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Well blow me down! Louisiana’s a Top 20 tornado state ... in fact, we’re No. 5
February 14, 2007 at 3:16 pm
As part of an ongoing study of tornadic risk in the United States, the VorTek company of Huntsville, Alabama has released the rankings of the Top 20 tornado-prone states for the month of February.

Don’t let lottery crooks sucker you out of your money: Sheriff
February 14, 2007 at 3:16 pm
St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne warns residents about a new scam that was previously reported - but deserves an update.

Crime’s out of control, but Jindal’s got a plan Crime’s out of control, but Jindal’s got a plan
February 14, 2007 at 3:12 pm
The first days of 2007 were filled with numerous reports of murders in New Orleans, with the number of those killed reaching in the double digits even before the second week of the year had concluded. One shooting even occurred as the victim was holding his two-year-old son and watched as his Harvard-educated wife was gunned down.

Luling grad student’s work is, well ... ‘pretty as a picture’ Luling grad student’s work is, well ... ‘pretty as a picture’
February 14, 2007 at 3:07 pm
Ann Gassen of Luling, a graduate student in art at Louisiana Tech in Ruston, has been accepted in the eMerging Artists Exhibit hosted by the Morrison Institute for the Arts in Natchitoches. Her entry? That’s it pictured at left.

United Way’s ‘Wall of Success’ honors past, present & future
February 14, 2007 at 3:04 pm
February will be remembered as a historic month for the United Way of St. Charles, and February 15th will be remembered as a daylong celebration of the agency’s past, present and future with the kickoff set for 10:15 a.m. at the United Way of St. Charles offices at 13207 River Road in Luling.

DHS Teacher of the Year
February 14, 2007 at 3:03 pm
Joey Brady has been named Destrehan High School’s Teacher of the Year.

Ethel S's Teacher of the Year
February 14, 2007 at 3:02 pm
‘She’s a phenomenal teacher and credit to the profession.’

- Karen Naquin

Somebody’s nuts and it AIN’T me
February 14, 2007 at 3:01 pm
Have you read the headlines lately? In case you missed them, here are a few recent highlights:

Ogden. What's Happening Feb. 15-22
February 14, 2007 at 2:53 pm
Why be bored? There's LOTS happening in St. Charles Parish this week. Read on to find out more ...

Four ladies from St. Charles Parish were chosen for the VooDoo Doll Dance Team. Meet the ST. CHARLES VooDoo Dolls
February 14, 2007 at 2:49 pm
The New Orleans VooDoo arena football organization has chosen four St. Charles Parish ladies as part of the 2007 VooDoo Dolls Dance Team. They are Jenna Faul, Annie Johnson, Kara Jefferson and Emily Griffin.

Whither goest the weather?
February 14, 2007 at 2:46 pm
Only weeks after former Vice President Al Gore released his film about how the earth is heating up, this country has had its most bitter cold winter in recent history.

Bicentennial trivia ... celebrating our parish’s 200th B-day
February 14, 2007 at 2:45 pm
Enjoy history? Like trivia? You’ve come to the right place. Because each week on this page, we publish historical tibits in honor of our Bicentennial Year. Here goes:

It’s time to plan the future and rebuild Louisiana
February 14, 2007 at 2:43 pm
Louisiana Speaks is looking for a regional vision to steer the restoration and rebuilding of storm ravaged south Louisiana.

John Edwards ‘blog team’ is playing dirty pool with Christian groups
February 14, 2007 at 2:41 pm
I like a good blog as much as the next computer geek—but I have to admit, it is possible for bloggers to go beyond the limits of sound reason, good taste, and religious sensitivity.

What’s trashier - Anna or TV that made her an icon
February 14, 2007 at 2:38 pm
“She was entropy porn at its finest.”—Cintra Wilson, Salon

You would think that Mother Teresa had just died all over again the way the media—especially television—is covering every nuance of the life and death of Anna Nicole Smith.

Cash for college
February 14, 2007 at 2:34 pm
With thousands of kids across Louisiana preparing for college, and federal money up for grabs, students in St. Charles Parish should apply for assistance now to avoid losing out on getting the help they need to pay for school expenses.

Haz mat team. TERROR DRILL 'WAS SCARY'
February 14, 2007 at 2:27 pm
Emails and phone messages went out all across St. Charles Parish to alert residents that increased police activity was part of an intense training exercise involving a Homeland Security terror drill - no one was really in danger.

Off to College and Beyond with Eric LeBlanc Off to College and Beyond with Eric LeBlanc
February 14, 2007 at 2:25 pm
Player of the Week

This week's Off to College and Beyond Player of the Week is Xavier guard and DHS grad Mark Stewart who led the Gold Rush with 22 points to go along with 3 rebounds and 2 steals in the team's victory over Spring Hill last Thursday.

Lifestyles

Book Reviews - ”The Troop”
Book Reviews - "The Troop"
Nick Cutter’s The Troop is exactly what it says on the front cover: a book of terror....
Kindergarteners hard at work
Kindergarteners hard at work
At Mimosa Park Elementary, the kindergarteners are hard at work....

State cancels plan  for Highway 90 median
State cancels plan for Highway 90 median
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Following public outcry from residents, business owners and state and local officials, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has canceled plans to install a median with four turning lanes on Highway 90 through Boutte.