The Watchdog




Bigger share of oil and gas tax revenues up for grabs - but will LA get them?
December 01, 2006 at 10:40 am
Put aside the folly of calling an "Extraordinary Session" of the lege in the midst of the Christmas Holidays. Put aside the folly of calling the session to extend over two weekends during which the lege is loathed to work. Put aside Governor Blanco's refusal to call an emergency session of the lege following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Put aside the lack of a specific plan of action going into a Special Session.

How children were taught to love God 150 years ago
November 29, 2006 at 12:55 pm
Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission. Easy lessons for the Little Ones at Home, circa 1855, digitized by Michigan State University.

A question of faith
November 29, 2006 at 12:53 pm
This week’s question: My doctor has just told me I have incurable cancer and just three months to live. I've never been a church-goer and never thought all that much about God. But I sure am now. What should I do to make sure I go to Heaven when I die? Do you have a special prayer that would help me?

Pope’s healing miracles more numerous than once thought
November 29, 2006 at 12:50 pm
A RIVETING new book presents evidence of what appears to have been dramatic and in some cases stunning healings linked to the late John Paul II - miracles far more extensive than previously reported and in many instances occurring while the pontiff was still alive.

Another BIG BIZ bites the dust
November 29, 2006 at 12:44 pm
Nobody seems to care about the fact that one of the two Fortune 500 companies headquartered in LA is leaving the state. We’ve learned that Freeport Copper and Gold is leaving for Phoenix.

Voices of St. Charles Parish
November 29, 2006 at 12:42 pm
I MISS my sleepy little community of St. Rose, which I moved to because it was close enough to the city to get to everything but far enough away to escape the crowds.

A question of faith
November 16, 2006 at 4:12 pm
This week’s question: As a Christian, am I supposed to be a missionary for Christ or should I leave preaching to the preachers? I count among my friends a Hindu and also several Jews and even an atheist, none of whom accept Jesus as the Messiah. Sometimes we talk about religion, but I prefer not to because I don't know what to say. What should I do?

How children were taught to love God 150 years ago - in 1855
November 16, 2006 at 4:09 pm
Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission. Easy lessons for the Little Ones at Home, circa 1855, digitized by Michigan State University.

What married women want
November 16, 2006 at 4:07 pm
Sociologists Steven Nock and W. Bradford Wilcox of the University of Virginia have presented a new study on what makes women happy based on the findings of the National Survey of Families and Households.

Every state in the U.S. is corrupt, it's just that in LA, we don't worry about it
November 16, 2006 at 3:55 pm
LSU’s student newspaper has published a well-done article about Louisiana’s well-deserved reputation for corruption. Despite what many think, I do not believe LA is the most corrupt state in the U.S.

Strange bedfellows: Bush & Clinton get together
November 16, 2006 at 1:50 pm
Former Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton have joined forces to support many worthwhile causes, including support for Hurricane Katrina victims.

How children were taught to love God in 1855 How children were taught to love God in 1855
November 08, 2006 at 4:13 pm
Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission. Easy Lessons for the Little Ones at Home, circa 1855, digitized by Michigan State University.

A question of faith
November 08, 2006 at 4:09 pm
This week’s question: As religious person I want to help my fellow man whenever I can, but I don't know how to react to when panhandlers approach me for money. Some of these people appear to be dangerous and possibly on drugs. What's a Christian to do?

Christian romance novels help women keep the spirit
November 08, 2006 at 4:04 pm
CHRISTIAN romance novels featuring not-so-steamy love affairs between men and women of faith make for some good reading that inspires readers to pray and study the Bible more, says an expert.

Gov. Blanco’s ‘Road Home’ is going to be a LONG one
November 08, 2006 at 3:48 pm
After over two months, only 18 checks have been written for the Gov. Blanco's Road Home Program.

St. Charles voters do their duty
November 08, 2006 at 3:42 pm
The election is over for St. Charles Parish, at least, and we congratulate the two winners for Congress in the districts that include parts of our parish.

Ex-gay advocate urges telling truth about molestation-homosexuality link
November 01, 2006 at 4:38 pm
(AgapePress) - The executive director of an organization that offers support to members and to the families of members of the "ex-gay" community -- former homosexuals and those struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction -- has a unique perspective on the Mark Foley scandal. While reproaches and recriminations abound in the media, she says someone needs to offer the disgraced former Congressman and others like him a message of hope and truth.

Voters to decide in eight states to preserve traditional marriage
November 01, 2006 at 4:37 pm
(AgapePress) - Marriage traditionalists and pro-family leaders are predicting Wednesday's ruling in New Jersey requiring equal rights for same-sex couples will energize Christian conservatives in eight states where, in less than a week, voters will decide whether to amend their state constitutions to preserve traditional marriage.

Destrehan runs over Central Lafourche, 42-7
Destrehan runs over Central Lafourche, 42-7
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Destrehan used its powerful ground attack to cruise past Central Lafourche 42-7 on Friday.