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K'garten kids: Saints will win the Super Bowl - THIS YEAR!
October 04, 2006 at 12:34 pm
"Do you think the Saints are going to win the Super Bowl?" Had you asked me that question a few weeks ago I would have told you I really hadn't thought all that much about it.

Herald-Guide Election Roundup: St. Charles goes as Louisiana goes
October 04, 2006 at 12:27 pm
Almost 7,000 residents of St. Charles Parish voted in Saturday’s election that selected five local school board members and the state's insurance commissioner in addition to putting 13 amendments into the state constitution.

Doctor pleads no contest in child-pornography case
October 04, 2006 at 12:23 pm
Dr. David Sampognaro of Luling pleaded no contest to a single count of "attempted possession of child pornography" before the 29th Judicial District Judge Emile St. Pierre in Hahnville.

In FEMA's eyes, since the Sunset Levee wasn't overseen and certified by the Corps of Engineers, it might as well not even exist, said Tab Troxler, director of St. Charles Emergency Operations Center. FEMA 'can't see' the Sunset levee, says build new homes 7-feet higher than old homes
October 04, 2006 at 12:18 pm
What do you call a levee that's not certified? According to FEMA, it might as well be mud.

Gary Smith spoke about teacher salaries and illegal aliens at the last rotary meeting. Smith: Illegal aliens & teacher salaries key issues for state
October 04, 2006 at 12:13 pm
The Louisiana Legislature accomplished "a lot" this year, State Rep. Gary Smith said in a report to the St. Charles Rotary Club, including:

Are 'school busses' too hot for kids?
October 04, 2006 at 11:59 am
Last week the Herald-Guide asked in page-one headline, "Are school busses too hot for our kids?" And this week we answer with a resounding: "Yes, they are too hot, especially for the little ones" - because "school busses" have nothing to do with wheeling squealing students to their campuses in a fleet of big yellow vehicles.

Former parish councilman cited in grab-&-scram sign spree, say cops
October 04, 2006 at 11:56 am
Leading the news in our "Say what?" department this week comes a report from the Sheriff's Office noting that former St. Charles Parish Councilman and current Port of South Louisiana Commissioner Jay Roberts, and business partner Murphy Majoria, were cited after someone yanked school board candidate Angela Fenerty's "vote-for-me" signs out of her yard just days before the Sept. 30 election.

Analysis: Insurance race has hefty issues for coast, but very few solutions
September 27, 2006 at 2:35 pm
BATON ROUGE -- In separate interviews this week, The St. Charles Herald-Guide asked the front-running Republican candidates for insurance commissioner what they would specifically do about the scarcity of home insurance in coastal Louisiana, the perceived ineffectiveness of the Insurance Rating Commission and the fledgling Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.

Companies partner for largest motion picture pact in Louisiana history
September 27, 2006 at 2:24 pm
(NEW ORLEANS, LA) SEPT. 14 -Sam Nazarian's Los Angeles based Element Films and New Orleans based LIFT Films are partnering in a new motion picture production financing agreement with the potential total production outlay to exceed $200 million in the state of Louisiana.

Unlocked vehicles pose as easy burglary targets
September 27, 2006 at 2:04 pm
On Sept. 19, Sheriff Greg Champagne issued a crime alert via email to all citizens urging them to be wary of a rash of automobile break-ins that occurred on Destrehan’s Ormond Meadows Drive.

Father Deogratias Ekisa with Rotary President Kirsti Brocato at the Alligator Festival. Africa's Father Deo in SC Parish seeking your help
September 27, 2006 at 1:56 pm
Uganda's big-hearted Father Deogratias Ekisa said all three Sunday Masses at Holy Family Catholic Church in Luling on Sunday. When I found out he had nothing scheduled between noon and his 6 p.m Mass, I asked him if he would like to try some alligator at the St. Charles' Rotary Club’s Alligator Festival.

Battle for the Paddle arrives
September 27, 2006 at 1:41 pm
The United Way of St. Charles will hold their annual jambalaya and gumbo cook-off on Thur., Oct. 5 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.

Are our school buses too hot for kids?
September 27, 2006 at 11:58 am
On Wed., Sept. 30, the St. Charles Parish School Board voted on a resolution regarding the possibility of installing air conditioners on all of the parish’s school buses.

Parish President Albert Laque cuts the ribbon unveiling the new mobile medical unit. From left are: Yvonne Gaspard-Board of Directors of STCCHC, Gretchen Helmstetter, CFO STCCHC, Bishop Otis Kenner and Robert Hickman- Board of Directors of STCCHC, James C Mobile Medical Unit unveiled at St. Charles Community Health Center
September 27, 2006 at 11:49 am
The St. Charles Community Health Center displayed a new mobile medical unit to serve the New Orleans and Jefferson Parish region.

St. Charles Parish vanishes from U.S. map
September 27, 2006 at 11:37 am
By the way, did you know that we're not on the continent?

Indonesia reports possible human-to-human transmission of Avian influenza
September 20, 2006 at 1:28 pm
The Ministry of Health in Indonesia has reported a possible case of human-to-human transmission of avian influenza.

We win! Parish schools get national recognition; super kids, great teachers team for 'A' rating
September 20, 2006 at 1:21 pm
BATON ROUGE -- Local officials have been touting the fact for years and it's well-known on the state level as well, and now the school system in St. Charles Parish has been recognized on a national stage.

No speedy answer for new home businesses
September 20, 2006 at 1:14 pm
The main topic for the St. Charles Parish Council meeting at the courthouse on Monday was a proposal by Parish President Albert Laque's administration to amend the approval process and operational regulations for home occupations.

Finnish girl's team wowed by Louisiana culture, go crazy for Walmart candy aisle
Finnish girl's team wowed by Louisiana culture, go crazy for Walmart candy aisle
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When 24 Finnish girl basketball players come into town – hide the Oreo cookies.