Volume 140 Number 41 - Oct 10, 2013

News

3 teens arrested after sheriff warns of crack down during rivalry week
The week leading up to the Destrehan and Hahnville football game is usually filled with shenanigans, but authorities say that three West Bank teens took it too far.

Hospital cafe not trying to take business away from other restaurants, spokesman says
The St. Charles Hospital Parish cafeteria has become one of the more popular local lunch destinations due to their abundance of buffet options and low prices, but some have questioned whether the publicly-funded café is taking business from restaurants in the area.

St. Charles superintendent supports new Common Core standards
Some legislators, parents worried that it gives federal government too much control
A transformation in performance expectations for public school children is underway as local school districts, such as St. Charles Parish Public Schools, begin their efforts to enact new academic standards.

St. Rose teen threatened to shoot students, police say
A 14-year-old St. Rose boy was arrested after police say he made threats in a chat room to shoot up a North Carolina school.

Tax rebates offered for businesses that hire low income, uneducated workers
Local businesses will have a chance to receive tax incentives related to newly proposed enterprise zones throughout the parish that can be attained by building new infrastructure and adding jobs.


Sports

Tigers not panicking, hope to rebound after ugly loss
Kyle Barnett
After suffering one of the worst defeats in school history last week against parish rival Destrehan, the Hahnville Tigers are picking up the pieces going into this week’s game against Terrebonne.
Wildcats must control line of scrimmage to remain perfect
Jonathan Menard
Last Friday’s rivalry game against Hahnville couldn’t have gone any better for the Destrehan Wildcats, who jumped on top 21-0 in the first seven minutes of the game on their way to a 49-0 victory.
Hahnville boys finish second at Thibodaux cross country meet
From staff and wire reports
A team that made a five hour drive doubled up and took first place in both the boys and girls races at the Tiger-Cardinal Invitational held at Peltier Park in Thibodaux.
Saints prove to be road warriors
Mike Detillier
One of the things that has gotten lost during the New Orleans Saints 5-0 start to the 2013 season is just how good this football team plays on the road.

Our View

At least we can prepare for hurricanes
Will the year 2013 be the lucky year for South Louisiana not to have a hurricane or even a tropical storm invade our coastline to cause turmoil to our well-being? We almost let one through this past weekend as Karen aimed towards Plaquemines Parish but then decided to tone it down and take a right turn with what was left to let us continue to enjoy the sunshine and tranquility we have been enjoying for some time now.
Death penalty should be abolished
Another unbelievable case has arisen in which the death penalty has been prescribed and, over a period of many years, in this case 22, the penalty has not yet been delivered.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Oct. 10)
From staff and wire reports
•Naburan Cammon, 42, of 19 N. Sugar Ridge Road in LaPlace, was arrested on Sept. 27 and charged with attempted theft over $500 and criminal trespass.



Obituaries

Dufrene
Aline Voorhies Dufrene, 86, a native of Moreauville and a resident of Des Allemands, passed away on Wednesday Oct. 2, at 12:50 p.m. in Kenner.