The Watchdog




Murder madness in N.O. ... you don’t know the half of it
January 24, 2007 at 1:53 pm
As of this writing, 15 murders have been reported in New Orleans in the first 21 days of the year. At that rate the city is on its way to over 350 murders in 2007. There were three more shootings over the weekend, but as far as we know all three victims remain alive.

At the sound of the beep
January 24, 2007 at 1:51 pm
Editor: I hope everybody votes for the school millage renewal that you talked about in the Herald-Guide. Heaven forbid we have to shut the schools and fire the teachers. That wouldn’t do at all.

20 Ormond Trace, Destrehan for $539,000 from Dulymus McCallister to Gregory Deris on Jan. 5 Real Estate Transactions
January 24, 2007 at 1:51 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 December and the beginning of January.

Open letter to every parent - from every child
January 24, 2007 at 1:39 pm
Note to readers: This week's “open letter” column is something that's been weighing on my mind since I attended my daughter's high school open house and heard, yet again, how only the parents of the "good kids" seem to show up. - Barbara

VIPs
January 24, 2007 at 1:35 pm
Melissa Louque an RN in the River Parishes Hospital’s Women’s Services department, is a Four Star Employee.

Baseball, softball sign up
January 24, 2007 at 1:33 pm
The Mimosa Booster Club is will hold it’s annual baseball and softball registration Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Lakewood Elementary School cafeteria.

Get your fried fish from HHS band
January 24, 2007 at 1:30 pm
The Hahnville High School Band Boosters will sponsor a lunch special on Friday, Feb. 16.

LSU tix going up, but still a bargain at $40
January 24, 2007 at 1:26 pm
Going up! LSU plans to raise ticket prices for the upcoming season. If approved by the university’s board of supervisors, the base price of a single ticket will jump from $36 to $40 for non-SEC games - with premier games costing $45.

Player of the Week Off to college and beyond ... with Eric LeBlanc
January 24, 2007 at 1:23 pm
Player of the week

This week's Off to College and Beyond Player of the Week is LSU swimmer and DHS grad Kevin Braud who won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 49.08 seconds and the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:47.36 at the Texas A&M meet on Saturday. He also placed second in the 200-yard medley relay (1:30.83) and sixth in the 100-yard butterfly (51.07).

GO BABY! Guy Breaux of Luling roots for, well ... YOU know. Season ends, but future is bright for the black and gold
January 24, 2007 at 1:17 pm
While some will be disappointed about the way the Saints ended this magical season, some will also look forward to the future for this football team.

Play ball! Play ball!
January 24, 2007 at 1:10 pm
Softball is in full swing

Softball practice is under way at Destrehan High School and new coach Jacob Thompson has high hopes for his dedicated team.

WHO DAT love dem Saints? WE DAT
January 24, 2007 at 1:01 pm
The clock finally struck midnight for the Cinderella New Orleans Saints.

Ask Nattie
January 24, 2007 at 12:58 pm
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.

DC think tank: Louisiana economy is a stinker
January 24, 2007 at 12:57 pm
A Washington study group has trashed Louisiana’s business climate for the second time in as many years, saying the state’s economy continues to lag behind other states in three key areas.

High-powered speakers on tap for insurance ‘boot camp’
January 24, 2007 at 12:53 pm
Louisiana’s Legislative Women’s Caucus launches its first annual “Boot Camp” on insurance and economic development Jan. 27.

NOW THAT’S A PIE. Jacqueline Diaz knows a little something about pizzas - as owner of Rotolo’s Pizzeria, in Luling, she serves them up every day. Your favorite pizza topping reveals the hidden you
January 24, 2007 at 12:52 pm
The toppings you order up for your pizza reveal your personality with pinpoint accuracy, says a psychologist.

CRACK-COCAINE driver booked after wild car chase, say police
January 24, 2007 at 12:41 pm
It wasn’t the Dukes of Hazzard - it was the real thing.


IT’S OFFICIAL Snookie’s running for parish president
January 24, 2007 at 12:36 pm
The cat is finally out of the bag: Clayton “Snookie” Faucheux, vice chairman for St. Charles Parish, says he’s runing for parish president.

Lifestyles

St. Charles Arts Guild holds art workshop for adults
St. Charles Arts Guild holds art workshop for adults
Over 20 people attended an arts fair held by the St. Charles Art Guild Oct. 9 at...
Kindergarteners hard at work
Kindergarteners hard at work
At Mimosa Park Elementary, the kindergarteners are hard at work....

Destrehan runs over Central Lafourche, 42-7
Destrehan runs over Central Lafourche, 42-7
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Destrehan used its powerful ground attack to cruise past Central Lafourche 42-7 on Friday.