Vitter comes to St. Charles Vitter comes to St. Charles
June 07, 2006 at 3:27 pm
Washington, D.C. Ė U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced satellite office hours for St. Charles Parish residents. Vitter uses satellite offices around the state to make it easier for his constituents to find help in dealing with the federal government. This month, satellite office hours will be Monday, June 19 in Hahnville.

Summer reading programs kick off at parish libraries Summer reading programs kick off at parish libraries
June 07, 2006 at 3:20 pm
Starting June 5, children can register for the annual summer reading program at any library branch in St. Charles Parish.

The theme for this year's program is "Paw to Read" and the program is full of exciting activities for youngsters of all ages.

Track team sprints into summer Track team sprints into summer
June 07, 2006 at 3:17 pm
The St. Charles Striders, a summer track team known to produce national champs such as Jaii Scott, long jump; Chris Richards, long jump, triple jump, 100 and 200 meters; Traun Smith, triple jump; and Jarvis Harris, triple jump.

PLANTATION GHOST? Australian mystic Victoria Maison prays over a ghost on the rear stairway of Destrehan Plantation. Maison described the ghost as a mistress of the manor home in her 30ís who asked forgiveness for being cruel to the house slaves. Ghost Story - part 1
June 07, 2006 at 3:10 pm
Australian mystic talks to Destrehan Plantation spirits

This is the first of a two-part interview with Australian Victoria Maison. Next week: Ghost story - part II, How to deal with spirits of darkness.

Two weekends ago, during the Destrehan Plantation Spring Festival, Australian mystic Victoria Maison said she saw a ghost on the stairway in the back of the plantation. Maison, from Lismore Australia, says she has been blessed with the gift of being able to speak with souls. These souls or "ghosts" appear to her seeking help.

Itís all about the angle
June 07, 2006 at 3:09 pm
Itís all about the angle.

Nine months later, with the scars of Hurricane Katrina all around us and the vivid images of the madness she left in her wake still fresh in our mind, Hurricane Season is once again upon us. With it comes the very real need to start your evacuation planning.

Local citizens need to be seen and heard more
June 07, 2006 at 3:08 pm
Whatís that you say? The people up in Washington D. C. donít care what you think?

Well think again. Senators and Congressmen are constantly holding area meetings to get input from their constituents. And those meetings are often very poorly attended.

Caleb Madere takes a heavy cut at the ball. Legion ball is a hit
June 07, 2006 at 3:05 pm
Although area high schools have recently let out and ending the baseball seasons for the Hahnville and Destrehan, summer is baseball is in full swing, as American Legion Baseball kicks off this week in St. Charles Parish.

Class action lawsuit loophole
June 07, 2006 at 3:04 pm
Last year, Congress did something it rarely does these days; it passed a major reform in the face of strong opposition. Responding to many well-documented abuses, Congress enacted a compromise bill on class action lawsuit reform. Class action petitions were flooding state courts prior to the reform and, on too many occasions, the plaintiffs got coupons and their attorneys got lots of cash. One of the primary provisions of the federal bill was to channel most of the class action suits into federal court. However, the bill made a clear exception: Class action cases brought by a state's attorney general could still be heard in state courts.

Courtney Western prepares to fire one across the plate. Hurricanes Girls Softball team in high gear
June 07, 2006 at 3:02 pm
In an effort to give girls a chance to play competitive softball outside of school and the recreation department, Kenneth Vial, head girls softball coach at Hahnville High School, gathered a handful of local girls and created a competitive softball team called the St. Charles Hurricanes.

Louisiana takes lead in making abortions illegal
June 07, 2006 at 3:00 pm
The anti-abortion bill just passed by the Louisiana Legislature successfully by-passes the pro-choice argument that a woman should be able to choose what to do with her own body.

Dow Educational Grant winners attended a reception at Dow. Dow awards more than $12,000 to local schools
June 07, 2006 at 2:49 pm
The recipients of the 2006 Dow Educational Enhancement Grants were invited to attend a grant reception at the St. Charles Operations Site recently. Dow awarded $12,725 to teachers from seven schools in St. Charles Parish. "We are proud to be able to support teachers in our local community," St. Charles Operations Site Leader Nawzer Parakh said.

Indian burial grounds and traffic woes surface at council Indian burial grounds and traffic woes surface at council
June 07, 2006 at 2:48 pm
St. Charles Parish's exceptional growth in size and industry have dominated the parish council agenda. This past Monday things were no different.

Children of the storm Children of the storm
June 07, 2006 at 2:47 pm
In a post-Katrina Louisiana, according to child welfare officials, there has been a rise in clientele in need of services to deal with stress or poor living conditions.

Local advocate, Gail Roussel, Executive Director of The Center of Family and Youth Services in St. Charles Parish, stated, "We have seen a dramatic increase in clients as a result of Hurricane Katrina, especially in relationship to substance abuse and domestic violence."

Pictured on the right is Phil Frady, who replaces Bill Swann as administrator of St. Charles Regional Office of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Catholic Charities taps Frady to head local operations
June 07, 2006 at 2:44 pm
Phil Frady has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, developing improved productivity of organizations.

Brian Ballard, 27, Paradis Paradis man charged with attempted arson
June 07, 2006 at 2:31 pm
Enraged from an altercation with his girlfriend, a Paradis man poured gasoline on his living room floor. The assailant then allegedly used a cigarette lighter to spark a small fire.

Insurance concerns huge issue for bankers Insurance concerns huge issue for bankers
June 07, 2006 at 2:08 pm
BATON ROUGE -- More than 40 bankers descended on the State Capitol last month, awaiting meetings with agency heads and filling the hallways with pinstriped power suits and scrolling through BlackBerries while sitting in committee rooms.

Ms. Louisiana Globe fundraiser date changed
June 07, 2006 at 11:58 am
Ms. Louisiana Globe 2006 and Amused Foods, LLC invites residents to attend ďA Plate for PageantryĒ, a fundraiser for Ms. Louisiana Globe.

Dream of being a queen?
June 07, 2006 at 11:56 am
Girls from St. Charles Parish are invited to enter the sixth annual American Dream Queen Pageant June 17 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter School, 188 W. Seventh St., Reserve.

Gas poisoning victim was New Orleans scientist
Gas poisoning victim was New Orleans scientist
A woman who died in an meticulously planned gas poisoning suicide in Paradis has been identified as a New Orleans scientist.

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