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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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Charter schools are making a difference

Recently released scores for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as “The Nation’s Report Card,” show that charter schools in Louisiana are outperforming charter schools nationally and are holding their own with traditional public schools in both Louisiana and the nation, as a whole. After a bumpy start, the charter school initiative in Louisiana appears to be paying dividends. Perhaps nowhere is that underscored more than in the newly formed charter school alliance in New Orleans.Read More...
October 04, 2007 at 7:03 am
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Economy sick when government is the top employer

According to the story from the Associated Press, while overall job growth in LA has slowed, government job growth (particularly state government) continues to lead all other job producing segments of the economy.Read More...
October 04, 2007 at 7:02 am
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Tulane-LSU rivalry still has life

Having been a Tulane Greenie all my life, I went to the Tulane-LSU game Saturday with a bit of trepidation.Read More...
October 04, 2007 at 6:57 am
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Speculation on coming of Christ is reaching crescendo

By Michael Brown, spiritdaily.com

In the years since the French Revolution, there have been numerous predictions of the Second Coming, or at least some kind of major manifestation of Christ.
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September 27, 2007 at 8:31 am
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Can Dr. Hillary save us?

At this point in the presidential campaign, it appears that Sen. Hillary Clinton will be our next president. (Long pause for some expected regurgitations and other expressions of illness.)Read More...
September 27, 2007 at 8:10 am
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Alligator Festival one of the best in the state

The alligator had just been taken off the endangered species list and some members of St. Charles Rotary Club were looking for an event to raise money for charitable causes.Read More...
September 27, 2007 at 8:08 am
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Spirit Weekly

BEIJING (AP) _ A leader of China's underground Protestant church has been released from a three-year prison term for distributing Bibles and other religious literature without a business license, an overseas monitoring group said Sunday. Read More...
September 20, 2007 at 8:55 am
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Democracy is better than benevolent dictatorship

Some say that a benevolent dictatorship is the best form of government. That is because a dictator who wants to serve the people well can do what he wants without restraints.Read More...
September 20, 2007 at 8:14 am
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Mortgaging our children’s future

I have previously written in this column about the destructive spending practices of the federal government. I recently came across the text of a speech that David Walker, the Comptroller General of the United States, gave to an American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) audience on September 8. Please give serious attention to the following excerpts from his speech.Read More...
September 20, 2007 at 8:13 am
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Letter to the Editor

Heather - Thank you for remembering my nephew Dennis in your blog this week. I think about him daily, and miss him so.Read More...
September 20, 2007 at 8:09 am
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Welcome to fall and the biggest election in the next four years

Tomorrow is the first day of fall and we have already felt some relief from the summer heat. But there is much more on the agenda for this coming season.Read More...
September 20, 2007 at 8:00 am
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Letters to the Editor

Thanks for printing the article in your Lifestyles section about the stingray and my sons. Their children were excited about seeing their Dads in the newspaper!!! It made for great "show and tell" at school (since 3 of the children live in Virginia). Read More...
September 12, 2007 at 1:58 pm
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Iraq is teaching us a lesson

Perhaps we learned a lesson in Iraq. We cannot invade another country and expect to make them a democratic friend of ours very easily.Read More...
September 12, 2007 at 1:46 pm
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Spirit Happenings

New Orleans Rosary Bowl

Fr. James Kelleher, S.O.L.T. will be the featured speaker at this rosary crusade from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat. Sept. 8 in Audubon Park at the Shelter 10 pavilion. Fr. Kelleher is the leader of the Russian mission team and travels all over the world promoting rosary crusades. The purpose: to pray for the rebuilding of New Orleans according to God's holy and moral laws. "May almighty God build our house and watch over our city.” (psalm 127)
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September 06, 2007 at 10:33 am
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Faith, science often at odds when it comes to origins of life

By David Masci, Senior Research Fellow, Pew Forum

The relationship between faith and science in the United States seems, at least on the surface, to be paradoxical. Surveys repeatedly show that most Americans respect science and the benefits it brings to society, such as new technologies and medical treatments. And yet, religious convictions limit many Americans' willingness to accept controversial scientific theories as well as certain types of scientific research, such as the potential use of embryonic stem cells for medical treatments.
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September 06, 2007 at 10:30 am
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Hahnville musician makes most of national spotlight
Hahnville musician makes most of national spotlight
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"In a way, I almost felt like, 'Why haven't I done this already? What took me so long?'" said David Raymond Jr., who goes by DJ Raymond when he performs.