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Prepare for more partisanship in Washington

Many conferees on bipartisanship in the federal government at a meeting in New Orleans last week at Tulane decided the second half of Pres. Barack Obama’s term will be similar to the first half with Democrats and Republicans sharply at odds with one another. Among the items of disagreement between the two parties particularly pointed out are the extension of current income tax rates set to expire this year and reforms to health care.
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November 19, 2010 at 9:19 am
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Earmarks should be banned

Suddenly . . . earmarks are claimed to be not such a bad thing. Louisiana’s two U. S. senators have supported them somewhat.
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November 19, 2010 at 9:17 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
•Chrystal D. Taylor, 31, of 101 Churchhill Downs in Montz, was arrested on Nov. 9 and charged with possession of stolen things and possession of stolen property over $500.

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November 19, 2010 at 9:16 am
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Man charged with ramming ex-girlfriend’s car

A 24-year-old Des Allemands man was arrested after authorities say he followed his ex-girlfriend and rammed the truck he was driving into the back of her car, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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November 19, 2010 at 9:16 am
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Essential items needed for soldiers

Christmas is the time of the year that most people get to spend spreading cheer and reminiscing with family and friends, but for thousands of soldiers overseas, that is not a possibility.
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November 19, 2010 at 9:15 am
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Faithful say they can feel Jesus' presence in chapel

Twenty years ago, a group of Catholics got together and built a chapel on River Road in Ama near St. Mark’s church. This wasn’t just any chapel. It was a perpetual adoration chapel where the Eucharist, which Catholics believe is the body of Christ, is exposed in a Monstrance.
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November 19, 2010 at 9:12 am
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HHS students, faculty mourn tragic loss of athlete, cadet

Hahnville sophomore Matt Scaruffi, who died tragically of a gunshot wound last week, is remembered as a model student who loved football and was respected by all of his teammates.
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November 19, 2010 at 9:09 am
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Bankruptcies continue to rise

The astronomical price of insurance, combined with ever increasing mortgage rates, is having a huge affect on citizens of St. Charles Parish, leading to a large upswing in the amount of bankruptcies in the area.
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November 19, 2010 at 9:03 am
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Suspected killer remains in coma

On Sept. 22, Gary Farrell called the police and told them that he had killed a woman and left her body in a car in the St. Charles Parish Hospital parking lot. He then barricaded himself in his home on Luling Avenue and forced a six-hour standoff with police before allegedly shooting himself in the head.
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November 19, 2010 at 9:02 am
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Willowdale gets offer from local investors

Willowdale Country Club has received an offer from a group of local investors who live in the area to buy the assets of the club for approximately $660,000. The exact amount would be based on the amount owed to the bank by the club at the closing.
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November 19, 2010 at 9:01 am
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Councilwoman urges railroad to cut down on wait times

For Councilwoman Carolyn Schexnaydre, the derailment of eight Canadian National train cars in Destrehan in late October was the final straw for the railroad company.
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November 19, 2010 at 1:14 am
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Hornets honor Wetland Watchers

The NBA New Orleans Hornets opened their season with a huge win on the court while honoring the Harry Hurst Wetland Watcher Service-Learning Project before the game.
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November 18, 2010 at 3:39 pm
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Players of the week

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November 18, 2010 at 3:38 pm
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DHS lineman named All-American

Ethan Hutson, senior offensive lineman for the Destrehan High School Fighting Wildcats, was recently honored as a US Army All-American. Hutson, who was recognized for his outstanding play, received his US Army All-American honors in front of the DHS senior and junior classes.
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November 18, 2010 at 3:35 pm
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Bonnet Carre Spillway is one-stop-spot for outdoors fun

From time to time I get asked where a sportsman should go if he or she doesn’t have a hunting lease.
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November 18, 2010 at 3:34 pm
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Landry named mid-season All-Pro

We have hit the halfway point of the NFL regular season and former Hahnville High School and LSU standout LaRon Landry is getting rave reviews for his play in 2010.
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November 18, 2010 at 3:32 pm
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Paul Maillard revitalization moving ahead with Monsanto
Paul Maillard revitalization moving ahead with Monsanto
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The Paul Maillard Road Corridor Revitalization project got Council approval, and St. Charles Parish has announced that Monsanto has become a strong partner in helping make it happen.