Hammond Star: Editorials

March 26, 2015


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Hammond says goodbye to fallen soldier

It’s a special tradition to see the Star-Spangled Banner hanging high from a fire department ladder truck as the funeral procession for a fallen soldier, a firefighter or a law enforcer passes by.

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Tuesday 03/17/2015
Opportunity to pay respects means much
Posted: March 17, 2015

Just as families grieve, so also do their communities because communities are, by extension, their larger families.

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Tuesday 03/10/2015
State title delights generations of PHS fans
Posted: March 10, 2015

Legendary Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler always had a rallying cry for his Wolverines: “Those who stay will be champions!”

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Tuesday 03/03/2015
Clear thinking on paper remains important
Posted: March 03, 2015

“But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think...” wrote George Gordon, Lord Byron, a British poet of the Romanticism era in his narrative, “Don Juan.”

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Tuesday 02/24/2015
It's World Spay Day
Posted: February 24, 2015

Tangi Friends of Animals puts the number of dogs and cats euthanized at Tangipahoa Parish Animal Control at 12,000 in a recent two-year period. We have not yet received the precise number from Animal Control, but whatever it is, it’s too many. And the finger of blame points at people who do not get their pets spayed or neutered.

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Wednesday 02/18/2015
Having food should not be question
Posted: February 18, 2015

With the arrival of the Lenten season today, regardless of what one’s faith is or is not, Tangipahoa Parish residents can appreciate the work of Second Harvest in leading the fight against hunger in our community. Second Harvest needs our support.

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Saturday 01/31/2015
Swamp Walk extends chance to explore nature
Posted: January 31, 2015

In the state that boasts of being a “sportsman’s paradise,” the Swamp Walk at Joyce Wildlife Management Area is indeed an outdoors treasure. The state Wildlife and Fisheries Office has restored this jewel after years of its being closed due to storm damage.

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Tuesday 01/27/2015
Career track program holds much promise
Posted: January 27, 2015

As much as we like to tout the academic programs at Hammond High Magnet School, we are equally and, if possible, even more excited about a new career track program getting off the ground with 14 juniors and seniors this spring.

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Tuesday 01/20/2015
Time to renew focus on land use
Posted: January 20, 2015

Tangipahoa Parish Council Chairman David Vial's call for a land use plan, published in the Sunday Star, gave us pause. Didn't the parish hold a bunch of meetings... more than once even... over the course of several years? And wasn't a lot of grant money spent on a study that produced a master plan?

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