Editorial




Somebody’s nuts and it AIN’T me
February 14, 2007 at 3:01 pm
Have you read the headlines lately? In case you missed them, here are a few recent highlights:

Reflections on Black History Month
February 07, 2007 at 3:01 pm
Shonna Riggs reflects on her African-American heritage - and the month in which we celebrate it.

Gun control doesn’t work
February 07, 2007 at 2:59 pm
But a federal bill - H.R. 256: Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2007 - could change gun law. Read more about this legislation at:

This COLD is getting OLD
February 07, 2007 at 2:23 pm
Another great column from Barbara Munson ... ONLY in the Herald-Guide.

Rosa Parks’ historic stand for civil rights - she was even more courageous than you thought
January 31, 2007 at 1:58 pm
We learn much from how we present our heroes. A few years ago, on Martin Luther King. Day, I was interviewed on CNN. So was Rosa Parks, by phone from Los Angeles. “We’re very honored to have her,” said the host. “Rosa Parks was the woman who wouldn’t go to the back of the bus.

Paul Rogat Loeb Mark Twain was right - everybody TALKS about the weather but nobody DOES anything about it
January 24, 2007 at 2:02 pm
By Paul Rogat Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time, and a good friend of the Herald-Guide.

At the sound of the beep
January 24, 2007 at 1:51 pm
Editor: I hope everybody votes for the school millage renewal that you talked about in the Herald-Guide. Heaven forbid we have to shut the schools and fire the teachers. That wouldn’t do at all.

VIPs
January 24, 2007 at 1:35 pm
Melissa Louque an RN in the River Parishes Hospital’s Women’s Services department, is a Four Star Employee.

At the sound of the beep
January 17, 2007 at 1:06 pm
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At the sound of the beep
January 10, 2007 at 3:15 pm
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Archbishop Hughes continues fight for racial justice
January 05, 2007 at 10:21 am
A scant half century ago, Archbishop Joseph Francis Rummel of New Orleans shocked the Christian community by proclaiming that segregation was sinful. Before then, the south had resisted the growing civil rights movement in the nation by pushing the movement that separate but equal facilities were alright.

At the sound of the beep ...
January 04, 2007 at 11:27 am
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From the editor’s desk
January 04, 2007 at 11:21 am
Maintaining a healthy dialogue with the audience is an important job for any newspaper.

And with that in mind, we want to address an issue brought up by several Herald-Guide readers who took offense when we used the word "porn" in a headline over a story about the sentencing of a sex offender who downloaded child pornography off the Internet.

Local economy to get more retail outlets
January 04, 2007 at 11:18 am
There is good economic news for St. Charles Parish in the New Year.

Ten Commandments get historic billing
December 20, 2006 at 1:11 pm
St. Charles Parish Council took a new approach to getting the Ten Commandments exhibited in a public building.

Offshore oil revenue must come this week
December 06, 2006 at 2:04 pm
This week was to be a big one in our state’s quest for a greater share of revenue from offshore oil. On Tuesday, however, the vote on a bill in the U. S. House of Representatives that would have started the process was called off.

The ‘n-word’ is ugly no matter who’s saying it
December 06, 2006 at 1:59 pm
A comedy club is an unlikely venue for a discussion of race in America, but the recent experience of “Seinfeld” alum Michael Richards shows us that even funnymen can be forced to confront the issues of prejudice and bigotry.

Just how dangerous IS Christianity? To hear Elton John tell it, very ...
December 06, 2006 at 1:53 pm
As we approach Christmas, the one day a year that we set aside to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are hearing noises among intellectuals and rock stars about the “dangers” of Christianity to world peace and cultural tolerance.

Police release image of vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run
Police release image of vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run
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Surveillance footage has been released of a vehicle suspected of running over a St. Rose mother on Thanksgiving morning before driving off.