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Weather Girl Megan's Extended Forecast
January 31, 2007 at 2:44 pm
Expect a mixed weather bag in the week ahead with chilly temperatures accompanied by clouds, rain and sunshine depending on the day.

•325 Beaupre Dr., Luling for $334,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Felter to Mr. and Mrs. Brian Bernard, Jr. on Jul. 20 Real Estate Transactions
January 31, 2007 at 2:42 pm
The following Real Estate Transactions were taken from the public records at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse. Below you will find purchased homes and vacant land in the St. Charles Parish area. The following transactions primarily took place primarily during the month of January, and a few from the early last year.

Dr. Heli Roy Herald-Guide Exclusive CANCER PREVENTION Interview Excerpt
January 31, 2007 at 2:36 pm
‘Louisiana has higher than national death rates in all cancers, with the Top 4 Cancers for us being lung cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer. For the record, African Americans have much higher death rates than Caucasians in all cancers, both in Louisiana and nationally," says Dr. Heli Roy, LSU AgCenter expert.

New Sarpy teen kills himself playing Russian Roulette
January 31, 2007 at 2:34 pm
A New Sarpy teen shot himself in the head right after telling a close friend of the family a final message - “Tell family I love them.”

Cancer-fighting tips from a doctor; don’t live in fear - take charge now
January 31, 2007 at 2:32 pm
"It’s never too late to begin healthy eating and exercise habits that can slash your chances of getting cancer by 30 percent," says LSU nutritionist Dr. Beth Reames.

Household chemicals
January 31, 2007 at 2:31 pm
Many products used at home, such as soaps and detergents, are meant to be washed down the drain.

Teenager flees parish hospital and drowns in Ashton pond
January 31, 2007 at 2:28 pm
A 17-year-old boy bolted through the double doors of the St. Charles Parish Hospital in a patient’s gown, ran until he reached the Ashton Plantation subdivision, jumped into a pond - and drowned.

CANCER
January 31, 2007 at 2:27 pm
Cancer is a major problem in Louisiana - only two states report more cases.

Power foods that prevent cancer - you don’t have to live in fear of the ‘BIG C’
January 31, 2007 at 2:25 pm
With a clear link between diet and cancer, it is more important than ever to follow a diet low in saturated fat, moderate in mono-unsaturated fat and high in fruits and vegetables.

Bicentennial trivia
January 31, 2007 at 2:18 pm
Enjoy history? Like trivia? You’ve come to the right place.

Because each week in the St. Charles Herald-Guide, we publish seven new historical tidbits in honor of St. Charles Parish’s Bicentennial Year. Here goes:

Parish scholar tells what you ought to know about the Dead Sea Scrolls
January 31, 2007 at 2:09 pm
NOTE: This is the first of a three-part series on the "Origin of the Bible: Human Inventions or Divine Intervention?” by Dr. Brant Pitre of Destrehan. Pitre is a Bible scholar of national renown. For background information or CD's of his Bible studies, visit www.brantpitre.com

Bullying could lead to crime
January 31, 2007 at 2:08 pm
Bullying is a serious concern in the nation’s schools. It is not uncommon to hear that bullying is a part of growing up, but with national experts reporting that bullies identified at age eight are six times more likely to be convicted of a crime by age 24 and five times more likely to end up with serious criminal records by the age of 30, it is clear that the idea that this is a normal part of childhood is only a myth.

Rosa Parks’ historic stand for civil rights - she was even more courageous than you thought
January 31, 2007 at 1:58 pm
We learn much from how we present our heroes. A few years ago, on Martin Luther King. Day, I was interviewed on CNN. So was Rosa Parks, by phone from Los Angeles. “We’re very honored to have her,” said the host. “Rosa Parks was the woman who wouldn’t go to the back of the bus.

I'm not keen on school millage increase
January 31, 2007 at 1:56 pm
In the Jan. 18, 2007 issue of your newspaper, the St. Charles Parish school board said if voters fail to renew two separate millages on March 31, 2007, schools could go bankrupt or close and teachers might have to be fired.

Thank God for that state next door
January 31, 2007 at 1:53 pm
U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, D-LA made the following statement on WWL-TV in New Orleans:

D.B. Mollaire pastors at two churches in St. Charles Parish: Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ama and Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Norco.

The tip of the spear of freedom ... the historical black church
January 31, 2007 at 1:49 pm
Langston Hughes once said, “We are not where we ought to be, we are not where we should be, but thank God we are not where we were.”

We've had embarrassing moments since Katrina
January 31, 2007 at 1:41 pm
Pres. George W. Bush did goof when he did not mention the continued resurrection from Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast as one of the nation’s major concerns. But it wasn’t really a big deal. Words will not heal us.

Off to College and Beyond with Eric LeBlanc Off to College and Beyond with Eric LeBlanc
January 31, 2007 at 1:32 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 scored a team-high 25 points to go along with 3 assists and 2 rebounds in the Gold Rush's victory over SUNO last Thursday. He also led the team with 21 points to go along with 3 assists, a rebound and a steal in the team's victory over Dillard on Saturday. He also had 15 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals in the Gold Rush's victory over William Carey last Monday

90-year-old Hahnville business shutting doors
90-year-old Hahnville business shutting doors
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After nearly 90 years in business, during which time only one family has owned and operated it, Madere’s Garage in Hahnville is closing.