Editorial




Veto of stem cell bill right choice
July 28, 2006 at 2:57 pm
Pres. George W. Bush took the right action in vetoing the bill to provide federal financial support to stem cell research in which living embryos are killed. Such an embryo is a human life and should not be destroyed, even for the sake of science.

Head'in south for the weekend
July 28, 2006 at 2:54 pm
This weekend is the one time of the year when literally hundreds of St. Charles Parish residents migrate south. They travel in groups to the small coastal town of Grand Isle and my family is no exception.

State should restrict election dates in the future
July 19, 2006 at 1:01 pm
Unbeknownst to most people in St. Charles Parish, Saturday was election day here.

Louisiana budget reform has a long way to go
July 19, 2006 at 12:59 pm
A year from now, the 2007 election campaigns will be off and running. Due to term limits, half of the Legislature will likely be replaced, and most of the major statewide elected positions stand a good chance to be strongly contested. Those elections may well be the most important in the modern history of a state that was slammed hard last year by the twin disasters of Katrina and Rita.

Elmer's Island would make a great state park
July 19, 2006 at 12:57 pm
Elmer’s Island - - that choice piece of real estate at the bottom of Lafourche Parish on the Gulf of Mexico - - may become public land.

Gas boycott--fuel for thought
July 19, 2006 at 12:55 pm
I have warm memories of 60-cent per gallon gasoline prices, but they are fading rapidly. Louisiana motorists are shaking their heads in disgust, as gas pumps gobble-up $20 bills like it were Zapps Potato Chips.

Time for tax cuts
May 24, 2006 at 12:28 pm
Louisiana families tell me time and again about their hard work to make ends meet. Between paying for groceries, gasoline for our cars and trucks and energy costs to cool our homes, it’s hard for many families to find enough each month to pay the bills, much less try to help kids through school or think about putting some away for a rainy day. Saving is difficult when taxes are high, but luckily tax relief is on its way for every income tax payer, and that means more money in the pockets of Louisiana families. Congress recently passed the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act, which will keep our taxes low and keep the economy growing.

Katrina revisited
May 17, 2006 at 1:49 pm
Some of us are getting tired of hearing about that storm named Katrina, which touched all of our lives in some way. Many people can rally around and get through a crisis lasting a short while.

Katrina revisited
May 17, 2006 at 1:49 pm
Some of us are getting tired of hearing about that storm named Katrina, which touched all of our lives in some way. Many people can rally around and get through a crisis lasting a short while.

Kerry, the anti-war candidate?
April 12, 2006 at 11:04 am
With the Gallup Poll showing 51 percent of Americans want all U.S. troops out of Iraq by year's end, John Kerry has made his move.

Punishing Apostasy
March 22, 2006 at 2:16 pm
"Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp and said, Who is on the Lord's side? Let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.

Panic in davos world
March 15, 2006 at 2:59 pm
"Who is Karl Rove?" the puzzled fellow from Dubai inquired, on hearing he had a phone call waiting from the White House.

Education is a Priority for Recovery
March 15, 2006 at 2:54 pm
Back in January, I visited Katrina evacuees in Atlanta. I vividly recall a conversation with one young mother, Shajuan Harris, who tightly held her child and tearfully told me about her top priority for recovery. Good schools were more important than housing, she said, adding that she would live in a shack if she could return to a better New Orleans school system.

Lent is the time to search our souls
February 22, 2006 at 1:59 pm
During Lent, as we look inwardly, as we purify, and as we wait for the ultimate sacrifice of Our Lord, it's good to realize that it's through His radiance -- the fire of Jesus -- that our sins are burned away. The Lord purifies with heavenly flames that issue out of His Heart. They come from the furnace of His love. Our evil is evaporated in the presence of Christ and is especially dispelled through confession.

Vitter’s View: The path to louisiana’s recovery
February 22, 2006 at 1:46 pm
Like most in Louisiana, I’ve been very disappointed by the Bush administration’s recent statements about our hurricane recovery. National and Louisiana leaders seem to be talking past each other rather than finding and building on common ground.

The federal tax congress does not want to talk about
February 22, 2006 at 1:43 pm
You may not know this, but you are paying a hidden tax when you pay your local taxes. Your tax bill is larger than it needs to be, despite extraordinary efforts by our local school board to cut costs. The reason for this is that two federal laws (No Child Left Behind, enacted in 1965, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) are not receiving the funding Congress promised when they passed the legislation.

Even Supreme Court justices have opinions
February 01, 2006 at 1:36 pm
Pres. George W. Bush got his way Tuesday when the U. S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Samuel Anthony Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court. He passed by a fairly healthy majority - - 58 to 42 - - but it could have been an ugly fight.

Gatorganza replaces Alligator Festival this year
January 31, 2006 at 2:10 pm
hither ‘n yon
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It was some 26 years ago when St. Charles Parish Rotarians began wondering how they could make money to benefit worthwhile causes.

Marine has pulled 400-pound cart in 5-year trek across country
Marine has pulled 400-pound cart in 5-year trek across country
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Allie Stevens was a strange sight to see as he lugged a 400-pound rickshaw along Highway 90 through St. Charles Parish last week.