|Holiday traditions hard to break
July 13, 2006 at 11:49 am
Over the 4th of July extended weekend, St. Charles Parish residents were reminded of a couple of things. Fireworks are dangerous and banning them is only as effective as your neighboring parish’s practice.
|Patio home idea to be studied some more
July 13, 2006 at 11:47 am
Smaller residential lots in St. Charles Parish could soon become a reality. But the parish council Monday night decided to hold off on creating the new zoning that would allow them until further study is made.
|Can we learn from the Mexicans?
July 13, 2006 at 11:46 am
Until recently, Mexico had a long history of election fraud, intimidation and outright suppression of voting.
|People knew where to build in 1878
July 13, 2006 at 11:42 am
The 1878 map of New Orleans that Times Picayune columnist Angus Lind wrote about the other day indicates that people back in the old days were pretty smart after all.
|Eating together has its benefits
July 07, 2006 at 10:39 am
(AgapePress) - According to one national organization's research, eating dinner together as a family is not only good for bonding between family members but also cuts down on teens' risks of alcohol and drug addiction.
|The high price of freedom
July 07, 2006 at 10:38 am
Our world has changed a great deal since September 11th. If nothing more, we now know the painful price of freedom and the depths of hatred towards the very things we as Americans take for granted. We have become a country many just love to hate.
|We felt like dancing in the rain
July 07, 2006 at 10:37 am
Watching the rain pour down in St. Charles Parish Monday was one of the greatest sights we have had in quite a while.
|An unresolved problem
July 07, 2006 at 10:29 am
When the state appropriations bill emerged from the House, it had a conspicuous passenger - a $150 million line item for hurricane evacuations. Governor Blanco's floor leaders argued that the money was needed to pay state expenses for mandatory evacuations from future hurricanes. That explanation rang hollow to many Capitol observers, since it would equate to seven mandatory evacuations in one year.
|Local tradition gets bigger
June 28, 2006 at 2:31 pm
It's a local tradition that gets bigger and better year after year. For the sixteen years, St. Charles Parish has sponsored a pre-4th of July celebration at the west bank bridge park in Luling.
|It’s time to start on coastal restoration plan
June 28, 2006 at 2:29 pm
The is good news that reputable scientists met in New Orleans this week to come up with ideas on how to best spend the $1.2 billion in the Lousiana coastal restoration program planned by the state and federal governments. This is the amount of money the Bush Administration wants to provide to begin serious restoration efforts in the next 10 years. A more comprehensive plan would come later which would take some 30 years and billions of dollars more to complete.
|The means, the motivation and the opportunity
June 28, 2006 at 2:24 pm
The two most obvious areas needing attention in the aftermath of last year's devastating hurricanes were the levee system and housing. While efforts are being made to address those two important issues, another critical aspect of life in Louisiana remains reeling from the effects of the storms. Healthcare-particularly for the indigent and the uninsured-was under great stress before Katrina and Rita slammed into the state. Now, 10 months after the initial disaster, the crisis has worsened exponentially.
|Politics or not, Gore film should be seen by all
June 28, 2006 at 2:22 pm
Going to see the Al Gore Film “An Inconvenient Truth” can bring two reactions from viewers.
One will say “It’s about time somebody had the guts to come out with the knowledge of our global-warming problems.” Another will respond “Gore must be running for President again.”
|Dark days for law and order
June 22, 2006 at 11:00 am
Every fifty-two hours, on an average, a law enforcement officer is killed somewhere in America while protecting their communities. Last week, the officer paying this supreme sacrifice was very close to our homes. So close in fact, that our willingness in the past not to think about this ugly side of America can no longer be ignored.
|Where will all the criminals go?
June 22, 2006 at 10:58 am
It’s good news that the big city next door is getting an army of troops in to quell the increasing elements of crime that invaded as many former residents returned and new people arrived in the aftermath of Katrina.
|New York publishers aghast at destruction here
June 22, 2006 at 10:57 am
As members of Louisiana Press Association, we took a helicopter and bus tour of devastated areas of New Orleans soon after Hurricane Katrina. On Friday, we took a bus tour of the same areas with the New York Publishers Association down here to report on progress since the storm. Unfortunately, there was little progress seen in those areas.
|Another one bites the dust
June 22, 2006 at 10:55 am
At the moment, only four days remain in the legislative session. Time enough to do harm, time enough to do good-and perhaps time enough to add a bit more to the record level of state spending. The voters who pay attention to the legislative process will probably focus on two things in the 2006 Regular Session: The first is the record budget headed for the governor's desk; the second is the ethanol mandate that will likely hit them in their wallets.
|Ghost story - part 2: Spirits of darkness
June 14, 2006 at 11:35 am
Whenever Victoria Maison looks at her younger sister, she sees more than the child she tried to protect years ago from a sexual predator. She sees her only sibling trapped in a cobweb, like a cocoon. A cobweb spun by her father's boss years ago when he molested his 5-year-old victim. And even though Maison has prayed over and helped many victims of abuse since that time, she has not been able to help her own sister. She still sees the residue of the pedophile's dark spirit clinging to her sister 40 years later.
|Bush, Bilbray, Busby and control of congress
June 14, 2006 at 11:25 am
The scrimmages are ending, and game time is near. In the rough and tumble world of congressional politics, sides are being chosen. The whistle is about to blow for the real contests that will decide if the Republicans keep their majorities in both chambers of Congress, or if the Democrats take the trophies back.
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