Volume 134 Number 41 - Oct 11, 2007

News

11-year-old leads police on high-speed chase
An 11-year-old led State Police on an early-morning, high-speed chase down the interstate in St. Charles Parish last week.

Ama family says Fabre should apologize for misleading brochure
The Landry family wants Councilman Brian Fabre to apologize for using a photo in his brochures that suggest they are in support of his political campaign.

Animal abuse case highlights parish-wide increase in neglect
This young, sweet dog is recovering at the parish animal shelter after being nearly starved to death. The animal was forced to live in a crate and was found covered in his own feces. When St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s detectives busted into a Boutte home, they discovered drugs, young children, and a dog that was nearly starved to death.

Candidates display grace under fire
Candidates display grace under fire All three pleased with their debate performance
The three candidates for parish president got their first chance to sway that elusive "undecided voter" during last week's debate, as the trio spoke on a wide-range of topics from hurricane protection to their favorite high school football team.

Cook-off raises more than $14,000 for United Way
1,600 people paid to sample some delicious gumbo and jambalaya at the United Way’s sixth annual “Battle for the Paddle.” The event raised more than $14,000 and is one of the United Way’s major fund raisers. Despite the rainy weather, more than 1,600 people flocked to the United Way's sixth annual "Battle for the Paddle" to taste some of the best gumbo and jambalaya in South Louisiana.

Council halts new projects in Ama
Says growth study needed for future development
The St. Charles Parish Council approved a moratorium preventing new development in Ama until a land use study is complete. But Parish Planning and Zoning Director Mike Henderson says that doesn't mean permits can't be issued to move mobile homes into the community.

Local teenager stalked online by Metairie CEO
A Metairie man accused of cyber stalking a teenage girl is being held in the Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility on a $150,000 bond.

LTC giving local students hands-on welding training
Students at Hahnville and Destrehan will get some first-hand experience in the field of multi-process welding and industrial maintenance when Lincoln Electric puts on a demo for the students Nov. 5 at the River Parishes Community College.

Norco residents fail to get “eyesore” removed from local park
Norco families want bathrooms removed from the park on the corner of Fifth Street and Goodhope, because they claim it's an eyesore for the residents living adjacent and directly across from it.

Now What?
Though Hahnville held a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead, Destrehan was able to battle back to tie the game at the end of regulation. The Wildcats then struck last in the second overtime to claim a 31-24 victory. Both teams must now bounce back from that emo After epic battle, Hahnville, Destrehan still face plenty of challenges as they head into heart of district schedule
Though Hahnville’s mascot is a tiger, it was Destrehan who most closely resembled LSU last Friday night, as the Wildcats clawed their way back from a 10-point, fourth-quarter defecit to pick up the double-overtime, 31-24 win.


Sports

Ornamental and turfgrass field day set this weekend
LSU AgCenter News
The LSU AgCenter will conduct an ornamental horticulture and turfgrass field day for lawn and garden professionals on Oct. 9 at Burden Center Station in Baton Rouge.
Destrehan and Hahnville enter into the heart of district play
By Jonathan Menard
Though losing to rival Destrehan in double-overtime may be a bitter pill to swallow, Hahnville head coach Lou Valdin knows that his team doesn't have time to think about what might have been.
No. 1 ranked Tigers prove their worth in 28-24 win
By Mike Detillier
What a tale of two football teams. One, a night when Tiger Stadium set a record for attendance - 92,910 - it also gave the viewing audience a game of a lifetime to remember.
St. Charles Herald-Guide's High School PLAYMAKERS
By Staff Report
For the second week in a row, Destrehan's Jerico Nelson was able to make his opponent pay by continually bulldozing his way down the field, helping his team to yet another victory in the process.
DHS student chosen to perform with national band
By Staff Report
Congratulations to Destrehan High School senior Stephen Tumblin who was chosen as a member of the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.
Hahnville, Destrehan freshmen & JV display plenty of talent in game
By Staff Report
The future of both Hahnville and Destrehan football was on display last week when the freshman and JV squads faced off for both schools.
FAN OF THE WEEK
By Staff Report
Along with the excitement of prep football season, the Herald-Guide cameras are hitting both the Wildcat and Tiger sidelines hoping to capture the Fan of the Week.

Editorial

Letter to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
To the Editor: Rathborne Land Company has been actively involved in the effort to bring levee protection to the west bank of St. Charles Parish for many years. Despite our efforts, we have been viciously attacked by certain individuals and groups and actually accused of blocking the effort to build a hurricane protection levee.
Was Jena really a tourist attraction?
By C.B. Forgotston
Was Jena really a tourist attraction?

Our View

Herald-Guide supports Jindal for Governor
The next governor could do a lot for the future of our state - - whether we continue with the type of favoritisms that have led to corruption and unequal benefits and privileges for our citizens or a new posture that promises them fair and equal treatment.

Sheriffs Reports

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



Lifestyles

Heather R. Breaux BLOG
By Heather R. Breaux
The countdown has begun - five ... four ... three ... two ... one - blast off, right through the swinging double doors and on to the operating table.
Jack Cali is his name and software development is his game
By Heather R. Breaux
Drivers are witnessing the phenomenon of electronic navigation systems that help with directions while sitting in the driver's seat and other new technologies like instantaneous video conferencing and music downloads in your car - and Destrehan’s Jack Cali is putting fuel to the fire in the auto-electronics boom with an invention that is drawing raves from auto enthusiasts across the country.
Eeek, Drink and be Merry
By Staff Report
Makes 1 cake. Prep time: 20 minutes. Decorating time: 40 minutes. Ingredients: 2 (16-ounce) cans vanilla frosting, 2 (16-ounce) frozen pound cakes - thawed, 1 box thin chocolate wafer cookies, 1 (0.68-ounce) tube black decorating gel, 1bag Twix Fun Size Bars, 1 bag M&M’S milk chocolate candies.
Camera Shootout 2007
By Staff Report
“Water” by Brock Barlow got the most votes last week and is the Oct. 4 weekly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2007 photo contest.
Homeschooled kids attend 2-day speech and debate conference
By Staff Report
Homeschool students from the River Parishes, Kenner and Metairie attended a Communicators for Christ Speech and Debate Conference.
All that glitters & more at business social
By Staff Report
LUCKY WINNER. A champagne Diamond Raffle delights winner Tammy Mars who took home a forever diamond drop necklace donated to the St. Charles Business Association from Rousell's in Luling for the River Parishes Business Social held Oct. 4 at the Jerusalem Temple in Ormond.

Obituaries

Obituaries
BRADY Roland Clifton Brady, age 87, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 30, 2007 at the South East War Veterans Home in Reserve, LA.