Editorial

Parish mourns loss of young employee

By Renee Simpson
U.S. flags in front of all St. Charles Parish government buildings were flown at half-mast last week to honor the memory of Jacque Griffin. Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:34 am
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Technology and human conception

By Christopher West
When Nadya Suleman gave birth to octuplets earlier this year, the Internet was abuzz with debates about the reproductive technology industry. But the debates focused primarily on how many embryos should be allowed to be transferred to a woman’s body. Very few seemed to be asking the more fundamental question: Should we be producing children in a laboratory at all?Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:32 am
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Our state, city among the most dangerous

We became apprehensive earlier this week when a headline on the internet proclaimed the announcement of America’s most dangerous states and cities. We feared the answer may include our home state and the nearby city we go to so often.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:31 am
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What’s Up? English difficult language

By Mike Peters
I received most of this in an email, and I added a few and thought it would be fun to share. Lovers of the English language might enjoy this. Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 12:34 pm
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Fed’s answer to crisis gets out of sight

According to a column by Dan Juneau, president of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, the federal government’s answer to the present financial crisis is bringing about some alarming figures.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 12:33 pm
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Jindal’s words were far-reaching

Below are excerpts from Governor Bobby Jindal’s Response to President Obama’s address to Congress last week. They are words of wisdom and should get some respect from all sides of the political spectrum. Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 12:10 pm
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Jindal gives impressive response

Gov. Bobby Jindal gave Louisiana a shining moment Tuesday night as he presented the national Republican Party’s response to President Obama’s first address to Congress. He said it like he felt it when he told the nation “the strength of America is not found in our government. It is found in the compassionate hearts and enterprising spirit of our citizens.”Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 10:48 am
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Honoring the real hero of Mardi Gras

By Mike Peters
Mardi Gras 2009 is upon us. As we prepare for this year’s festivities in St. Charles Parish, we can start guessing at what we’ll see for themes in the local parades.Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 11:06 am
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What's fasting got to do with it?

By Fr. Dwight Longenecker
I posted a video on my blog the other day from YouTube. It was an interview with a Romanian hermit. This grizzled old warrior was asked the most important element in a successful prayer life. He looked away with watery eyes then looked at the interviewer and replied, "Purity of the body."Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 11:04 am
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Huey P. getting much needed upgrade

The Huey P. Long Bridge is an amazing structure. Built in the thirties, it has withstood a tremendous increase in traffic.Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 11:03 am
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Our rural parish is getting a lift

St. Charles is a very rural parish. It is almost impossible to walk anywhere unless one is of the athletic type and likes to take care of his chores while getting his exercise. And not too many residents can find the time nor the stamina to walk or jog several miles to get something like a dozen eggs.Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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‘Trash Bash’ kicks off monthly recycling events

RECYCLING INFORMATION
St. Charles Parish residents will be able to turn in recyclable materials during monthly drop-off events through the end of 2009.
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February 11, 2009 at 12:46 pm
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Blanco made right move on insurance

In the aftermath of the catastrophic hurricanes of this decade, property insurance premiums skyrocketed in coastal states, particularly in Florida-a peninsula in which almost every square foot of land is exposed to immense storm damage. Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 12:43 pm
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PAYT program would save residents money

To the editor:
I wonder how many people realize that solid waste (garbage) disposal is a public service just as water, electricity, phone, gas etc. The problem is we are not charged for the amount of waste we want disposed of. All residents of St. Charles Parish pay $17.31 a month for this service even if you leave home for two months. Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:39 am
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Super Bowl was one of the greatest this year

Super Bowls used to be dull affairs. Not Sunday night.
Pittsburg’s Steelers came roaring back after losing the lead in the fading minutes to the Arizona Cardinals. It was a thrilling ending after 60 minutes of some of the best football ever.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:38 am
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Blue Dogs will shoulder the blame

During the last decade, Republican members of Congress have taken a beating in elections around the country. In most instances, those who lost elections-or whose vacant seats were turned over-were replaced by Democrats who proclaimed to be moderate or conservative. Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:37 am
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Destrehan Plantation tells the whole story of slavery at the antebellum home
Destrehan Plantation tells the whole story of slavery at the antebellum home
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Standing in stately grandeur draped by ancient oaks, Destrehan Plantation is one of the great River Road mansions telling its whole story to visitors including its own chapter with slavery.