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Armstrong airport soars with new airline adding 12 flights per day
February 07, 2007 at 2:17 pm
ExpressJet Airlines will begin service at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport this summer, offering non-stop service to Austin, San Antonio, Kansas City, Mo., Birmingham, Jacksonville, Fl., and Raleigh-Durham with 12 flights per day.

Suicide is NO solution - how schools help keep kids alive
February 07, 2007 at 2:14 pm
Editor’s note: Within the past three weeks, teenagers in New Sarpy, Edgard, and LaPlace have been killed in heart-breaking accidents related to a lethal game of Russian Roulette, a drowning on the heels of a hospital visit in Luling, and an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head

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.

Lifestyles

Humane Society  Pet of the Week: Gumbo
Humane Society Pet of the Week: Gumbo
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Gumbo, a one-year-old mixed-breed female...
Humane Society  Pet of the Week: Quentin
Humane Society Pet of the Week: Quentin
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Quentin, a male kitten who loves both...

Luling firefighter dies 2 months after being diagnosed with leukemia
Luling firefighter dies 2 months after being diagnosed with leukemia
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Luling shift firefighter Joseph Riebow, 39, who’s fight against leukemia was documented in the Jan. 1 edition of the St. Charles Herald-Guide, died on Jan. 8.