Volume 133 Number 47 - Nov 23, 2006

News

Bound for glory
Bound for glory Greg Hill overcame adversity to make something of himself - and now he’s helping at-risk kids do the same
TAFT - His mother was an alcoholic and he never knew his dad. But Gregory Hill didn’t let a wrecked family life hold him back. He studied hard. He resisted the temptations of the street. He worked his way through college and landed a job he loves.

Can you top this?
Can <u>you</u> top this? Editor's relic - direct from King Tut's tomb
... actually it's a 257-year-old Dutch tobacco tin that Derek Clontz's great-great-great-great grandfather, Alexander Clontz, brought over from Germany when he sailed to Philadelphia via Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, in 1749, 27 years before the American Revolution.

Herald Guide’s $1 Children's Christmas Fund
A new holiday tradition to warm your heart ... from now on
BOUTTE - This year the St. Charles Herald-Guide sponsors its first annual $1 Children's Christmas Fund to help friends and neighbors in need.

Herald-Guide VIPs
Very Important Parishoners
- Dow employees at St. Charles Operations donated $230,000 to the United Way through individual contributions during the 2006 campaign. Way to go, guys. P.S. Dow kicked it another $55,000.

Pssssst! Read how to get FREE STUFF from the Council on Aging even if you aren’t all that old
HAHNVILLE - What baby boomers and sixtysomethings don't know about the Council on Aging could fill a book - and executive director Margaret Powe thinks that's a crying shame.

Real reason 800 people are out of work in St. Charles Parish
LULING - Getting a job in St. Charles Parish isn’t as easy as you might think.

This week's talking points
... with Shonna Riggs
Machines will replace humans in St. Charles Parish at the water works department “for two reasons, one is we just can’t find qualified people to work,” public works director Greg Bush tells the Herald-Guide.


Sports

Saints FLUB their way to another loss
By Mike Detillier
Two weeks ago the New Orleans Saints were traveling in rarified NFL territory sporting a 6-2 mark…but two weeks of being generous to opponents have them back to mere mortal status and fighting to keep the top spot in the NFC South Division.
Turn out the lights, the party’s OVER
By Eric LeBlanc
The Destrehan Wildcats' 2006 season came to halt Friday night at the hands of the Carencro Bears for the second time in four years as the boys in garnet and gray fell 35-28. The Bears' had just ended the Hahnville Tigers' season one week prior, but the Wildcats did not go down as easy as Hahnville did.
Swimming like they mean it at HHS
By Staff Report
Congratulations to the following Hahnville High School students who will represent their school at the Metro and State Swim meets:

Editorial

Voices of St. Charles Parish
By Barbara Munson
I MISS my sleepy little community of St. Rose, which I moved to because it was close enough to the city to get to everything but far enough away to escape the crowds.
Pope’s healing miracles more numerous than once thought
By Staff Report
A RIVETING new book presents evidence of what appears to have been dramatic and in some cases stunning healings linked to the late John Paul II - miracles far more extensive than previously reported and in many instances occurring while the pontiff was still alive.
A question of faith
By Staff Report
This week’s question: My doctor has just told me I have incurable cancer and just three months to live. I've never been a church-goer and never thought all that much about God. But I sure am now. What should I do to make sure I go to Heaven when I die? Do you have a special prayer that would help me?
How children were taught to love God 150 years ago
By Staff Report
Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission. Easy lessons for the Little Ones at Home, circa 1855, digitized by Michigan State University.
Another BIG BIZ bites the dust
By C.B. Forgotston
Nobody seems to care about the fact that one of the two Fortune 500 companies headquartered in LA is leaving the state. We’ve learned that Freeport Copper and Gold is leaving for Phoenix.

Sheriffs Reports

$2,500 reward for information leading to kidnapper’s arrest
By Staff Report
YOU CAN collect a reward of up to $2,500 by providing cops with information about the kidnapping and sexual assault described in the official police report that follows on this information.
Sheriff's Reports
By Staff Report
Clarification: In our Nov. 16 issue, in a police beat item attributed to the Sheriff’s Office, we noted that a nake man exposed himself to an unidentified Norco woman. The woman was fully clothed, not otherwise as the Herald-Guide reported.



Lifestyles

Enjoy a stress-free holiday with tips from a top psychiatrist
By Derek Clontz
BOUTTE - You can avoid stress and sail through your holidays as a relaxed and happy camper with a psychiatrist’s “survival tips” for Herald-Guide readers who fuss and fret too much during the Christmas season.
Make any man fall in LOVE with you in 30 seconds flat
By Derek Clontz
BOUTTE - You can make any man fall in love with you in 30 magical seconds, a fascinating new study shows.
Moms and dads: are your children letting down in school?
By Staff Report
A spoonful of sugar may help the medicine go down, but it could take a little more for the homework to get done, say experts.
MONEYTALK with St. Charles Parish’s Al Suffrin
By Staff Report
Dear Al: I'll turn 15 on Dec. 5. If I save just $1 a day every day, when will I be able to retire as a millionaire? And what's the best place to put my money so I can retire in the least amount of time? Thanks! - Millionaire Wannabe in Luling.

Obituaries

Obituaries
AYME Gaston “Ponnie” Joseph Ayme Jr. on Friday, Nov. 3 at 12:45 p.m. in Jefferson. A U.S. Navy veteran.