Volume 134 Number 49 - Dec 06, 2007

News

Cafe Landry takes alternative approach to food business
Paul Creasy and his classmates put the finishing touches on a group of salads that Cafe Landry will sell during lunch hours. In an attempt to teach students valuable skills while they complete their community service requirements, the Landry Alternative Programs Center has opened Café Landry, which serves both breakfast and lunch throughout the week.

Gamblers spend big in parish
$22 million spent on video poker so far this year
Gamblers no longer need to trek to Las Vegas or Atlantic City to find the action they crave.

Luling woman killed in 3 vehicle crash on I-10 east
A three vehicle crash over the Thanksgiving holiday claimed the life of Luling resident Meghan Stabile, who was ejected from the passenger side seat of a Toyota Celica on Nov. 26.

Melancon recounts successful year in Washington, touches on future
Congressman Charlie Melancon has had a busy year. Louisiana’s representative for the 3rd District, which covers a majority of the southern part of the state, is currently trying to help the state rebuild, while also making it his goal to lower health care cost and home insurance.

New Sarpy fire destroys home, leaves 10 children homeless
New Sarpy fire destroys home, leaves 10 children homeless Orvette Smith, of 925 Terrace St., in New Sarpy, a long-time custodian for St. Charles Parish Public Schools, stood in shock when he discovered his family's home had been destroyed by a fire.

Sneaky scoundrel steals several snakes from store
On either late Sunday night or early Monday morning, the Tropical Fish and More pet shop in Boutte experienced a break in. The owner suffered the loss of $700 from the previous day's earnings, and 10red-tailed baby boas worth about $100 dollars each.

UWSC launches early childhood development partnership, Success By 6
The United Way of St. Charles is launching a new early childhood development parternership to enhance support for parents and improve early learning for children in the area.

Witnesses say alleged thief beaten by deputies
Witnesses say alleged thief beaten by deputies Six people file internal affairs complaint
On Sept. 21, at 11:30 a.m., a woman leaving the CVS Pharmacy in Luling had her purse snatched from her shoulder while she was attempting to load merchandise into the trunk of her car. Police quickly apprehended Charles Baloney, 20, but his arrest led to a police officer being injured and allegations of police brutality.


Sports

VICTORY
By Jonathan Menard
It only took Destrehan one quarter to lock up an appearance in the 2007 5A state championship game, as the Wildcats used 20 points in that frame, and 18 more in the second, to cruise to a 59-7 semifinal win over Westgate.
The HIGHS and LOWS of playing football
By Mike Detillier
Covering sports over the last 23 years has given me a good perspective of the highs and lows of what really goes on in the sports world.

Our View

Dead zone gets bigger as incentives grow
As if Louisiana does not have enough trouble with its eroding wetlands, it is faced with a huge dead zone right off its coast.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Scott H. Whittington, 42, of 311 Ormond Village in Destrehan was arrested on Nov. 9 and charged with aggravated assault.



Lifestyles

Heather R. Breaux BLOG
By Heather R. Breaux
I’ve always felt that I have carried a spiritual presence with me through out my life. Like someone or something was always watching over me, but there were never any real signs - until now.
And the winners are ...
Special to the Herald-Guide
The River Parishes Fall Festival crowned their 200-2008 Miss, Teen and Ms. Queens for the year - and we’ve got ALL the winners right here.
Attorneys give seniors legal help at COA fair
By Staff Report
KNOW THE LAWS. The St. Charles Council On Aging and the Friloux-Robertson American Legion Post 509 hosted a fair for area seniors on free legal assistance and other aid available to seniors in the parish.
Camera Shootout 2007
By Staff Report
“A Sportsman’s Love” by Rose Orgeron got the most votes last week and is the Nov. 29 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2007 photo contest.
Camera Shootout 2007
By Staff Report
“Moments Like This” by Sarah Treicher is the November winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2007 photo contest.

Obituaries

Donahue
Emelda Hahn Donahue, age 83, born in New Orleans, passed away at her Luling residence on Friday, Nov. 23, 2007. She was the beloved wife of her dearly departed husband Lloyd "Nemo" Donahue and daughter of the late May Krieger Hahn and Fredrick John Hahn, Sr. A loving sister to Dolores H. Walker and Fredrick J. Hahn, Jr.
Pensis
David Lee Pensis passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. in Luling. Beloved husband of Peraline D. Pensis.
Chauvin
Joyce Andre Chauvin died on Thursday, Nov.29, 2007 in Norco, LA. Wife of the late Harry Joseph Chauvin, Sr. Daughter of the late Oscar Andre and Corine Lejuene Andre. Mother of Brenda Chauvin, Jerry Lentjes and husband, Fred, Harry Chauvin, Jr. and wife, Suzie, Jill Morales and husband, Chris and the late Tammy Chauvin.