Volume 135 Number 2 - Jan 10, 2008

News

'America's Most Wanted' fugitive dies from injuries sustained during suicide attempt
Ronald Lee Moore, one of “America’s Most Wanted” fugitives, died over the weekend from injuries he sustained after he hung himself in his jail cell on Jan. 2.

HHS teacher makes documentary about explosion that killed 36
HHS teacher makes documentary about explosion that killed 36 Shedding much needed light on Louisiana's biggest tragedies is becoming somewhat of a specialty for Hahnville High School broadcast teacher Royd Anderson.

Parish holds elections for political committees
Elections for St. Charles Parish Democratic and Republican Committee members will be held Feb. 9. Selected members will keep their posts from 2008 through 2011.

Rusted cables get a $30 million facelift
When the Minnesota Bridge collapsed last year, bridges all over the country, including the Hale Boggs Bridge that spans the Mississippi River in Luling, took the spotlight. Residents began to express concerns and ask questions about the safety of the bridge.

St. Pierre announces his staff
St. Charles Parish, President-elect, V. J. St. Pierre names the following men and women to make up his administration:

St. Pierre apologizes for comments
Parish President-elect V.J. St. Pierre has issued a statement apologizing for the jokes he told at Albert Laque's retirement party.


Sports

Herald-Guide Outdoor Report
By Ann Taylor
Salvador Wildlife Management Area saw it's pouldeau (coot) populations explode while ducks remained spotty, says the region's biologist supervisor Todd Baker.
MIKE ASKS ...
By Mike Detillier
Every football fan at this stage of the year asks the same question, “What has happened to the 2007 football season?”
Local seniors compete in 2007 state olympics
By Staff Report
Results are: Bowling Singles •60-64 years: David Ory of Luling, third. •65-69 years: Wayne Forsythe of LaPlace, first; and Larry Ridlen, LaPlace, third. •70-74 years: Sam White of LaPlace, third. •80-84 years: Charles Wisher of LaPlace, first.

Our View

New era ahead in St. Charles
St. Charles Parish is on the threshold of a new era this weekend. A new parish president and council will be inaugurated.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Brandi Davis, 21, of 104 Folse St. in Des Allemands was arrested on Jan. 1 and charged with aggravated battery and simple battery.



Lifestyles

Camera Shootout 2008
By Staff Report
Calling all photographers! That’s right, it’s time to launch the 2008 version of the Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout photo contest.
Heather R. Breaux BLOG
By Heather R. Breaux
Herald-Guide Christmas fund helps family who lost everything When Orvette Smith’s home in New Sarpy was completely destroyed by a fire in early December, we at the Herald-Guide decided that his family - which included 10 children - deserved to be the recipient of our Children’s Christmas Fund.
They’re Baaack!
By Heather R. Breaux
Des Allemands’ own science fiction author Lee Stephen steers readers through the trials and tribulations of war in a chaotic world unlike any other with his second novel, Outlaw Trigger.
Herald-Guide People Watch
By Staff Report
Working with the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Destrehan High School student Lauren Vidrine’s senior project made quite an impact and attracted 35 volunteers to pick up trash and debris along St. Rose Avenue last month.
The Cook's Corner
By Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Camera Shootout 2008
By Staff Report
“Thirsty Cat” by Dawn M. Farrell got the most votes last week and is the Jan. 3 weekly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.