Editorial

Almost a White Christmas here

By Renee Allemand Simpson
JUST ENOUGH
OF THE WHITE STUFF
Jack Frostís 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 ĎSpousal Mysteryí 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: ďThe angel Gabriel was sent from God . . . to a virgin . . . and the virginís name was Mary. . . . And the angel said to her, ĎDo 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 JesusĒ (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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Louisianaís 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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Three elections are one too many

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards brought Louisiana some good things during his clouded tenure as the stateís chief executive. One of them was how to hold elections.Read More...
December 03, 2008 at 3:33 pm
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Parish kicks off Christmas

By Renee Allemand Simpson
We're now squarely in the midst of the Christmas season, and parish government has quite a few exciting pieces of news to report. The seeds we're planting now will take parish projects far into the New Year and beyond. Also, Christmas and holiday-related events are happening all over the parish, so be sure to watch our holiday calendar on Channel 6 to stay up-to-date!
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December 03, 2008 at 3:32 pm
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Dr. Ruth meets Thomas Aquinas

By Christopher West
Itís rare for me to find a book that I want to buy multiple copies of to give away to friends and family. Iíve found one, and I think every engaged and married couple on the planet should have a copy: "Holy Sex" by Dr. Greg Popcak (www.exceptionalmarriages.com). Catholic journalist John Allen sums it up quite well: "Think of this book as Thomas Aquinas meets Dr. Ruth and enjoy."Read More...
November 25, 2008 at 11:07 am
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Bayou Lafourche project will help save our coast

Thereís good news along our waterfront. Gov. Bobby Jindalís promise to get going on work to preserve the Louisiana coast along the Gulf of Mexico seems to be bearing fruit.Read More...
November 25, 2008 at 11:04 am
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The flip side of the coin has arrived

It was exhilarating, from a fiscal standpoint, to be a Louisiana legislator for the last few years. Money was rolling in from a combination of hurricane recovery spending, higher oil and gas prices, and an uptick in economic activity. Read More...
November 25, 2008 at 11:03 am
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Lets have fun with our visitors

By Renee Allemand Simpson
As our weather continues to cool off, community events in
St. Charles Parish have been heating up. With all the fairs and festivals going on, including the Destrehan and River Parishes Fall Festivals on the East Bank, residents from around the region are coming to St. Charles Parish. Letís make sure we welcome these folks as we have a great time with our neighbors.Read More...
November 20, 2008 at 11:35 am
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Obama is not the Messiah

As I watched our new president Barack Obama give his victory speech, I saw the crowds around him continuing to be mesmerized. There were tears, there were ecstatic looks of joy. He sounded so good. His words were smooth, his heart seemed so compassionate and sincere. Read More...
November 13, 2008 at 9:34 am
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Obama will unite us

By Percy Wilson, guest columnist, of Ama
On this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2008, I am the proudest I have ever been to say I am an American. Read More...
November 12, 2008 at 9:54 am
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McCain, Kennedy carry St. Charles Parish

Sen. John McCain carried St. Charles Parish in Tuesdayís 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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Letís not change everything too fast

Whew! Itís 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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ONE MORE TIME: Wildcats, Tigers set for another epic clash
ONE MORE TIME: Wildcats, Tigers set for another epic clash
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While itís just week four of the prep football season, Destrehan is likely to have a Superdome-in-December type of atmosphere Friday night as it hosts cross-parish rival Hahnville.