Volume 139 Number 27 - Jul 05, 2012

News

Clerk of Court says employee scandal contributed to election loss
Oubre’s journey took him through minor league baseball, war and 33 years as parish's top clerk
Former Clerk of Court Charlie Oubre sat at a lunch table in the inner confines of the Clerk of Court’s office on the lower level of the St. Charles Parish courthouse. He had two days left as the Clerk of Court, a position he held for the past 33 years.

Councilman troubled by high water in Willowridge
Says Corp is preventing parish from clearing land for levee, despite permit
Councilman Shelly Tastet said the sole reason he first ran for a seat on the St. Charles Parish Council five years ago was to progress the West Bank levee project.

Father who suffered massive heart attack saved by mother and son
Henry and Louise Deist Wife was paramedic on duty, son was fireman who answered call
Louise Deist did not know the severity of her 56-year-old husband Henry’s condition when he called her and said he was having trouble breathing.

Former HHS teacher makes movie about Kenner tragedy
Pan Am Flight 759 took off under heavy thunderstorms on July 9, 1982. A microburst, which is a very intense downdraft that descends to the ground and results in strong wind divergences, pushed the plane into the Roosevelt Subdivision in Kenner.
A former Hahnville teacher is continuing his streak of highlighting Louisiana’s greatest disasters with a new documentary on the crash of Pan American Flight 759, which killed 153 people in Kenner.

Parish sewerage rates will increase in August
Beginning in August, St. Charles Parish residents will notice an average increase of approximately $3.08 per month in wastewater fees charged on their monthly water bills.

Truck crashes into rogue bull in Des Allemands
This Toyota truck flipped on its side after running into a bull in Des Allemands on Monday morning. Two men who were traveling in a Toyota truck down WPA Road in Des Allemands ran into a bull that had escaped from an electric fence early Monday morning.


Sports

10-pound trout caught in Fourchon
By Andy Crawford
Capt. Steve Shook wasn’t even wanting to fish. He honestly didn’t want to pick up the bent-over rod sitting securely in one of his rod holders.
HHS graduates, students put together own bass tournament in Bayou Gauche
By Bruce McDonald
A group of Hahnville High School graduates and students hosted their own bass tournament on Sunday.
Junior tennis team finishes second in state
By Jonathan Menard
The St. Charles 18U Junior Tennis Team, the Alley Cats, won second place at the State Championships in Baton Rouge on June 23.

Our View

Restore Act is finally passed
Passage of the Restore Act by Congress brings a big sigh of relief from Louisianans who were hoping most of the oil spill penalties assessed against BP would go proportionately to the five states bordering the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana, having been the most affected by it, should receive by far the biggest share.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests
From staff and wire reports
•Coronji K. Calhoun, 21, of 850 Easy St. in New Sarpy was arrested on June 18 and charged with aggravated battery.



Lifestyles

Angelus Award goes to St. Charles native
By Kyle Barnett
St. Charles Parish native Sue Friloux was awarded the Angelus Award from the River Region Arts and Humanities Council (RRAHC).
Book Review: The Godfather
From staff and wire reports
Often times when one hears "The Godfather" you think of Al Pacino and Marlon Brando. No one ever thinks about Mario Puzo. The Godfather movie actually originated from Puzo’s astounding classic novel about the Corleone family.
Group Therapy: band made up of HHS graduates, students  Video Included
By Kyle Barnett
Des Allemands-based band Group Therapy entertained revelers at the Louisiana Catfish Festival in late June.