Volume 133 Number 38 - Sep 21, 2006


Indonesia reports possible human-to-human transmission of Avian influenza
The Ministry of Health in Indonesia has reported a possible case of human-to-human transmission of avian influenza.

Love is in the air?
Luling’s Peter Church fights off swarming love bugs last weekend Lovebugs are swarming the roads in such large numbers that they are causing problems for drivers.
Pesky love bugs were so thick in St. Charles Parish before cooler weather rolled in that drivers were seen busily cleaning their windshields at gas stations.

N.O. woman slugs parent at Hahnville football game
A 19-year-old New Orleans woman was arrested following Hahnville's 34-28 victory over O. Perry Walker.

New Sarpy man shot dead
Sheriff: Parish's first murder victim of 2006 'probably knew his killer'
According to the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office, the parish’s first homicide this year took place on Sun., Sept. 17 at 10: 30 p.m.

No speedy answer for new home businesses
Council fears “opening floodgates” could cause unsightly neighborhood eyesores
The main topic for the St. Charles Parish Council meeting at the courthouse on Monday was a proposal by Parish President Albert Laque's administration to amend the approval process and operational regulations for home occupations.

OUCH! St. Rose teen faces 96 years in prison for theft of cologne & CDs, say cops
A St. Rose man could face up to 96 years in jail if convicted of simple burglary.

Outrageous: Pit bulls found starving, scarred and wounded, say cops
Rodney Smith, 39, St. Rose St. Rose man lands behind bars on animal cruelty charge
On Sept. 11, officers for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office arrested and charged Rodney Smith with two counts of cruelty to animals on a warrant that was issued in late August.

Rotary Club rolls out the red carpet for 'King of the Swamp'
‘Zydeco Joeaux’ strumming a few sounds at the St. Charles Parish Alligator Festival. After 1-yr. layoff, Alligator Festival is BACK
The St. Charles Parish Rotary Club is excited to get things under way for the 27th Annual Alligator Festival, scheduled to start Thurs., Sept. 21 at 6 p.m.

We win! Parish schools get national recognition; super kids, great teachers team for 'A' rating
BATON ROUGE -- Local officials have been touting the fact for years and it's well-known on the state level as well, and now the school system in St. Charles Parish has been recognized on a national stage.


Hahnville hangs on
Claude Adams
From the outset of the game it was apparent that O. Perry Walker possessed the ability to make the big plays and the quick scores. The Chargers stunned the home crowd, taking just 1:22 to march 57-yards in three plays to become the first regular season team to score against the Tigers this year. Chargers quarterback Larry Young found receiver Tyler Stradford on the first play of the game for a 47-yard pass play. Two plays later Young again went up top, this time to Ronnie Carter for an 11-yard touchdown pass. After Hahnville blocked the extra point the Chargers were up 6-0.
Destrehan 3-0 going into weak Tarpon matchup
Eric LeBlanc
The Destrehan Wildcats came into last Friday night's game on a scoring rampage. The team had scored 82 points in their first two games. Their opponent, the Terrebonne Tigers, had not scored any points in their first two games, and although the Wildcats were unable to keep the Tigers out of the endzone, the game ended with Destrehan taking a lopsided 41-14 victory.
Bring on the ‘Dirty Birds’
Mike Detillier
Who would have thought of it, the New Orleans Saints have won two consecutive road games to start the season for the first time in franchise history. Yes, I know that there are the eternal optimists who feel as though the Saints will win the first two games of every season, but this season was different.


Hither n' Yon
Allen Lottinger
After a week on Tom Fitzmorris’ Eat Club Cruise from New York to Nova Scotia, we settled down last weekend for two days in Manhattan. And we were extremely impressed by the people in the big city.
The Congressional election tide is rolling in
Dan Juneau
Last Tuesday, a large number of states held their Congressional primaries leading up to the November elections. For months, the conventional wisdom among pundits and prognosticators has been that the Republicans will lose control of the House of Representatives in Washington and could lose the Senate, as well. Six weeks is still an eternity in an election, but the trends afoot don't seem to back up the conventional wisdom. Can the Republicans still lose both the House and the Senate? Absolutely. Some critics outside of the Democratic circles would even argue that they should lose in order to be brought back to their senses, especially on fiscal issues.
A letter to the citizens of St. Charles Parish
Letters to the Editor
On behalf of the Hahnville High School Band, we would like to offer our thanks and gratitude to the many residents and businesses of St. Charles Parish for your help and support in making it possible to reach our goal of bringing the Band to Washington D.C..
Waiting for God
Fr. Thomas Keating
Abraham did not know where he was going when he was called by the Lord.

Our View

Vote “for” the two amendments next week
If you are concerned about Louisiana’s fragile coastline, you should make it a point to go out and vote next week.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
Staff Report
Arrests •Ashley R. Benensky, 17, of 105 Zachary Dr. in Boutte was arrested on Sept. 12 on Hwy 90 in Luling and charged with possession of a schedule two controlled dangerous substance to wit crack cocaine. Benensky was stopped for suspicious drug activity and further investigation revealed the subject to be in possession of crack cocaine.


Movin’ on up... from cluttered cages to kitty oondo
Heather R. Breaux
The St. Charles Parish Humane Society has gone to great lengths to ensure that the cats who are brought to their shelter can check in with style by creating a space that allows the furry felines to roam freely.
Pet of the Week
Heather R. Breaux
This week’s pet is Goldie, a 4-month-old Cocker Spaniel mix, and she is currently available for adoption at the parish’s animal shelter.


LOUPE Kirk Andrew Loupe on Mon., Sept. 11 at 8:10 p.m. in Luling. Son of Donald Andrew Loupe and Jacqueline Candies Loupe. Companion of Sandra LeGrande, Father of Clint Octave Loupe, Jacob Andrew Loupe and Brandi Louise Loupe. Brother of Melanie Triche, Brother-in-law of Chris Triche, Father-in-law of Tabitha Matthews, Uncle of Caitlin Triche. Age 49 years. A native of Raceland and a resident of Des Allemands. Relatives and friends of the family were invited to attend a mass of christian burial on Thurs., Sept. 14 at 11 p.m. at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands. Interment St. Gertrude Cemetery. Visitation was at the St. Gertrude Catholic Church on Thursday from 9 a.m. until funeral. Falgout Funeral Home LLC was in charge of arrangements.