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Assessor blames TAX Assessor blames TAX
February 07, 2007 at 12:51 pm
St. Charles Parish homeowners will pay the price for overly generous industrial tax exemptions granted by the state, parish Assessor Clyde "Rock" Gisclair, above, said in a report to the parish council.

Dr. Heli Roy Herald-Guide Exclusive CANCER PREVENTION Interview Excerpt
January 31, 2007 at 2:36 pm
‘Louisiana has higher than national death rates in all cancers, with the Top 4 Cancers for us being lung cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer. For the record, African Americans have much higher death rates than Caucasians in all cancers, both in Louisiana and nationally," says Dr. Heli Roy, LSU AgCenter expert.

New Sarpy teen kills himself playing Russian Roulette
January 31, 2007 at 2:34 pm
A New Sarpy teen shot himself in the head right after telling a close friend of the family a final message - “Tell family I love them.”

Cancer-fighting tips from a doctor; don’t live in fear - take charge now
January 31, 2007 at 2:32 pm
"It’s never too late to begin healthy eating and exercise habits that can slash your chances of getting cancer by 30 percent," says LSU nutritionist Dr. Beth Reames.

Household chemicals
January 31, 2007 at 2:31 pm
Many products used at home, such as soaps and detergents, are meant to be washed down the drain.

Teenager flees parish hospital and drowns in Ashton pond
January 31, 2007 at 2:28 pm
A 17-year-old boy bolted through the double doors of the St. Charles Parish Hospital in a patient’s gown, ran until he reached the Ashton Plantation subdivision, jumped into a pond - and drowned.

CANCER
January 31, 2007 at 2:27 pm
Cancer is a major problem in Louisiana - only two states report more cases.

Power foods that prevent cancer - you don’t have to live in fear of the ‘BIG C’
January 31, 2007 at 2:25 pm
With a clear link between diet and cancer, it is more important than ever to follow a diet low in saturated fat, moderate in mono-unsaturated fat and high in fruits and vegetables.

Deputies who collided in car crash O.K.
January 31, 2007 at 1:16 pm
“Both deputies involved in the traffic accident are doing fine. One returned to work right after the incident. The other is recovering from his injuries and is expected to return to work soon.”

It’s no joke - state is running out of college students
January 31, 2007 at 1:07 pm
Commissioner of Higher Education Joseph Savoie told the Board of Regents that while Louisiana has made great strides in increasing the overall educational level of its citizens in recent years, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have driven down college enrollment significantly.

Have you seen this bluebird? Have YOU seen this 'Tweety Pie'?
January 31, 2007 at 1:04 pm
From Henslow’s sparrow to the American woodcock, even Alfred Hitchcock would be impressed at the assortment of birds St. Charles Parish has to offer.

Teen charged with arson in blaze that destroyed $30G classroom
January 31, 2007 at 12:34 pm
"We never ran into a dead end - the case just took a long time."

44G back pay for school worker axed over politics, says fed jury
January 31, 2007 at 12:32 pm
“I felt like David going up against Goliath - I knew from the start that it would be a tough case to win.”

What next for boy accused of rape?
January 31, 2007 at 12:30 pm
The 10-year-old boy from Des Allemands being held at the St. James Parish Detention Center on a charge of aggravated rape is “scared” - and he may be going before a judge on Feb. 9.

Weather Girl says: Weather Girl Megan
January 24, 2007 at 2:39 pm
Expect a mixed weather bag in the week ahead, with cool temperatures and accompanied by clouds, rain and sunshine depending on the day. Here’s Weather Girl Megan Water’s rundown:

OVERWEIGHT
January 24, 2007 at 2:32 pm
The United Health Foundation has ranked Louisiana as the “least healthy” state in the nation for 2006 and the picture painted by the respected research group isn’t pretty.

You can be a Herald-Guide Bicentennial supermodel like Chasidy Fonseca. E-mail heatherb@heraldguide.com and we’ll arrange to make you famous, too. New model each week.


Bicentennial trivia
January 24, 2007 at 2:28 pm
In honor of St. Charles Parish’s Bicentennial year, the Herald-Guide will feature seven trivia tidbits about the parish in weekly installments through Dec. 31, 2007. Ready? Read on:

SAINTS RULE. Bradley Clark and David Robin show off their tattoos. Never say die
January 24, 2007 at 2:10 pm
On a dreary and rainy Sunday afternoon in St. Charles Parish, regular patrons, hardcore fans, and casual fans alike gathered at Sport's Pub in Destrehan to cheer on the New Orleans Saints in the biggest game of the 40-year franchise.

DHS band will perform in oldest Thanksgiving parade
DHS band will perform in oldest Thanksgiving parade
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The Destrehan High School band will perform a New Orleans medley as part of the nation’s oldest Thanksgiving parade in Philadelphia this Thursday.