Volume 135 Number 15 - Apr 10, 2008

News

Childhood friends take over historic restaurant
Most childhood friendships dry up as the years drag on as fast as a puddle of rain water in the red-hot southern Louisiana heat.

Dangerous man caught in Destrehan
A man that was wanted by Crimestoppers for two counts of attempted first degree murder, attempted armed robbery and aggravated burglary in Jefferson Parish was arrested in Destrehan on April 6.

Deacons want preacher kept out
Deacons want preacher kept out Members of the flock promise to walk out if Mollaire returns
Deacons of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ama have retained an attorney to ensure that Reverend DeVairre B. Mollaire doesn't attempt to come back to the church as pastor again.

East Bank water plant corroding, new tanks must be built to fix it
East Bank water plant corroding, new tanks must be built to fix it An under-river pipe crossing currently under construction will help alleviate concerns about water infrastructure failure on the East Bank, says Department of Waterworks Director Robert Brou.

Famous writer headed to parish
The St. Charles Parish School System is showing their appreciation for their employees in a big way by bringing in Erin Gruwell, who was portrayed in the movie “Freedom Writers,” as a guest speaker.

New Des Allemands park on hold
A plan for a new park in Des Allemands got put on hold after questions arose over whether or not a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit would be required for the additional property.

Parents need to prepare now for rising tuition
Parents need to prepare now for rising tuition St. Charles Parish high school seniors are graduating and planning for their futures. but the cost of college tuition is steadily increasing.

Residents do their part to help parish attract businesses
Many St. Charles Parish residents may have been surprised when they were stopped after coming out of local businesses last weekend and asked questions about their work history and current skills.

Students get hosed at fire safety training class
Students get hosed at fire safety training class Dennis Robbins instructed his students to take their time, move forward and keep it steady as they balanced a fire hose and shot water at a bucket suspended in mid-air during a hose safety training class at Hahnville High School.

Taxes on the rise
Rock Gisclair says property values to increase in ‘08
Property taxes will increase for homeowners and business owners in St. Charles Parish again this year.


Sports

Destrehan, Hahnville baseball pick up district wins, schools’ softball teams still struggling to make an impression
By Staff Report
Both the Destrehan and Hahnville baseball teams picked up district wins last week, with each team's victory coming against each other.
Hahnville High School 2008 baseball team
By Staff Report
HAHNVILLE HIGH BASEBALL. Pictured from left to right: (top) Garret Loup, Ryan Zeringue, Wesley Brown, Giuseppe Crovetto, Jared Harrell, Buddy Trauth, (middle) Head Coach Kade Rogers, Dillon Boudreaux, Brent Simmons, Adam Risinger, B.J. Young, Colby Broussard, Ryan Waters, Britten Lanaux, Kevin Young, Lyndon Eusea, Blaise Dempster, Assistant Coach Frank Harding, Assistant Coach Chris Mire, (bottom) Eric Bishop, John Gomez, Jody Landeche, Jordan Unger, Justin Zoglio, Taylor Pizzolato, Clay Begue and Brandon Young.
HHS golf team results
By Staff Report
Below are results from the Hahnville High School boys golf match in the Lafayette Invitational on April 5 at the Wetlands Golf Club.

Editorial

State appointees need to work with assessors
Letters to the Editor
To the editor: Assessors did indeed endorse Bobby Jindal for governor. Many assessors, hopefully, will influence the new governor to appoint Tax Commission members and Board of Commerce and Industry members who will work with the assessors rather than shift the tax burden to small businesses and homeowners.

Our View

Ethics reform long overdue
Louisiana will become a national model for ethics in government, overcoming our past to lead the country in transparency. Every representative that holds a position of power that is supposed to stand for fairness in society as a whole should be held accountable for their actions. Louisiana's history of public corruption continues to harm our image around the country.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Erica D. Johnson, 24, of 620 Mockingbird Lane in St. Rose was arrested on March 28 and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of stolen property.



Lifestyles

Heather R. Breaux
By Heather R. Breaux
I am 26, a college graduate and in the beginnings of a great career. I am not married (yet) and have no children. However, I do live with my fiance, Sean, who works for a contractor at Dow Chemical. And together we make what used to be considered a decent living.
For your viewing pleasure: Star-studded shows
By Heather R. Breaux
For over three decades the St. Charles Parish Planetarium has provided spectators with sensational skyshows that take them on a journey to outerspace, but with the emergence of state-of-the-art technology and a generous donation, viewings at the planetarium are starting to "look up" in a whole new way - literally!
Does YOUR mom have what it takes to be the Herald-Guide Mother of the Year?
By Staff Report
The Herald-Guide is in search of St. Charles Parish’s Mother of the Year.
Adopt a pet today!
By Staff Report
Teresa, pictured above, is a 1-year-old black and white female domestic and medium-haired cat. She and her four kittens came into the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter on March 5. All of her kittens have been adopted, but Teresa is still in need of a home.
Camera Shootout 2008 April 3 Weekly Winner
By Staff Report
“Windblown” by Abby Chabert got the most votes last week and is the April 3 weekly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest. Congratulations to Abby.
Camera Shootout 2008 March Monthy Winner
By Staff Report
“Swamp” by Marcia Hokanson is the March monthly winner in the photo contest.