Miss America: Grandparents Fled Communism

Miss America: Grandparents Fled Communism

By Woody Jenkins, Liberty Today. LAS VEGAS— A 17-year-old Nebraska girl has been crowned Miss America — the youngest Miss America in 90 years. Teresa Scanlan, Miss Nebraska, only recently graduated from high school. She is a Christian who was homeschooled until mid-way her junior year in high school. Poised and well-spoken, Miss Scanlan apparently had [...]

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‘Distracted Living’ Can Destroy Relationships, a Career, or a Life

‘Distracted Living’ Can Destroy Relationships, a Career, or a Life

By Woody Jenkins, Liberty Today. WASHINGTON — Samuel Morse sent the message “What has God wrought?” from the old Supreme Court chamber in the U.S. Capitol Building to his partner in Baltimore via telegraph in 1844.  He soon extended his lines to New York City. Western Union was founded in 1851 and by 1861 had built a transcontinental telegraph [...]

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Woody Jenkins

Woody Jenkins

Louis “Woody” Jenkins (born January 3, 1947) is a newspaper editor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He is editor of Liberty Today, a national newspaper, and of the Central City News, a community newspaper in the City of Central, Louisiana.  He served as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1972–2000.  He was a delegate to [...]

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Louisiana Constitution of 1974: Declaration of Rights

Louisiana Constitution of 1974: Declaration of Rights

Loyola Law Review, Spring 1975 By Rep. Woody Jenkins, Member, Committee on Bill of Rights and Elections, Louisiana Constitutional Convention of 1973; co-author, Declaration of Rights, Louisiana Constitution of 1974; member, Louisiana House of Representatives; B.A., LSU, 1969; J.D., LSU Law School, 1972. The Preamble and Declaration of Rights of the new Louisiana Constitution make [...]

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Gov. Bobby Jindal with Woody and Diane Jenkins

Gov. Bobby Jindal with Woody and Diane Jenkins

Former Rep. Woody Jenkins and Diane Jenkins celebrating Gov. Bobby Jindal’s inauguration as Louisiana governor in 2008.  The Central City News, which Jenkins edits, was the first newspaper in the state to endorse Jindal.

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President Bush Mission Trip After Hurricane Mitch

President Bush Mission Trip After Hurricane Mitch

Former President George Bush, Margaret Jenkins Savoye, and then-Rep. Woody Jenkins on mission flight to Honduras after Hurricane Mitch in 1998.

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Diane Jenkins Received Ronald Reagan Humanitarian Service Award

Diane Jenkins Received Ronald Reagan Humanitarian Service Award

WASHINGTON — In 1985, President Ronald Reagan presented the Humanitarian Service Award to Diane Jenkins of Baton Rouge for her mission work in Central America.  The only copy of the statue is in the Reagan White House in California.

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Courage Under Fire Nothing New for Man of the Year

Courage Under Fire Nothing New for Man of the Year

By Woody Jenkins, Central City News. CENTRAL — Courage under fire is nothing new for Central Mayor Pro-Tem Ralph Washington. Over the past five years, the popular City Councilman has often stood alone during City Council debates.  His questioning of the city’s privatization contract with CH2MHILL has earned him the undying opposition of some in [...]

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The Big Sleazy

The Big Sleazy

By Rich Lowry, National Review. NEW ORLEANS — Bob Tucker, dressed down in a “New Orleans” sweatshirt and blue jeans, looks every bit the satisfied civic booster. Plaques on his office wall from civic and business groups tout his service and accomplishments; in one picture he beams as he stands next to President Clinton. Tucker [...]

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1995: Beyond the Contract with America

Woody Jenkins’ address to Council for National Policy, February 1995, in Rancho Mirage, California. The election of November 8, 1994, may well be considered a turning point in American politics. Not only did the Republicans win a majority in the United States Senate and House of Representatives, but they did so by “nationalizing” the election. [...]

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