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Norco man fires gun at wife in wild squabble
October 11, 2006 at 3:20 pm
A 46-year-old man was charged with attempted first-degree murder after he shot at his wife with a high-powered Glock 40-cal. handgun at their home in Norco, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office reports.

Frickey says no meal is complete without him glugging down a big bottle of water. My friends call me Hercules, you can call me, 'Sir!'
October 11, 2006 at 3:15 pm
Mild-mannered Jason Frickey is 43 years old and an insulin-dependent diabetic. But that doesn't stop the 195-pound Des Allemands iron-man from bench-pressing over twice his weight - a personal-best 455 pounds.

Rep. Smith & family hit back at rumors
October 11, 2006 at 3:06 pm
Rep. Gary Smith Jr., D-Norco, has been turning up in the press a lot lately but not entirely because of his work as a state legislator.

Tired of your old plants? Trade them at the Oktober Fest
October 11, 2006 at 3:01 pm
The German Coast Farmers Market will celebrate its Oktober Fest on Saturday, Oct. 21.

Man shot in the face with a 12-gauge - & he’s still alive
October 11, 2006 at 2:59 pm
A 25-year-old Boutte man was charged with attempted second-degree murder after he blasted another man in the face with a 12-gauge shotgun, say cops.

Laque gives FEMA a ‘coonass earful’ in levee-lobby effort
October 11, 2006 at 2:53 pm
For a year now. Albert Laque has been pleading with higher-ups to protect St. Charles Parish with levees on both the east and west banks of the Mississippi.

'Paradox of Our Time': Comic didn’t write it, but everyone thinks he did
October 04, 2006 at 2:00 pm
There are no guardrails on the information highway, and The Paradox of Our Time, a "think piece" featured on the Spirit Weekly page in our last issue, is an excellent example of how the Internet can create seeming realities that have no more substance than smoke or mist.

Fight colds, flu, ‘superbugs' and more with doctor’s immune-booster salad
October 04, 2006 at 1:54 pm
You can protect yourself against illness and enjoy optimal good health by tossing up an immune-boosting "super salad" that a nutrition expert created exclusively for Herald-Guide readers who don't like getting sick.

WAS SHE REALLY TALKING to Our Lady? It certainly looks that way in this 2002 photograph snapped by her mother. Miracle of the Talking Virgin and the Baby Who Heard Her
October 04, 2006 at 1:54 pm
This riveting photograph has traveled the world in newspapers and e-mails read by millions of people - and no wonder: Baby Anna DiMaggio, of LaPlace, not only appears to be talking with the statue of Mary in her family's garden, her father, Andrew DiMaggio, says she WAS talking to the Virgin ... and the Virgin was talking back.

This just in: LSU-UCLA study proves ... Obesity, heart disease FEAR tasty salads This just in: LSU-UCLA study proves ... Obesity, heart disease FEAR tasty salads
October 04, 2006 at 1:49 pm
Eating just one salad a day provides even greater health benefits than doctors and nutritionists previously thought, says eye-opening new research.

Obituaries
October 04, 2006 at 1:47 pm
AICKLEN
Shauna Faith Aicklen of Luling on Thurs., Sept. 21, 2006. Beloved daughter of Kelley Chubb Aicklen and Joey Aicklen, III. Sister of Jessica. Also survived by a host of family and friends. Age 4 1/2 months. Relatives and friends of the family were invited to attend the Funeral Services at Mothe Funeral Home, 7040 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero, LA on Wed., Sept. 27, 2006 at 1 p.m. Visitation at the funeral home was on Wed., Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. until Funeral time. Interment was privately held at a later date.

Dr. Rodney Lafon: Parents are a child’s most important teachers. R-E-S-P-E-C-T
October 04, 2006 at 1:44 pm
St. Charles Parish Public Schools has launched a new "character-education initiative" designed to teach children the importance of acting responsibly and fairly and treating themselves and others with respect.

Pope Benedict's remarks about Islam got him in hot water, but ...
October 04, 2006 at 1:42 pm
EDITOR'S NOTE: With Pope Benedict on the hot seat after remarks he made about Islam in a speech etc., we found it interesting to look back at the words of another pontiff who spoke about Muslims and Allah openly, respectfully and in candor: John Paul II, published these remarks in “Crossing the Threshold of Hope.”

Playful pooch needs lots of TLC Playful pooch needs lots of TLC
October 04, 2006 at 1:39 pm
Ozzy, an owner surrender, is available for adoption at the St. Charles Parish Humane Society.

Hahnville High School's Coach Valdin gets drenched with water after his 100th victory. Saints aren't perfect but they can still make the playoffs, says Mike
October 04, 2006 at 1:35 pm
Everyone following the wild football odyssey of the New Orleans Saints knew winning times would come to an end - very few clubs go undefeated in the NFL these days. But even in defeat, you have to admit our guys were impressive.

Beaubouef says that after parish workers cut the grass, they still leave trash behind.  This is a picture of Panther Run in Destrehan Open letter to St. Charles Parish President Albert Laque, Councilman ‘Ram’ Ramchandran and Public Works Director Greg Bush:
October 04, 2006 at 1:32 pm
Gentlemen, parish work crews are finally cutting grass in Ormond subdivision, but let's face it, we're not seeing any real improvement. The Pipeline was cut, but only about half-way.

Hat’s off to parish honor-roll kids: 612 Destrehan students make the grade & we name every one of them
October 04, 2006 at 1:32 pm
Brittany Abate, Ashley Able, Meghan Adams, Brittany Aitken, Jessica Albanese, Brittany Allesandro, Stephanie Allotto, Steve Alvarado, Chelsea Anderson, Robbie Anderson, Jake Andry, Amber Arceneaux, Ashley Arrington, Katie Arrington, Ahmi Atsina, Britny Aubert, Alyssa Aucoin, Rickey Aucoin,

Amendments could help save coast
October 04, 2006 at 1:30 pm
It used to be voters in Louisiana voted consistently against proposed constitutional amendments. That's when they had up to 52 proposals for voters to meditate on while in the voting booth.

$2.3 million cardiac clinic will save lives, CEO says
$2.3 million cardiac clinic will save lives, CEO says
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Less than three months after opening a state-of-the-art cardiac catheter lab that has already treated more than 60 patients, St. Charles Parish Hospital officially unveiled a $2.3 million cardiac care clinic.