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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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Love that lifestyles story

Dear Editor: The story in your Lifestyles section titled I lost 82-lbs and feel great was very informative and inspirational for me. I am overweight and have been considering gastric bypass surgery for quite some time now.Read More...
January 10, 2007 at 3:59 pm
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Find out who REALLY wrote the Bible in Luling seminar

You’re invited to a free, three-part Bible-study series that will answer these questions: Where does the Bible come from? Why are there so many different versions of the Bible? How do we know the Bible is the reliable Word of God?

What are the Dead Sea Scrolls and the ‘Gnostic Gospels’? What are the earliest copies of the Bible?Read More...
January 10, 2007 at 3:33 pm
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The Watch Dog

The crime problem in New Orleans can be rationalized and denied by the public officials in New Orleans, but they are fooling no one, including the people who live in the city.
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January 10, 2007 at 3:26 pm
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Could west bank become another North Claiborne?

One of the recommendations of neighborhood groups for rebuilding New Orleans is to eliminate the portion of Interstate 10 between Tulane and Elysian Fields Avenues.Read More...
January 10, 2007 at 3:12 pm
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Kyle Bergeron's legacy is a good one

The sad and tragic death of Kyle Bergeron after his long and courageous battle with leukemia is heartbreaking, and our thoughts and prayers are certainly with his mother, Vicki, father, Charles and twin brother, Logan. Read More...
January 10, 2007 at 3:09 pm
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God bless this mess

The good folks at Luling's First Union Presbyterian and the Christian Motorcycle Association need your help in their mission to repair storm damage at the Canal Boulevard Baptist Church of the Deaf in New Orleans. Read More...
January 10, 2007 at 2:26 pm
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Put down the phone and drive!

I've often said that I'd like a Sherman tank and two hours with no state troopers in sight to clean up the streets of the city. I don't really have road rage, but seeing what passes for driving these days makes me kind of understand it.Read More...
January 10, 2007 at 2:21 pm
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‘Scream’ very loud - again: Filming  returns to area for the TV series
‘Scream’ very loud - again: Filming returns to area for the TV series
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A “Scream: The TV Series” film crew re-appeared in Luling last week to continue filming the MTV slasher series.