Volume 133 Number 51 - Dec 21, 2006

News

3 killed, 3 injured in 2 traffic accidents involving 5 cars
Three people were killed and three others injured in two unrelated traffic accidents involving five cars, Louisiana State Police report
Dead are Mark Hebda, 50, of Metairie, Florence Adams, 64, of New Sarpy, and Natasha Adams, 28, also of New Sarpy

Can you top this?
Can you top this? Can you top this?
Sean Bond’s coin collection is an eye-popper alright. He’s got old coins, painted coins, silver coins. He’s even in the possession of a miscast penny from the U.S. Mint that shows just HALF of Honest Abe Lincoln’s head.

East bank’s getting new library - west bank wishes it could say the same ...
St. Charles Parish Council has approved the construction of an $8.2 million library in Destrehan.
And with any luck at all, the doors will swing open 18 or so months from now - in the summer of 2008.

Everybody’s rooting for Kyle at Hahnville High
I remember Kyle in my freshman-experience class. He was always smiling, extremely caring, and dedicated to his friends. That’s not to say I was close to Kyle. I wasn’t, at least not like many of our classmates were. But in hearing about his struggles I feel I am right there with him fighting this battle.

Homeowner’s insurance Q & A
What you must know about protecting your home and property in 2007
Getting homeowner’s insurance in a post-Katrina world is both more difficult - and easier - than you might imagine.

If Kyle hasn’t earned his high school diploma, NOBODY HAS
It seems like something so simple, after all it’s only a piece of paper with an emblem on it and a name of a graduate, but it represents something precious to a young man battling cancer in St. Charles Parish; it’s his wish - perhaps his dying wish - to receive his high school diploma.

Parish school bus driver on leave pending outcome of investigation
Parish school bus driver on leave pending outcome of investigation The driver of a St. Charles Parish school bus has been put on adminstrative leave pending an investigation into a bus accident.

Put 10 Commandments In Courthouse: council
Put 10 Commandments In Courthouse:  council ‘There may be people opposed to it, but there should be no legal battle’ Snookie Faucheux
The Ten Commandments will be displayed in the St. Charles Parish Courthouse as part of a larger display of historical documents after a resolution offered up by Councilman Snookie Fauchex passed unanimously in a regular meeting.

River of love for Kyle B as he fights for his life
Hahnville High School senior’s brave battle continues as his mom seeks an honorary diploma - & hopes for the best
Prayers, cards, blood donations and money continue to pour in for cancer-stricken teenager Kyle Bergeron on the heels of the Herald-Guide’s dramatic front page story, Only a miracle can save Kyle Bergeron, in our Dec. 14 edition.

Well hello, Santa
Well hello, Santa Read how BIKERS make Christmas merry for kids with parents in prison
As Christmas day approaches, some children eagerly await Santa Claus’ arrival, but the children of inmates in the Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility are hoping for angels.


Sports

Air Destrehan
By Kristian Garic
The Ladycat basketball team is coming off of their third Sweet 16 appearance. Last season with a veteran laden ball club the Ladycats were named Bi-District Champions and made a cameo appearance in the state semi-finals, posting an overall record of 25-8 with a 6-2-district record.
Notes from Hahnville High
By Staff Report
High school football players from river region had their chance to shine at the 1st Annual River Parishes vs. Bayou Parishes All-Star Game at Nicholls State University, but lost 36-20.
We lose, no, win!
By Mike Detillier
It wasn’t the way the 2006 version of the New Orleans Saints wanted to win the NFC South title, but the loss shouldn’t damper the great accomplishments by Sean Payton and the Saints players this season.
Kristian tees off on T.O.
By Kristian Garic
I wish my saliva were worth that much! Terrell Owens or "That Player" as commonly referred to by his head coach Bill Parcells, is at it again.

Editorial

Christmas cards are wonderful but spare me the ‘newsletters’
By Barbara Munson
Although it’s a lot of work, I love sending out cards, and I love receiving them. I love them all – the religious ones, the funny ones, the cutesy ones, and I especially love the ones with family photos included, but please, whatever you do, do not send me one of those dreaded Christmas newsletters.




Lifestyles

BELIEVE IT
By Derek Clontz
You can achieve greater happiness in your home by persuading family members to work together for the common good, say experts who offer tips for encouraging the team spirit.
FOR WOMEN ONLY
By Heather R. Breaux
What you carry in your purse says a lot about you and your personality, says a prominent author and psychiatrist. And the St. Charles Parish ladies we interviewed for this story are prime examples of how the lipstick, coupons, sewing kits, pens, pencils and everything else you can stuff in a handbag reveals the inner you.
School food isn't what it used to be...
By Staff Report
Culinary Arts classes at the parish’s Satellite Center are an advanced introduction to the food-service/hospitality industry. The goal is to prepare students for culinary school or job placement in the industry.
Ask Nattie
By Nattie Swan
Nattie Swan is St. Charles Parish’s best new advice columnist for kids and their parents. Let her help you. Send questions to editor@heraldguide.com.
Rude clerks don't have the Christmas spirit
By Heather R. Breaux
Hello, goodbye, thank you and have a nice day are all acceptable salutations when greeting others, but it seems as though the closer it gets to Christmas and New Years, the more frowning faces I see. I get more silent treatments and I encounter at least one Scrooge per day.
Moneytalk
By Staff Report
Dear Mr. Suffrin: I am a 17-year-old senior at Destrehan High School and I need to find a way to earn and start saving money for my senior trip.