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Before the first game of the season the Saints players walked out on the field and raised their hands in the air signifying their support for the union. And even though I am a loyal member of the "Who Dat Nation," I didn't like it. There's something about players, many who are million- aires, and owners, many who are billionaires, fighting over money. It seems to me that with the money both sides have they could work out their problems without having a lock-out or a strike[ Whatever you want to call it, the point is there will be no football games on Sundays. For those who of you too young to remember what it's like when your sports team stops playing, you cannot be- lieve how mad you are going to Favre ends streak Happy Anniversary December 16- Mike & Wendy Muscarello December 17 - Joe & Maria Ware, Rob & Bonnie Beyl, Mike & Sandra Fulmer, Ronny & Patsy Atkins, December 18 - Mike & Deb- bit Ritter, Sal & Connie DeP- aula, Chad & Abbie Jordan December 19- Ernie & Linda Drake, Raymond & Linda Dish- er, Wilk & Sharon McKean, Richard & LaRue Gaude, Ray & Linda Disher December 20 - Tony Jr. & Linda Guagliardo, Jimmie & Cassie Sheridan, Jackie & Scot- tie Kupper, Greg & Tonilyn Spring, Junior & Karen Callais December 21 - Tim & Audrey Hymel, Alvin 'Wic" & Linda Vicknair, Kerry & Shelly Cyrus December 22 - Donald & Charlotte Disher, John & Me- lissa Wilde, Sid& Missy Wilde, Ralph & Christina Rusca ThePonchatoula Times Published by The Ponchatoula Times L.L.C. Established October 1, 1981 Print Edition Published Thursday of every week at 145 West Pine Street, Suite A Post Office Box 743--Ponchatoula, LA 70454-0743 SUBSCRIPTIONS $25 A Year In Tangipahoa Parish $30 A Year Outside Tangipahoa Parish ($5 Discount for Seniors) Gift subscriptions offered at same rate --24 Hour Telephone Line-- 985/386-2877 INTERNET EDITION http://www.ponchatoula.com/ptimes/ E-MAIL editor@ponchatoula.com U.S. Periodicals Postal Permit No. 666730 Postmaster, address correspondence and changes of address orders to " P.O. Box 743, Ponchatoula, LA 70454-0743 Bryan T. McMahon-- Editor & Publisher Derrick E Hingle - Sports Editor Deirdre McMahon Sanchez--Caracas Bureau Chief Bliss McMahon--Chicago Bureau Chief Mark McMahon--Detroit Bureau Chief Capt. David Stefferud--Madisonville Bureau Chief Times Columnists and Photographers Ole Hardhide The Alligator, "King Phillip" Hextall (Internet), Marion Fannaly (Automotive), Dwight Williams (Environment), Parker Layrisson (Law), Jim Perrin -- (History) Times On Wheels Columnists Bryan McMahon & Chris O'Conner NEWS RELEASES & ADVERTISING e-mail (preferred) editor@ponchatoula.com ads@ponchatoula.com FAX 985/386-0458 (During office hours) P.O. Box 743, Ponchatoula, LA 70454-0743 We accept VISA/Mastercard OFFICIAL JOURNAL City of Ponchatoula, Ponchatoula Area Recreation District, Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival, Louisiana Furnishings Industries Association MEMBER Louisiana Press Association, Gulf States Automotive Writers As- sociation, Texas Auto Writers Association HONORS Louisiana Press Association Freedom of Information Award, 1st Place Investigative Reporting, 1st place Editorial Writing, Gibbs Adams Award for Investigative Reporting, Brown Pelican Award for Environmental Reporting OFFICE HOURS 8:30-Noon, 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday -- Closed Tuesday Afternoons -- John Dudek Favre more years! By JOHN DUDEK Times Columnist Whether or not you want to see him keep playing, it simply does not matter. The Brett Favre streak is over: 297 straight regular season games, 321 if you count the playoffs. It's been such a long, wild ride. Ever since I have been watching professional football closely, #4 was part of the high- lights. It all started backin 1992. Two stars were born, Brett Lorenzo Favre on the football field in Green Bay, and Briann Ragas, my stunningly beautiful future wife, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Even though I could write a book about how much she means to me, this article is all about Brett Favre, well, kind of. While this writer believes Brett is the best football player of all time, there are other guys in the conversation. Jim Brown, John Elway, Bar- ry Sanders, "Red" Grange, Reg- gie White, Jerry Rice, and Joe Montana all make the list. Which player do you think deserves the top spot? I'm curious, so I'm going to do something that I have never done in this column, and that is give you my personal e-mail ad- dress. It is jdudek79@hotmail. corn Use it, but do not abuse it. I really want to know what y'all think about not only this argument, but my weekly col- umn as well. Am I the guy that you love to hate? Or, is my col- umn something that you look forward to every week when you crack open your newest edi- tion of The Ponchatoula Times? So don't delay, flood my inbox with your comments, questions, and complaints today? I simply cannot wait to hear what you have to say. Who knows, maybe I'll mention your comments in PLEASE SEE PAGE A-4 Barbara Ernest ng By BARBARA ERNEST Times Sports Reporter The new season began in the St. Thomas Moore Tournament in Lafayette. The first game of the season was against West- gate. The Lady Wave came out and played a very good quarter. Balado. Fletcher, James, and Richardson were the scorers in the first. The Wave played as a team. i In the next quarter Pon- chatoula got rattled and fell behind 29 -22 at the half. West- gate began pressing and the Wave couldn't handle it. Scor- ing came from Balado, Fletcher, James and Richardson. The second half saw Pon- chatoula come back a little and outscore the Lady Tigers 12 - 8. Balado hit two three-pointers. Johnson, and James hit baskets in this quarter. The last quarter saw the Wave get their confidence back PLEASE SEE PAGE A-4 Happy Birthday December 16 - Pat the Rat," A.J. Bodker, Becky Ourso, Carol Dominguez, Chris Waits, Donald Hendrix, Ed Sticker, Elizabeth Lanier, Horace Ory, Ida Walker, Jonathan Bruning, Judy Laurent, Kathleen Muntz, Kayla Otis, Marcia Ballard, Nat Garofalo, Paige Allen, Renee Meyers, December 17 - Anna Ware, Benjamin Bruhl, Brett Set- toon, Diane Martinez, Hunter Monte, Jacob Steib, Jessica Ra- gan, Joy Steib, Lauren Felten- berger, Leah Lambert, Lydia Smith, Maracia Ballard, No- elle Vaughn, Rhonda Lambert, Sherry Drude, Sonny Oliver, Suzanne Smith, Tomlyn Poche, Tony Berner Sr., Vesta Clark, December 18- Christopher Oney, Craig Duhe, Dwight Raiford, Jack Gabriel, James Ryan Jr., John Arrettieg Jr., Kathy Lee Ourso, Kenneth Schliegelmeyer, Mary Wells, Michelle Corbin, Natalie Etz- kin, Noelle Downing, Richard Windholtz, Ricky Howes, S. Terry Collette, December 19 - Amanda Pittman, Blake Basso, Cath- erine Miller, James Felder, Jen- nipher Ryle, Jerry Fernandez, Mark Watts, Marty "Trey" Poir- rier, Michelle Alexander, Noah Nepveux, Roy E. Mayers, Terri Hanna, Theresa Notariano, Tommy Fray, December 20 -Addie Mor- ris, Benjamin Angle, Bernard Berot, Brandon Riggio, Bryan "Todd" Wagner, Claude Phelps Jr., Donald Baham, Ed Nelson, Eddie Barker, Glen McCurley, Jessaca Chelette, Justin Wey- mouth, Kayla Tomeny, Kristi Tallo, Kristie Rabalais, Larry Williams, Robin Robertson, Shirley Vinyard, Yvette Smith, Addy Morris December 21 -Angie Bou- dreaux, Angie Cormier, Cole Fowler, Doug Hanna, Faye Brown, Gretchen Twickler, Kay- la Coyne, Matt Wagner, Mat- thew Williard, Michelle Falcone, Nicole Zaleski, Sandy Dugas, Sear Ferrer, Stacy Sharp, Su- san Johnson, Taylor M. Gideon, Terry Newstrom, Vincent Ourso Jr., Kelly Newstrom 0 Hyer Care presents Luminary. Stroll Caroling o in Cate Square Park " December 17th Lighting of the Luminaries 5:00pm Caroling in Care Square 5:30pm Performances by *Northlake Community Band *Holy Ghost Youth Choir *Beacon Light Church * St Thomas Glee Club KSLU Presents O Pictures with Santa $5 do..t~o. Boy Scouts will serve o " Hot Cocoa & Cookies CAS o Proceeds to benefit O O Thanks to our sponsors December22-AnnetteLusk, Bill Derbins, Debbie Verneuil, I Denise Earhart, Emily Barsley, Judy Murry, Kyle Kinchen, Ma- Your LOC( I Qrv- r, I +' ' rie Derveloy, Mary Muller, Rose obJ -,l( llS/S Harper, Shannon Wall, Sherry Ernst, }ite Cree,tion PleaseNot,fy I )/CD Duplicat:ion Us Of Changes I You Wish Made I eb Sit , Hosting Inour Birthday I Business Pri ting Servi and AnniversaryI'"' (Any quantity-Large or Small) 185/386"287; IGreet'ngsI iGo to ponchatoula.c0m or call 386-8.= I[] editor@ponchatoula.com I Times Internet Edition -- www. onchatoula.com/)times E-Mail" editor(a 3onchatoula.com ~z ...... 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