Editorial




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.

What’s the point of new state law?
August 15, 2007 at 11:34 am
Though I am neither of French or Cajun descent, I've always been interested in their cultures which play such a big part in the overall culture of our state. I also have more than a passing interest in our state legislature.

La. governor candidates tout their plans
August 15, 2007 at 11:33 am
By DOUG SIMPSON

Associated Press Writer

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) _ Five candidates running for Louisiana governor touted their plans and credentials to a group of educators on Monday, and offered plans for improving children's lives in the state.

3rd largest dead zone spells doom for shrimp industry
August 15, 2007 at 11:32 am
(AP) - Houma Courier editorial

For years now, scientists and others have known about the vast dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Although they could clearly see that little life could exist in the oxygen-depleted waters of the dead zone, they weren't sure what the long-term effects would be.

Thousands race to beat deadline for hurricane recovery grant
August 02, 2007 at 3:43 pm
By Melinda Deslatte and Michael Kunzelman

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Bessie Griffin needs a government grant to rebuild the home Hurricane Katrina wrecked, but procrastinating may have cost her dearly.

Vitter’s View: Reaching higher for our education system
August 02, 2007 at 3:37 pm
As August quickly approaches and the end of summer nears, students across Louisiana will prepare for their return to school in the fall.

First Preseason game- Aug 11
July 25, 2007 at 2:53 pm
Of all the preseason games in the run-up to the GOP nomination, none is more crucial than the Iowa Straw Poll.

Will Larry Flynt set the agenda for Louisiana?
July 19, 2007 at 9:55 am
By Dorinda C. Bordlee

Senator David Vitter recognizes that what he did years ago was a sin against his family and against God. Larry Flynt fails to recognize that his full-time business of exploiting women for profit is a sin at all. So who is the hypocrite?

Is the United States provoking war with Iran, to begin while the Congress is conveniently on its August recess?
July 19, 2007 at 9:54 am
One recalls that it was in August 1964, after the Republicans nominated Barry Goldwater, that the Tonkin Gulf incident occurred.

Reader says illegal fireworks are dangerous, harmful and frightening
July 12, 2007 at 8:46 am
I would like to commend St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne on his efforts concerning regulation of fireworks in our parish. They are illegal in St. Charles Parish, and if people want to shoot fireworks, let them go to the neighborhood parishes where they are sold.

Do we want big brother watching us?
July 12, 2007 at 8:45 am
We live in a surveillance age.

2 hospitals join together & host orthopedic clinic 2 hospitals join together & host orthopedic clinic
July 11, 2007 at 10:30 am
BY BRANDON KELLY

St. Charles Parish Hospital Communications Writer

St. Charles Parish Hospital, in cooperation with Shriners' Hospital, hosted an orthopedic outreach clinic for children from south Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida on Saturday, June 30.

State puts property insurance crises on the right track
July 05, 2007 at 8:56 am
When Florida’s legislators met in special session in early January, they were emerging from the fall elections in which they promised the moon to their voters regarding lowering the skyrocketing cost of property insurance in the Sunshine State. The new governor and Legislature quickly learned that there was no easy way to deliver on the promises of huge cuts in business and homeowners’ property insurance rates. They ended up enacting bills that put the state treasury and insurance policyholders at great financial risk. Their legislation is driving insurers out of Florida and forcing hundreds of thousands of additional policies into their state-backed insurer of last resort.

Defeating amnesty and securing on our borders
July 05, 2007 at 8:55 am
The U.S. Senate tried to revive the Kennedy immigration bill recently, even though we already defeated it numerous times. Thankfully, the proponents of the bill were again thwarted because of the large outcry and civic activity of concerned Louisianans and Americans across the country.

Health insurance is sky high because we mandate coverage
June 21, 2007 at 5:47 pm
It is inevitable. Every year, well-meaning people show up at the state capitol pushing legislation that would force all private health insurance plans to cover certain physical or mental conditions.

Want to take a bite out of crime? Spend time with your family ...
June 21, 2007 at 5:45 pm
An alarming statistic splashed across the Internet the other day—violent crime is on the rise in the U.S. for the second straight year.

Surprise! You have the right to raise your children as YOU see fit
June 21, 2007 at 5:42 pm
By John Whitehead

"Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts."

— Marian Wright Edelman

Destrehan man accused of stabbing girlfriend to death pleads not guilty by reason of insanity
Destrehan man accused of stabbing girlfriend to death pleads not guilty by reason of insanity
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Destrehan resident Bruce Bourgeois Jr., who is accused of stabbing his live-in girlfriend to death before severely injuring her mother, has been indicted by a grand jury on three charges in connection with the case.