|A way of life many love to hate
August 17, 2006 at 10:59 am
These are truly some trying times for Americans. For most of us, it is also a very patriotic time filled with pride. For the rest of you, well, I guess it is a troubled time torn between your antiwar beliefs and hopefully being supportive of the thousands of our servicemen and women maintaining peace in a troubled region.
|The beginning of a new school year
August 10, 2006 at 12:00 pm
Can you believe it? Another summer has come and gone already.
|Letís give neighborhood crime 'a night out'
August 02, 2006 at 11:01 am
For decades, we here in St. Charles Parish have been blessed with a quite and safe community.
|Head'in south for the weekend
July 28, 2006 at 2:54 pm
This weekend is the one time of the year when literally hundreds of St. Charles Parish residents migrate south. They travel in groups to the small coastal town of Grand Isle and my family is no exception.
|Gas boycott--fuel for thought
July 19, 2006 at 12:55 pm
I have warm memories of 60-cent per gallon gasoline prices, but they are fading rapidly. Louisiana motorists are shaking their heads in disgust, as gas pumps gobble-up $20 bills like it were Zapps Potato Chips.
|Holiday traditions hard to break
July 13, 2006 at 11:49 am
Over the 4th of July extended weekend, St. Charles Parish residents were reminded of a couple of things. Fireworks are dangerous and banning them is only as effective as your neighboring parishís practice.
|The high price of freedom
July 07, 2006 at 10:38 am
Our world has changed a great deal since September 11th. If nothing more, we now know the painful price of freedom and the depths of hatred towards the very things we as Americans take for granted. We have become a country many just love to hate.
|Local tradition gets bigger
June 28, 2006 at 2:31 pm
It's a local tradition that gets bigger and better year after year. For the sixteen years, St. Charles Parish has sponsored a pre-4th of July celebration at the west bank bridge park in Luling.
|Dark days for law and order
June 22, 2006 at 11:00 am
Every fifty-two hours, on an average, a law enforcement officer is killed somewhere in America while protecting their communities. Last week, the officer paying this supreme sacrifice was very close to our homes. So close in fact, that our willingness in the past not to think about this ugly side of America can no longer be ignored.
|Gas prices downsizing your summer plans?
June 14, 2006 at 11:22 am
Itís that time of year again. The weather is warm; the kids will out of school, and itís time to venture away from home on your annual quest for adventure and intrigue.
That's right, it's vacation time boys and girls. If youíre like me, this is the time of year that we pack our bags and climb into our cramped automobiles and travel a long and hard journey. One in which we cram as many events as humanly possible into a limited time in order to maximize our annual pilgrimage of adventure.
|Itís all about the angle
June 07, 2006 at 3:09 pm
Itís all about the angle.
Nine months later, with the scars of Hurricane Katrina all around us and the vivid images of the madness she left in her wake still fresh in our mind, Hurricane Season is once again upon us. With it comes the very real need to start your evacuation planning.
|A day off from work, but remember why itís here
May 31, 2006 at 2:43 pm
Memorial Day is a time of remembrance and of thanksgiving. It is a time of "remembrance" because we pay our respects to the one million American men and women who laid down their lives in time of war. It is a time of "thanksgiving" because we are thankful that such people once lived, and that their legacy is the unparalleled freedom we enjoy in this country and much of the world.
|Elections overÖ letís move forward!
May 24, 2006 at 12:15 pm
While in Colorado this past weekend, some 1,600 miles away from the politics of New Orleans, I was surprised Saturday night when television programming was interrupted with breaking news that Ray Nagin had been re-elected as Mayor of the City of New Orleans. A week earlier, while in Washington, DC, the mayoral debate was carried live in that city. For good or bad, the whole world watched this election.
|Our future under construction
May 17, 2006 at 1:57 pm
Few things are more important to the quality of our lives than the education of our children. No matter where we live and what we do; we all have a stake in the performance of our public schools - now and in the future.
|Tie one on and show your support
May 10, 2006 at 1:51 pm
Ever stopped to think what life would be like if there were no police to protect us. No laws, no checks and balances in a system that defines right and wrong. If you will, just picture it. Total lawlessnessÖ no scenes of security for you, your family, and your property. Not a pretty thought is it?
|Louisianaís spicy politics
May 03, 2006 at 12:04 pm
Death, taxes, Edwin Edwards and dirty elections. What do the four have in common? The first two, we all agree, are inevitable. But, in Louisiana, so are the second two.
|Just a few more weeks
April 26, 2006 at 11:38 am
Sometimes you just need to get away to see what is really going on. Case in point, last Saturdayís well-anticipated mayorís election in New Orleans.
|We all should vote in Mayorís election
April 19, 2006 at 11:54 am
I have lived in St. Charles Parish all my life, but I have always considered myself a New Orleanian. We may not have a vote in New Orleans elections, but the mayor of New Orleans is, in many ways, our mayor as well. As goes New Orleans, so goes the region. The cities successes and weaknesses, and image have tremendous impact on us in a national and global economy.
|Hurricanes - Itís all in the math!
April 12, 2006 at 11:10 am
For years we knew that our luck was running out. Hurricanes make their way to the New Orleans area with a frequency that can be tracked by reviewing the historical data of all recorded storms. As such, we have been quite lucky, actually beating the odds of a major strike in New Orleans by nine years. That is, until Hurricane Katrina reared her ugly head.
|Victimsí Voices: Silent No More
April 05, 2006 at 3:06 pm
Once upon a time in America, to be a crime victim was to be a nameless, faceless entity. Victims were seldom informed of the status of their offenders or cases. They were often excluded from judicial processes affecting their lives unless they were witnesses. They seldom had input into the outcome of their cases, or into holding their offenders accountable.
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