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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
January 10, 2007 at 3:26 pm

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

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

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

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

SOLVE your own problems and leave GOV’T out of it

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret MeadRead More...
January 05, 2007 at 10:18 am

Something to SMILE about

You'll feel good after you read the "funny" that follows ...Read More...
January 04, 2007 at 11:15 am

Set goals with God in mind to make 2007 your BEST year yet

At the beginning of every year, many New Year's resolutions are made and promptly broken within a few months or even a few days.Read More...
January 04, 2007 at 11:08 am

Walk down Memory Lane gives Barb her New Year’s resolution

The other day I was talking with my daughter, and in the course of the conversation I mentioned that microwave ovens weren't around when we were growing up, that I didn't get my first microwave until after I was married. I used to work for a wholesaler, and microwaves cost about $1000 each. Read More...
January 04, 2007 at 11:01 am

REAL REASON the Saints keep winning

The Saints have really made a comeback this year, impressing people across the country and thrilling the locals. Credit for this comeback has been attributed to Sean Payton, Drew Brees, Marques Colston, and a multitude of others, but I'd like to claim a little bit of it for myself.Read More...
December 27, 2006 at 1:35 pm

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