Lifestyles




Destrehan dance studio offering summer classes for kids and adults who dance
May 23, 2007 at 12:28 pm
•Princess Performance Camp: for 6 to 8 years of age on Monday through Friday from June 18 to June 29 from 9:30 am to noon. This program is a special program for the young student.

2 killed in 4-car crash on Hwy 90
May 23, 2007 at 12:27 pm
Louisiana State Police investigated an early morning four-vehicle crash on Hwy. 90 at the St. Charles Parish line that claimed the lives of two people, one from Des Allemands. Two other people, both from Luling, were injured.

All-pro safety Ed Reed announces a new golf tournament to benefit the Football giant Ed Reed comes HOME for charity golf tourney
May 23, 2007 at 12:22 pm
Baltimore Ravens all-pro safety and former Destrehan football standout Ed Reed showed up to his alma-mater to announce the recent addition to his charitable foundation that serves the St. Charles Parish area with the Ed Reed/Valero St. Charles Golf Classic.

26 tons of hazardous waste dumped at collection event
May 23, 2007 at 12:21 pm
St. Charles Parish’s ninth annual hazardous materials collection day was the most successful event so far, with a staggering 26 tons of dangerous waste brought in by residents for recycling and disposal.

Cops: Gal ran up big shopping bill in another woman’s name
May 23, 2007 at 12:19 pm
A Luling woman was arrested by Louisiana State Police and charged with three counts of identity theft after allegedly charging several items from a television-shopping channel in another woman’s name.

Armed robbers arrested in Boutte after car chase
May 23, 2007 at 12:17 pm
Two LaPlace men were arrested and charged with armed robbery after holding up two Hahnville men at gunpoint, according to reports from the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Jimmy Carter gets our ‘Rotten Peanut’ award for calling George Bush ‘America’s worst president’
May 23, 2007 at 12:14 pm
It’s refreshing to see two former presidents, Bill Clinton and H. W. Bush, work side by side to benefit humanity.
Together, they raised millions of dollars to benefit victims of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean and Hurricane Katrina. In the process, they said nice things about each other, even though they were from opposing parties.

TV news ought to be labeled ‘dangerous’ ... because it is
May 23, 2007 at 12:11 pm
Anyone who relies exclusively on television news reporting for insight into what’s happening in the world is making a serious mistake.

Destrehan High star in the spirit of giving
May 23, 2007 at 12:09 pm
Many professional football players have a lot to be proud of in addition to what they do on the gridiron. They use their off time to promote charitable causes as we have seen right here in New Orleans, the home of the Saints.

Summer reading programs are a kid’s best friend, says Barbara
May 23, 2007 at 12:06 pm
By the time this column hits the paper local school kids will have already started their summer vacation.

Schools choose firms to help them recover after a disaster
May 23, 2007 at 12:04 pm
When FEMA asked the St. Charles Parish School board to develop a plan that would help them “expedite recovery” following a natural disaster, members responded by voting to accept proposals for emergency construction and restoration services. And the winners are: Frickey Brothers Construction and Quality Wholesale and Janitorial Supply.

Lawmen killed in the line of duty are remembered in emotional ceremony
May 23, 2007 at 12:03 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s office held its annual memorial service at the courthouse for law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

HHS report card: school ‘shows progress’
May 23, 2007 at 12:00 pm
In her “school report card” for Hahnville High, principal Barbara Fuselier stressed how attendance affects students scores for better and for worse - and also the need for a solution to the dropout problem.

Council puts brakes on Norco speed limit changes
May 23, 2007 at 11:57 am
St. Charles Parish Council members agreed to table two proposals at a regular bi-monthly meeting - an ordinance to decrease speed limits in Norco, and a proposal to give a company permission to expand a landfill in Killona.

River Parishes choose 2007 coach of the year River Parishes choose 2007 coach of the year
May 16, 2007 at 3:55 pm
Congratulations to Hahnville High School baseball coach, Kade Rogers (pictured right), who was named “Coach of the Year” for District 5-5A and for the River Parishes.

River Parish Mudcats win 2 championships River Parish Mudcats win 2 championships
May 16, 2007 at 3:53 pm
The River Parish Mudcats, a 12-year-old select team representing St. Charles and St. John Parishes, captured tournament championships at the Monster Slam USSSA Tournament held in Belle Chasse the weekend of April 21 to 22 and the Big Barrel Challenge held at Robert Park in Gonzales on May 6 and 7.

Hahnville High soccer boys make All-District
May 16, 2007 at 3:52 pm
Congratulations to the following HHS Boys Soccer Players who were named to the All-District, Division I-5A, District VI Soccer Team.

Saints players visit St. Charles Borromeo Saints players visit St. Charles Borromeo
May 16, 2007 at 3:51 pm
St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan held their annual All Sports Athletic Banquet, which honored the following teams: flag football, volleyball, boys and girls basketball, baseball, softball, cheerleading, and dance team.

Jindal wants Common Core out of state, but school system has praised program
Jindal wants Common Core out of state, but school system has praised program
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Gov. Bobby Jindal has recently backtracked on his earlier support for Louisiana’s participation in the Common Core State Standard program that aims to improve critical thinking skills for students while toughening up standardized tests.