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Courage Under Fire Is Nothing New for the Mayor Pro-Tem, Ralph Washington

Courage Under Fire Is Nothing New for the Mayor Pro-Tem, Ralph Washington

The effort last week to target Central Mayor Pro-Tem Ralph Washington and have him removed from the April 5 election ballot is something many in Central are still contemplating. Why was he targeted for supposedly failing to pay a questionable $100 fine from the Board of Ethics for late filing of a campaign finance report […]

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Surviving Stalin’s Labor Camps of WWII

Surviving Stalin’s Labor Camps of WWII

Author Miriam Roza Bensman survived persecution, destruction, and death under the Nazis and again under the Russian Communists.  But her greatest fear is that she sees it happening all over again in the United States. Bensman told her story to the East Baton Rouge Republican Women’s Club at Drusilla Seafood last Thursday.  Now a resident […]

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The Incredible Power of a Teacher

The Incredible Power of a Teacher

“The Incredible Power of a Teacher” is enough to change lives and change the world, according to former high school teacher and motivational speaker Larry Bell. Teachers can do that through creating high expectations.  “It doesn’t matter what race you are or what status you have.  All of God’s children can teach all of God’s […]

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How LSU Got Its Colors, Mascot

How LSU Got Its Colors, Mascot

EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Charles Coates coached LSU’s first football team in 1893.  In 1937, he wrote this article on how LSU got its school colors of purple and gold and how LSU became known as the Tiger.  Dr. Coates served LSU for 46 years and retired as Dean of the College of Pure and Applied […]

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Eaker Award Presented to Civil Air Cadet

Eaker Award Presented to Civil Air Cadet

Cadet Mary Palasi was presented the General Ira C. Eaker Award by Louisiana Wing Commander  Col. Art Scarbrough at the recent meeting of the Capitol City Squadron. Following the award presentation, squadron members held a reception in her honor.  The Wing Commander said “Her service, dedication, and devotion to her duties were far above the […]

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The Remarkable Ulysse Joubert

The Remarkable Ulysse Joubert

Ulysse Joubert tells his students they only have 15 seconds to make an impression ­— for good or bad — on someone they meet. And that is all the time it takes to size up Ulysse Joubert.  His thick Cajun accent, infectious laughter, expressive face, and imposing demeanor tell you this is a truly extraordinary […]

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4th Of July On The Levee

4th Of July On The Levee

4TH OF JULY — Families and friends gathered on the Mississippi River levee last Thursday to watch fireworks.

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Unpublished Short Story Found in Attic

Unpublished Short Story Found in Attic

When young attorney Saul Newsome of Breazeale Sachse & Wilson purchased a home recently in Melrose subdivision, he began reviewing the original house plans, which were drawn up in 1950 by E. T. and W.H. Hastings, Jr. for Thomas A. Miller, Jr.  Newsome’s inspection of the premises eventually led him to the attic, where he […]

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An Eagle in Old Goodwood on July 4th

An Eagle in Old Goodwood on July 4th

Last Thursday, I was enjoying coffee on the patio of my home in Goodwood on the bright and beautiful morning of the Fourth of July when the large shadow crossed the ground in front of me. I looked up to see the shape of the largest bird of prey I’ve spotted in Goodwood since wildlife […]

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Proof of Angels: True Spirit of Christmas Lives

Proof of Angels: True Spirit of Christmas Lives

Jay Died Suddenly, Leaving Robin to Raise Six Children, Including One Child With Special Needs by Woody Jenkins, editor CENTRAL — When Jay Dantin died unexpectedly of an aortic aneurism six years ago, it seemed like the end of the world for his wife Robin and their six children. Jay graduated from Catholic High.  He worked hard, and five […]

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