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Driverless vehicles won’t solve problems

It’s hard to understand how driverless automobiles will help to relieve our traffic and transportation problems. But that, apparently, is what Google and others are anticipating.Read More...
January 16, 2015 at 2:29 pm
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Don’t brand Scalise as a David Duke

We thought the political days of David Duke, our Ku Klux Klansman of yesteryear, were over when he disappeared from public attention after defeats in several races. One of them was in a runoff for governor against Edwin Edwards in which bumper stickers advertised “Vote for the crook. It’s important.” And they elected Edwards.Read More...
January 09, 2015 at 9:27 am
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Let’s get countries n the world together

The United States needs to push its efforts to get other countries together on disagreements that seem to be tearing the world apart on issues such as creating a Palestinian state before a peace treaty is signed between the two countries. And there are other matters of concern, especially in the Middle East where forces of various views are trying to take control.Read More...
December 19, 2014 at 9:54 am
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Louisiana politics take a turn

Our state that used to be a part of the solid Democratic south has taken a definite change of face. When new statewide officials take over, every one of them will be Republican.Read More...
December 11, 2014 at 3:38 pm
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Get ready to vote, visit Santa

This weekend in St. Charles Parish, there are two very important things residents can do. Read More...
December 05, 2014 at 11:10 am
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It’s time to give thanks

Though there are many disturbances around the world this day and age, there is still very much to be thankful for. That is what we should concentrate on as we enjoy our turkey and dressings this Thanksgiving.Read More...
November 26, 2014 at 12:38 pm
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It’s almost time to vote again

To a great extent, people of the United States of America have learned the importance of democratic elections and how they can lead to the freedoms and ways of life they enjoy. Read More...
November 21, 2014 at 10:35 am
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Removal of Berlin Wall one of most significant developments in history

Twenty-five years ago, one of the most significant developments in world history occurred. It was the reuniting of the east and the west along the Berlin Wall in Germany where a line had been drawn to separate communism and democracy.Read More...
November 14, 2014 at 9:45 am
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Is space tourism ready to take off?

Two accidents last week threw a big question mark into the possibility of space tourism being popularized to any great extent in the near future.Read More...
November 07, 2014 at 9:47 am
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Togetherness needed around the world

Is the world coming to an end of peaceful living as ISIS and other warring groups in the Middle East grow more and more unfriendly to people of the world who want to live a pleasant and purposeful life? The Muslims are often blamed for stirring up hatred and dislike among people of different religions and from different regions, but Pope Francis had a different opinion after visiting Albania, a Muslim country.
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October 24, 2014 at 9:30 am
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Political ads should be fairer to opponents

Candidates should not show pictures of their opponents in their advertisements for public office. Such views of opposing candidates are especially frequent on television political ads in which the ads’ sponsors appear as upright people who will serve the public in the right way while views of their opponents are manufactured to show evil in their eyes and frowns on their faces. Read More...
October 17, 2014 at 10:09 am
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Residents, industries must live together

St. Charles and other parishes along the Louisiana coast have a very prosperous layout with rich oil and gas production fields, fishing and hunting grounds and deep water ports offering opportunities for engaging in the transportation business. But, of course, when nature provides such facilities to enrich us, we sometimes have to step back to be sure our prosperity does not interfere with the everyday comforts of living.Read More...
October 10, 2014 at 9:10 am
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Oldies But Goodies Pastalaya Benefit

DESTREHAN – The Oldies But Goodies will be holding a pastalaya or jambalaya dinner on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read More...
September 28, 2014 at 11:30 am
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Info tours are unique way to learn how government works

Residents of St. Charles Parish have a unique opportunity to find out a lot about how St. Charles Parish operates when it comes to its government and the services it provides. Read More...
September 26, 2014 at 9:50 am
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T-Ball & horseshoe tournament

LULING – A t-ball and horseshoe tournament will be held beginning at 9 a.m. at Monsanto Park located at 200 Sugarhouse Road in Luling. Read More...
September 20, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Our area can be prosperous

According to Mitch Landrieu, the mayor next door, New Orleans is the fastest growing city in America. “In just four years, we have created more than 8,000 new jobs. Retail is booming. Property values and sales are strong. And there’s even more promise on the horizon as we create a new biosciences industry centered on several new hospitals, rebuild the water and sewer pipes underneath our streets and rebuild a world-class airport.”Read More...
September 19, 2014 at 10:00 am
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A little heart goes a long way toward restoring New Sarpy retirees’ home
A little heart goes a long way toward restoring New Sarpy retirees’ home
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When Catholic Heart Camp volunteers showed up at Ferdinand and Annie McIntyre’s mobile home in New Sarpy on Monday, all Annie could say repeatedly was "It's a blessing."