Dan Juneau

Louisiana must heal from within
March 01, 2006 at 11:52 am
The biggest danger Louisiana faces right now isn't the specter of more hurricanes slamming into us from the Gulf. It is the divisions within us that were driven to the forefront by the twin disasters last fall. How soon and how well the entire state of Louisiana recovers and is made whole will be determined by the degree to which our citizenry wants to be unified.

People in South Louisiana are different
March 01, 2006 at 11:51 am
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.

The greatest free show in the World
February 22, 2006 at 1:41 pm
It has been billed as the greatest free show on earth and few would question the great times experienced by participating in Mardi Gras. but, is it really free and what do we have to gain from it?

West bank of parish remains vulnerable
February 22, 2006 at 1:40 pm
The special legislative session that ended last week did a good job of compromising. Instead of forming one levee board for the entire metropolitan area, it formed two, one for each side of the river.

Government services come at a high price
February 22, 2006 at 1:35 pm
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.

Dear God, By Kids
February 15, 2006 at 1:27 pm
Dear God,
Are you really invisible or is that just a trick?

Dear God,
I want to be just like my daddy when I get big but not with so much hair all over.

Making good communities great
February 15, 2006 at 1:20 pm
During a victory celebration on February 23 at Destrehan Plantation, the United Way of St. Charles will announce the results of the 2006 campaign that will fund the many agencies that contribute so much to our quality of life. After a year of tremendous demands on the non-profit service providers, the success of this year’s pledges will have great impact on a post-Katrina St. Charles Parish.

Coastal restoration work needed NOW!
February 15, 2006 at 1:19 pm
Before Hurricane Katrina, the coast of Louisiana was disappearaing at a rate of up to 50 square miles a year. And now the news is out that, in one day, Katrina took another 118 square miles of coast away.

Letters from Nigeria getting more frequent
February 15, 2006 at 1:17 pm
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.

Blocking offshore leases may get attention
February 09, 2006 at 12:12 pm
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.

133 years of taking notes
February 09, 2006 at 12:11 pm
Much has happened in St. Charles Parish in the more than thirteen decades. We have gone from a sparsely populated agricultural community to being one of the largest ports in the world. And during that time, one business has witnessed this evolution first hand.

Trash Bash
February 09, 2006 at 12:10 pm
Admittedly, we have had a lot of Hurricane Katrina-related trash in addition to regular trash to pick up in St. Charles Parish since the storm tore up thousands of trees and branches and portions of many structures. So it is somewhat understandable that we would have somewhat of a trash problem.

Protestors presented their petitions to Cox Cable in Destrehan recently in an effort to get Cox Cable to reinstate the religious channel to it's basic channel line-up and to quit paying for MTV. Viewers around the country protest obscene programing on basic cable
February 09, 2006 at 11:51 am
Several programs currently on basic cable television should be considered pornography, according to the Parents Television Council, yet they are part of the general basic programming offered by Cox Cable. We will not go over the details here, but explicit examples of obscene programming currently being aired on MTV, Fox FX, and other basic cable stations can be reviewed on the web site www.parentstv.org.

President continues with very big agenda
February 01, 2006 at 1:32 pm
Pres. George W. Bush didn’t waste many words on the salvation of Louisiana and the Gulf Coast after Katrina in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. Indeed, he put forth only 163 words out of thousands in our direction.

Apology Accepted... Lets Move On
February 01, 2006 at 1:31 pm
In a post-Katrina world, there are two things that should be obvious by now: One, you can't ask for billions in recovery aide from the federal government without expecting to be under a public microscope, and, two, you can't fake leadership in such a demanding environment as the pressure will surely expose your weaknesses.

Apology Accepted... Lets Move On
January 31, 2006 at 2:07 pm
In a post-Katrina World, there are two things that should be obvious by now. One, you can't ask for billions in recovery aide from the federal government without expecting to be under a public microscope and, two, you can't fake leadership in such a demanding environment as the pressure will surely expose your weaknesses.

30 hazardous trees removed from popular Luling park
30 hazardous trees removed from popular Luling park
Luling’s Rathborne Park remains closed until Saturday, Sept. 13 while St. Charles Parish removes 30 trees in the area that are considered a safety hazard.