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Grand Design

Grand Design

Brad Goins October 9, 2013 0

The Great Altar’s Journey To The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception  Story By Brad Goins • Photos By Victor Monsour   There was a time — long ago — when it was feared that

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LOUISIANA’S HEALTH PLAN

LOUISIANA’S HEALTH PLAN

Brad Goins October 3, 2013 0

The Basics  By Brad Goins   Each state will have its own version of the new Affordable Health Care plan. If you’re a Louisiana resident, this guide should give you the info you need

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LOUISIANA’S TOP NAVIGATOR

LOUISIANA’S TOP NAVIGATOR

Brad Goins October 3, 2013 0

Brian Burton Of Maplewood Is Heading Up Louisiana’s Navigator Effort By Brad Goins Central to the new health care act will be the role of people who are called “navigators.” These are individuals who

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THE NEW WAGON RUT

THE NEW WAGON RUT

Brad Goins October 3, 2013 0

I don’t think anybody would call what’s going on in the big little town of Wagon Rut an economic boom. But some new businesses are opening, and folks are starting to take note. The

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READY TO FIRE

READY TO FIRE

Brad Goins September 19, 2013 0

Not long ago, the Up Fronter reviewed the first CD by local band The Loaded 44RZ. The band has stayed in business and just dropped a new, full-length, high-octane CD titled Ready To Fire.

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ON DICTATORS

ON DICTATORS

Brad Goins September 19, 2013 0

In his most recent comedy, Sasha Baron Cohen plays an especially vile dictator — the murderous Gen. Aladeen, who lords it over the mythical Republic of Wadiya. At one point in the film, one

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The Very Worst Of Up Front

The Very Worst Of Up Front

Brad Goins September 5, 2013 0

Welcome to this special 30th anniversary selection of the very worst stories that have appeared in the “Up Front” column in the last five years — which are the years that have passed since

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On Writing For Lagniappe

On Writing For Lagniappe

Brad Goins September 5, 2013 0

I started working at Lagniappe on the second day of 2000. On the first day of 2000, I sat in my Lake Charles apartment listening to the news that George Harrison had been stabbed

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Nobody Does It Better

Nobody Does It Better

Brad Goins August 15, 2013 0

Somebody at the governor’s office has figured out how to work the email machine. On July 18, the first of a series of press releases came out of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s office. The big

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On Haters And Hipsters

On Haters And Hipsters

Brad Goins August 15, 2013 0

I actually don’t read anything, because I feel like the haters really like to hate out loud and that people who love sometimes love quietly. So I don’t really listen or look at anything.

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