Lifestyles




Moneytalk with Al Suffrin
December 06, 2006 at 2:38 pm
Dear Mr. Suffrin: I am a 16-year-old high school student and my parents say that I need to learn financial responsibility with my allowance and the money I earn from babysitting. My parents give me $20 a week for the chores that I do around the house, and I usually make $50 each week from babysitting neighborhood kids after school and on the weekends.

Most of the things that I need are purchased by my parents, and I normally use my money to buy special things that I want like movie tickets or a new CD.

What percentage of the $70 I earn each week be put towards my savings? Also, should I set a "savings goal" to make sure that my personal savings never falls below a certain amount?

-Interested in saving, Norco

The St. Rose library is so good they ought to open it more often
December 06, 2006 at 2:35 pm
I've been an avid reader, a book collector, and a big fan of libraries for as long as I can remember. I enrolled in the summer reading program every year as a kid, I enrolled my daughter when she was a toddler, and I continue to use the local libraries for various reasons. When my computer crashed, the library's computers allowed me to check my e-mail. When I needed to do research, I used the library's subscription to the expensive genealogy website. I continually borrow books, I belong to one of the book discussion groups, and I've even been known to use a meeting room from time to time.

Reggie B breakout
December 06, 2006 at 2:34 pm
Ever since the New Orleans Saints selected USC Heisman trophy winning halfback Reggie Bush in the first round of the 2006 draft, all Saints fans have waited for a break-out game for the player Saints wide receiver Joe Horn deemed “Baby Matrix.”

How children were taught to love God in 1855
December 06, 2006 at 2:31 pm
CHAPTER IX. ABOUT SALVATION.
MY DEAR CHILD - Have you thought about the sad truths of which I told you in the last chapters?

Believe it: SC Catholic CAN whip J.T. Curtis
December 06, 2006 at 2:23 pm
Impossible. It's impossible for St. Charles Catholic to beat J.T Curtis, right? Impossible. Just like it was impossible for UCLA to beat USC this past weekend.

Can you top this?
December 06, 2006 at 2:21 pm
Every Christmas, Sally and Dean Church of Luling bring in a giant Christmas tree to celebrate the season. And when we say giant, we mean giant - this beauty is 16-feet tall.


$1 Children's Christmas Fund takes off
December 06, 2006 at 2:08 pm
KIDS from all over the parish are standing in line to hand off their donations to the $1 Children’s Christmas Fund sponsored by the Herald-Guide.

Session should stick to recovery, insurance needs
December 06, 2006 at 2:07 pm
Many believe Gov. Kathleen Blanco’s call for a special legislative session beginning Friday to be premature and an opportunity to give away Christmas gifts from the state government. Hopefully that will not be the case.

Ask Nattie
December 06, 2006 at 2:04 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.

Offshore oil revenue must come this week
December 06, 2006 at 2:04 pm
This week was to be a big one in our state’s quest for a greater share of revenue from offshore oil. On Tuesday, however, the vote on a bill in the U. S. House of Representatives that would have started the process was called off.

Holiday shopping nightmare
December 06, 2006 at 2:02 pm
Long lines in a sea of swirling sale advertisements. The sound of loose change dropping into plastic cash register drawers and the shuffling of feet amidst it all. And it isn’t even daybreak yet.

New emergency phone system can dial everyone in SC parish in 13 minutes flat
December 06, 2006 at 2:00 pm
A satellite phone system with super sonic capabilities will cost St. Charles Parish $78, 000 for the upgrade, Tab Troxler, director of the Emergency Operations Center, tells the Herald-Guide.


The ‘n-word’ is ugly no matter who’s saying it
December 06, 2006 at 1:59 pm
A comedy club is an unlikely venue for a discussion of race in America, but the recent experience of “Seinfeld” alum Michael Richards shows us that even funnymen can be forced to confront the issues of prejudice and bigotry.

National Spanish Honor Society charters Hahnville High School Herald-Guide Staff Report
December 06, 2006 at 1:57 pm
Hahnville High School’s Spanish program has been granted a charter in the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica - that’s the “National Spanish Honor Society” for folks who speak “no espanol.”


Just how dangerous IS Christianity? To hear Elton John tell it, very ...
December 06, 2006 at 1:53 pm
As we approach Christmas, the one day a year that we set aside to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are hearing noises among intellectuals and rock stars about the “dangers” of Christianity to world peace and cultural tolerance.

A light has been extinguished with the razing of Luling Elementary School
December 06, 2006 at 1:48 pm
A LIGHT has been extinguished in the town of Luling. This light was a beacon to many people who lived in this little town, a beacon that led them to future success in life.

Dear Santa,
December 06, 2006 at 1:48 pm
Dear Santa,
I want makeup. I want a computer, a camera and animls and earrings. Santa you are cyout. Does it snow a lot. I like you. I want a little pup.
Love, Ester Lagos

Parish council gives GREEN LIGHT to more development on the east bank
December 06, 2006 at 1:47 pm
St. Charles Parish Council lifted a ban on development on the east bank in a regular meeting at the courthouse, opening the door for the long-talked about Plantation Business Park in Destrehan and other projects that are expected to be good for parish residents and the economy.


Hahnville fumbles way to victory in triple overtime
Hahnville fumbles way to victory in triple overtime
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For the second week in a row the Hahnville Tigers allowed their opponent to come back from a double digit deficit and take the game to triple overtime, but this time it was the Tigers that came out on top.