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FREEDOM: abuse it and we will lose it

By Fr. John Corapi

I have fond memories of the 4th of July going back to when I was probably only four or five years old. We remember the parades, the picnics or barbecues, and the happy gathering of families. During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the American colonies from Great Britain actually took place on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve the resolution of independence previously put forth by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia. After debate and revision Congress approved the Declaration of Independence on July 4th.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:10 am
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New Grand Isle lab is boost to our fisheries

The ribbon was cut on a major new facility in Louisiana Tuesday. The new Fisheries Research Laboratory at Grand Isle was officially opened by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and put to work in benefitting one of our major industries - commercial and sport fishing.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:08 am
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Arrests made in thousand dollar St. Rose drug heist

Two New Orleans men, who allegedly stole thousands of dollars of pharmaceutical drugs ranging from pain medication to Viagra from a St. Rose warehouse, have been arrested by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:07 am
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Parish will tweet in emergencies

Twittering, which allows users to share a constant stream of information over the Internet, has changed the way many people first hear about news that ranges from celebrity gossip to the ongoing protests in Iran.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:06 am
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Brothers charged in Norco theft ring, targeted lawn equipment

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for the owners of lawn equipment that may have been stolen on the East Bank over the past three months.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:05 am
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Number of animals brought into shelter steadily rising

Taking care of 170 animals, including cats, dogs and even a snake, can be a difficult chore for anyone to handle, but workers at St. Charles Parish Animal Control are trying to do the best they can with what they have - even though one of those tasks would rather be avoided.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:05 am
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Bats suck life out of Monsanto Park party

Several park visitors’ recent encounter with swarming bats at Luling’s Monsanto Park has residents weary of visiting the recreational area, but experts say that the occurrence is quite normal.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 9:27 am
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Truck crashes through cemetery, destroys graves

It’s known in Des Allemands as “dead man’s curve,” but wrecks there haven’t just taken the lives of drivers - they have also disturbed the peace of the dead.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 9:27 am
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Report: Wal-Mart employee steals 'her money' back

A Wal-Mart cashier was arrested for giving her husband a discount of $91, and allegedly told managers that she did so because the company owed her money for breaking a watch she had brought in to have repaired.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 9:27 am
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Motiva bike club puts pedal to metal, rides 150 miles for MS

By Joe Paul

For nearly three years, a group of employees at the Shell/Motiva Refinery in Norco has been putting the pedal to the metal to help fund multiple sclerosis research.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 9:27 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
•Jerome Peabody, 53, of 60 Mary St. in Norco was arrested on June 15 and charged with aggravated assault.

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June 29, 2009 at 8:52 am
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Dempster

Burt J. Dempster, Jr. passed away on Sunday, June 21 at 6:45 a.m. in Des Allemands.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 8:51 am
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Liberty

Joseph C. Liberty, 73, a native of Nebraska and resident of Luling, died Saturday, June 6, 2009.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 8:50 am
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Aysen

Betty Gros Aysen of Luling passed on Friday, June 19, 2009 at 2:15 a.m. She was 71 years old.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 8:49 am
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Residential property taxes not out of line

One of the most controversial proposals that will be debated in the upcoming legislative session will be attempts to increase Louisiana’s homestead exemption for residential property taxes. The only legitimate reason for doing this would be if residential property taxes in the state were out of line. I would like to forward some evidence confirming that is not the case.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 8:39 am
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The state has too much money

When the state of Louisiana has so much money that it doesn’t even know about $163 million of it, it has too much money.
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June 29, 2009 at 8:38 am
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Murdered student received DHS degree posthumously
Murdered student received DHS degree posthumously
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Kendall Williams Jr. received his degree posthumously.