Allen Lottinger

How could anyone dislike the Amish?

How anyone can pump bullets into the bodies of young Amish girls is beyond comprehension. They are among the finest people on earth.Read More...
October 11, 2006 at 4:15 pm

Amendments could help save coast

It used to be voters in Louisiana voted consistently against proposed constitutional amendments. That's when they had up to 52 proposals for voters to meditate on while in the voting booth.Read More...
October 04, 2006 at 1:30 pm

Saints victory was more than just a win

In many respects, it was the greatest game ever played in the Superdome.Read More...
September 27, 2006 at 2:32 pm

Hither n' Yon

After a week on Tom Fitzmorris’ Eat Club Cruise from New York to Nova Scotia, we settled down last weekend for two days in Manhattan. And we were extremely impressed by the people in the big city.Read More...
September 20, 2006 at 1:36 pm

It’s time to eat alligator again

At one time, it had men wrestling real live alligators. Then there were the alligator beauty queen contests.Read More...
September 13, 2006 at 1:27 pm

Vast new oil production in Gulf should help save

There’s good news out in the Gulf of Mexico at a time when our coastal restoration efforts need it.Read More...
September 06, 2006 at 1:20 pm

Photographer Alfonso (Pompo) Bresciani takes his work seriously

When he heard Ye Publisher and his wife toured the devastation in New Orleans via Louisiana National Guard helicopter soon after Katrina, he pleaded - - “Please, please, next time, take me along.”Read More...
August 30, 2006 at 2:06 pm

At last, the Huey will become safer

It was a great day in the 1930s when the Huey P. Long Bridge was opened.Read More...
August 24, 2006 at 2:36 pm

People knew where to build in 1878

The 1878 map of New Orleans that Times Picayune columnist Angus Lind wrote about the other day indicates that people back in the old days were pretty smart after all.Read More...
July 13, 2006 at 11:42 am

Politics or not, Gore film should be seen by all

Going to see the Al Gore Film “An Inconvenient Truth” can bring two reactions from viewers.

One will say “It’s about time somebody had the guts to come out with the knowledge of our global-warming problems.” Another will respond “Gore must be running for President again.”
June 28, 2006 at 2:22 pm

New York publishers aghast at destruction here

As members of Louisiana Press Association, we took a helicopter and bus tour of devastated areas of New Orleans soon after Hurricane Katrina. On Friday, we took a bus tour of the same areas with the New York Publishers Association down here to report on progress since the storm. Unfortunately, there was little progress seen in those areas.Read More...
June 22, 2006 at 10:57 am

Grand Isle is back to normal for the summer

Less than a year after Hurricane Katrina destroyed or damaged just about every structure there, Grand Isle is just like it used to be.Read More...
June 14, 2006 at 11:24 am

Louisiana takes lead in making abortions illegal

The anti-abortion bill just passed by the Louisiana Legislature successfully by-passes the pro-choice argument that a woman should be able to choose what to do with her own body.Read More...
June 07, 2006 at 3:00 pm

Patio homes is good idea

St. Charles is mostly a rural parish but much of our rural areas are wetlands where residences cannot be built. To conserve space in subdivisions and allow residents to acquire homes at less price, the parish council is considering establishing zoning classifications to allow smaller lots.Read More...
May 31, 2006 at 2:34 pm

Just prepare to evacuate

If we've learned anything in the past year, it should be how to react to hurricane season.

Be prepared!
May 24, 2006 at 12:11 pm

Selection of New Orleans mayor important to us

We can find reasons to vote for either of the candidates for mayor in our metropolitan big city Saturday.

Mayor Ray Nagin was a successful businessman four years ago before he was elected to public office for the first time. His opponent, Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu, is a born and bred politician.
May 17, 2006 at 1:45 pm

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Just one more: Hahnville a win away from bringing home a state championship
Just one more: Hahnville a win away from bringing home a state championship
Hahnville will attempt to secure its seventh state championship, and its first since 2003, when it takes the field at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Saturday night to take on Zachary in the Class 5A championship game. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.