Editorial




Charity Hospital needs to be in our healthcare future
October 23, 2006 at 4:05 pm
Almost 10 months ago, I was asked to serve on what became the Louisiana Health Care Redesign Collaborative. The group was formed to develop recommendations on how to redesign the devastated New Orleans health care system.

Start getting prepared for the election ahead
October 23, 2006 at 3:56 pm
St. Charles Parish residents will go to the polls November 7 probably in lesser numbers than they did on September 30. At that time, almost 7,000 people voted here. But there were five local school board races on the ballot, along with two statewide races. There were also 13 state constitutional amendments to be voted upon.

Norfleet wins 2006 State Duck Calling Title
October 12, 2006 at 11:04 am
With a consistent performance through three rounds of competition, Charles “Slade” Norfleet of Luling won the Intermediate division of the 38th Annual State Duck and Goose Calling Contest.

Joe Horn on New Orleans’ greatest catch
October 12, 2006 at 10:59 am
Entering his 10th season in the NFL, New Orleans Saints’ wide receiver Joe Horn has made a few great catches in his career, but he also knows what restaurants in the Big Easy catch the best seafood. From broiled crawfish to quality steak, Horn recently discussed his ten favorite restaurants in New Orleans on his weekly “Alltel Audibles” podcast.

Who’d a thunk it? Saints have better W-L record than LSU
October 12, 2006 at 10:54 am
In 2003 Disney released a movie called Freaky Friday. The premise was that mother (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her teenage daughter (Lindsay Lohan) would trade places to see what life would be like in a reversed role.

Tiger linebacker Roshon Thomas makes a tackle against Wildcat quaterback Johnnie Thiel. The agony of defeat
October 12, 2006 at 10:49 am
The Hahnville Tigers, playing at their nearly undefeatable home field, fell hard in 5A district play to East St. John 45 - 25. It was a night that Hahnville players, coaches and fans knew would be a test for their young team going up against a highly-ranked East St. John offense.

Running back Jerrico Nelson again helped the Wildcats have a dominating ground game, scoring three touchdowns and carrying for 68 yards. The ‘Assumption’ is: A Destrehan win
October 12, 2006 at 10:45 am
Although the Destrehan Wildcats won their first district game on Friday and improved to 6-0 on the season, they lost a crucial piece of their offense on the first play of the game. After throwing an incomplete pass, quarterback Jordan Jefferson collided with an Ehret defender and broke his wrist. He then left the game and had surgery later on in the night. Head Coach Steve Robicheaux said that there is a possibility that Jefferson could return late in the season, but he is out for the foreseeable future.

Dianthus: bright choice for cool-season color Dianthus: bright choice for cool-season color
October 12, 2006 at 10:40 am
Every year more and more choices are available for planting cool-season bedding plants to add color to landscapes during the fall and winter. October is a good time for planting many cool-season bedding plants that include garden mums, pansies, snapdragons, flowering kale/cabbage, petunias, dusty miller, calendula, delphinium, larkspur and dianthus. Certainly, the versatility and longevity of dianthus makes it one of the more ideal choices for containers, formal landscape designs and flower beds as well as for borders and cottage gardens.

A GOOEY mess, yes - but good. Louisiana’s best sweet potato recipe
October 12, 2006 at 10:31 am
The Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission and Louisiana Cookin' magazine have concluded the second annual Sweet Rewards Recipe Contest for Canned Sweet Potatoes, naming four first place winning recipes and one grand prize winner.


She won: San Francisco Plantation Manager Kim Fontenot is shown with her Angelus award. Butterflies are free
October 12, 2006 at 10:23 am
Butterflies were everywhere at the River Regions Arts & Humanities Council Members' and Guests Tea on Sept. 30.

Rotary clubs seek area professionals for goodwill exchange to Italy
October 12, 2006 at 10:18 am
Rotary club members of Southeast Louisiana and South and Central Mississippi are seeking outstanding professionals to visit Italy in June 2007 as part of the Group Study Exchange program of The Rotary Foundation.

3 years in prison for child porn
October 11, 2006 at 4:29 pm
Shane Helds, 26, of 123 Ormond Village Dr., Destrehan, has been sentenced to five years in prison with two suspended after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

Will business and industry go on the offensive for tax reform in 2007?
October 11, 2006 at 4:27 pm
BATON ROUGE -- It was a policy milestone for business and industry in 2004 when the state legislature approved a long-range phase-out of taxes on corporate debt and manufacturing equipment.

Ernest Hemingway said:
October 11, 2006 at 4:21 pm
There has been a lot of motion, but little action when it comes to addressing the tax that people in Louisiana have been saddled with on their Homeowners' Insurance policies to pay for the debt of the Citizens Fund Insurance.

The Katrina Factor meets politics
October 11, 2006 at 4:18 pm
Two interesting sources of information came to light during the past week.

How could anyone dislike the Amish?
October 11, 2006 at 4:15 pm
How anyone can pump bullets into the bodies of young Amish girls is beyond comprehension. They are among the finest people on earth.

North Korea flexing its nuclear muscle
October 11, 2006 at 4:10 pm
Strange that the very week South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Kimoon was nominated to head the United Nations, North Korea announced it conducted an underground nuclear test. That could be good or bad.

3rd graders learn how to eat right so they won’t get fat
October 11, 2006 at 3:51 pm
Childhood obesity is epidemic in St. Charles Parish just as it is nationwide. And that's why the new "Smart Bodies" program for 3rd-graders is so important - it's teaching kids how to eat right and make other lifestyle choices that will help them lose weight or stay slim.

Go nutty for seeds harvested in Des Allemands swamp
Go nutty for seeds harvested in Des Allemands swamp
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Those fields of lily pads are more than just fish magnets — they’re a source of some of great food. Here’s how one Des Allemands resident takes advantage of the bounty.