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The forms emerging from the mist

It is appropriate that the Democratic leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled their latest attempt at health care reform shortly before Halloween. It has the countenance of a rather sinister looking phantom as it slowly begins to emerge from the mists of back door Congressional deals between special interests, Speaker Pelosi, and the Obama White House.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 10:44 am
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One of nation’s oldest rivalries ends

Once upon a time, an intense football rivalry known as Tulane vs. LSU existed on the campuses of the two major universities in Louisiana. It began in 1893 when both colleges were new to the sport. Tulane won that game and many more until . . .Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 10:43 am
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Dave Treen was an exemplary governor

He was the first of his kind since reconstruction. He wouldn’t give up after many defeats in the political arena.
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November 11, 2009 at 10:42 am
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School Board to vote on calendar

Parents and students still have time to weigh-in with their comments or suggestions on the proposed St. Charles Parish Public Schools’ 2010-2011 calendar.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 10:41 am
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St. Pierre brings industry to D.C.

Leaders from St. Charles Parish came together on Oct. 21 to host the parish’s first “Night out in D.C.,” an event aimed at showing national leaders how important a comprehensive hurricane protection plan is for the parish.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 10:41 am
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Officer assigned to crack down on child pornography

A Destrehan man, who allegedly downloaded several explicit videos involving children, was arrested last month after St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at his home. Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 10:40 am
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Parish finishes review of Davezac contracts, will take no further action now

The St. Charles Parish legal department has completed its review of two contracts with a Destrehan-based firm with reported ties to the recent bribery case of former St. John Parish President Bill Hubbard, only finding one irregularity.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 10:39 am
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Entergy cancelling Little Gypsy conversion project

Entergy has decided against converting the Little Gypsy power plant in Montz from natural gas to petroleum coke and coal and has asked the Louisiana Public Service Commission to approve their decision.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 10:00 am
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Driver pays in cash instead of jail time for negligent

A Des Allemands man, who reportedly told a police officer that he had been drinking after he hit a pedestrian, pled guilty to negligent homicide and must pay the victim’s family $75,000 in restitution and perform 1,000 hours of community service.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 9:57 am
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Disturbed man keeps police busy on Halloween

A 26-year-old Destrehan man, who sat naked upon his apartment roof while screaming obscenities and ranting about God and the CIA, kept members of the parish’s Special Response Team and other officers busy for most of Halloween.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 9:01 am
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Council kills 3 Hogan ordinances while he was on family vacation

On Monday, the St. Charles Parish Council killed three proposed ordinances, all of which were introduced by Councilman Paul Hogan.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 9:01 am
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St. Pierre declares state of emergency

St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre Jr. has declared a state of emergency this morning as a precaution in advance of possible inclement weather from Tropical Storm Ida. Read More...
November 09, 2009 at 9:32 am
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Get down at the Bayou Festival

HOUMA - Bring your dancing shoes to the Bayou Cajun Festival on Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Evergreen Cajun Center in Houma.

The festival will have bands, a live auction, raffle, sweet sale and door prizes. Beer and soft drinks will also compliment some Cajun specialties, such as chicken gumbo, potato salad, chili fritos and jambalaya. Admission is $7.
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November 07, 2009 at 10:33 am
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Luling Living Center Fall Fest

The Luling Living Center will hold its Fall Fest on Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center located at 1125 Paul Maillard Rd. in Luling. Event highlights include arts and crafts, Cristmas decorations, face painting, space walk, lots of food, blood pressure screening and music by "Bruce."
Admission is free.Read More...
November 07, 2009 at 9:06 am
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Nicholls hosts biology meeting

THIBODAUX – Nicholls State University will host the South Central Branch Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology on Nov. 6 and 7 in the Bollinger Memorial Student Union.

Dr. Joan Bennett, professor of plant biology and pathology and associate vice president for the promotion of women in science, engineering and mathematics at Rutgers University, will deliver the keynote lecture, slated for 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. Bennett’s lecture is titled “The Katrina Catastrophe: Floods, Fungi and Public Health.”

Additional information regarding pre-registration, abstract submission and program details can be found at www.nicholls.edu/biology.
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November 06, 2009 at 10:32 am
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Hahnville locks up district title with impressive win

The Hahnville Tigers won their first outright district title since 2004 in impressive fashion by dominating East St. John on both sides of the ball for a 41-21 win. Meanwhile, Destrehan won in a 34-33 thriller to lock up a playoff spot.Read More...
November 06, 2009 at 7:59 am
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Destrehan senior makes history as parish's first state Student of the Year
Destrehan senior makes history as parish's first state Student of the Year
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Even days later, Destrehan High School's Cole Grieshop shook his head in disbelief.