Volume 135 Number 4 - Jan 24, 2008

News

50 march for Dr. King
50 march for Dr. King On a cold sunny morning, more than 50 children, teens, and adults met at the West Bank Bridge Park, in Luling to take part in a 24 year old tradition, marching to honor a king.

Attempted murderer gets 20 years, burglars get 10
A 21-year-old St. Rose resident, who was arrested for shooting a man in the neck on Dec. 4, received a 20-year sentence after pleading guilty to attempted second degree murder.

California love
California love Lakewood Elementary cooked up Louisiana's best gumbo to feed students from the University of Berkley in Califorina who took a break to eat a hardy meal in Luling after a long day of rebuilding homes in New Orleans.

Local businesses offered free training, consulting
Owning a small business can be a difficult task for anyone to handle.

Planning and zoning hopes to refine web access for parish residents
St. Charles Parish residents concerned about zoning can access some information on the GIS system upgraded last year by the parish, but there is still a ways to go before they can access actual planning features on the website.

Pump pushed back
Parish sends letter asking for pump to be redesigned
Opening the Magnolia Ridge pump station back up to bidding will result in at least a six month delay to the project, pushing the completion date from June or July of this year to the end of 2009.

School system gears up to take down cardiac arrest
Nurse Coordinator Darla Rebowe holds up a newspaper clipping that tells the story of a young football player whose life could have been saved if the school had an AED. The school district has an AED in every school and 35 overall. At least one state-of-the-art defibrillator in every school
The St. Charles Parish Public School System is going into battle with cardiac arrest with a stacked deck by becoming the first of its kind in the state to install automated external defibrillators in every school in the parish.

Sheriff’s department steps up patrols after crime spree
Video cameras captured the robber at the scene of the Express Cleaners robbery and getting into this car afterward. Three armed business robberies over the past week have led St. Charles Parish sheriff's officials to increase their presence in the Destrehan area and warn residents to be on the lookout for suspicious activity.

Two men steal pumps from barge, make getaway in taxicab
Two men that allegedly stole a pump from a St. Rose barge company were caught on tape leaving in what a witness describes as a taxicab.


Sports

Hahnville Lady Tigers salute soccer seniors
By Heather R. Breaux
On Friday, Jan. 18 the Hahnville High School Lady Tigers soccer team recognized their senior players before their district game against East St. John High School.
Super Bowl XLII:
By Mike Detillier
When the New England Patriots defeated the New York Giants 38-35 in the final week of the 2007 regular season very few people could have predicted that these two teams would be playing again and now it’s for the most important prize of all in pro football, the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy.
Destrehan hosts Louisiana’s largest run
By Heather R. Breaux
ON THE RUN.Runners and walkers from all across the Louisiana traveled to Destrehan to participate in the state’s largest race, the “Wall - Louisiana State 30K Championship” In the end 25 people were awarded special plaques in honor of their performance in the marathon. See the 2008 results below.

Editorial

King march should not be a racial thing
Letters to the Editor
To the editor: Doubtless, the great majority of the citizens of St. Charles Parish are familiar with the ideals put forth by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, so I won't re-state them here.

Our View

Iraq question not the big issue
One of the big issues in this Presidential campaign should be our foreign policy. But just about all the candidates have said on the subject so far has been to get our troops out of Iraq or let them remain.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Terrie J. Hensley, 33, of 1211 Paul Fredrick St. in Luling was arrested on Jan. 15 and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, illegal possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor, possession of drug paraphernalia.



Lifestyles

Camera Shootout 2007 Grand Prize Winner
By Heather R. Breaux
Quincee Berthelot’s “Up, Up & Away” received the most votes - 101 to be exact - in the final round of the Herald-Guide’s 2007 Camera Shootout photo contest and is crowned as the first-ever $500 winner.
The Cook’s Corner
By Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Sheriff’s scholarship open to parish’s high school seniors
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish’s Sheriff Greg Champagne will award a scholarship providing assistance to a worthy St. Charles Parish student in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriff’s Honorary Membership Program. It will be awarded to a graduating high school student from St. Charles Parish.
Birth Announcements
By Staff Report
Ethan Alexander Hall was born on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7:23 a.m. at East Jefferson General Hospital to proud parents Tiffany and Charley Hall, Jr. of Boutte. Ethan weighed in at 4 lbs. 14 oz. and was 18 inches long. Grandparents are Tobe and Leotha Alexander and Charlie Hall of Boutte.
Flu shots are crucial in protecting young children
From staff and wire reports
The flu is more serious than a common cold, but flu shots can help keep your family safe. Plain and simple.
CROSSWORD
By Staff Report
Like crosswords? You’re going to love our crossword puzzle - every week in the St. Charles Herald-Guide. Tell your friends and don’t miss a single great issue or puzzle.
Camera Shootout 2008
By Staff Report
“Royal Street Stroll” by Malinda Mollere got the most votes last week and is the Jan. 17 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.
You’ve got to read this!
By Staff Report
15 new books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries

Obituaries

Carroll
Kelly Clifton Carroll passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007 at River Region Hospice.
Jeffers
Lillian B. Jeffers passed away on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008 at 7:19 a.m. in Luling, LA.
Tucker
Alice Ruhl Tucker of Jacksonville, Florida, formerly of Luling, passed away after a lengthy illness on January 18, 2008. Ms. Tucker was 73 years old.