Volume 135 Number 33 - Aug 14, 2008

News

Chaisson secures $1 million for Airline Highway barrier
The wait for some kind of barrier to prevent accidents along the deadly stretch of Airline Highway might be over. Senate President Joel Chaisson II recently got $1 million to use towards the construction of a barrier. Louisiana For years, residents struggled to understand why some type of barrier was not put in place along Airline Highway to prevent the numerous fatalities that have occurred there.

Citizens against tax increase
And the School Board has taken notice
Rolling up the school district's state constitutional tax from 4.01 mills to 4.1 mills would give the schools $84,000, while only costing residents anywhere from 25 cents to $2.93 a year, according to Jim Melohn, the school systems comptroller.

Entergy wants customers to pony up for plant expansion
Entergy says that paying for the expansion now will benefit customers in the long-run. The hot and sticky summer weather won't be going away anytime soon, and neither will those high energy bills that most residents have been complaining about.

Ethics board didn’t clear Lambert
Councilman Marcus Lambert said the state’s Board of Ethics cleared him to work at the TransLoad America landfill. However, the board says that’s not the case. Councilman’s new job with landfill in question
Councilman Marcus Lambert, who was recently hired by the TransLoad America, Inc. landfill in Killona, did not seek a formal written opinion from the Louisiana Board of Ethics before he accepted his sales job this summer.

Mississippi River bike trail to extend to Apple Street
Joggers, walkers and cyclist will soon be able to take the Mississippi River bike trail all the way to New Sarpy and Norco - thanks to the extension of the trail. Cyclist, roller skaters and joggers who have enjoyed the use of the bicycle path in Destrehan will reap the benefit of an extended trail.

Not all businesses take off sales tax
However, several area retailers pull in big numbers over holiday
The sales tax holiday came and went in the parish, providing a much-needed boost for some local businesses while leaving others with only a slight increase in sales.

Self-taught photographer opens full-service studio
Self-taught photographer opens full-service studio Becoming a photographer has always been a dream for Luling's Melissa Perret. With the help and inspiration of her fiancee, Brennen Friloux, and the opening of their photography business - These Are The Moments Photography - that dream has finally come true.


Sports

Herald-Guide Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald
Special to the Herald-Guide
Just 35 miles east of Luling, recent catches at the Seabrook Bridge have been more than impressive, so I decided to fish the area last Monday with Jerome Laque, Andrew Callais and my son Hunter. We weren't disappointed.
Gold MEDALIST
By Heather R. Breaux
The AAU Junior Olympic Games, which were held in Detroit this year, are known as the largest national multi-sport event for youth in the United States.
Hahnville football forced to forfeit seven 2007 games
By Staff Report
The Hahnville football team has forfeited seven games from the 2007 season for using an ineligible player.
Hill Heights swim club sets new freestyle relay record
By Staff Report
At the 2008 River Parishes Invitational in Vacherie, the 15-18 boys of Hill Heights set a new 100-meter freestyle relay record.
SunVilla awards high-point honors
By Staff Report
The SunVilla Sharks held their swim banquet at SunVilla Country Club in Norco. All swimmers were honored for their hard work and dedication.

Our View

Schools can’t roll back too far
While rolling up the St. Charles Parish Public Schools state constitutional tax would only cost resident anywhere from 25 cents to $2.93 a year, the high cost of everything from gas to food makes even that amount hard for residents to part with.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Dionne Terrell, 40, of 502 E. Club Dr. in St. Rose was arrested on Aug. 5 and charged with aggravated arson.



Lifestyles

Quit smoking and lose weight TODAY
By Heather R. Breaux
Licensed laser therapist Roxanna Trosclair says that quitting smoking and shedding those unwanted pounds is easier than you might think - especially when you’re using the revolutionary Fresh Start-21 laser therapy program.
Herald-Guide PEOPLE WATCH
By Staff Report
On Thursday, July 31, the River Region Drama Guild’s free Summer Theatre workshop concluded with a stage performance at the River Region Performing Arts and Cultural Center in Norco.
The Cook’s Corner
By Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Summer Book Reviews
Our View
The literary-fiction classic Persuasion was written by British novelist Jane Austen.
Camera Shootout 2008 Aug. 7 Weekly Winner
By Staff Report
“Sleeping” by Erica Williams got the most votes last week and is the Aug. 7 weekly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.

Obituaries

Dozier
Rosamae Dozier, home maker, died on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 at 12:49 a.m. at her residence at age 78.
Vicknair
Hilda Hymel Vicknair passed away on Friday, Aug. 1, 2008.
Vicknair
Hilda Hymel Vicknair passed away on Friday, Aug. 1, 2008.