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Gifts You Won’t Find In Stores

Gifts You Won’t Find In Stores

Each year, I write a column about Christmas gifts that are not found in any store, or even on any website. For example, Christmas...

[Read More...] Michael Kurth December 18, 2014
Adrenaline Shakes

Adrenaline Shakes

We are roughly halfway through the various hunting seasons. It’s a good time to catch a break, and maybe even sleep in late one...

[Read More...] Rocke Fournet December 18, 2014
Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s

Dear Dr. Archer, My 74-year-old father was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. My family is still shocked, especially my 70-year-old mother. He seems to be...

[Read More...] Dale Archer, December 18, 2014
BOLD, BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS

BOLD, BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS

Local Floral Designer Tammie Aucoin Talks About Her Well-Known Holiday Displays And Her Rose Bowl Parade Design Work   Tammie Aucoin, floral designer with...

[Read More...] Karla Wall December 18, 2014
Once Upon An Apocalypse In N.Y.

Once Upon An Apocalypse In N.Y.

Scene 1.  Paleontologist Joe addresses the U.N.   PJoe: Our study found that global warming from natural causes caused an ice age to come...

[Read More...] Brad Goins December 18, 2014
Very Easily Offended

Very Easily Offended

— Steve Soifer, CEO of an international support group for people with “shy bladders,” excoriated DirecTV for its series of commercials featuring Rob Lowe,...

[Read More...] Chuck Shepherd December 18, 2014
Vitter Leads, Nungesser Tied

Vitter Leads, Nungesser Tied

Voters, obviously, aren’t yet tuned into the 2015 ballot, despite the intriguing races it will host. But that didn’t stop the Metairie-based research firm...

[Read More...] Jeremy Alford December 18, 2014
MSU FOOTBALL: Life After A 6-5 Season

MSU FOOTBALL: Life After A 6-5 Season

The holiday turkey and all the fixings, made the same as they’ve always been made, just didn’t taste as good. The blue skies and...

[Read More...] Rick Sarro December 18, 2014
PLACE NO. 1

PLACE NO. 1

Artists Use Contemporary Art For Playful Appreciation Of  The Area’s Past    Throughout the month of November, PLACE No. 1 was “Lake Charles’ pop-up...

[Read More...] Brad Goins December 18, 2014
Sometimes The Present, Sometimes The Wrapping

Sometimes The Present, Sometimes The Wrapping

…and now we reach December… After my grandfather died my little gray-haired grandmother started simplifying Christmas, just started giving money to each of the...

[Read More...] Pierre Fontenot December 18, 2014
Politics Iz Far From Ova

Politics Iz Far From Ova

If you tink we are trew wit’ politics for a while, tink again. In 2015, we will have de race for everyting from governor...

[Read More...] Pierre Sez December 18, 2014
Duck Quesadilla

Duck Quesadilla

I always inform readers if I encounter a tasty local dish that’s entirely new to me. It happened recently at a relatively new place...

[Read More...] Brad Goins December 18, 2014