Volume 134 Number 21 - May 24, 2007

News

2 killed in 4-car crash on Hwy 90
Louisiana State Police investigated an early morning four-vehicle crash on Hwy. 90 at the St. Charles Parish line that claimed the lives of two people, one from Des Allemands. Two other people, both from Luling, were injured.

26 tons of hazardous waste dumped at collection event
St. Charles Parish’s ninth annual hazardous materials collection day was the most successful event so far, with a staggering 26 tons of dangerous waste brought in by residents for recycling and disposal.

Armed robbers arrested in Boutte after car chase
Two LaPlace men were arrested and charged with armed robbery after holding up two Hahnville men at gunpoint, according to reports from the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Cops: Gal ran up big shopping bill in another woman’s name
A Luling woman was arrested by Louisiana State Police and charged with three counts of identity theft after allegedly charging several items from a television-shopping channel in another woman’s name.

Council puts brakes on Norco speed limit changes
... and tables proposal that would allow a Killona landfill to grow by 70 acres
St. Charles Parish Council members agreed to table two proposals at a regular bi-monthly meeting - an ordinance to decrease speed limits in Norco, and a proposal to give a company permission to expand a landfill in Killona.

Football giant Ed Reed comes HOME for charity golf tourney
All-pro safety Ed Reed announces a new golf tournament to benefit the Baltimore Ravens all-pro safety and former Destrehan football standout Ed Reed showed up to his alma-mater to announce the recent addition to his charitable foundation that serves the St. Charles Parish area with the Ed Reed/Valero St. Charles Golf Classic.

HHS report card: school ‘shows progress’
In her “school report card” for Hahnville High, principal Barbara Fuselier stressed how attendance affects students scores for better and for worse - and also the need for a solution to the dropout problem.

Lawmen killed in the line of duty are remembered in emotional ceremony
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s office held its annual memorial service at the courthouse for law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Schools choose firms to help them recover after a disaster
When FEMA asked the St. Charles Parish School board to develop a plan that would help them “expedite recovery” following a natural disaster, members responded by voting to accept proposals for emergency construction and restoration services. And the winners are: Frickey Brothers Construction and Quality Wholesale and Janitorial Supply.


Sports

Hometown Hero
By Caleb Frey
As a sports fan, it's been a great pleasure to meet not one - but two all-pro National Football League athletes in the last year.
‘Who Dat’ summer camp lets campers just be kids
From staff and wire reports
Eighty-seven campers boarded the buses this morning for a week of adventure during Camp Tiger 2007 whose theme is “Who Dat.”

Editorial

Summer reading programs are a kid’s best friend, says Barbara
By Barbara Munson
By the time this column hits the paper local school kids will have already started their summer vacation.

Our View

Destrehan High star in the spirit of giving
Many professional football players have a lot to be proud of in addition to what they do on the gridiron. They use their off time to promote charitable causes as we have seen right here in New Orleans, the home of the Saints.
Jimmy Carter gets our ‘Rotten Peanut’ award for calling George Bush ‘America’s worst president’
It’s refreshing to see two former presidents, Bill Clinton and H. W. Bush, work side by side to benefit humanity. Together, they raised millions of dollars to benefit victims of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean and Hurricane Katrina. In the process, they said nice things about each other, even though they were from opposing parties.




Lifestyles

Destrehan dance studio offering summer classes for kids and adults who dance
By Staff Report
•Princess Performance Camp: for 6 to 8 years of age on Monday through Friday from June 18 to June 29 from 9:30 am to noon. This program is a special program for the young student.
Wedding Announcement
By Staff Report
Ashley Carlton of Luling and Robert Beeler of Sacramento, California will marry in an 11 a.m. ceremony on Saturday, June 2 at the Boutte Assembly of God Church.