Volume 134 Number 38 - Sep 20, 2007
|Dow-sponsored tourney raises over $34,000
By Tommy Faucheux Dow St. Charles Operations recently raised over $34,000 for United Way of St. Charles at its sixth annual United Way Golf Tournament. The event was held at Willowdale Country Club on Sept. 10.
|Memoirs of an alligator
It was, I think 1981 when I first became “the alligator” at West St. Charles Rotary Club’s Alligator Festival.
|More subdivision delays in Hahnville
Former Saints player owes contractor and parish money
Brookshire Subdivision, located in Hahnville and spearheaded by former New Orleans Saints football player Willie Whitehead , has not come to fruition after three years of planning. Now, Whitehead owes St. Charles Parish and the projects' contractor money.
|Organization awards scholarships to SU students, parish natives
The Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Organization of St. Charles Parish hosted its 18th Annual Scholarship Banquet on Sept. 15, at the John L. Dorsey, Multipurpose Center.
|Police searching for repeat burglar
Missing Metairie man prime suspect in business break-ins
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office is on the hunt for Metairie resident Nicholas P. Banta, who is suspected of committing a series of business burglaries between May 31 and July 22.
|Residents: Fix our rental properties
Two families say their rental homes could be dangerous
Two families who rent from a landlord in Luling want extensive damages to their homes repaired.
|Teachers design plans to improve test scores
Strategy targets low-scoring students
Parish schools are counting on new learning methods to improve student’s test scores in 2007.
|Teens register to vote, participate in mock election at schools
St. Charles Parish’s 17-and-over teens got the opportunity to register to vote at the Voter's Outreach Drive held Sept. 11, at Destrehan High School and Sept. 17 at Hahnville High School. The teens participated in a mock election.
Very Important Parishioners
River Parishes Hospital welcomes Charlotte Dupré as the Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Dupré joins us from Eunice, La where she most recently served as CEO of Acadian Medical Center, a newly constructed 50 bed facility owned by Lifepoint Hospitals, Inc.
Still busy in quest to improve St. Charles Parish
St. Charles Parish President Albert Laque has spent a majority of his life in politics. But after three terms as parish president, and years more on the parish police jury, he has decided to leave the field that has given him so much pleasure over the years. Herald-Guide Editor Jonathan Menard recently spent some time with Laque, and discussed the life-long politicians first experience with politics, the way the parish has changed throughout that time, and his plans for the future.
|White House offers to lower cost share for levee projects
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Louisiana would have to pay about a billion dollars less than first feared under a White House funding scheme for proposed levee and pump work in southeast Louisiana, the state's congressional delegation said Wednesday.
|“Meet the Candidates” fails to draw much interest from public voters
The tables were lined with literature, the candidates were pacing the room, and their supporters were making their way around the LaMaison Magnolia Reception Hall.
Destrehan needs more consistency The Destrehan offense exploded for 28 points in the first half of last week's 35-14 homecoming victory over Terrebonne, but the Wildcats will need to show more consistency if they hope to stay undefeated with a win at Higgins Friday night.
From staff and wire reports
Some critics of modern technology that is being used to replace natural grass with synthetic turf on athletic fields around Connecticut are calling for a moratorium until more scientific study is done.
After the New Orleans Saints opening night loss to the defending world champion Indianapolis Colts, the word you heard most often was “disappointing.”
Porter makes smooth transition to starting linebacker at DHS Starting at linebacker for Destrehan wasn't even on Rufus Porter's radar two years ago.
Along with the beginning of prep football season, the Herald-Guide cameras are hitting both the Wildcat and Tiger sidelines hoping to capture the Fan of the Week.
The R. K. Smith volleyball team was visited by the Hahnville High School volleyball team and received instruction on techniques, drills and exercises to help make them a better team.
Tomorrow is the first day of fall and we have already felt some relief from the summer heat. But there is much more on the agenda for this coming season.
I have previously written in this column about the destructive spending practices of the federal government. I recently came across the text of a speech that David Walker, the Comptroller General of the United States, gave to an American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) audience on September 8. Please give serious attention to the following excerpts from his speech.
Letters to the Editor
Heather - Thank you for remembering my nephew Dennis in your blog this week. I think about him daily, and miss him so.
From staff and wire reports
BEIJING (AP) _ A leader of China's underground Protestant church has been released from a three-year prison term for distributing Bibles and other religious literature without a business license, an overseas monitoring group said Sunday.
Some say that a benevolent dictatorship is the best form of government. That is because a dictator who wants to serve the people well can do what he wants without restraints.
Suspects innocent until proven guilty in a court of law
Heather R. Breaux
On Sept. 15, 1982 the nation’s first national newspaper, USA Today, emerged from an incubated idea found mainly in reader surveys and prototype think tanks into a coast-to-coast publication and this week marks the 25th anniversary of the biggest-selling newspaper in the United States.
Heather R. Breaux
LIVE BAND. Local rock band, Da Ersters, took the stage on Saturday, Sept 15 at 90 West Restaurant in Boutte.
Heather R. Breaux
From weekend festivals highlighting delicious Cajun delicacies like alligator burgers and jambalaya to arts and crafts displays and Christmas parades, there's bound to be something for everyone to enjoy this fall in the River Parishes.
“Stairway to Heaven” by Julie Abadie got the most votes last week and is the Sept. 13 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2007 photo contest.
All this time you’ve just been putting Bounce in the dryer, but there are many uses for this dryer sheet.