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Each month is a different “awareness” month, if not two or three. November is no different and while I’m sure there are several others, Pet Cancer Awareness Month caught my attention.  Read more

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About 30 years or so ago an art collector and close friend, Jeanette, asked me and some other folks to help her put together a spook house for Halloween. Many of the people in our gang were in the arts – painters, singers, actors. You know: weirdos. It became a yearly event.  Read more

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Every once in a while, a lucky reader comes across a book that checks all of her boxes. For me, that’s funny, thought-provoking, and intriguing. Throw in a few science fiction elements and I’m sold. Hank Green’s debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing was that magic combination for me, o… Read more

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On October 9, 2018, Judge Robert Tiffany dismissed the case against three environmental activists who were charged with damaging an Enbridge Energy pipeline in northern Minnesota in 2016. After trespassing onto the property, activists cut the chains and locks bound to the pipeline valve, shu… Read more

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Editor's note: I asked Barry Hugghins to write an editorial regarding the Thermaldyne variance after hearing him speak at the public hearing and parish council meeting. Hugghins is a West Baton Rouge Parish Councilman in his second term representing District 8. He has a wife, four daughters … Read more

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There has been a delay in the delivery of our newspapers this week due to a printing issue. Our press is working hard to ensure newspapers are out tomorrow for subscribers who did not receive their paper today. Read more

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Thermaldyne proposes to process both oil bearing hazardous secondary refinery sludge and liquid materials in Port Allen. Our company, TD*X Associates, has processed over 370,000 tons of the same exact petroleum refinery waste, using the same thermal desorption technology, since 1989. Read more

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Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea claimed that southern women were like whiskey in a teacup: “We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside…but on the inside we’re strong and fiery.” Taking these words to heart, Witherspoon spends the pages of Whiskey in a Teacup exploring the vari… Read more