Volume 139 Number 37 - Sep 13, 2012


3,500 register for FEMA assistance in St. Charles
The Federal Emergency management Agency (FMEA) has opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Luling where St. Charles Parish residents can go for disaster relief assistance.

Brutal 1981 murder continues to haunt victim's sister
Barbara Jo Brown Knew both killers well
In 1981, Robetta Pysarenko’s sister, Barbara Jo "Bobbi" Brown, was brutally raped and murdered in Luling. Decades later, the crime continues to impact Pysarenko’s life.

Burglary weapon could shed light on attempted murder case
Damian Blanks, 22, was arrested on Aug. 30 and charged with possession of a stolen firearm and felon carrying an illegal weapon. That weapon could prove useful to both police and the district attorney’s office.

Des Allemands home burns down during Isaac aftermath
Des Allemands home burns down during Isaac aftermath After a long day of helping neighbors lay sandbags to prevent their Des Allemands community from flooding last Saturday, Robert Cornwell returned to his mother’s house on Folse Street and started dinner.

Home foreclosures fall by 60 percent in last year
Foreclosure rates in St. Charles Parish have decreased by nearly 60 percent in the last year, according to statistics compiled by the Multiple Listings Service.

Hurricane Isaac brings wildlife to doorsteps of parish residents
This baby squirrel fell out of a tree in Des Allemands and was cared for by Thelezia Folse. Residents in flooded areas of the parish got up close and personal with local wildlife after Hurricane Isaac made its way through St. Charles.

New era in advertising at Herald-Guide
Joe Lopez has been hired as the new advertising director for the St. Charles Herald-Guide. Lopez wants to add more of a multimedia aspect to the paper’s ads Joe Lopez has joined the St. Charles Herald-Guide as advertising director, taking over a position long held by Brent Madere.


Wildcats will face tough test against explosive Karr offense
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan Wildcats weren’t challenged in their 47-8 win over St. James, but it will be a different story when they host Edna Karr on Friday.


LSU seeks glory beyond grid iron
Dan Juneau
As trying as these times are at LSU, all is well at the heart of the campus, Tiger Stadium. With the football team getting the fall semester off to a roaring start, the financial crisis gripping the school and demoralizing its faculty is not felt in the athletic department. Performance on the field is exceeded only at the bottom line, where revenues have tripled over 15 years. The 88-year-old shrine underwent a facelift in the off-season, and investment in the prime asset continues with plans afoot to increase seating to 100,000 and to add 65 suites, rentals for which were snapped up in two and a half days, at $69,000 per.
Congress shouldn’t cut drill pay
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, As you may know there are several budget bills attempting to move across the Congressional floor that adversely affects every member of the National Guard and Reserve. While it may be difficult to follow all of the proposed budget changes, there are two in particular that we should definitely oppose.

Our View

Debates can help elect best President
Hurricane Isaac has blown away but there is another storm blowing in. It is the Presidential election of 2012.

Sheriffs Reports

From staff and wire reports
•Dewayne Walker, 40, of 157 W. James Drive in Destrehan, was arrested on Sept. 5 and charged with possession of cocaine and morphine.


Mimosa Parks Elementary first graders get a chance to be “Kid of the day”
From staff and wire reports
In Mrs. Robert’s first grade class at Mimosa Park Elementary School, each student is highlighted as the "Kid of the Day!"
Fishing at the end of the world
Kyle Barnett
The sky was darkening in the Gulf. State Rep. Greg Miller, of Norco, was fishing with friends in the area east of Grand Isle. The group started to boat back to Bridgeside Marina at Grand Isle but it was too late, the storm had moved into their path and there was no way around it. "There was a big huge water spout probably about a mile away and the wind started whipping up. So we realized we weren’t going to be able to get back to the marina," Miller said.
Hahnville student moonlighting as entertainment reporter  Video Included
From staff and wire reports
A Hahnville High School student using the pseudonym Haley Marshall is getting a head start on a career as an entertainment reporter.


Julian Paul Guidry, 79, a U.S. Air Force Veteran, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
Carolyn Harris Louviere, 63, passed away on Wednesday, Aug.29 after a lengthy battle with cancer.