Allen Lottinger

Jazzfest joins Carnival in renewing our spirit

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.Read More...
May 10, 2006 at 1:53 pm

At last we know how to evacuate

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.
May 03, 2006 at 11:58 am

Immigrants are necessary

Strange that we should be talking about keeping immigrants from Latin America out of the country at a time when they are helping to reconstruct our state after the nation’s biggest disaster in history.
April 19, 2006 at 11:51 am

A spiritual and visual retreat

Our retreat master told us to go out and view the beauty that God has provided us. The birds, the mighty oaks, the flowers and, yes, even the insects which help us in their own way.Read More...
April 12, 2006 at 11:25 am

Levees no match for restoration

The state and federal government will get more bang for their bucks by paying for coastal restoration, rather than building levees.Read More...
April 05, 2006 at 2:50 pm

St. Charles’ Pokey is in the limelight

The name of Pokey Chatman has meant basketball prowess in St. Charles Parish for years.

We watched the gal from Ama grow up, dribbling down the court in recreation basketball and on Hahnville Junior High and Hahnville High School teams.Read More...
March 29, 2006 at 1:10 pm

Outstanding citizens honored

Every year, we honor people in the parish by selecting them as outstanding citizens, young people and deputies.

This year, a much larger number of such people in the parish were honored, mainly because of outstanding accomplishments in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.Read More...
March 22, 2006 at 2:58 pm

Who’ll be the next governor?

It’s not too hard to figure out who two of the candidates in the next governor’s race will be. The incumbent Democrat Kathleen Blanco has already thrown her bonnet into the ring. And everyone expects Republican Cong. Bobby Jindall to repeat his candidacy from the last race.Read More...
March 15, 2006 at 2:51 pm

Pro-lifers look forward to turnaround

After appointment of two U. S. Supreme Court justices who are considered conservative, it didn’t take long for the path to be opened toward the possible overturning of Roe vs. Wade.Read More...
March 08, 2006 at 12:05 pm

People in South Louisiana are different

Our people and state were exposed to public opinion by people all over the world like never before after Hurricane Katrina opened our doors to universal inspection.Read More...
March 01, 2006 at 11:51 am

Government services come at a high price

The federal government’s work in restoring order after Hurricane Katrina shows that it is no match for the private enterprise system in efficiency of operation.Read More...
February 22, 2006 at 1:35 pm

Letters from Nigeria getting more frequent

The first came a few years ago. Then another showed up a few weeks later.

The frequency increased gradually and this past month I must have received at least 15. I didn’t answer any of them but was tempted to several times.Read More...
February 15, 2006 at 1:17 pm

Blocking offshore leases may get attention

Gov. Kathleen Blanco is getting aggressive in her efforts to attract more federal government financial support in our efforts to rebound after Hurricane Katrina. Now she has threatened to block the sale of offshore oil leases off the coast of Louisiana in August if we don’t get a larger share of the revenue.Read More...
February 09, 2006 at 12:12 pm

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A ‘big heart’ for helping Puerto Rico
A ‘big heart’ for helping Puerto Rico
When Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Jorge Cerame was on the telephone to his father and even when he said they didn’t need anything his son knew better.