Volume 134 Number 28 - July 12, 2007

News

Ama Marine Corps wife volunteers to cope with husband’s deployment to Iraq
Alex and Katie Troxler miss husband and father Joey very much. He is currently stationed in North Carolina. He will be leaving for Iraq in October. AMA- When Kattie Troxler, 22, of Ama and her one-year-old son Alex found out her husband Joey would be leaving for Iraq in October, the family immediately became part of a support group for marine wives and their children at the Belle Chase Naval Airbase.

Cabdriver jailed in I-10 shooting
A Terrytown cabdriver was arrested and booked with attempted manslaughter after allegedly firing 4 shots at a car carrying 4 passengers including 2 children.

Faustina Hydrogen to build $1.6 billion facility in St. James
BATON ROUGE ---Faustina Hydrogen Products LLC, a subsidiary of U. S TransCarbon LLC, announced plans to construct a $1.6 billion solid carbon gasification facility next to Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC's phosphate manufacturing plant in St. James Parish.

Here’s how to keep your pet safe during a hurricane evacuation
Former St. Charles Parish animal shelter director, LeeAnne Matherne, knows the importance of animal safety during hurricane season.

How to prepare your boat for a hurricane
With today's modern communication net to warn them, people have a better chance to reach safety before a hurricane hits their area. Even so, you may have little more than 24 hours advance notice to get your boat secured against the storm's full force.

Huey P. Long widening hit by higher construction costs
NEW ORLEANS - The major expansion of the Huey P. Long Bridge has been hit by sharp increases in construction prices following Hurricane Katrina.

In the News
Candidates line up to replace Steve Sirmon as Registrar of Voters
St. Charles Parish Council will fill the vacancy of Registrar of Voters at its July 23 meeting.

Luling man robbed at gunpoint
A 67 year old Luling man was robbed at gunpoint while working on his building (the old Jem Auto) on July 7.

New restaurant opens in former Sal's location
"We're bringing hospitality back!" is the motto of St. Charles Parish's newest restaurant 90 West, which is taking over the former Sal's location on Highway 90 and hoping to become a staple among area residents.

New Sarpy drug rehab program saving lives through ministry
Bishop Otis Kenner, pastor of Faith, Praise, and Deliverance Temple in New Sarpy started a drug recovery out reach ministry for residents struggling with addiction. NEW SARPY - Bishop Otis Kenner, plans to expand his church to accommodate hundreds of drug addicted St. Charles Parish residents but needs $350,000 to complete the work.

Schools consider using video surveillance
St. Charles Parish Schools could soon be equipping all campuses and essential offices with video camera surveillance that could be monitored over the internet.

Well-equipped burglars target area food stores
Parish elders called to be on the lookout for supicious activity
St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s office is monitoring small businesses in the area very closely due to 5 sophisticated burglaries of local food stores on the east and west banks of the parish, resulted in missing safes and some.


Sports

Are you ready?
From staff and wire reports
Top chefs representing 20 American states will gather in New Orleans on Aug. 4 and 5 to compete in the 2007 Great American Seafood Cook-Off presented by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board.
Water safety tips for you and your child
From staff and wire reports
Louisiana has always been known for its numerous waterways and the enjoyment that can be derived from time spent on the water with family and friends. Recreational water sports are fun for boaters of all ages, especially kids.
Just how fresh is your gulf shrimp?
From staff and wire reports
The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB) and the Louisiana Shrimp Task Force are in the beginning stages of developing a Louisiana Certified Shrimp Program.
River Parishes Hospital provides physicals to area athletes & kids
From staff and wire reports
River Parishes Hospital provided over 100 physicals to high school athletes in the river parishes area on Saturday, June 23 as part of the hospital's Sports Medicine Program.
Ed Reed & Valero raise $53K for foundation with golf tournament
From staff and wire reports
The Ed Reed/Valero St. Charles Golf Classic held yesterday at both Belle Terre Country Club and Riverlands netted $53,000 for the Ed Reed Eye of the Hurricane Foundation.
St. Charles 4-H member wins all-inclusive junior wildlife trip to Port Fourchon to fish & crab
Special to the Herald-Guide
How about a three-day all expense paid trip to Port Fourchon to fish and crab as well as learn about the wetlands, the shrimp industry and the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port.
Swimmers celebrate 4th of July in Luling
From staff and wire reports
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA. Swimmers of all ages gathered at the Ellington Pool in Luling to splish splash in the water on July 4 as a glimse of the parish’s firework celebration at the West Bank Bridge Park lit up the sky.

Editorial

Supreme Court shifts to right
By Allen Lottinger
The U. S. Supreme Court has definitely become more conservative. The customary 5-4 vote that used to take a lefthand turn now goes toward the right.
Louisiana: the nanny state
By Dan Juneau
Governor Blanco caused quite a stir during the closing days of the recent legislative session when she chided legislators by telling them that “Mama” wasn’t very happy with their actions and would have to “discipline” them if they continued to “misbehave” by pursuing too many tax cuts. Signs popped up on many legislators’ desks expressing the sentiments that the governor wasn’t their mother and their constituents wanted different spending and tax reduction proposals than those in favor with the governor.
Lawmakers send 4 pro-life bills to governor
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Dorinda C. Bordlee, Bioethics Defense Fund Executive Director BATON ROUGE - As the 2007 Louisiana Legislative session came to a close, several pro-life victories came to fruition.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff’s Reports
By Staff Report
Suspects are innocent until proven guilty



Lifestyles

Heather R. Breaux Blog
By Heather R. Breaux
After nearly three weeks on medical leave due to must-have eye surgery to repair the retina in my right eye, I’ve finally made my way back to the office and I’ve got to say that sitting in my comfy desk chair feels like home.
Parish dancers tap their way to the top with national win
Special to the Herald-Guide
BY DUANNE CAZALOT Special to the Herald-Guide The 4th of July had special fireworks going off for Dance Unlimited of the River Parishes - the group not only received Gold Awards or better at the Masquerade National Dance Competition but also took home the Over All High Score of the Competition.
Herald-Guide People Watch
By Staff Report
LOOKING BACK. The Theodore Schmill family hosted a family reunion on June 16.
Herald-Guide People Watch
By Staff Report
NAMES TO KNOW. The St. Charles Parish Art Guild announces the organization new officers for the 2007-2008 year.
VIPs - Very Important Parishioners
By Staff Report
Congratulations to Rey’Nada Janele and Jey’Dah Ranele Lewis, daughters of Judy Lewis of Paradis for their recent university accomplishments.
Birth Announcements
By Staff Report
Joshua Andrew Brown, born June 20 at 7:34 a.m. to Claire and Kevin Brown of Luling.
Camera Shootout Winner
By Staff Report
“Me and My Le-Le” by Victoria Comardelle of Marrero got the most votes last week and is the July 5 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2007 photo contest.
St. Charles 4-H members compete in state contest
Special to the Herald-Guide
Young people from across Louisiana recently gathered on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge to compete in the 93rd annual 4-H University.
Attention PARENTS: Help your kids pass their driver’s test the first time
From staff and wire reports
Trivantis Corporation, a leading developer of authoring and publishing software for the FORTUNE 1000, today announced a new elearning website for Louisiana student drivers. Driving101.org is a highly interactive, convenient and economical way to study online for the knowledge portion of the Louisiana driver’s license exam.
Practice safe grilling at your family’s backyard barbeques
From staff and wire reports
You can almost hear the sizzle of the grill as millions of Americans take to their backyards and patios for dinners, lunches and parties this year.

Obituaries

Obituaries
Send your obituary announcements to Heather R. Breaux at heatherb@heraldguide.com