Dan Juneau




Charter schools are making a difference
October 04, 2007 at 7:03 am
Recently released scores for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as “The Nation’s Report Card,” show that charter schools in Louisiana are outperforming charter schools nationally and are holding their own with traditional public schools in both Louisiana and the nation, as a whole. After a bumpy start, the charter school initiative in Louisiana appears to be paying dividends. Perhaps nowhere is that underscored more than in the newly formed charter school alliance in New Orleans.

Economy sick when government is the top employer
October 04, 2007 at 7:02 am
According to the story from the Associated Press, while overall job growth in LA has slowed, government job growth (particularly state government) continues to lead all other job producing segments of the economy.

Georges hopes to parlay business success into political win
October 04, 2007 at 6:59 am
By MELINDA DESLATTE

Associated Press Writer


NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ John Georges has never been an elected public official. Instead, he's been making millions in the business world. And he wants to make sure voters in the governor's race know that.

Tulane-LSU rivalry still has life
October 04, 2007 at 6:57 am
Having been a Tulane Greenie all my life, I went to the Tulane-LSU game Saturday with a bit of trepidation.

32 years ago: Mimosa swimmers remembered
September 27, 2007 at 9:00 am
Can you remember the summer of 1975? If so, and if your were a member of the Mimosa Park swim, then this picture just might bring back memories of fun in the sun at the Mimosa swimming pool.

LSU, as good as advertised
September 27, 2007 at 8:58 am
With the New Orleans Saints hosting a nationally televised Monday night affair against the Tennessee Titans this week, it was the LSU Tigers that had football’s center stage this past weekend.

Helping HANDS
September 27, 2007 at 8:57 am
The R. K. Smith volleyball team was visited by the Hahnville High School volleyball team and received instruction on techniques, drills and exercises to help make them a better team.

Defense makes Hahnville contender
September 27, 2007 at 8:56 am
The Hahnville Tigers' defense continued to overpower their opponents last week, picking up their third shutout in four games with a 34-0 win over O. Perry Walker.

Wildcats attempt to K.O. John Ehret
September 27, 2007 at 8:53 am
Behind 28-first quarter points, the Destrehan Wildcats had little trouble improving to 4-0 on the season by blanking Higgins 45-0 last Friday in a game where both the offense and defense showed consistency for all four quarters.

People Watch People Watch
September 27, 2007 at 8:44 am
The River Region Arts and Humanities Council hosted its sixth annual Fleur De The’ on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Ormond Country Club in Destrehan.

DOUBLE RAINBOW. This close up view of the rainbow’s bands was taken on Highway 90 in Des Allemands. Somewhere over Highway 90
September 27, 2007 at 8:42 am
The first day of autumn in Des Allemands was crowned with overcast skies, a few rain showers and the phenomenal optical illusion of that of a double rainbow over Highway 90, pictured at right.

BODYFLOW is a combination of tai chi, pilates and yoga. Celebrating her 40th birthday next month, Michelle says strength training keeps the body young. Fitness Moms
September 27, 2007 at 8:38 am
The women were sweaty but happy, with the endorphins still pumped up from the work out at Viking Fitness Center on Paul Maillard Road in Luling. A very fit mother of three, Michelle Oubre, had just taught her favorite class - Bodyflow, and the hour had flown by - helped along by funny comments cracked by the exercisers.

Best of the Net
September 27, 2007 at 8:36 am
How to tell the sex of a fly?

Camera Shootout 2007 Camera Shootout 2007
September 27, 2007 at 8:35 am
“Shopping Spree” by Destiny Borne got the most votes last week and is the Sept. 20 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2007 photo contest.

Heather R. Breaux BLOG
September 27, 2007 at 8:33 am
It's 10 o'clock on Tuesday night and I have yet to finish my weekly column. And it's not that I have nothing to say or don't want to write, I just can't get my thoughts in order long enough to form a complete sentence. By the morning it'll be time for the newspaper to go to press and I will have been on deadline for almost 24 hours.

Speculation on coming of Christ is reaching crescendo
September 27, 2007 at 8:31 am
By Michael Brown, spiritdaily.com

In the years since the French Revolution, there have been numerous predictions of the Second Coming, or at least some kind of major manifestation of Christ.

Sheriff's Reports
September 27, 2007 at 8:29 am
Suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

Real Estate Transactions
September 27, 2007 at 8:27 am
Boutte

•Lot A-38 Boutte Estates Subdivision, Boutte for $19,000 from Futura Enterprises, INC to Clarence Young, Jr. on Sept. 17

Lifestyles

Humane Society Pet of the Week: Miss Kitty
Humane Society Pet of the Week: Miss Kitty
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Miss Kitty, a 1-year-old fluffy torti...
Hurst Girl Power group creates giant wreaths for the holidays
Hurst Girl Power group creates giant wreaths for the holidays
Members of the Harry Hurst Middle School Girl Power group are pictured showing off...

Tacky Christmas sweater run held in Luling Saturday
Tacky Christmas sweater run held in Luling Saturday
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Residents looking to spend some time in the crisp winter air should don their tackiest Christmas sweater and head to Monsanto Park in Luling on Saturday for a 2-mile run that will raise funds to fight human trafficking.