Lifestyles




Fattest cat in the parish crowned King Kong Kitty tilts the scales at 26 lbs.
December 13, 2006 at 11:54 am
The scales have stopped shaking. The pounds have been calculated. And Taz, a 26-pound feline from Luling, has been crowned as the Herald-Guide's 2006 King Kong Kitty.

MONEYTALK
December 13, 2006 at 11:47 am
Dear Mr. Suffrin: I am 16 years old. I just got my first job at a pet store, but I am confused about the allowances section I need to fill out on the W-4 worksheet. If my parents are claiming me on their taxes, then what allowances should I claim? Also, can you explain to me the different taxes that will be taken out of my paycheck and what they are for? -Curious About Taxes, Destrehan

Notes from Destrehan & Hahnville High Schools
December 13, 2006 at 11:39 am
The theme for Destrehan’s annual Winter Formal dance was "Frozen in Time" and the king and queen of the evening were Tristan Babin and Brittany McCray, chosen by their classmates. Some opinions on the dance are:

Ask Nattie
December 13, 2006 at 11:34 am
Nattie Swan is St. Charles Parish’s best new advice columnist for kids and their parents. Let her help you. Send questions to editor@heraldguide.com

A man's best friend
December 13, 2006 at 11:31 am
While grocery shopping after work one evening I bumped into an old friend I hadn't seen in several years.

LAUGH
December 13, 2006 at 11:17 am
You can add years to your life and enjoy the best possible health your genes will allow - just by laughing a lot.

OBITIUARIES
December 06, 2006 at 3:27 pm
COMARDELLE

Doris B. Comardelle, on Monday, November 27, 2006 at 10:14 P.M. in Luling, LA. Beloved wife of the late Roy Paul Comardelle. Mother of Roy A. Comardelle, Betty C. Meacham, Diane C. Rome, Pamela C. Schaubhut and the late Dwayne J. Comardelle. Daughter of the late Henry and Anita Leonard Bergeron. Sister of Leroy Bergeron and the late Standley, Clifton, Henry Bergeron, Thelma Oursi, Stella LeBoeuf and Alice Babin. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by 1 grandchild. Age 78 years. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral. A Mass of Christan Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Paradis, LA, on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. Interment Sunset Cemetery, Bayou Gauche, LA. Visitation from 9:00 A.M. until funeral time Wednesday at the church. Falgout Funeral Homesin charge of arrangements.


6 of serial killer’s victims were from SC Parish
December 06, 2006 at 3:06 pm


At least six of the 23 murders committed by suspected serial killer Ronald Dominique, 42 of Houma, occurred in St. Charles Parish.

Hahnville High School exchange student couldn’t be happier with his new host family in Luling
December 06, 2006 at 2:54 pm
There’s no greater feeling than having a place to call home - even if you are on the other side of the world from the home you were born and raised in.

Norco’s Christmas parade - after a 1-yr Katrina layoff, it’s back ... with bells on Norco’s Christmas parade - after a 1-yr Katrina layoff, it’s back ... with bells on
December 06, 2006 at 2:50 pm
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina blew the annual Norco Christmas Parade away. But you can’t keep a great event down for long, and this year it was back and bigger and better than ever.

Yes, Virginia, there IS a St. Nicholas
December 06, 2006 at 2:40 pm
The true story of Santa Claus begins with a very real person - Nicholas - who was born during the third century in the village of Patara.

At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young.

Off to College...and Beyond
December 06, 2006 at 2:38 pm
This week's Off to College and Beyond Player of the Week is Southern Illinois defensive back and HHS grad Craig Turner who had 11 tackles, 2 pass deflections, a forced fumble, an 18-yard kick return and 13-yard punt return in the Salukis' loss to Montana on Saturday.

Moneytalk with Al Suffrin
December 06, 2006 at 2:38 pm
Dear Mr. Suffrin: I am a 16-year-old high school student and my parents say that I need to learn financial responsibility with my allowance and the money I earn from babysitting. My parents give me $20 a week for the chores that I do around the house, and I usually make $50 each week from babysitting neighborhood kids after school and on the weekends.

Most of the things that I need are purchased by my parents, and I normally use my money to buy special things that I want like movie tickets or a new CD.

What percentage of the $70 I earn each week be put towards my savings? Also, should I set a "savings goal" to make sure that my personal savings never falls below a certain amount?

-Interested in saving, Norco

The St. Rose library is so good they ought to open it more often
December 06, 2006 at 2:35 pm
I've been an avid reader, a book collector, and a big fan of libraries for as long as I can remember. I enrolled in the summer reading program every year as a kid, I enrolled my daughter when she was a toddler, and I continue to use the local libraries for various reasons. When my computer crashed, the library's computers allowed me to check my e-mail. When I needed to do research, I used the library's subscription to the expensive genealogy website. I continually borrow books, I belong to one of the book discussion groups, and I've even been known to use a meeting room from time to time.

Reggie B breakout
December 06, 2006 at 2:34 pm
Ever since the New Orleans Saints selected USC Heisman trophy winning halfback Reggie Bush in the first round of the 2006 draft, all Saints fans have waited for a break-out game for the player Saints wide receiver Joe Horn deemed “Baby Matrix.”

How children were taught to love God in 1855
December 06, 2006 at 2:31 pm
CHAPTER IX. ABOUT SALVATION.
MY DEAR CHILD - Have you thought about the sad truths of which I told you in the last chapters?

Believe it: SC Catholic CAN whip J.T. Curtis
December 06, 2006 at 2:23 pm
Impossible. It's impossible for St. Charles Catholic to beat J.T Curtis, right? Impossible. Just like it was impossible for UCLA to beat USC this past weekend.

Can you top this?
December 06, 2006 at 2:21 pm
Every Christmas, Sally and Dean Church of Luling bring in a giant Christmas tree to celebrate the season. And when we say giant, we mean giant - this beauty is 16-feet tall.


4 arrested in connection with St. Rose murder
4 arrested in connection with St. Rose murder
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A New Orleans man was shot to death on Kennedy Street in St. Rose on Monday morning in what St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne called a drug deal gone bad.