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We've had embarrassing moments since Katrina

Pres. George W. Bush did goof when he did not mention the continued resurrection from Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast as one of the nation’s major concerns. But it wasn’t really a big deal. Words will not heal us.
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January 31, 2007 at 1:41 pm
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Read THIS if you like GOOD NEWS

Editor Derek Clontz talks about St. Charles Parish's population explosion ... and throws in a few interesting quotes.Read More...
January 31, 2007 at 1:20 pm
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Who dat needs a Super Bowl when ‘we dat’ got them Saints?

There was once a city named New Orleans. This was a fun city, a historic city, a place where the nation came to party. The city had its share of problems, as all big cities do.Read More...
January 31, 2007 at 1:17 pm
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Can YOU top this?

Take ... me ... to ... your ... READERS’ Luling man’s retro robot is a winner.Read More...
January 31, 2007 at 12:59 pm
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Spirit Happenings

Christians and non-Christians invited to Bible Study in LulingRead More...
January 24, 2007 at 2:09 pm
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St. Charles school system is prospering

We’ve seen evidence nationwide what a good school system can mean to a community.Read More...
January 24, 2007 at 2:00 pm
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Governor’s race turns political already with Blanco & Jindal opposing - again

The campaign for governor in Louisiana has started in earnest and it looks like party politics will play a big part in it.Read More...
January 24, 2007 at 1:57 pm
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Murder madness in N.O. ... you don’t know the half of it

As of this writing, 15 murders have been reported in New Orleans in the first 21 days of the year. At that rate the city is on its way to over 350 murders in 2007. There were three more shootings over the weekend, but as far as we know all three victims remain alive.Read More...
January 24, 2007 at 1:53 pm
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Open letter to every parent - from every child

Note to readers: This week's “open letter” column is something that's been weighing on my mind since I attended my daughter's high school open house and heard, yet again, how only the parents of the "good kids" seem to show up. - BarbaraRead More...
January 24, 2007 at 1:39 pm
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LSU tix going up, but still a bargain at $40

Going up! LSU plans to raise ticket prices for the upcoming season. If approved by the university’s board of supervisors, the base price of a single ticket will jump from $36 to $40 for non-SEC games - with premier games costing $45.Read More...
January 24, 2007 at 1:26 pm
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Davis Pond Diversion not doing its job

It is discouraging that more than three years after completion of the Davis Pond Freshwater Diversion Project opened in St. Charles Parish, it is operating at a maximum of only three percent of its intended capacity.Read More...
January 18, 2007 at 3:33 pm
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Our Readers Write

Dear Editor: The Sheriff's Office's SWAT team did a bang-up job arresting that gun suspect in Luling a week or so ago. I liked your story, too, although your ...Read More...
January 17, 2007 at 1:37 pm
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Media can help stop the murder madness in New Orleans

On Saturday night there was another murder in New Orleans. That would make the 10th or 11th murder, depending on who is counting (and what one considers a murder), since the beginning of the year.Read More...
January 17, 2007 at 1:25 pm
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Who Dats’ are bound for Chi-town

The Saints are going to town. Chicago town, that is.Read More...
January 17, 2007 at 1:22 pm
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Angel in the making

Believe it or not, you know this beautiful 13-year-old ... as a saint! Who is she? Read More...
January 17, 2007 at 1:17 pm
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Saints win again - even with Barbara on 'injured reserve'

Editor’s note: In a December issue, Barbara Munson declared herself “a jinx” to the New Orleans Saints after realizing they lose when she watches them on TV, and win when she doesn’t. This week, she tells what it was like to see their playoff game with the Philadelphia Eagles after the fact - on videotape.

The Morning After

Sunday, January 14, 7:30 a.m.

I sit here bleary-eyed, achy, and exhausted. No, I don't have the flu, I have Saints fever.Read More...
January 17, 2007 at 12:13 pm
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Police chase causes school lock down
Police chase causes school lock down
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An attempted traffic stop by Louisiana State Police on I-310 turned into a police chase and school lockdown at about 10:43 a.m. today (Feb. 4).