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“Meet the Candidates” was filled more with candidates and their supporters than undecided voters. “Meet the Candidates” fails to draw much interest from public voters
September 20, 2007 at 9:17 am
The tables were lined with literature, the candidates were pacing the room, and their supporters were making their way around the LaMaison Magnolia Reception Hall.

Erin Smith and Jaranea Gordon students at Southern University in Baton Rouge, are the 2007 recipients of the Martin Luther King Jr., Commemorative Scholarship.  The students received the award at a banquet held Sept. 15, at the John L.Dorsey Multipurpose Organization awards scholarships to SU students, parish natives
September 20, 2007 at 9:07 am
The Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Organization of St. Charles Parish hosted its 18th Annual Scholarship Banquet on Sept. 15, at the John L. Dorsey, Multipurpose Center.

Sheriff's Reports
September 20, 2007 at 9:06 am
Suspects innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

Dow-sponsored tourney raises over $34,000 Dow-sponsored tourney raises over $34,000
September 20, 2007 at 9:02 am
By Tommy Faucheux

Dow St. Charles Operations recently raised over $34,000 for United Way of St. Charles at its sixth annual United Way Golf Tournament. The event was held at Willowdale Country Club on Sept. 10.

VIPs VIPs
September 20, 2007 at 8:59 am
River Parishes Hospital welcomes Charlotte Dupré as the Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Dupré joins us from Eunice, La where she most recently served as CEO of Acadian Medical Center, a newly constructed 50 bed facility owned by Lifepoint Hospitals, Inc.

Colette Lottinger poses for a picture wearing her alligator outfit. Memoirs of an alligator
September 20, 2007 at 8:57 am
It was, I think 1981 when I first became “the alligator” at West St. Charles Rotary Club’s Alligator Festival.

Spirit Weekly
September 20, 2007 at 8:55 am
BEIJING (AP) _ A leader of China's underground Protestant church has been released from a three-year prison term for distributing Bibles and other religious literature without a business license, an overseas monitoring group said Sunday.

Teachers design plans to improve test scores
September 20, 2007 at 8:53 am
Parish schools are counting on new learning methods to improve student’s test scores in 2007.

White House offers to lower cost share for levee projects
September 20, 2007 at 8:52 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Louisiana would have to pay about a billion dollars less than first feared under a White House funding scheme for proposed levee and pump work in southeast Louisiana, the state's congressional delegation said Wednesday.

Nattie Swan, a student at DHS proudly shows off her voter’s registration card. Teens register to vote, participate in mock election at schools
September 20, 2007 at 8:48 am
St. Charles Parish’s 17-and-over teens got the opportunity to register to vote at the Voter's Outreach Drive held Sept. 11, at Destrehan High School and Sept. 17 at Hahnville High School. The teens participated in a mock election.

Nicholas P. Banta is the prime suspect in a number of business burglaries that occured in the parish. Police searching for repeat burglar
September 20, 2007 at 8:37 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office is on the hunt for Metairie resident Nicholas P. Banta, who is suspected of committing a series of business burglaries between May 31 and July 22.

St. Charles Parish President Albert Laque fielded a call at his desk last week. Laque has served three terms as parish president and has spent a majority of his life in politics. WHERE'S ALBERT?
September 20, 2007 at 8:33 am
St. Charles Parish President Albert Laque has spent a majority of his life in politics. But after three terms as parish president, and years more on the parish police jury, he has decided to leave the field that has given him so much pleasure over the years. Herald-Guide Editor Jonathan Menard recently spent some time with Laque, and discussed the life-long politicians first experience with politics, the way the parish has changed throughout that time, and his plans for the future.

A gaping hole in the ceiling of the Bailey household is an open eyesore and the exposure to pipes and wiring. The parish can condemn any dwelling that Residents: Fix our rental properties
September 20, 2007 at 8:30 am
Two families who rent from a landlord in Luling want extensive damages to their homes repaired.

This ATM, located at the Capital One Bank in Destreahn, was the scene of two armed robberies, which occured on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11. Two days after the second crime, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office made two arrests in connection with the crimes. Destrehan residents charged with armed robbery of local ATM
September 20, 2007 at 8:15 am
St. Charles Sheriff's Office wasted little time making arrests in connection with two robberies that took place early last week at the Capital One Bank in Destrehan, both of which involved the brandishing of a firearm.

Democracy is better than benevolent dictatorship
September 20, 2007 at 8:14 am
Some say that a benevolent dictatorship is the best form of government. That is because a dictator who wants to serve the people well can do what he wants without restraints.

Mortgaging our children’s future
September 20, 2007 at 8:13 am
I have previously written in this column about the destructive spending practices of the federal government. I recently came across the text of a speech that David Walker, the Comptroller General of the United States, gave to an American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) audience on September 8. Please give serious attention to the following excerpts from his speech.

The Fixer: La. governor's candidate Boasso runs as problem solver - The first in a series of profiles of candidates in the Oct. 20 primary election for governor.
September 20, 2007 at 8:10 am
By DOUG SIMPSON

Associated Press Writer

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) _ Walter Boasso scans a crowd of voters and wonders aloud why he's running for governor when Louisiana's economy is struggling, its hurricane recovery stumbling.

Letter to the Editor
September 20, 2007 at 8:09 am
Heather - Thank you for remembering my nephew Dennis in your blog this week. I think about him daily, and miss him so.

IMTT sold for $1 billion
IMTT sold for $1 billion
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International-Matex Tank Terminals, which operates a terminal in St. Rose, will be purchased by Macquarie Infrastructure Company for $1 billion.