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Debate over evolution heats up as presidential candidates weigh in

By DAVID MASCI
Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life


The evolution controversy, traditionally a state and local issue, has vaulted into the national political arena, making a surprise appearance at the first Republican presidential candidate debate on May 3 and garnering a large amount of press attention in the days following the event.
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May 30, 2007 at 2:40 pm
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ters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

I think having a YMCA in St.Charles Parish is an excellent innovation!

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May 30, 2007 at 2:37 pm
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Chavez is taking his people down that ‘Old Red Road’

President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela is beginning to show his real color - red.Read More...
May 30, 2007 at 2:33 pm
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Prepare for a hurricane now - before it’s too late

With hurricane season right upon us, it is high time to get prepared. And there is only one person who can do that - - you.Read More...
May 30, 2007 at 2:31 pm
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Jimmy Carter gets our ‘Rotten Peanut’ award for calling George Bush ‘America’s worst president’

It’s refreshing to see two former presidents, Bill Clinton and H. W. Bush, work side by side to benefit humanity.
Together, they raised millions of dollars to benefit victims of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean and Hurricane Katrina. In the process, they said nice things about each other, even though they were from opposing parties.
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May 23, 2007 at 12:14 pm
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Destrehan High star in the spirit of giving

Many professional football players have a lot to be proud of in addition to what they do on the gridiron. They use their off time to promote charitable causes as we have seen right here in New Orleans, the home of the Saints.
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May 23, 2007 at 12:09 pm
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Summer reading programs are a kid’s best friend, says Barbara

By the time this column hits the paper local school kids will have already started their summer vacation.
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May 23, 2007 at 12:06 pm
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Religion in the NEWS ...

Plots by American-based Islamic terrorists with no direct ties to international terror networks form a large and growing threat to the American homeland, the FBI and other government security agencies say. - USA Today Read More...
May 16, 2007 at 2:11 pm
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Spirit Happenings


After a two-year hiatus, the Louisiana District UPC Deaf Evangelism Ministry Conference is back with a terrific program May 18-20 at the ministry's campground in Tioga, 1800 Hickory Hill Road. The annual conference, normally presented in October, has not been held since 2004 due to hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Read More...
May 16, 2007 at 2:09 pm
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Forgive others and break the spiritual chains that bind you

By MICHAEL BROWN

Editor of spiritdaily.com


Christ mandated it. When asked how often we should forgive someone, He said not seven times, but seventy times seven. We don't often think of how important forgiveness is, but it's crucial as the initiation of healing, as an act of charity, and in setting ourselves emotionally free.
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May 16, 2007 at 2:07 pm
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Secret abortions are a cancer on society, says doctor sickened by the ‘procedures’

Editor: Artificial contraception is a silent cancer growing on our society. Read More...
May 16, 2007 at 2:06 pm
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Parish puts up too many STOP as political favors, claims reader

Editor: I guess the parish council will never stop installing those 4-way stop signs that my research suggests are illegal.Read More...
May 16, 2007 at 2:03 pm
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Let’s make our state friendly to all businesses - even the little guys

So we didn’t get the German steel mill that many were hoping would locate upriver near Convent and provide good jobs to some 2,700 people. Our state government went out of its way to attract it. But the Mobile area won.Read More...
May 16, 2007 at 2:03 pm
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Lead us on, graduates of 2007

Congratulations, graduates. You have completed an important part of your life, your high school education, which we hope has prepared you well for the years ahead. Read More...
May 16, 2007 at 1:52 pm
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R - U - CAR-azy?

A recent news story reported that Washington is the first state to ban text messaging while driving. Text messaging while driving?! You would think that common sense would have that one covered, but then common sense isn’t exactly common anymore, is it? Read More...
May 16, 2007 at 1:42 pm
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Beating stress is a cinch when you get professional help - FREE

Several months ago a local TV station aired a news show about the shortage of mental health workers in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
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May 09, 2007 at 12:56 pm
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Destrehan wins defensive slugfest, turns back Ehret
Destrehan wins defensive slugfest, turns back Ehret
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Destrehan entered Thanksgiving week with plenty to be thankful for— and now they can add a berth in the state semifinals to that number.