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Columns

02/15/2011
Do some of you remember the old song “walk like an Egyptian?”
02/14/2011
The Super Bowl is done, and usually the Saints Nation spends this time of year dreaming of the upcoming and what next season will bring.
02/11/2011
Editors note: This is the first of a two-part column John Sachs has written on Muslims and Sharia law. The second part will run on Feb. 18.
02/11/2011
Yes, Old Man Winter threw us — and area weather prognosticators — a curveball and decided not to dance through the area Wednesday.
02/11/2011
During the winter months, Grambling State University’s Art Department and Dunbar Gallery host two guest artists from outside the region.
02/10/2011
I have been blind my entire life. I pretended I wasn’t for the large majority of that time, but now I’m cool with it. You may be surprised by this, but I love it when people ask me questions about blindness.
02/10/2011
It can be the kiss of death for a relationship.
02/09/2011
Men (and probably some women) across the country will frantically scour the stores (both online and in person) to find the perfect gift for their Valentines.
02/08/2011
Cancer is one disease that scares us all. It can strike suddenly and silently. Most people have heard of someone who died because they didn’t have any symptoms until it was far too late to save them. As adults, that terrifies us. The only thing...
02/08/2011
Last week we shared a selection of stories that, according to a friend, were a tad depressing;
02/08/2011
They talk about February and groundhogs. Well we don’t have any groundhogs at Quigley Spur in the woods of Union Parish. Hogs here are stray hogs or wild hogs. What we look for are sapsuckers on your trees making rings of circles. The first fresh...
02/07/2011
You wanted an old-fashioned, smashmouth Super Bowl.
02/07/2011
Some people are serious about their caffeine.
02/07/2011
Recently, volunteers from NAMI Ruston, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, partnered with the Mount Zion Baptist Church to raise awareness about mental illness.
02/06/2011
Today, women are playing an ever-increasing role in making important financial decisions — whether for themselves or for their families.
02/06/2011
Ever since today’s Super Bowl combatants were decided, I have been in somewhat of a quandary.
02/04/2011
Snow is a beautiful thing. I love the way it looks. That’s as long as it’s in a picture, because I’m not crazy about the way it feels. You have to remember I grew up in New Orleans. I remember riding my first “real” bike on Christmas morning wearing...
02/04/2011
Despite a strong lead in technological communication, the Facebook fad could be heading for a close. Yes, there is a Golden Globe winning, Oscar-nominated movie, 600 million users and a $50-80 billion corporation involved, but where else can the...
02/04/2011
In his book “Too Big To Fail,” Andrew Sorkin provides the reader a blow-by-blow account of the words, actions and intrigue surrounding the financial crisis in the fall of 2008.
02/03/2011
As we observe Black History Month, it’s a time to look at the long road of African-Americans in the United States history.