Boasso runs as problem solver - The first in a series of profiles of candidates in the Oct. 20 primary election for governor.
September 20, 2007 at 8:10 am
By DOUG SIMPSON

Associated Press Writer

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) _ Walter Boasso scans a crowd of voters and wonders aloud why he's running for governor when Louisiana's economy is struggling, its hurricane recovery stumbling.

Vitter addresses Iraq war debate in session
September 12, 2007 at 1:52 pm
Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today spoke on the U.S. Senate floor about his recent trip to Iraq and the upcoming U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on progress in Iraq. In his speech, Vitter called on his colleagues to take a moment and listen carefully to Gen. Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker as they testify before Congress this week.

DID WE LEARN?
September 05, 2007 at 2:35 pm
It has been two years since the first of two shuddering punches slammed into Louisiana in the form of furious hurricanes. Those who lived through Katrina and Rita and their aftermaths will never forget those times—nor should they. The recollections for many are as clear as the days when much of the state was sent reeling.

Learning plant skills will benefit parish
September 05, 2007 at 2:31 pm
Learning the skills to operate plant equipment should certainly benefit high school seniors in St. Charles Parish. And it should help keep many of them at home when they get permanent jobs in the future.

St. Charles treated unfairly when it comes to Homestead Exemptions
September 05, 2007 at 2:17 pm
By Rock Gisclair

In nine years, the total number of homes in St. Charles Parish rose from 12,307 to 13,751; while the number of homes covered by the homestead exemption has significantly decreased.

Help wanted - a local cartoonist
August 29, 2007 at 1:29 pm
Sometimes a picture can tell a story better than words. And so it is with editorial cartoons.

Favoritism hurts small business and homeowners
August 29, 2007 at 1:21 pm
By Rock Gisclair, Assessor

For the past 50 years, the Louisiana Tax Commission was a grandfather, laissez-faire type of commission. Assessors do what you want with the homeowners as long as you don't complain about big industry and public service properties.

Stop targeting underage drinkers
August 23, 2007 at 9:58 am
BATON ROUGE -- Attorney General Charles C. Foti, Jr., joined by 29 attorneys general nationwide, urged the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to stop alcohol manufacturers from making misleading health-related statements when advertising alcoholic beverages that contain caffeine and other stimulants. Attorney General Foti is the co-chair of the National Association of Attorneys General Youth Access to Alcohol committee.

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