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Will our election system be changing?

A case now before the U.S. Supreme Court may have significant implications for how we elect candidates for statewide and legislative offices in Louisiana.Read More...
October 17, 2007 at 4:16 pm
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Was Jena really a tourist attraction?

Was Jena really a tourist attraction?Read More...
October 11, 2007 at 10:49 am
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Herald-Guide supports Jindal for Governor

The next governor could do a lot for the future of our state - - whether we continue with the type of favoritisms that have led to corruption and unequal benefits and privileges for our citizens or a new posture that promises them fair and equal treatment.Read More...
October 11, 2007 at 10:45 am
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Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

Rathborne Land Company has been actively involved in the effort to bring levee protection to the west bank of St. Charles Parish for many years. Despite our efforts, we have been viciously attacked by certain individuals and groups and actually accused of blocking the effort to build a hurricane protection levee.Read More...
October 11, 2007 at 10:32 am
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Group wants BET to clean up its offensive programming

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A church leader has begun a series of weekend protests, demanding that media outlets and corporations stop portraying blacks in demeaning and offensive ways, with a demonstration at the home of Black Entertainment Television's chief executive. Read More...
October 04, 2007 at 7:23 am
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Governor candidates look like good guys

All of the four leading candidates for governor had good messages for the people of Louisiana in their first debate last week. If the winner carries out his promises, the future of our state is hopeful.Read More...
October 04, 2007 at 7:04 am
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Charter schools are making a difference

Recently released scores for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as ďThe Nationís Report Card,Ē show that charter schools in Louisiana are outperforming charter schools nationally and are holding their own with traditional public schools in both Louisiana and the nation, as a whole. After a bumpy start, the charter school initiative in Louisiana appears to be paying dividends. Perhaps nowhere is that underscored more than in the newly formed charter school alliance in New Orleans.Read More...
October 04, 2007 at 7:03 am
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Economy sick when government is the top employer

According to the story from the Associated Press, while overall job growth in LA has slowed, government job growth (particularly state government) continues to lead all other job producing segments of the economy.Read More...
October 04, 2007 at 7:02 am
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Tulane-LSU rivalry still has life

Having been a Tulane Greenie all my life, I went to the Tulane-LSU game Saturday with a bit of trepidation.Read More...
October 04, 2007 at 6:57 am
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Speculation on coming of Christ is reaching crescendo

By Michael Brown, spiritdaily.com

In the years since the French Revolution, there have been numerous predictions of the Second Coming, or at least some kind of major manifestation of Christ.
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September 27, 2007 at 8:31 am
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Can Dr. Hillary save us?

At this point in the presidential campaign, it appears that Sen. Hillary Clinton will be our next president. (Long pause for some expected regurgitations and other expressions of illness.)Read More...
September 27, 2007 at 8:10 am
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Alligator Festival one of the best in the state

The alligator had just been taken off the endangered species list and some members of St. Charles Rotary Club were looking for an event to raise money for charitable causes.Read More...
September 27, 2007 at 8:08 am
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Spirit Weekly

BEIJING (AP) _ A leader of China's underground Protestant church has been released from a three-year prison term for distributing Bibles and other religious literature without a business license, an overseas monitoring group said Sunday. Read More...
September 20, 2007 at 8:55 am
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Democracy is better than benevolent dictatorship

Some say that a benevolent dictatorship is the best form of government. That is because a dictator who wants to serve the people well can do what he wants without restraints.Read More...
September 20, 2007 at 8:14 am
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Mortgaging our childrenís future

I have previously written in this column about the destructive spending practices of the federal government. I recently came across the text of a speech that David Walker, the Comptroller General of the United States, gave to an American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) audience on September 8. Please give serious attention to the following excerpts from his speech.Read More...
September 20, 2007 at 8:13 am
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Letter to the Editor

Heather - Thank you for remembering my nephew Dennis in your blog this week. I think about him daily, and miss him so.Read More...
September 20, 2007 at 8:09 am
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Mimosa Park kindergarteners pick prizes for reading
Mimosa Park kindergarteners pick prizes for reading
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Students†in Amanda†Tregreís kindergarten class at Mimosa Park Elementary got to pick prizes for reading 300 minutes or more in the schoolís reading program called Perciís Pals.†