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Battle for the Paddle helps good causes
October 04, 2006 at 1:24 pm
Today is one of the fun days of the year in St. Charles Parish. The annual Battle for the Paddle will be held from 4 to 7:30 p. m. at West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.

Federal money used for coastal restoration must actually solve the problem
September 27, 2006 at 2:38 pm
One of the biggest issues facing Louisiana is the preservation of its coastal regions. Loss of coastal areas impacts hurricane safety, wildlife and fisheries, and private property.

Saints victory was more than just a win
September 27, 2006 at 2:32 pm
In many respects, it was the greatest game ever played in the Superdome.

Religions can play bigger role in world unity
September 27, 2006 at 2:31 pm
It’s time for religions to get a better grip on unifying populations into a saner direction for the world.

Comedian tells how we've forgotten to live & love in age of throwaway morality
September 27, 2006 at 1:51 pm
EDITOR'S NOTE: Making the rounds on the Internet is a seemingly unlikely but thought-provoking message from wrinkled and wizened funnyman George Carlin, a stand-up comedian and social critic who joked about drugs and sex in the 1960s and '70s but, as you can see for yourself, is serving up a different brand of humor and commentary today. The message that follows is popping up in e-mails and on Internet message boards nationwide. And when you read it, we think you'll agree that perhaps in the case of Mr. Carlin, the Lord truly does work in mysterious ways.

Waiting for God
September 20, 2006 at 2:02 pm
Abraham did not know where he was going when he was called by the Lord.

A letter to the citizens of St. Charles Parish
September 20, 2006 at 1:44 pm
On behalf of the Hahnville High School Band, we would like to offer our thanks and gratitude to the many residents and businesses of St. Charles Parish for your help and support in making it possible to reach our goal of bringing the Band to Washington D.C..

The Congressional election tide is rolling in
September 20, 2006 at 1:39 pm
Last Tuesday, a large number of states held their Congressional primaries leading up to the November elections. For months, the conventional wisdom among pundits and prognosticators has been that the Republicans will lose control of the House of Representatives in Washington and could lose the Senate, as well. Six weeks is still an eternity in an election, but the trends afoot don't seem to back up the conventional wisdom. Can the Republicans still lose both the House and the Senate? Absolutely. Some critics outside of the Democratic circles would even argue that they should lose in order to be brought back to their senses, especially on fiscal issues.

Hither n' Yon
September 20, 2006 at 1:36 pm
After a week on Tom Fitzmorris’ Eat Club Cruise from New York to Nova Scotia, we settled down last weekend for two days in Manhattan. And we were extremely impressed by the people in the big city.

Vote “for” the two amendments next week
September 20, 2006 at 1:34 pm
If you are concerned about Louisiana’s fragile coastline, you should make it a point to go out and vote next week.

Andy Petty of Gretna, shown here with wife Ina, works as a petroleum geologist, so he had a hard time believing what he saw at the adoration chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Kenner. Non-Catholic visitor sees Jesus in local chapel
September 13, 2006 at 1:44 pm
Last Thanksgiving, Andy Petty of Gretna saw something he'll never forget. Nearly a year later he can remember it like it was yesterday.

Ray Nagin: The perfect double-agent
September 13, 2006 at 1:39 pm
If there is a vast white conspiracy to keep poor blacks who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina from moving back to the city, it could not have a better front man than Clarence R. Nagin, mayor of New Orleans.

Lead us not into temptation
September 13, 2006 at 1:35 pm
Sometime between now and the end of December, the state will release the amount of surplus revenue available after the books are closed on Fiscal Year 2005-06.

Walmart's gay and lesbian partners disturbing to reader
September 13, 2006 at 1:31 pm
On August 21, the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce announced a "partnership" with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

It’s time to eat alligator again
September 13, 2006 at 1:27 pm
At one time, it had men wrestling real live alligators. Then there were the alligator beauty queen contests.

We shouldn’t let occupational permits get out of hand
September 13, 2006 at 1:23 pm
St. Charles Parish Council is considering an ordinance that would make it easier to get a home occupational permit. That could be good or bad.

Who’s really behind the sexual revolution?
September 08, 2006 at 12:34 pm
I will let you in on a secret about why so many people today are controlled by their fleshly, sexual desires. It is not a secret because it should remain hidden, but because so few are aware of it…

A year later
September 06, 2006 at 1:36 pm
The mainstream media were loaded with stories recently about the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. It almost seems insensitive for me to admit that I felt pain again while watching the replays of the nation's worst natural disaster.

Charges reduced against suspect in Norco murder
Charges reduced against suspect in Norco murder
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Charges have been reduced against an 18-year-old Metairie man who was arrested in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Norco resident Jay Bertucci.