Spirit Weekly




Spirit Happenings
August 02, 2007 at 3:51 pm

Religion in the News
August 02, 2007 at 3:48 pm

Government grows in Louisiana
August 02, 2007 at 3:44 pm
According to an Associated Press story: "The fastest growing segment of the economy over the past year has been state government, which added 8,900 jobs:­ 1,800 more than in the petroleum sector, construction and manufacturing combined."

Thousands race to beat deadline for hurricane recovery grant
August 02, 2007 at 3:43 pm
By Melinda Deslatte and Michael Kunzelman

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Bessie Griffin needs a government grant to rebuild the home Hurricane Katrina wrecked, but procrastinating may have cost her dearly.

Take a step against crime next Tuesday
August 02, 2007 at 3:41 pm
On Tuesday, the nation will observe Night Out Against Crime and, in our estimation, it is not a day too soon. In recent weeks, crime has taken an upturn.

Subsidies destroying our fish industry
August 02, 2007 at 3:39 pm
Government is currently subsidizing the destruction of the Louisiana commercial fishing industry. It shows you how inefficient the public sector can be.

Vitter’s View: Reaching higher for our education system
August 02, 2007 at 3:37 pm
As August quickly approaches and the end of summer nears, students across Louisiana will prepare for their return to school in the fall.

Coach Valdin: get ready to sweat at Camp Living Waters
August 02, 2007 at 10:31 am
The Hahnville Football Team is practicing like never before this week, July 31 through Aug. 3, at summer camp Living Waters in Robert.

Obituaries
July 25, 2007 at 3:11 pm
Send your obituary announcements to heatherb@heraldgide.com.

Sheriff’s Reports
July 25, 2007 at 3:08 pm
All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Law enforcement officers and seniors discuss crime prevention Law enforcement officers and seniors discuss crime prevention
July 25, 2007 at 3:05 pm
Members of SALT (seniors and lawmen working together) met to discuss crime prevention and how to keep the eldest members of the parish informed about safety programs available to them.

Mystery plane lands in cane field Mystery plane lands in cane field
July 25, 2007 at 3:02 pm
A Cessna 150 E airplane owned by John Devaull of Wildwood, Fl made an emergency landing on July 15 in the sugarcane field across from RK Smith Middle School in Luling. Attempts to contact Mr. Devaull were unsuccessful.

RELIGION IN THE NEWS
July 25, 2007 at 3:00 pm
When to Let Go? Medicine's Top Dilemma

Hospitals are grappling with ethical decisions about the end of life as medical advances increasingly enable doctors to extend the lives of the terminally ill. - Reuters

Pope Benedict XVI urges an end to all wars, calling them “useless”
July 25, 2007 at 2:59 pm
By TRISHA THOMAS

Associated Press Writer

LORENZAGO DI CADORE, Italy (AP) _ Pope Benedict XVI called Sunday for an end to all wars, describing them as ``useless slaughters'' that bring hell to Earth.

Two measures would help protect us
July 25, 2007 at 2:57 pm
So much attention is paid to the need for levees these days that the best means of hurricane protection are almost forgotten.

Gambling revenue may not be permanent
July 25, 2007 at 2:55 pm
Louisiana may be in more trouble in the years ahead financially after the Legislature passed a record budget this past year. Some of the money that paid for it was increased state income from the gambling business when gamblers in the state lost $3.06 billion during the 2005-06 fiscal year, according to an Associated Press report by Alan Sayre.

First Preseason game- Aug 11
July 25, 2007 at 2:53 pm
Of all the preseason games in the run-up to the GOP nomination, none is more crucial than the Iowa Straw Poll.

Recovery czar wants to turn New Orleans East into a fish farm
July 25, 2007 at 2:51 pm
In a published news story, the Recovery Czar of New Orleans, Dr. Ed Blakely, made what I thought was a ridiculous suggestion for economic development in New Orleans.

Biking the banks
Biking the banks
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The levee has a long history within St. Charles Parish, but when Kathy Lacompte Bourg and her husband led a group of teenagers down it in the early 1980s, there was no Hale-Boggs bridge and the path was muddy and rocky.