Volume 133 Number 45 - Nov 09, 2006

News

$1M PAY HIKE FOR PARISH WORK FORCE
Clean-up crews get a little, big kahunas get a lot from $90M budget that shells out $20M to protect the west bank
HAHNVILLE - A cost-of-living increase and other salary hikes totalling $1 million are flowing to St. Charles Parish employees as part of a $90 million budget for 2007 that includes $20 million for west bank levee improvements to protect residents from flooding in a big hurricane like Katrina.

'Naked man’ sightings sweep parish
Are these people dangerous or simply a nuisance? Psychologists weigh in
ST. CHARLES PARISH - A wave of "naked man" sightings in Luling, St. Rose and Boutte raises a question that only a psychologist is qualified to answer: What on earth possesses a grown man to strip off his clothes in a public place where he knows somebody will see him?

275 great new jobs at Hahnville chem plant
HAHNVILLE - Dow’s 100-million-pound “capacity expansion” at a Union Carbide Corporation facility here will create 100 new jobs in 2007 and 275 jobs later on, says a spokesman.

DANGER BUGS of St. Charles Parish
DANGER BUGS of St. Charles Parish ... and the good guy insects we just
BOUTTE - Centipedes can send you to the hospital with their sting and so, too, can the buck moth. But the intense pain associated with their attacks is a walk in the park compared to the bite of a brown recluse spider - that little guy can kill you.

Levee plan in January, says corps
Environmentalists itching for a fight no matter what engineers decide
In a presentation to St. Charles Parish council members, project manager Frank Duarte said the Corps is in the final stages of analyzing the pros and cons of two top alternatives, one running along Hwy 90 near populated areas, and one across the Barataria Basin further south and closer to the Gulf of Mexico.

See-through oven’s up for grabs in exciting new Herald-Guide contest
Santa Claus really is coming to town
BOUTTE - You can win a futuristic countertop oven that's spacious enough to cook a Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings in a great new Herald-Guide contest that makes it easy for you to take home the grand prize.

Study to find out why you’re stuck in traffic
DO YOU you dread the rush hour standstill on Highway 90 in Boutte - or creeping along at a snail’s pace on River Road? If so, then we’ve got some good news for you.

Surefire way to get the raise you deserve - fast
BOUTTE - You want a raise. You need a raise. You deserve a raise. Still with us? Then read on to find out how to get that extra money in your paycheck with a surefire tip from author and career-coach JoAnna Brandi - exclusively in the Herald-Guide.

Suspect caught on video
BY DARK OF NIGHT. Video captures suspect. If you know this person, call the police - they want to chat. A surveillance camera rolled while figure walked toward a 2005 Polaris Ranger the night it was stolen, say cops
LULING - The theft of a $12,000 Polaris Ranger at a home on River Road in Luling was caught by a video surveillance camera set up at the victim’s residence.

The numbers are in - - and our congressmen remain the same
St. Charles Parish residents voted in significant numbers Tuesday as more than 11,000 went to the polls.


Sports

Forget superstars
By Mike Detillier
If you had asked most New Orleans Saints fans which rookie player would make the biggest plays against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, they would have told you “Reggie Bush.”
SHOOT THIS!
By Don Shoopman
IF your objective is to fill out the six deer tags available to you in the state’s new format this season, there are deer herds capable of satisfying that quest on many wildlife management areas around the Sportsman’s Paradise.
The bad luck of the draw
By Staff Report
The showdown between unbeaten Destrehan and East St. John was supposed to be a thriller. It turned out to be one only if one was an East St. John fan as the Wildcats of black and yellow churned out a 42-7 victory over Destrehan.
Hahnville still alive in the playoffs
By Staff Report
Hot on the heels of their 35-22 thrashing of Assumption High in Napoleonville, Hahnville’s football Tigers take on Carencro Friday, Nov. 11, in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s playoff series.

Editorial

Christian romance novels help women keep the spirit
By Staff Report
CHRISTIAN romance novels featuring not-so-steamy love affairs between men and women of faith make for some good reading that inspires readers to pray and study the Bible more, says an expert.
A question of faith
By Staff Report
This week’s question: As religious person I want to help my fellow man whenever I can, but I don't know how to react to when panhandlers approach me for money. Some of these people appear to be dangerous and possibly on drugs. What's a Christian to do?
How children were taught to love God in 1855
By Staff Report
Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission. Easy Lessons for the Little Ones at Home, circa 1855, digitized by Michigan State University.
Gov. Blanco’s ‘Road Home’ is going to be a LONG one
By C.B. Forgotston
After over two months, only 18 checks have been written for the Gov. Blanco's Road Home Program.

Our View

St. Charles voters do their duty
The election is over for St. Charles Parish, at least, and we congratulate the two winners for Congress in the districts that include parts of our parish.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff’s Report
By Staff Report
LULING - Four men tried to snatch a 66-year-old woman’s purse in the Wal-Mart parking lot but after a struggle, they fled - and the scrappy lady kept her bag. Anyone having information on the crime is encouraged to call the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s office.



Lifestyles

Career QUIKS For a better life
By Jennifer Nall
LULING - You can double your money by folding it - or you can dust off the old resume and go looking for a new and better job.
Hitch your wagon to a star
By Jennifer Nall
BOUTTE - The film industry is flourishing in Louisiana and that means new, interesting and high-paying jobs are opening for St. Charles parishioners and others in "Hollywood South."
Beauty secret for every body
By Derek Clontz
BOUTTE - You can learn to love your body - and look and feel like a million bucks at any size - with tips from Hanne Blank, author of Big Big Love: A Sourcebook for People of Size and Those Who Love Them (Greenery Press).
Tai chi master’s passion is A moving meditation
By Jennifer Nall
And, yes, the 70-year-old man’s name really is Tai, which even he admits is an amusing coincidence.
$4000 FOR WRITING ABOUT SOMETHING YOU LOVE
By Jennifer Nall
BATON ROUGE - The State of Louisiana wants to give you a nifty $4,000 for writing and photographing people and places.
MONEYTALK with Al Suffrin
By Staff Report
Dear Mr. Suffrin: I’m 13-years-old and I’m saving my money so I can buy a car when I turn 18. I earn $60 a month babysitting for neighbors. I also get $40 per month for doing my chores around the house. My mom gives me $10 for every A I make on my semester report cards, and I always get three or four of them, so that’s $60 to $80 per year. She pays for my clothes and other expenses. How much should I save for my car - and where should I put the money? I have $500 in the bank now. - Looking Ahead in Hahnville

Obituaries

Obituaries
Arthurton Terry Lynn Williams Arthurton on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Daughter of Cleveland Williams and the late Beatrice S. Williams. Beloved wife of Euday O’Neil Arthurton Sr. Mother of Kieon Williams of Riverside, Calif., Arian Pierre, Rashade and Euday Arthurton Jr all of McKinney, Texas. Sister of Cleveland Williams Jr. (Alcenia), Darryl WIlliams, Gregory Williams Jr. (Diana), Renee Williams (David), Rosanne Williams, Trashon Smith (Derrick) and Cleveland Williams III. Grandmother of Christian Williams. Also survived by two aunts, Gloria Blakes and Judy Mathis, a host of nieces and nephews, other relative and friends. Age 47 years. Native of Luling and a resident of McKinney, Texas. Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers and members of the Philadelphia Baptist CHurch of Hahnville, Mountain View Community Church of Temecula, Calif., River of LIfe Church of New Sarpy and all neighboring churches, also employees of Debold of Allen, Texas were invited to attend the funeral service at the Philadelphia Baptist Church, 217 Smith St., Hahnville on Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. Rev. Joseph Johnson, Pastor, officiated. Interment was at St. Mary Cemetery in Boutte. Visitation was at the above named church from 9 a.m. until service time. Serviced by Robottom.