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Mandela was a unique person

The world lost one of its greatest citizens last week when Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95. He was a former South African president who did more than, perhaps, anyone else to help bring freedom to all people who inhabit this world in which we live.Read More...
December 13, 2013 at 9:34 am
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Football is not a noise game

The gridiron has provided the location for a lot of thrilling sports activity in recent years. It is supposed to be a contest of how the players handle the oval football in running for touchdowns, throwing and catching passes, kicking the ball and getting it away from the opposition.
But lately, another element has entered the competition - noise from the fans.Read More...
December 09, 2013 at 9:55 am
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Thankful for slow hurricane season, flood protection improvements

As we enter this Thanksgiving, the weather has been disagreeable. Although southeast Louisiana is generally blessed with mild temperatures at this time of the year, many of us have had to crank up our seldom used heaters as temperatures have plummeted and we have been kept damp by a steady mist. Read More...
November 27, 2013 at 1:18 pm
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Parishes take action to restore the coast

Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes have taken the lead in filing lawsuits charging that energy companies and contractors have not followed the law in restoring coastal lands to the healthy conditions that existed before their explorations and production efforts. Louisiana laws clearly say that the land must be maintained and restored to their original condition when work is completed.Read More...
November 22, 2013 at 9:41 am
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Remembering the actions of local soldiers on Veteran’s Day

In a Veteran’s Day proclamation 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy said “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”Read More...
November 15, 2013 at 9:25 am
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Mr. Go is finally ‘Go...Going...Gone’

“Mr. Go . . . Going . . . Gone” is a TV documentary produced by one of Louisiana’s top coastal environmentalist. It is an interesting piece, to say the least, about one of the worst efforts the people of our state put forth supposedly to improve the economy through easier waterway access from the Gulf of Mexico to the Port of New Orleans.Read More...
November 08, 2013 at 9:11 am
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Medicine becomes political problem

Obamacare may decide who wins the next presidential election. Read More...
November 01, 2013 at 9:14 am
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Legal costs can get exorbitant

Much criticism has been expressed about the high contingency fees assessed by law firms for handling cases for governmental agencies. For example, there is an agreement that allowed the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East, located east of the Mississippi River, to hire a law firm to file suit against 97 oil and gas companies for damages to coastal wetlands during past years.Read More...
October 25, 2013 at 9:25 am
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Two-party system needs repair

Our two-party system is causing havoc in the federal government, with government stoppage bringing to a halt many services that are being missed by our mainstream citizens.Read More...
October 18, 2013 at 9:40 am
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At least we can prepare for hurricanes

Will the year 2013 be the lucky year for South Louisiana not to have a hurricane or even a tropical storm invade our coastline to cause turmoil to our well-being? We almost let one through this past weekend as Karen aimed towards Plaquemines Parish but then decided to tone it down and take a right turn with what was left to let us continue to enjoy the sunshine and tranquility we have been enjoying for some time now.Read More...
October 11, 2013 at 9:38 am
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Future of coast may brighten up

After the leveeing of the Mississippi River ,which has nearly destroyed the Louisiana coast by depriving it of overflows of fresh water that brought life to our wetlands and marshes, we got a break in 1990. In that year, the Coastal Wetland Planning, Protection and Restoration Act was passed by Congress.Read More...
October 04, 2013 at 9:15 am
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Festivals reign this fall

The 2013-14 school year is in full swing and the high school football season is already a third of the way through. As of Sept. 22, summer has receded and fall is upon us once again.Read More...
September 27, 2013 at 11:07 am
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Alligators become industry in St. Charles

It all began back in 1979 when the St. Charles Rotary Club, looking for a money-making event for its charitable purposes, started the Alligator Festival. It was held in the driveway-entrance of Willowdale Country Club but soon advanced to more appropriate areas of the parish.Read More...
September 20, 2013 at 10:14 am
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Is co-existence in our future?

It’s a mixed up world to say the least at the present time. We have Syria saying they have not killed their people with chemical weapons. It was rebels in their country who did it to point the blame at the Syrian government so they could take over the country.Read More...
September 12, 2013 at 1:57 pm
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Coastal restoration can’t wait any longer

We’ve been waiting for much too long to get coastal restoration for Louisiana along the Gulf of Mexico going at a fast rate of speed. Now we understand that some of the money due us as civil penalties from the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe could arrive within a year. Hallelujah!Read More...
September 06, 2013 at 9:44 am
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St. Charles not a dangerous place to live

When the value of property goes down, so should the property taxes. That is what the people are paying for - the right to own property at their respective values.Read More...
August 30, 2013 at 8:57 am
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Parish president had 3 different painkillers in blood sample, but no alcohol
Parish president had 3 different painkillers in blood sample, but no alcohol
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Three prescription painkillers were found in St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran's blood samples that were taken from his Sept. 2 arrest for allegedly driving while intoxicated.