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Gambling revenue may not be permanent

Louisiana may be in more trouble in the years ahead financially after the Legislature passed a record budget this past year. Some of the money that paid for it was increased state income from the gambling business when gamblers in the state lost $3.06 billion during the 2005-06 fiscal year, according to an Associated Press report by Alan Sayre.Read More...
July 25, 2007 at 2:55 pm

Recovery czar wants to turn New Orleans East into a fish farm

In a published news story, the Recovery Czar of New Orleans, Dr. Ed Blakely, made what I thought was a ridiculous suggestion for economic development in New Orleans. Read More...
July 25, 2007 at 2:51 pm

Get ready with this candidate questionnaire

Whether we like it or not, election season is here. Yard signs and billboards are popping up all over the landscape, and a few early television commercials are airing, with smiling-faced candidates saying little about issues but trying to convince us that they deserve our trust, support—and money. Read More...
July 25, 2007 at 2:49 pm

Spirit Happenings

Women: find out just what your purpose in life is at seminar

Co-Pastor Cyntrell Janeau and Women of the Word Ministry of Changing A Generation FGBC will be hosting their annual Women's Day Celebration on Sunday, July 29 at 10 a.m. at 14271 Hwy 90 Boutte, LA {1/2 mile pass the 310 & Hahnville High School, going towards Houma}. Janeau invites all women to come out as FGBC continues to "Pursue Purpose and the Kingdom of God". Guest speaker for the event is Pastor Fran Love of the Greater Antioch FGBC in New Orleans. Host Pastor - Chris Janeau.
July 19, 2007 at 10:00 am


Evangelicals, Muslims Meet

Leaders from the Muslim and evangelical Christian communities met this week to talk about religious freedom and evangelical support for Israel. The Washington Times
July 19, 2007 at 9:58 am

Author warns of the ‘Pottermania' dark side

An author and expert on the Harry Potter phenomenon says the "Pottermania" sweeping the world with the July 2007 release of J.K. Rowling's seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the fifth Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, has a dark side of which parents and society should beware. Read More...
July 19, 2007 at 9:56 am

Louisiana continues its pro-life stance

Louisiana made great strides in protecting life in this past legislative session. In fact, it may be considered one of the most pro-life states in the nation.Read More...
July 19, 2007 at 9:52 am

Stiffed again on medical re-design in Louisiana

Close to the end of the recently completed legislative session, the Legislature—obviously with the support of the governor—stiffed the taxpayers of Louisiana for $300 million. Perhaps it was hard to notice this obscene gesture cast in our direction because of the stampede of spending going on at the same time. However, it deserves to be noticed by everyone who pays taxes in any form or fashion to the state treasury.Read More...
July 19, 2007 at 9:52 am

Moore’s film should promote health care debate

Michael Moore’s new movie - - “Sicko” - - should stir up a lot of debate on the present condition of the health care system in the United States. According to the controversial producer, it is in bad shape.Read More...
July 19, 2007 at 9:50 am

Lawmakers send 4 pro-life bills to governor

By Dorinda C. Bordlee,

Bioethics Defense Fund Executive Director

BATON ROUGE - As the 2007 Louisiana Legislative session came to a close, several pro-life victories came to fruition.
July 12, 2007 at 8:48 am

Louisiana: the nanny state

Governor Blanco caused quite a stir during the closing days of the recent legislative session when she chided legislators by telling them that “Mama” wasn’t very happy with their actions and would have to “discipline” them if they continued to “misbehave” by pursuing too many tax cuts. Signs popped up on many legislators’ desks expressing the sentiments that the governor wasn’t their mother and their constituents wanted different spending and tax reduction proposals than those in favor with the governor.Read More...
July 12, 2007 at 8:42 am

Supreme Court shifts to right

The U. S. Supreme Court has definitely become more conservative. The customary 5-4 vote that used to take a lefthand turn now goes toward the right.Read More...
July 12, 2007 at 8:40 am

Teen girl banned from school for chastity ring heads to court

ENGLAND - A teenage girl who was banned by her school from wearing a "purity ring" is taking her case to the High Court.Read More...
July 05, 2007 at 9:02 am

Ama residents sound off in a letter to the Council

In a letter submitted to the St. Charles Parish Council on June 28, concerned residents in Ama express their frustrations and disappointment with the approval process:Read More...
July 05, 2007 at 8:56 am

Are term limits good or bad for state?

There are pros ad cons to term limits which the Louisiana Legislature is experiencing for the first time this year. The cons, of course, include the loss of whatever lesiglators gain through years of experience in moving the desires of their constituents into state law. There also is a loss of association among legislators who work together for the benefit of the state.Read More...
July 05, 2007 at 8:53 am

Millages should not be permanent fixtures

When millages are passed to finance government activities, they are usually designed for a specific amount of total revenue. Whatever they support, the amount of millage is determined by the amount of money it will produce on that day’s assessment roll.Read More...
June 28, 2007 at 2:38 pm

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Wildcats’ Ursin becomes two-time Miss Basketball
Wildcats’ Ursin becomes two-time Miss Basketball
Destrehan basketball star Cara Ursin has left a tough act to follow, that much is for sure.