Editorial

Levee system getting out of reach

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers says it needs four more years to redesign the Morganza to the Gulf levee, which is supposed to protect areas of Coastal Louisiana from storm surges. Plus, the 100-year hurricane structure, projected to be 28-feet high when completed, would take 30 years to build.Read More...
January 21, 2009 at 11:18 am
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Obama promises ‘new way forward’

(The full text from President Obama’s inauguration speech is shown below)Read More...
January 21, 2009 at 11:17 am
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Pushing our Priorities in Washington

By Gov. Bobby Jindal
This past week I met with members of our state’s congressional delegation, including Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter, and Representatives Rodney Alexander, Charles Boustany and Steve Scalise, to talk about what our delegation needs to pursue in the new Congress and with the new Presidential Administration. I am confident that “the delegation will be able to work across party lines to get things done for the state. Read More...
January 14, 2009 at 11:45 am
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Mah, dere’s a noo Presidunt in our footure

Next week at this time, we will have a new President, one that differs somewhat from our current President on what the goals and ideals of a federal government should be. But in some respects, they are on the same page.Read More...
January 14, 2009 at 11:42 am
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Utah deserves No. 1 ranking

Friday’s Sugar Bowl was a treat to watch, and it’s not because we hold a grudge against Nick Saban for leaving LSU. We think the former Tiger coach is a nice guy and deserving of the success he has achieved on the gridiron.Read More...
January 07, 2009 at 2:11 pm
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Playboy vs. the Vatican

By Christopher West
Playboy magazine has sunken to knew lows in mocking the holy. Of course, every edition offers a mockery of the holy - the holy, in this case, being the female body. Read More...
January 07, 2009 at 2:09 pm
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Anatomy of a deficit

The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met on December 15 to do its constitutionally required task of giving the official estimate for state revenues for both the current budget and the one for the fiscal year beginning next July.Read More...
December 30, 2008 at 12:32 pm
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Work to replace plans, studies in coastal restoration

Hopefully this new year will be a happy one for folks in south Louisiana where we are faced with the washing away of our land into the Gulf of Mexico unless restoration gets a big boost in the months ahead. And it appears at this point that we will get it.Read More...
December 30, 2008 at 12:31 pm
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Nice guys don't have to finish last

Leo Durocher, a legend of his time as a baseball player and manager, once said, "Nice guys finish last." Read More...
December 23, 2008 at 11:45 am
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Feds need to get tough on bringing life to dead zone

The feds in Washington have made many mistakes during the past four years. One of them has been efforts to control the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico just off the Louisiana coast.Read More...
December 23, 2008 at 11:44 am
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Mission Church is a classic that should be saved

Several concerned residents met last Thursday to discuss ways to “save St. Anthony Mission Church” in Luling and find ways to direct its marketability as a St. Charles Parish icon. The property which is zoned C-2 can be used for just about anything. Read More...
December 23, 2008 at 11:43 am
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Almost a White Christmas here

By Renee Allemand Simpson
JUST ENOUGH
OF THE WHITE STUFF
Jack Frost’s early, infrequent visit was the big story across the parish last week. Parish government offices stayed open. Though the snow fascinated us, work continued as usual. Read More...
December 18, 2008 at 9:06 am
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The ‘Spousal Mystery’ of Christmas

By Christopher West
Christmas celebrates the marvels of the birth of the Son of God from the virgin womb of Mary. At Christmas pageants, at Mass, and in beloved Christmas carols we will hear the story told again and again this year: “The angel Gabriel was sent from God . . . to a virgin . . . and the virgin’s name was Mary. . . . And the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus” (Lk 1:26-31).Read More...
December 18, 2008 at 8:57 am
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Wisdom vs. expediency

On December 15, Louisiana Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) will meet at the state Capitol to certify some very important fiscal data. The group is charged with giving the official estimate for state revenues that the governor and the Legislature must use to limit state spending. In recent years, the conference has done a commendable job of establishing conservative revenue estimates.Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 12:14 pm
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Louisiana’s open-mindedness is impressive

Louisiana now has two distinctions in its voting record to its credit. Last year we became the first state to elect an Indian-American as its governor when Bobby Jindal won his seat easily. Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 12:12 pm
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Redeeming the erotic

By Christopher West
Someone recently sent me a link to a blog offering a review of my latest book. The book, called Heaven's Song, provides a guided tour of the undelivered and long-hidden talks of John Paul II's Theology of the Body which consist primarily of reflections on the erotic poetry of the Song of Songs.Read More...
December 03, 2008 at 3:35 pm
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Travel team teammates early commits to Division I softball
Travel team teammates early commits to Division I softball
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Sarah VanEtta, Sarah Boquet and Gina Escude all attend different schools, but the trio of local girls have shown plenty of talent as teammates on the Louisiana Voodoo travel softball team — and that hasn’t gone unnoticed at the next level.