Letter to the Editor

Questions asked on potential fire department violations
April 18, 2008 at 9:43 am
Dear Editor:
The letter below has been sent to Sheriff Greg Champagne. I hope that you will publish it, as I believe many people have the same questions that I do and we all would like to know that when his investigation is complete, we will have the answers to the questions below made public.

Calling all moms! Club holds meeting
April 18, 2008 at 9:20 am
DESTREHAN - The MOMS Club of Kenner, Destrehan and LaPlace is holding an open house on Friday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kenner City Park located on the corner of Loyola Avenue and Vintage street in Kenner.

The club will have a bounce house, treasure hunt and refreshments. The Kenner Fire Department and Kenner Police Department will be there to perform car seat checks and fingerprinting.

For more information call Melanie Kennedy at 504-458-1226.

Destrehan software guru survives helicopter crash Destrehan software guru survives helicopter crash
April 16, 2008 at 3:53 pm
Destrehan native Jack Cali didn’t think twice when he traded racing Corvettes around a Nevada speedway for a helicopter-style view of the western United States.

Death of 8-year-old child highlights abuse prevention Death of 8-year-old child highlights abuse prevention
April 16, 2008 at 2:48 pm
Keep telling and telling and telling until somebody listens.

Sheriff's Reports
April 16, 2008 at 2:19 pm
•Sharon Jones, 27, of 5155 Barras St. in St. James was arrested on April 4 and charged with DWI, possession of marijuana and illegal tint.

Government could soon have power to ban nicotine
April 16, 2008 at 2:18 pm
Landmark legislation making its way to the House floor would shift responsibility of regulating tobacco products to the Food and Drug Administration, which will likely lead to bigger warning labels and the removal of dangerous additives in cigarettes.

Outspoken councilwoman doing her best for East Bank Outspoken councilwoman doing her best for East Bank
April 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm
Carolyn Schexnaydre, councilwoman-at-large from the East Bank, has been embroiled in a lot of controversy lately because of a resolution she wrote urging an investigation to clear Councilman and St. Rose Fire Chief Larry Cochran, along with his department.

Museum moving into Destrehan Plantation
April 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm
Destrehan Plantation's Caire House will soon be the home to a unique museum that plans to interpret the historical integrity of St. Charles Parish for present and future generations.

Students get the chance to become ‘satellite’ film stars
April 16, 2008 at 2:16 pm
Enterprising students from both Hahnville and Destrehan will get the chance to show-off their own films at the Satellite Center's third annual Video and Animation Festival.

Legislative mandates increase cost of insurance
April 16, 2008 at 2:14 pm
Sometimes it is true indeed that the more things change, the more they remain the same. That may be the case with our new Legislature and the issue of health insurance mandates.

Catholics are upset but Pope is making headway
April 16, 2008 at 2:13 pm
The Catholic Church has made the headlines this week, first with the closing and merging of many churches in the Archdiocese of New Orleans and now with the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI in Washington.

Spillway’s opening is historical
April 16, 2008 at 2:12 pm
The opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway earmarks a decade long event in St. Charles Parish.

Monsanto expansion creates 380 new jobs
April 16, 2008 at 2:07 pm
Monsanto will make an investment of up to $196 million over the next 18 months at its glyphosate manufacturing facility in Luling, a move that will lead to the hiring of close to 400 people.

TOGETHER AGAIN. New Orleans VooDoo kicker and HHS alumni Alex Romero visits with two of his high school coaches Kade Rogers and Frank Harding on April 5.
Hahnville High baseball celebrates VooDoo style
April 16, 2008 at 11:22 am
On April 5, the Hahnville High School baseball team defeated Destrehan 4-3, but this powerhouse group of boys wouldn’t be the only ones to celebrate that day.

Louisiana Hurricanes finish first in Starz Sports tourney Louisiana Hurricanes finish first in Starz Sports tourney
April 16, 2008 at 11:20 am
The Louisiana Hurricanes 10U girls softball team recently finished 1st place in the Starz Sports tournament held in Brusly.

St. Charles Cyclones take all in Lafreniere Gator Classic St. Charles Cyclones take all in Lafreniere Gator Classic
April 16, 2008 at 11:19 am
The St. Charles Cyclones a Div 1 Boys U19 team recently won the Championship at the Lafreniere Soccer Club Gator Classic Soccer Fest the weekend of March 29th. Team members bottom row, l to r:

St. Charles Borromeo Gatorade Saints Camp St. Charles Borromeo Gatorade Saints Camp
April 16, 2008 at 11:17 am
St. Charles Borromeo Students from the second and eighth grades were given the opportunity to enjoy a field day with the New Orleans Saints Jr. Gatorade Training Camp during two separate sessions.

Shortfall projected in Saints, Hornets payments
April 16, 2008 at 11:16 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana is short of what it owes the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Hornets by more than $6 million this year under the state's contractual obligations to the pro sports teams. And the shortfall is expected to more than triple next year.

St. Charles Parish remembering Katrina
St. Charles Parish remembering Katrina
I got a phone call from a friend who worked at a contractor that was doing clean up at the Murphy oil spill in St. Bernard Parish after Katrina.

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