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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
Updated at 10:39 AM

Funeral homes are weird, and death makes you see things in weird new ways.The director at the home for my mom’s funeral a few weeks ago asked us to select prayer cards, but most of them were more religious than she was. She was more attuned to another guy born on Dec. 25, Jimmy Buffett, so we sat in the funeral home looking up Buffett lyrics and sobbing like goofy fools.

Updated at 10:33 AM

Back in July, somewhere north of Denver, I lost my autonomous-car virginity and then enthusiastically reported on the experience here.

Updated at 10:01 AM

I remember a time when New Year’s Eve meant trying to figure out if I was going to have a party or where I was going to celebrate. Over the years, I stayed home more often, perhaps inviting a few couples over for dinner. As midnight came closer,...

Posted at 10:00 AM

With the New Years Holiday coming up, the Sterlington Police Department is urging residents to be cautious when shooting off fireworks.

Updated at 9:54 AM

Dick Clark is so much a part of celebrating New Year’s Eve that two years after his death, his name is still in the title of the show he had hosted for 16 years.

Updated at 9:46 AM

Public mercy seems to be in short supply even though actor Mark Wahlberg, 43, meets the requirements of a Massachusetts’ governor’s pardon: no risk of reoffending, and having made extraordinary contributions to society.

Updated at 9:40 AM

Dave Granlund cartoon about the Russian economy.

Updated at 8:19 AM

An Indonesian helicopter searching for the missing AirAsia jetliner saw two oily spots in the water Monday, and an Australian search plane spotted objects elsewhere in the Java Sea, but it was too early to know whether either was connected to the...

Posted at 8:00 AM

This year showed how sheltered the U.S. economy is from geopolitical and health crises around the world. The global economy sputtered, but the U.S. powered ahead. Employers are finally hiring enough to lower unemployment. A plunge in gas prices and...

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