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Chaisson should make good Senate president

It looks like St. Charles Parish will be well represented in the upcoming session of the state legislature. Dem. Sen. Joel Chaisson II apparently will serve as Senate president, having secured the backing of many Democratic and Republican senators and also the endorsement of Rep. Gov. Elect-Bobby Jindal.Read More...
November 14, 2007 at 2:30 pm
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Council takes stand against gambling

At one time, St. Charles Parish was a hot spot for illegal gambling in the State of Louisiana. Many of the restaurants and bars along major thoroughfares had slot machines which were very popular among locals and visitors though in violation of the law.Read More...
November 07, 2007 at 11:54 am
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Our View

Gov.-Elect Bobby Jindal did not say much about saving the Louisiana coast during the election campaign just past. But there was probably a political reason.Read More...
October 31, 2007 at 12:30 pm
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Majority of participants rule

We often hear that in a democracy, a majority rules. It should be more properly stated that in a democracy, a majority of those who choose to participate rule.
On Saturday, approximately 1.3 million people went to the polls to determine who would guide Louisiana's government for the next four years.
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October 24, 2007 at 4:04 pm
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Massive expansion of SCHIP: A move toward socialism

I recently heard about a young mother who received an unexpected call from a collection agency for a bill for a medical test that was performed on her infant son two years ago.Read More...
October 24, 2007 at 4:02 pm
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Will our election system be changing?

A case now before the U.S. Supreme Court may have significant implications for how we elect candidates for statewide and legislative offices in Louisiana.Read More...
October 17, 2007 at 4:16 pm
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Was Jena really a tourist attraction?

Was Jena really a tourist attraction?Read More...
October 11, 2007 at 10:49 am
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Herald-Guide supports Jindal for Governor

The next governor could do a lot for the future of our state - - whether we continue with the type of favoritisms that have led to corruption and unequal benefits and privileges for our citizens or a new posture that promises them fair and equal treatment.Read More...
October 11, 2007 at 10:45 am
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Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

Rathborne Land Company has been actively involved in the effort to bring levee protection to the west bank of St. Charles Parish for many years. Despite our efforts, we have been viciously attacked by certain individuals and groups and actually accused of blocking the effort to build a hurricane protection levee.Read More...
October 11, 2007 at 10:32 am
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Group wants BET to clean up its offensive programming

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A church leader has begun a series of weekend protests, demanding that media outlets and corporations stop portraying blacks in demeaning and offensive ways, with a demonstration at the home of Black Entertainment Television's chief executive. Read More...
October 04, 2007 at 7:23 am
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Governor candidates look like good guys

All of the four leading candidates for governor had good messages for the people of Louisiana in their first debate last week. If the winner carries out his promises, the future of our state is hopeful.Read More...
October 04, 2007 at 7:04 am
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Charter schools are making a difference

Recently released scores for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as ďThe Nationís Report Card,Ē show that charter schools in Louisiana are outperforming charter schools nationally and are holding their own with traditional public schools in both Louisiana and the nation, as a whole. After a bumpy start, the charter school initiative in Louisiana appears to be paying dividends. Perhaps nowhere is that underscored more than in the newly formed charter school alliance in New Orleans.Read More...
October 04, 2007 at 7:03 am
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Economy sick when government is the top employer

According to the story from the Associated Press, while overall job growth in LA has slowed, government job growth (particularly state government) continues to lead all other job producing segments of the economy.Read More...
October 04, 2007 at 7:02 am
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Tulane-LSU rivalry still has life

Having been a Tulane Greenie all my life, I went to the Tulane-LSU game Saturday with a bit of trepidation.Read More...
October 04, 2007 at 6:57 am
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Speculation on coming of Christ is reaching crescendo

By Michael Brown, spiritdaily.com

In the years since the French Revolution, there have been numerous predictions of the Second Coming, or at least some kind of major manifestation of Christ.
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September 27, 2007 at 8:31 am
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Can Dr. Hillary save us?

At this point in the presidential campaign, it appears that Sen. Hillary Clinton will be our next president. (Long pause for some expected regurgitations and other expressions of illness.)Read More...
September 27, 2007 at 8:10 am
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Trailblazing HHS grad working on Ph.D., opening own lab
Trailblazing HHS grad working on Ph.D., opening own lab
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When Blake Schouest was 12 years, his aunt brought him to the lab at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, where she was working on her Ph.D. and what he saw sent his mind spinning with possibilities.