Editorial




Charity Hospital needs to be in our healthcare future
October 23, 2006 at 4:05 pm
Almost 10 months ago, I was asked to serve on what became the Louisiana Health Care Redesign Collaborative. The group was formed to develop recommendations on how to redesign the devastated New Orleans health care system.

Start getting prepared for the election ahead
October 23, 2006 at 3:56 pm
St. Charles Parish residents will go to the polls November 7 probably in lesser numbers than they did on September 30. At that time, almost 7,000 people voted here. But there were five local school board races on the ballot, along with two statewide races. There were also 13 state constitutional amendments to be voted upon.

Pope Benedict's remarks about Islam got him in hot water, but ...
October 04, 2006 at 1:42 pm
EDITOR'S NOTE: With Pope Benedict on the hot seat after remarks he made about Islam in a speech etc., we found it interesting to look back at the words of another pontiff who spoke about Muslims and Allah openly, respectfully and in candor: John Paul II, published these remarks in “Crossing the Threshold of Hope.”

Iraq is a key battle in the global war
September 20, 2006 at 1:41 pm
I recently traveled to meet with our courageous Louisiana soldiers stationed in Iraq and survey the progress being made by the new Iraqi government. My trip was both productive and sobering. The trip provided me with vivid clarity of the great challenge we are facing defending our nation, as well as the progress we have made since September 11, 2001.

People aren't cattle
August 30, 2006 at 1:41 pm
Gov. Blanco and Louisiana Homeland Security need to firm up the details of the state evacuation plan.

Voters to decide on controversial amendments Sept. 30
August 30, 2006 at 1:31 pm
On September 30th, you will have 13 amendments to vote on, with an additional 8 amendments on the November 7th ballot.

Jindal talks here, delivers own baby
August 17, 2006 at 11:02 am
When Cong. Bobby Jindal finished his very enlightening talk at the St. Charles Rotary Club meeting last week, he announced that his wife was expecting a baby.

A way of life many love to hate
August 17, 2006 at 10:59 am
These are truly some trying times for Americans. For most of us, it is also a very patriotic time filled with pride. For the rest of you, well, I guess it is a troubled time torn between your antiwar beliefs and hopefully being supportive of the thousands of our servicemen and women maintaining peace in a troubled region.

Politics not the answer
August 10, 2006 at 12:03 pm
As the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, too much of the landscape in the hardest hit areas of Louisiana remains devastated.

$3 not that expensive for a gallon of gas
August 10, 2006 at 12:01 pm
Let’s look at it this way. You pay almost $3 for a gallon bottle of water - - H2O - - that stuff that is the most plentiful liquid in the universe.

The beginning of a new school year
August 10, 2006 at 12:00 pm
Can you believe it? Another summer has come and gone already.

Senate bill would be little help to Louisiana
August 02, 2006 at 11:04 am
We would get about $2 billion a year thereafter. Problem with the House bill is that it could, in the end, allow drillling off the east and west coasts, which some states do not want.

Let’s give neighborhood crime 'a night out'
August 02, 2006 at 11:01 am
For decades, we here in St. Charles Parish have been blessed with a quite and safe community.

A man with a plan
July 28, 2006 at 2:59 pm
Michael Leavitt knows the clock is ticking on his tenure as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Before he leaves in less than three years, there are certain things he is keen on accomplishing.

Veto of stem cell bill right choice
July 28, 2006 at 2:57 pm
Pres. George W. Bush took the right action in vetoing the bill to provide federal financial support to stem cell research in which living embryos are killed. Such an embryo is a human life and should not be destroyed, even for the sake of science.

Head'in south for the weekend
July 28, 2006 at 2:54 pm
This weekend is the one time of the year when literally hundreds of St. Charles Parish residents migrate south. They travel in groups to the small coastal town of Grand Isle and my family is no exception.

State should restrict election dates in the future
July 19, 2006 at 1:01 pm
Unbeknownst to most people in St. Charles Parish, Saturday was election day here.

Louisiana budget reform has a long way to go
July 19, 2006 at 12:59 pm
A year from now, the 2007 election campaigns will be off and running. Due to term limits, half of the Legislature will likely be replaced, and most of the major statewide elected positions stand a good chance to be strongly contested. Those elections may well be the most important in the modern history of a state that was slammed hard last year by the twin disasters of Katrina and Rita.

Stroke victim who had to relearn  to walk completes Bridge Run
Stroke victim who had to relearn to walk completes Bridge Run
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Steve Todd may have been the last participant in Saturday’s Bridge Run to cross the finish line, but his accomplishment, doing so after recovering from a stroke, makes him stand out.

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