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August 02 12:00 AM
Despite the fact that there will be an election in Caddo Parish on Oct. 19, most political junkies are focusing their sights on next year. Interest in this fall’s races for District Judge, Parish Commissioner (District 5), Blanchard Alderman and a home rule charter proposition has drawn scant attention to date.
July 12 12:00 AM
CLARIFICATION — Last week we incorrectly ran the following column under the headline “Roy Burrell — “Running Again to Lose.” This was an error made when the columns were switched out. The Roy Burrell column was moved to run this week. To clarify the matter, we are running both columns this week.
July 05 12:00 AM
Mark Twain (or somebody) once said - “if you write enough columns, and you will eventually make a mistake”; and after nine years of so doing, I have made one. Probably more than that, but rarely have I ever been called a “liar” by any reader much less an elected public official.
June 28 12:00 AM
In reviewing the travel/ convention from expenses of the Caddo Commissioners, one might wonder if Commissioners Stephanie Lynch and Lindora Baker are ever in town to perform commissioner duties. Together they have outspent the rest of the 10 commissioners on travel/convention expenses since their term began in January 2011.

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March 16 09:51 AM
Initially, his law enforcement background will be questioned by many rank and file at the Shreveport Police Department (SPD). Reportedly, his service as public information officer and then head of the SPD Crime Stoppers program did not entail any supervisory or investigative activities.
March 16 09:51 AM
One million dollars down the drain to pay for a special session of the Louisiana legislature. And all for naught. The governor is hollering that the financial sky is falling and the state is in dire fiscal straights. Legislators protest that their hands are tied by too many constitutional dedications.
March 09 12:56 PM
It was much to my amazement that literally hundreds of Ukrainian girls were actually interested in me. Throughout each day, I would receive e-mails from the agency, with each e-mail sending a message from a woman interested in dating me.

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