Editorial




New Orleans puts on its best
January 09, 2008 at 3:06 pm
It was quite a week just past in the Crescent City.
New Years Eve brought a plethora of fireworks over the Mississippi River at Jackson Square as midnight ushered in 2008.

New era ahead in St. Charles
January 09, 2008 at 3:05 pm
St. Charles Parish is on the threshold of a new era this weekend. A new parish president and council will be inaugurated.

Sheriff's Reports
January 09, 2008 at 3:04 pm
Arrests
•Brandi Davis, 21, of 104 Folse St. in Des Allemands was arrested on Jan. 1 and charged with aggravated battery and simple battery.

It’s time to try capitalism again
January 09, 2008 at 2:47 pm
I am a committed and ardent capitalist. I believe in the market system and the risk and reward that goes with it. I believe that those with good ideas and keen productivity should enjoy the reward of handsome profits as long as they gain them in an openly competitive system.

Parish holds elections for political committees
January 09, 2008 at 2:33 pm
Elections for St. Charles Parish Democratic and Republican Committee members will be held Feb. 9. Selected members will keep their posts from 2008 through 2011.

Rusted cables get a $30 million facelift
January 09, 2008 at 1:33 pm
When the Minnesota Bridge collapsed last year, bridges all over the country, including the Hale Boggs Bridge that spans the Mississippi River in Luling, took the spotlight. Residents began to express concerns and ask questions about the safety of the bridge.

Oldest boat show in town Jan. 9
January 09, 2008 at 12:52 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The 2008 New Orleans Boat Show will be held on Jan. 9 through 13 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in halls H, I and J in New Orleans.

In addition to hundreds of the latest boats and accessories, visitors to the show will find a variety of new features and opportunities to win prizes.

Tickets: $9 for adults, $15 for 2-day adult pass, $5 for kids 13 to 15 years old, children under 12 are admitted FREE.

For more information, visit, www.neworleansboatshow.com or call 504-780-1818.

Local seniors compete in 2007 state olympics
January 09, 2008 at 11:02 am
Results are:

Bowling Singles

•60-64 years: David Ory of Luling, third.

•65-69 years: Wayne Forsythe of LaPlace, first; and Larry Ridlen, LaPlace, third.

•70-74 years: Sam White of LaPlace, third.

•80-84 years: Charles Wisher of LaPlace, first.

MIKE ASKS ...
January 09, 2008 at 10:55 am
Every football fan at this stage of the year asks the same question, “What has happened to the 2007 football season?”

Camera Shootout 2008 Camera Shootout 2008
January 09, 2008 at 10:50 am
“Thirsty Cat” by Dawn M. Farrell got the most votes last week and is the Jan. 3 weekly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.

The Cook's Corner The Cook's Corner
January 09, 2008 at 10:48 am
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.

Herald-Guide People Watch Herald-Guide People Watch
January 09, 2008 at 10:44 am
Working with the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Destrehan High School student Lauren Vidrine’s senior project made quite an impact and attracted 35 volunteers to pick up trash and debris along St. Rose Avenue last month.

They’re Baaack! They’re Baaack!
January 09, 2008 at 10:32 am
Des Allemands’ own science fiction author Lee Stephen steers readers through the trials and tribulations of war in a chaotic world unlike any other with his second novel, Outlaw Trigger.

Heather R. Breaux BLOG
January 09, 2008 at 10:28 am
Herald-Guide Christmas fund helps family who lost everything

When Orvette Smith’s home in New Sarpy was completely destroyed by a fire in early December, we at the Herald-Guide decided that his family - which included 10 children - deserved to be the recipient of our Children’s Christmas Fund.

Camera Shootout 2008
January 09, 2008 at 10:26 am
Calling all photographers! That’s right, it’s time to launch the 2008 version of the Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout photo contest.

Wanted: Red Cross Director
January 09, 2008 at 9:29 am
The American Red Cross Chapter in Luling has been without a director since October when Eric Zammit, former head of the organization, resigned from his position with the nonprofit organization.

When vandals attack
January 09, 2008 at 9:29 am
Teen vandals have wreaked havoc in Destrehan during the past two months by damaging public property.

Contractor charged with bilking local resident after hurricanes
January 09, 2008 at 9:29 am
A St. John the Baptist Parish contractor is being sued for damaged condominiums he built for Hurricane Katrina victims in Orleans Parish, and is also fighting claims from some residents that he kept their deposit money without even building their homes.

Flu vaccine not as effective against season’s dominant strain
Flu vaccine not as effective against season’s dominant strain
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The flu vaccine may not be as effective against this season’s most dominant strain of the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.