Letter to the Editor




Unnecessary stop signs
May 10, 2006 at 1:55 pm
To the editor:

With gasoline nearly $3 a gallon, and probably going higher, now would be a good time to remove unnecessary stop signs at intersections throughout Norco.

Jazzfest joins Carnival in renewing our spirit
May 10, 2006 at 1:53 pm
Jazzfest 2006 was the best ever. It even rained Sunday and the show went on unabated. That indicated that nothing can deter music lovers from actively appreciating the rhythms and sounds of some of the greatest bands and singers in the nation.

Spend it wisely
May 10, 2006 at 1:52 pm
Within the next few weeks, the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) will meet to review data and establish a new official revenue estimate for state government. The new estimate will serve as the certified amount of revenue the Legislature has to spend in the FY 2006-07 state budget.

Tie one on and show your support
May 10, 2006 at 1:51 pm
Ever stopped to think what life would be like if there were no police to protect us. No laws, no checks and balances in a system that defines right and wrong. If you will, just picture it. Total lawlessness… no scenes of security for you, your family, and your property. Not a pretty thought is it?

Fish will become our Navy to defend us from mosquitos
May 10, 2006 at 1:49 pm
When we reflect on how beautiful St. Charles Parish is, we think about its great outdoors that Mother Nature has blessed with an abundance of trees, wild plants and wildlife.

Jesus: “I walked on earth for you.”
May 03, 2006 at 12:07 pm
Editor’s note: The following is the May message from Jesus to Anne, A Lay Apostle. Anne, who is considered genuine by Archbishop Hannon and others in the Church, has been recieving monthly messages from Jesus since December of 2004. He has told her these messages are to prepare his followers for his return.

15th century city saved from plague by the Holy Name
May 03, 2006 at 12:05 pm
Editor’s note: the following story is an excerpt from the book “The wonders of the Holy Name” by Fr. Paul O’Sullivan, O.P.

A devastating plague broke out in Lisbon in 1432. All who could do so fled in terror from the city and thus carried the plague to every corner of the entire country of Portugal.

Louisiana’s spicy politics
May 03, 2006 at 12:04 pm
Death, taxes, Edwin Edwards and dirty elections. What do the four have in common? The first two, we all agree, are inevitable. But, in Louisiana, so are the second two.

Levee route through parish still undetermined
May 03, 2006 at 12:02 pm
The good news is that the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning a hurricane protection levee along the west bank of the Mississippi River from Plaquemines Parish through St. Charles to Donaldsonville.

What the New Orleans vote means for the future
May 03, 2006 at 12:01 pm
In a few weeks, displaced, challenged and beleaguered New Orleanians will determine who will be their next mayor. Either the incumbent, Ray Nagin, or the challenger, Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu, will have four years to try to bring some degree of normalcy back to the Crescent City.

At last we know how to evacuate
May 03, 2006 at 11:58 am
It may have been one year -- and one hurricane too late -- but Mayor Ray Nagin has come up with a firm plan for evacuation when a Category Two storm approaches. It may save lives and a lot of utter frustration when the inevitable happens again.

Closing MR-GO would be cost-effective
April 26, 2006 at 12:08 pm
We keep reading that it is not cost-effective to completely close the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet - - MR-GO as it is better known - - which has been blamed for much of the erosion of Southeast Louisiana’s wetlands.

St. Marks celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday with levee procession St. Marks celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday with levee procession
April 26, 2006 at 11:47 am
A Divine Mercy Celebration was held on Sunday at St. Mark’s Church in Ama by Father Joseph Dau Van Nguyen. Jesus told St. Faustina that this Feast of Mercy would be a very special day when “all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened.”

 21-week old Samuel is pictured reaching out from his mother’s womb. Hand of hope
April 26, 2006 at 11:39 am
The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner. The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother's womb. Little Samuel's mother, Julie, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta. She knew of Dr. Bruner's remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.

Just a few more weeks
April 26, 2006 at 11:38 am
Sometimes you just need to get away to see what is really going on. Case in point, last Saturday’s well-anticipated mayor’s election in New Orleans.

New park draws thanks
April 26, 2006 at 11:33 am
Nearly 8 years ago my science students at Hurst Middle adopted the site where the spillway's East Guide Levee meets Lake Pontchartrain as part of the LaBranche Wetland Watchers Service-Learning Project. It was a popular dumping spot where we found many washing machines, dryers, and refrigerators. The students took pride in the spot, planted many trees and worked with community leader Milton Cambre to plan out a nature trail in the area. Not only will this site have the first public nature trails in this region, it will also include an outdoor classroom, raised wooden decked trails, a fishing pier, sheltered picnic tables, a playground for children, and eventually real restrooms!

Wrong-headed immigration policy
April 26, 2006 at 11:32 am
In more than 60 years of reading the Herald and Herald-Guide, I have never seen a more wrong-headed editorial than the one written by Allen Lottinger in the edition of April 20, 2006.

Last chance to do it right?
April 26, 2006 at 11:30 am
If a system were the only one of its kind in the United States, was very antiquated, and yielded poor results, one would think those in charge of the operation would be desperately trying to reform it. Not so with Louisiana's Charity Hospital system. The genesis of the Charity system was during Huey Long's tenure as governor. In subsequent years, it grew to become the main delivery system for indigent health care across Louisiana. At its inception 70 years ago, it was a progressive approach. But in today's world of federally controlled Medicaid, it's a dinosaur being kept alive by politicians for political purposes.

TV series starring Boutte outdoorsman is canceled
TV series starring Boutte outdoorsman is canceled
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After only one season, Boutte-resident Kip Benoit’s reality TV series about hunting and living off the land has been canceled.