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We were deceived again

Several months ago, I suggested using the $500 Million slush fund controlled by the ethically-challenged, head of economic development Stephen Moret to fill the projected shortfall in the state’s current Operating Budget rather than cutting higher education and healthcare.Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 2:51 pm
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Charity Hospital questions remain

Many people are still convinced that Big Charity in New Orleans should be saved and restored to use as a Charity Hospital and LSU teaching facility. And the arguments for it keep getting better.Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 2:50 pm
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Louisiana: The energy-less state

President Obama’s recently released budget details two things: where the Administration wishes to go and how it will pay for it.Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 2:48 pm
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Planning and zoning is on the right track

St. Charles Parish could be one of the most beautiful areas of the nation. It is a natural wonderland with bayous, swamps, marshes, giant oak trees, lakes, and of course, ole man river running through it.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 12:31 pm
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Socialism is not the way to go

To the editor:
What will it take?
With all of the unbelievable U.S. and worldwide economic woes, I am wondering just how long it will take before the Obama Administration and the Democratic-controlled Congress catch on to the fact that Socialism will not work and will only totally ruin our economic system and our country. Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 12:13 pm
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Herald-Guide still going strong

Several big-city newspapers are seeking bankruptcy. But fear not. St. Charles Herald-Guide is not one of those guys nor are any others in our area that we know of.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 9:39 am
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Mardi Gras over, time to embrace Lent

Mardi Gras came and went in St. Charles Parish, with two successful parades that brought tons of fun to the area. As a benefit, the rain held off last weekend, which made the parades even more enjoyable.Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 10:46 am
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Mardi Gras is a time to spend with family

Mardi Gras officially kicks off this weekend in St. Charles Parish, with the Krewe of Lul and the Krewe of Des Allemands rolling down the streets with plenty of good throws for the waiting crowds.Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 11:07 am
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Parish’s crime fall impressive

Last week, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne released crime statistics from 2008, which show a marked decrease from the year before.Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 12:45 pm
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Recovery plan should be short, sweet

Are we going too far with our economic recovery plan? Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:36 am
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Laws not outdated, 4-way stop signs are too plentiful

Dear Editor,
I wanted to thank Kim Perret for the compliments she gave me on my recent letter stating the facts concerning 4-way stop signs. Just like Joe Friday says on the TV show, Drag Net, “Just the facts, ma’am. Just the facts.” Well, the fact is that the federal traffic manual, which is used in every state in the union, is not outdated or antiquated. Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 12:24 pm
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Abortion breaks the cycle of poverty?

Last Thursday, Jan. 22, we joined over 300,000 other pro-lifers who flooded Washington D.C. for the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The 2009 Pro-life March was a powerful event, (see pictures page 7) yet the endless procession of protesters marching down Pennsylvania Avenue, hardly made the news. Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 11:55 am
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Take 90 to avoid 4-way stop signs

Dear Editor,
I’d like to thank Mr. (Cletus) Martin for educating the residents of Mimosa Park on the outdated and antiquated laws of the fine state of Louisiana. And yes, he is absolutely correct in his assertion in the reason behind placing yet another 4-way stop at yet another intersection in St. Charles Parish.Read More...
January 21, 2009 at 11:19 am
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Thanks to ‘hero’ bus driver

Dear Editor,
First, New York had her “Miracle on the Hudson,” with the world watching as a quick-thinking pilot landed his disabled aircraft.Read More...
January 21, 2009 at 11:19 am
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Inauguration is one of most positive in history

The inauguration of Barack Obama as our new president was perhaps the greatest in history. And, thanks to Obama and George W. Bush, it gave the country a sense of coming together in one big spirit of biparttisanship.Read More...
January 21, 2009 at 11:15 am
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Stop with the 4-way stop signs

Editor,
For all those who drive Primrose Dr. in Mimosa Park, you might be seeing another illegal 4-way stop sign if the council passes an ordinance for these illegal signs, as they usually do. The sign will be at the intersection of Primrose and Oak Lane. I see no obstructions or anything else that would warrant a 4-way stop sign. Read More...
January 14, 2009 at 11:46 am
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Boutte man accused of impersonating NOPD using homemade outfit
Boutte man accused of impersonating NOPD using homemade outfit
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A Boutte man accused of impersonating a police officer as he went door to door asking for money was arrested last week and charged with false impersonation of a peace officer.