Dan Juneau




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.

AP editorial puts Louisiana in bad light -- again
September 06, 2006 at 1:29 pm
Thanks to fellow "Internet Kook" and real free-lance journalist, Emily Metzgar we get the following taste of how we in LA are viewed by others.

Ormond builder says he's not to blame for low income housing
September 06, 2006 at 1:27 pm
In response to the article written by Keirsten Williams, I would like to interject the facts in the midst of the obvious emotional outburst that Ms. Williams displayed in her letter to the editor for the week of August 31, 2006.

Vast new oil production in Gulf should help save
September 06, 2006 at 1:20 pm
There’s good news out in the Gulf of Mexico at a time when our coastal restoration efforts need it.

Our View
September 06, 2006 at 1:14 pm
Soon after Hurricane Katrina passed and people returned to the area, St. Charles Parish was the scene of much frenzied activity.

These two boats, still lying along a roadside, look like candidates for the wrecking ball when it gets to them. A lot of other debris remains. Photographer Alfonso (Pompo) Bresciani takes his work seriously
August 30, 2006 at 2:06 pm
When he heard Ye Publisher and his wife toured the devastation in New Orleans via Louisiana National Guard helicopter soon after Katrina, he pleaded - - “Please, please, next time, take me along.”

Thanks for the Carriage Lane article
August 30, 2006 at 1:51 pm
Thank you for running the article on Carriage Lane. The result of it was a whole lot of for sale signs going up in the nerighborhood.

Column helps readers feel good about being a Christian
August 30, 2006 at 1:47 pm
I am so delighted to be able to write this letter of encouragement to your writer Lilla Marie for the comfort and the faith she has in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; that it can lift us up and can make our hearts feel so good to be a Christian and believer of our dear Saviour.

Destrehan man accused of stabbing girlfriend to death pleads not guilty by reason of insanity
Destrehan man accused of stabbing girlfriend to death pleads not guilty by reason of insanity
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Destrehan resident Bruce Bourgeois Jr., who is accused of stabbing his live-in girlfriend to death before severely injuring her mother, has been indicted by a grand jury on three charges in connection with the case.