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Des Allemands parade Grand Marshal Mazie Dufrene. Parish CARNIVAL Attractions
February 07, 2007 at 1:41 pm
Everything you need to know about Mardi Gras parades in St. Charles Parish ... first, we look at the Krewe of Lul and then move on to the Krewe of Des Allemands ...

What parish teens really want - COOL PLACES TO SHOP What parish teens really want - COOL PLACES TO SHOP
February 07, 2007 at 12:53 pm
Interns Nattie Swan and Megan Waters wrote this story. Waters photo for the Herald-Guide.

Teens are paying close attention to all the new stores and shops that are projected to open in St. Charles Parish this year.

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.

Lifestyles

AgCenter: help trees with proper mulching
AgCenter: help trees with proper mulching
Mulching trees is a recommended cultural practice with many benefits, yet too much...
Firefighters plan toy drive in Norco
The Norco Area Volunteer Fire Department plans to hold at toy drive Saturday, Dec....

Book Review: ”Divergent”
Book Review: "Divergent"
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Veronica Roth, author of Divergent, creates a perfectly balanced and structured society that consists of five groups divided strictly on how the brain works: Abnegation, Erudite, Dauntless, Amity, and Candor. At age sixteen, all members of the society have to choose which faction they will live in to begin their journey as adults. A mind stimulation is given to each inductee before the Choosing Ceremony to help determine where they would be most fit.