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Writer misread letter on video bingo

To the Editor:
I think John Landry (letter November 15) either misread or didn't understand what I said in my letter to Barry Minnich when I stated that John doesn't pay any sales tax on the rental income from his building. Read More...
November 28, 2007 at 2:51 pm
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Thanks

As we contemplate devouring the turkey drumstick on our platter this Thanksgiving Day, we will express thanks for the many blessings we have experienced during the past year. And there have been many, indeed.Read More...
November 20, 2007 at 3:40 pm
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Bingo parlor owner calls letter ridiculous

To the Editor:
Normally, I never respond to people making untrue statements about me, my wife, or our business. But last weeks letter to the editor from Mr. C. Martin was so ridiculous I had to respond.Read More...
November 14, 2007 at 2:38 pm
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Wanted venue for public, council input on gambling

Good Morning Cletus:
Like I said in the past, I'm not opposed to gaming, if that is what people want to do with their spare time and money. I introduced the ordinance that I created because I wanted to see a venue where the public and the council could have input into the process.Read More...
November 14, 2007 at 2:37 pm
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Public debate on gambling suits me fine

Barry:
Thanks for your reply to my comments regarding video bingo. Just to make it very clear how I stand on this issue, I am not opposed at all with video bingo being anywhere in rhe parish. Read More...
November 14, 2007 at 2:34 pm
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Chaisson should make good Senate president

It looks like St. Charles Parish will be well represented in the upcoming session of the state legislature. Dem. Sen. Joel Chaisson II apparently will serve as Senate president, having secured the backing of many Democratic and Republican senators and also the endorsement of Rep. Gov. Elect-Bobby Jindal.Read More...
November 14, 2007 at 2:30 pm
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Council takes stand against gambling

At one time, St. Charles Parish was a hot spot for illegal gambling in the State of Louisiana. Many of the restaurants and bars along major thoroughfares had slot machines which were very popular among locals and visitors though in violation of the law.Read More...
November 07, 2007 at 11:54 am
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Our View

Gov.-Elect Bobby Jindal did not say much about saving the Louisiana coast during the election campaign just past. But there was probably a political reason.Read More...
October 31, 2007 at 12:30 pm
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Majority of participants rule

We often hear that in a democracy, a majority rules. It should be more properly stated that in a democracy, a majority of those who choose to participate rule.
On Saturday, approximately 1.3 million people went to the polls to determine who would guide Louisiana's government for the next four years.
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October 24, 2007 at 4:04 pm
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Massive expansion of SCHIP: A move toward socialism

I recently heard about a young mother who received an unexpected call from a collection agency for a bill for a medical test that was performed on her infant son two years ago.Read More...
October 24, 2007 at 4:02 pm
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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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Planned dog park gets a paw up
Planned dog park gets a paw up
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Efforts are underway for the much-anticipated dog park for St. Charles Parish.