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Two decades in the books

The Borrow Canal near the parish line separating St. Charles and Jefferson wouldn’t rank in the top 10 of any conceivable list of desirable fishing destinations in the Bayou State.Read More...
April 01, 2012 at 7:26 am

Who should benefit from BP fines?

The bad news: You have cancer.
March 01, 2012 at 3:17 pm

LDWF proposes its own raid

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced in December that it was implementing mid-year budget reductions of $2.2 million.

In a news release, the department reported that the cut would “place a hold on purchases including boats, motors, wildlife management area maintenance equipment and planned software purchases for computer equipment upgrades.”Read More...
February 01, 2012 at 7:23 am

2012 will be different — really, it will

Up until a couple of years ago, I did all of my exercising at a popular health club that was frustratingly crowded every day of the week. The place was open 24 hours, and although I never went there at 2 in the morning, I was sure if I did, I’d have to wait in line for all my favorite machines.Read More...
January 01, 2012 at 7:38 am

Artificial Intelligence

“Fool me once, shame on ... shame on you. Fool me ... you can’t get fooled again.”
— President George W. Bush
December 01, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Coastal restoration

Coastal restoration sucks.

It really does.

If the Gallup people conducted a poll of Louisiana residents, asking the question, "Are you in favor of coastal restoration?" the only negative responses they’d get would be from people dumber than the Occupy Wall Street crowd.Read More...
November 01, 2011 at 12:07 pm

State set to waste chunk of BP money

In 1997, Billie Bob Harrell Jr. figured he was set for life after winning $31 million in the Texas lottery. It was more money, surely, than he could spend in the rest of his living years.Read More...
September 28, 2011 at 11:57 am

Basin bass stunted by current regulations

In August 1992, Hurricane Andrew unleashed hellfire and brimstone on the bass population of the Atchafalaya Basin. As anglers learned at the time, the storm whipped up half-decayed detritus from the floor of the Basin, suspended it in the water column and, ultimately, robbed the water of much of its life-sustaining oxygen.Read More...
August 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm