Volume 133 Number 34 - Aug 24, 2006


Burglars nabbed on Lakewood Drive
BRANDON NAQUIN, 18, Waggaman (left) and RYAN HEBERT, 17, Waggaman (right) Subjects found with burglary tools
Two Waggaman men were arrested by deputy David Hitzman, in the early morning hours on Monday, Aug. 21.

Displaced thugs cause havoc in Red Church
Residents of Longview Drive fear for their safety and personal property
Meadows Drive, which is lined with Section 8 housing and criminal activity, has become a source of fear, crime and intimidation for the residents of Red Church subdivision, in particular, residents of Longview Drive who share back yards with the homes on Meadows Drive.

GCMC gets rid of mosquitos
Tired of slapping mosquitos every time you go in your back yard? One area business has an answer to the problem.

Gonzales man booked for shooting Spillway anglers
MARK GAUTHREAU, 44, Gonzales Mark Gauthreau, 44, of 42298 N. Wood St., Gonzales, was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree attempted murder and hate crimes on Aug. 21 after he allegedly shot and wounded two Hispanic men from Texas.

Hearing set for Luling doctor
Gag order prevents open discussion
An Aug. 25 hearing has been set for David Sampognaro, 45, a Luling doctor who was indicted by the St. Charles Parish Grand Jury on March 29 for 21 counts of possession of child pornography.

Norco woman robbed
Resident robbed while retrieving belongings from vehicle
A 30-year-old Norco woman was robbed Aug. 16 while retrieving belongings out of her vehicle at 41 Barreca St., Norco.

Property owners may get tax relief
Council will vote on a 0.47-mill decrease
A vote by the St. Charles Parish Council will determine whether or not to reduce the millage rates on current property taxes by 0.47 mills.

St. Charles could 'disproportionately gain' from hurricane diaspora
BATON ROUGE -- By now, most folks in south Louisiana have seen the maps.

St. Charles Parish Schools unveil new district slogan
New slogan created to bring attention to the community's role in public schooling
If you are a parent or student in St. Charles Parish Public Schools, chances are you have noticed the significant changes to the district's websites, informational material and the newly issued "InBox" packets given to students for parents on the first day of school, all of which are embossed with the same new slogan, "You and I…We are St. Charles Parish Schools".

Unrestrained child seriously injured in vehicle crash
On Mon., Aug. 21, at 7:48 p.m., the Louisiana State Police investigated a serious injury crash on U.S. 90 near Willowdale Dr., at milepost 241.8.


Doug Farr inducted into McNeese Sports Hall of Fame
Heather R. Breaux
McNesse State University recently announced the inductees for their 2006 Sports Hall of Fame, and among them is the former club pro for Willowdale Country Club, Doug Farr.
Let the games begin
Staff Report
Are you ready for some football? High school football teams square off in two nights of jamborees.
Hurricanes place 3rd at World Series
Staff Report
The Louisiana Hurricanes recently completed their summer season by winning the Louisiana State USSSA Fastpitch Softball Championship in Lafayette and placing third at the USSSA 13U World Series held in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Destrehan golfer to participate in PGA Tour
M. Susanne Hinkle
Destrehan resident, Martin Reinschmit, is scheduled to participate in the 2006 PGA Tour Superstore World Amateur Handicap Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Aug. 28-Sept. 1.


At last, the Huey will become safer
Allen Lottinger
It was a great day in the 1930s when the Huey P. Long Bridge was opened.
Getting the job done
Staff Report
With the anniversaries of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita fast approaching, broadcasters and news reporters across the country are scurrying for stories.
Patio lots not all that bad, if handled correctly
Letters to the Editor
Our local volunteer fire departments have every right to be concerned about the current Patio Lots proposal.
Mother knows best
Lilla Marie Lottinger
I want you to imagine for a moment that you are the mother or father of a young child who you love so very much. Some of you may actually be in this role right now, or have been in the past.

Our View

August 29 is a date to remember
Next Tuesday is an important anniversary date in South Louisiana.

Sheriffs Reports

Sherrif's Reports
M. Susanne Hinkle
Arrests ~ The following six arrests were made on Aug. 14 in the 100 Blk. of Boutte Estates Drive, Luling. Sheriff Champagne reports that the subjects below were arrested after deputies arrived at the above location due to a fight over a drug transaction. Debra Lumar, arrestee #6, allegedly gave money to Freddie Carter, arrestee #2, in an attempt to purchase crack cocaine, but was never given the cocaine.


The 2006 fall festival line up
Heather R. Breaux
As summer draws to a close, many will gladly say goodbye to the hot, sweltering days that have lurked around for the past few months and openly welcome the cool breezes of a new season that will bring with them the excitement of fall festivals.
St. Charles Parish Girl Scouts to hold recruitment event Aug. 26
Staff Report
NEW ORLEANS- Interested in learning what Girl Scouting is all about? Wonder no more. A Girl Scout recruitment event is being held to give St. Charles Parish families the opportunity to find out about Girl Scouting, recruit adult volunteers, and/or register girls for placement in an available troop.
Where are they now?
Heather R. Breaux
Last week’s Lifestyle section of the St. Charles Herald Guide featured a “Where are they now?” articled that focused on the interesting accomplishments of a particular Hahnville High School alumnus.
River Region Ballet to hold auditions
Staff Report
DESTREHAN, La. – The River Region Ballet will hold open auditions for the 2006-2007 season for dancers ages 7 and up on Sat., Sept. 9. This year, RRB will perform its annual production of “The Nutcracker” in December and a mixed bill spring concert titled “Celebrating Diverse Cultures” in March to commemorate St. Charles Parish’s bicentennial year. New Orleans natives Eleanor Bernard Carney and Ian Carney will perform with the company as guest artists this year.


SCOTT Ruth Louise Victor Scott on Saturday, August 12, 2006 at Ochsner Hospital, Jefferson, La. Daughter of the late Loula Barre and Lionel Victor. Wife of the late Joseph Casey Scott, Jr. Mother of Barbara (Milton) Lockett, Rose (Roland) Lockett, Reggie (Norman) Gordon and Janice (Tommy) Petetant. Sister of the late Felecien, Gilbert and Lawrence Victor. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Age 90 years. A native of Edgard, La., and a resident of Killona, La. Relatives and friends of the family were invited to attend funeral services at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Hahnville, La. Interment at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Father Bernard Francis, Celebrant. Serviced by Robottom.