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The Bonnet Carreí is a needed valve

St. Charles Parish has a distinction that no other parish or county or section of land in the country has - it contains the valve that can be opened to let the major waterway of our country empty some of its water to help save this land of ours from flooding.Read More...
January 15 at 3:57 pm
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U. S. stands strong against Iran

Itís encouraging to note that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is taking a strong stand on stopping the creation of nuclear weapons in Iran. When an undemocratic country that cares not for the general welfare of the people keeps pushing its efforts to create atomic bombs with an obvious attempt to threaten other nations, it is time for the democratic countries of the world to take action and stop it.Read More...
December 22, 2011 at 10:32 am
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Would-be governors lie in wait

The word is out - Gov. Bobby Jindal will run for a third term. So watch out, Dardene, Vitter and Kennedy.Read More...
November 18, 2011 at 9:53 am
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Lunches for Learning helps Hondurans get through school

Two officials of Lunches for Learning Inc. told members of the St. Charles Rotary Club at their meeting last week about their program that helps school children in poverty-ridden Honduras stay in school.Read More...
November 04, 2011 at 9:13 am
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Fight crime, have a good time

St. Charles Parish will be alive with parties Tuesday when the National Night Out Against Crime is observed. It is an occasion that benefits us in many ways - getting to know one another in our neighborhoods and understanding how we can stand together to make our areas safer.
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October 07, 2011 at 9:10 am
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Critics attack congressmen

Congressman Eric Cantor of Virginia received some violent criticism the other day when he claimed that any money spent by the federal government in recovery from Hurricane Irene should be offset by cuts elsewhere in the budget.
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September 09, 2011 at 9:17 am
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Coastal future can still look bright

After visiting Grand Isle this past week, itís obvious there are abundant crabs and edible fish along the shoreline. Much like it was before BP struck its oily blow last year.
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September 02, 2011 at 9:23 am
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Ole Man Wigle becomes a centenarian

When one reaches 100 years of age, itís time to celebrate.
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August 26, 2011 at 2:15 pm
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Edwards could be effective ex-governor

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards made a big statement last week.
He celebrated his release from prison with marriage to a beautiful, much younger, lady along with a press conference and a social event that included a roast of his jaded past and an elaborate dinner at one of his favorite spots - the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans.
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August 12, 2011 at 9:13 am
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Jindalís re-election looking likely

Though there has been some dissatisfaction with Gov. Bobby Jindalís administration of the state to date, there doesnít seem to be enough of it at the present time to foreclose on his re-election. Read More...
July 08, 2011 at 9:30 am
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Maybe itís time to restore draft

We never should have done away with the draft back in 1974 to help stop demonstrations against the war in Vietnam. Read More...
June 17, 2011 at 11:03 am
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Area would benefit from rapid rail

In some ways, southeast Louisiana, with St. Charles Parish in the middle, has become one big metropolitan area. Just look at the figures.
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June 02, 2011 at 3:02 pm
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Abandoned rigs are beneficial to Gulf

Believe it or not, one of the best things to happen in the Gulf of Mexico in past decades has been the drilling for oil there.
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May 27, 2011 at 9:43 am
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Kennedy seems to know what state needs

St. Charles Rotary Club had an interesting speaker last week, one who could become governor of our state some day. John Kennedy is now state treasurer and has given his opinion of the financial situation in the state and how to fix it many times.
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April 15, 2011 at 9:26 am
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UNO, SUNO should be merged

Gov. Bobby Jindal is right in wanting to consider a merger of UNO and SUNO in his efforts to cut expenses. Even if it were not a matter of eliminating state budget deficits, there is no need to have two state-supported universities almost side by side in New Orleans.
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March 11, 2011 at 9:58 am
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Saintsí coach surprises fans

It is hard to believe that Sean Payton would move his family to Dallas, one of the arch enemies of the New Orleans Saints which he coaches. Read More...
February 11, 2011 at 9:35 am
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Longtime nuisance hunter warns about the dangers of parish's gator population
Longtime nuisance hunter warns about the dangers of parish's gator population
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Ready for work in his camouflage pants and a "Louisiana Yard Dog" T-shirt, St. Charles Parish's longtime "nuisance hunter" Kenny Schmill said the Nebraska parents who recently lost their son to an alligator attack while staying at a Disney World resort should have had warning signs to stay away from the water.