Editorial

McCain, Kennedy carry St. Charles Parish

Sen. John McCain carried St. Charles Parish in Tuesday’s presidential election with 65 percent of the vote. The tallies were 16,456 for the Republican and 8,515 for his Democratic opponent, Barrack Obama who won the election nationwide.Read More...
November 06, 2008 at 9:07 am
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Let’s not change everything too fast

Whew! It’s over at last - - the longest presidential campaign in history. And it really made history.Read More...
November 06, 2008 at 9:05 am
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Amendments are mostly corrective measures

After getting many individual requests for advice or comments on the amendments, I decided the easiest thing for me to do is to get it over with and put my personal thoughts out in public.Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 12:33 pm
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Is the gravy train coming to an end?

For a number of years, higher government revenues have been flooding into the state’s coffers. Budget surpluses have set records and state spending has hit unprecedented levels. Now the “embarrassment of riches” may be coming to an end, and it will be interesting to see how the governor and a Legislature with many new faces handle the new economic reality.Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 12:29 pm
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Obama vs. McCain - - who should you vote for?

Next week, we will elect a President of the United States for the next four years and it’s importance cannot be minimalized. Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 12:27 pm
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Obesity rates dangerously high across the nation

By Harold Keller
Last year, my granddaughter, Amanda Watson, chose obesity as the subject for a school project. The title of her report was Self-Esteem Effects on Obese Children. I have her permission to use some findings of her research.
It's reported that obesity has doubled since the 1970's and children are becoming more depressed because of their weight. Today, 30 percent of school-aged children are overweight. Read More...
October 22, 2008 at 11:56 am
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Buckeyes Challenge ACORN

By Family Research Council
It may not be as spacious as Texas and California or as cosmopolitan as New York, but when it comes to the presidential race, Ohio is the envy of them all. A perfect blend of cities and countryside, farmers and factory workers, the Buckeye State is America's political sweetheart. Read More...
October 22, 2008 at 11:55 am
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Louisiana economy better off than rest of country

By Gov. Bobby Jindal
In the past week we held the first two of what will be weekly economic briefing meetings on the state of Louisiana’s economy. These meetings, held in conjunction with agency secretaries from around the state, will help us ensure that we have the most up to date information on current economic trends that can affect our Louisiana businesses, workers, oil prices, housing market, and even our state revenue.Read More...
October 22, 2008 at 11:53 am
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Sharing the wealth can be misleading

When a candidate starts espousing that he will spread the wealth around, beware. Most people earned their wealth by working for it. It is their’s. If they want to give some of it away to a deserving person who perhaps did not have as many opportunities to gain wealth, fine. Read More...
October 22, 2008 at 11:52 am
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Courthouse employees show spirit

By Renee Allemand
Friday's big game between Hahnville and Destrehan High Schools brought out the fighting spirit of many employed at the St. Charles Parish courthouse.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:54 am
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What’s coming up next - - ‘Plan D?’

They can’t say they weren’t warned. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives were told by the President, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Senate, and the House Democratic and Republican leadership that if they voted against the economic bailout bill passed by the Senate, the stock market would crash. A minority of 171 of them did, and the market has indeed crashed—in spite of the “rescue” bill passing by a large margin.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:52 am
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Hurricane Provokes Anger (Part II)

Last week I shared Part I about a woman (I'll call her Rita) who was struggling with anger towards God, due to the two recent hurricanes. I will share part II of my answer in this column. Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 11:28 am
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Can the geniuses in Washington straighten us out

Last week, the politicians and bureaucrats in D.C. told us if we didn't understand the need for a $700 Billion bailout of nation's financial markets, we were dumb. Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 11:27 am
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Time to change bad tax policies

In 2004 the Legislature and Blanco administration enacted reforms to balance some of Louisiana’s tax laws that were out of line with other states.Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 11:26 am
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Community services thanks industry partners

By Renee Allemand
COMMUNITY SERVICES THANKS INDUSTRY PARTNERS.
Weeks after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, the St. Charles Parish Department of Community Services remained hard at work getting groceries to those in need.
With the help of the Recreation Department, food and water was delivered to residents with no transportation. Others made their way to the DCS office in New Sarpy to get staples such as peanut butter, pasta and bread, DCS Director Maurya Glaude said.Read More...
October 01, 2008 at 11:07 am
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Willowdale is a diamond in the rough

When our family moved to Willowdale in 1978 we wondered how something so nice could stay so hidden. There, down this lonely road off Hwy. 90 was a stately 10,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, an 18-hole golfcourse, tennis courts and swimming pool.Read More...
October 01, 2008 at 11:05 am
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Hannah Boquet has spent much of her tenure at Destrehan High School helping others. And as she and her senior classmates move out into the world following graduation, she hopes to lend an even greater helping hand going forward.