|What you must know about constitutional amendments before you vote on Nov. 7
October 25, 2006 at 3:19 pm
VOTERS PASSED all 13 proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution offered on the September ballot, and their are eight more on the Nov. 7 ballot. Here’s an overview from PAR - the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, a citizens advocacy group. We include a quick description of the amendments and also an explanation of what a vote for - or against - would mean for you and the State:
|Melancon vs. Romero congressional showdown
October 25, 2006 at 3:15 pm
EDITOR’S NOTE: Louisiana State Sen. Craig Romero, republican, hopes to unseat incumbent U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon, democrat, as the congressman respresenting Louisiana’s 3rd District in Nov. 7 election. To help you make an informed choice, the St. Charles Herald-Guide asked Romero and Melancon to respond in 50 words or less to three questions as follow on this page. In the interest of fairness, and to determine which candidate’s answers would appear first, we flipped a penny.
|Rub the moose for good luck - the New Orleans Saints do
October 25, 2006 at 3:08 pm
If you ask St. Charles parish Driver's License Bureau manager Pam Pitre, she'll tell you the real reason the New Orleans Saints are winning. His name is “Lucky Moosey.”
|Shiver me timbers
October 25, 2006 at 2:55 pm
BOUTTE - The hottest Halloween costumes for parish kids this year are karate-kickin’ Power Rangers for the boys and assorted princesses and heroines for the girls, including Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” and Ariel from “The Little Mermaid.”
|Can you top this?
October 25, 2006 at 2:47 pm
Dick Pitre’s 1959 Edsel Ranger looks showroom new, but with 114,000 miles on the odometer, this buggy’s been around.
|Sweet! Sugarcane crop best in 5 years, says ag agent
October 25, 2006 at 2:46 pm
After nearly five years of hard times for sugarcane farmers, this year’s crop looks like it will be much better than the crops of the past few years, according to LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Dr. Ben Legendre.
|State education officials release data 3-star schools - parish has seven of them
October 25, 2006 at 2:42 pm
Louisiana education officials released school performance scores just days ago and seven St. Charles Parish elementary schools received an impressive three-star ranking. They are: A.A. Songy Sr. Kindergarten, Ethel Schoeffner Elementary, Lakewood Elementary, Mimosa Park Elementary, New Sarpy Elementary, New Sarpy Kindergarten, and Norco Elementary K-3.
|$88G windfall ‘a coup’ for schools; Chevron donates land & lots of it
October 25, 2006 at 2:40 pm
St. Charles Parish schools raked in the equivalent of an $88,000-plus (assessed) windfall when Chevron North American Exploration and Products Co. donated 43 acres of prime land to the school district just days ago.
|Council backs $20M levee to protect the west bank
October 25, 2006 at 2:38 pm
St. Charles Parish Councilman Clayton Faucheux says the parish has no other choice - it must appropriate $20 million of its preliminary $90 million budget for fiscal 2007 to continue the construction of levees on the west bank.
|Baltimore Ravens owe St. Charles Parish big time, says Mike
October 25, 2006 at 2:31 pm
Talk about homecomings. When the New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens go head to head us local folks hardly know who to root for with so many former St. Charles Parish high schoolers lining up for the Ravens.
|Now we're playing for pride, baby
October 25, 2006 at 1:17 pm
The Hahnville High School football Tigers have been struggling to regain control of their season after a string of heartbreaking losses, and let's face it, folks - things aren't going to get any easier with unbeaten Destrehan and always-tough Assumption on tap over the next two "do-or-die" weeks.
|Destrehan’s 8-0 record on the line against upset-minded Hahnville
October 25, 2006 at 1:09 pm
The Destrehan Wildcats proved they are serious contenders for the state title with their 35-21 spanking of a strong West Jefferson Buccaneers team and their game with the Hahnville Tigers could be even easier.
|Gov. Blanco makes the grade - unfortunately, it’s an flat “F”
October 25, 2006 at 1:06 pm
The other day when I got a note from fellow "Internet Kook" Emily Metzgar reporting that Gov. Kathleen Blanco had received an "F" from the Cato Institute for "Fiscal Policy," I wanted to say, "DUH."
|Teen's ‘dream trip’ to get driver’s license gives mom the jitters
October 25, 2006 at 12:57 pm
On October 19, Anthony Taylor, 16, got his drivers license. Cool mom I'm not, and this has been harder than I thought. But he made the grades, and we had a deal.
|Constitutional amendments: Ideas for voting
October 25, 2006 at 12:55 pm
This newspaper doesn’t usually tell readers how to vote. We prefer to lay out the facts of the issues and let them make their selections.
October 25, 2006 at 12:52 pm
This week’s settlement between the state and federal government on offshore mineral lease sales brings Louisiana closer to the possibility of getting more offshore oil revenue.
|SENIOR SALUTE ...
October 25, 2006 at 12:46 pm
Congratulations to Destrehan High School seniors –Sharion Scott and Valicia Miller – who were named semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship program.
|EEK! Parish woman lives with ghosts
October 25, 2006 at 12:42 pm
I live with ghosts.
But even though the experience can be startling, I’ve never been afraid.
River Region Ballet continues performed for the residents of Luling Living Center...
Nestled in an out of the way part of the parish next to a duck hunting camp in...
The Hahnville Tigers will get their first taste of live action this Friday as they...
The Destrehan Wildcats will get one final tune-up for the regular season when they...
• Des Allemands angler pioneers psychic sac-a-lait bait
• New HHS coach surrounds himself with familiar faces
• Redfish invade Lake Salvador
• Sophomore QB handed reins of high-powered DHS offense
• Tigers overhaul offense, defense under new head coach
New laws ban cell phones in school zones, give hefty fines for cigarette litter - 916 views
New laws targeting motorists have taken effect, including a ban on using cell phones in school zones and cigarettes and cigarette butts being labeled as litter.
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