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Main science driving health debate is political

The popular 19th century English nobleman, Lord Acton, is perhaps best remembered for the statement: “Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.” History is littered with public figures that are appropriately described by those words. Considering some of the shenanigans going on with the health care legislation in Washington, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid can certainly be added to the list.Read More...
October 19, 2009 at 8:55 am
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Ferry farewell

It used to be a relaxing interlude as we parked our car on the Luling-Destrehan ferry, got out and leaned over the railing to survey the flowing waters of the great Mississippi River. Now we only whiz over it at 60 mph on the Hale Boggs Bridge which was almost the first of its kind.
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October 19, 2009 at 8:54 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
•Gus R. Hurst, 21, of 825 Gerry Dr. in Kenner was arrested on Oct. 5 and charged with simple burglary, simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, on a St. Charles Sheriff’s Office attachment and as a fugitive of the New Iberia Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
October 19, 2009 at 8:53 am
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What you need to know about vaccines

Do U.S. flu vaccines use adjuvants?
No, at least not in the initial doses.Read More...
October 19, 2009 at 8:52 am
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Study: Half of swine flu patients otherwise healthy

The largest U.S. analysis of hospitalized adult swine flu patients has found almost half were healthy people who did not have asthma or any other chronic illnesses before they got sick.Read More...
October 19, 2009 at 8:51 am
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SCP Girl Scouts invited to Trail Day

NEW ORLEANS - St. Charles Parish Girl Scouts are invited to discover the historic city of New Orleans by participating in Girl Scouts’ Heritage Trail Day on Sunday, Oct. 18 in the heart of the city, the French Quarter.

The walking tours include a program guide and map with detailed listings of what can be seen and completed at various stops along the way. Many of the participating museums and businesses will have special projects or presentations specifically designed for Girl Scouts.

A Heritage Trail commemorative patch is included as part of the $3 registration fee. To register for this event, call 504-733-8220 or visit gsle.org.
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October 18, 2009 at 10:49 am
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Fall garden show in N.O. Oct. 17-18

NEW ORLEANS - The 2009 Fall Garden Show will be held at City Park botanical garden Oct. 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Vendors, including horticulture services companies, will be offering a variety of plants and garden products.

Louisiana Master Gardeners and horticulture experts from the LSU AgCenter will be available to answer homeowners questions. Visitors are asked to bring soil samples for testing by the center’s soil testing lab.

Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Children under 5 and members of Friends of City Park may enter free.
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October 17, 2009 at 9:01 am
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Hahnville destroys Destrehan 48-10

The Hahnville Tigers didn’t just end Destrehan’s four-game win streak, they threw the streak to the ground and stomped all over it.Read More...
October 16, 2009 at 11:31 pm
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Learn how to save energy Oct. 16

NEW SARPY - The St. Charles Parish Department of Community Services will present a household energy conservation workshop at 10 a.m. on Oct. 16 at the Arterbury Building, 14565 River Road.

The public is invited to attend, but space is limited, so an RSVP is required. Those interested should call 985-764-7944.

Demonstrations will include information about energy-efficient light bulbs and the value of caulk to seal window and doorway leaks. Residents will also learn simple tips of fan usage to cut back on air conditioning and daily energy usage. Attendees will receive promotional items at the close of the workshop.Read More...
October 16, 2009 at 10:48 am
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‘Wizard of Oz’ at Hahnville Oct. 14

BOUTTE - Hahnville High School is proud to present the beloved children’s classic, “The Wizard of Oz,” on Oct. 14 and 15 in the HHS auditorium at 7 p.m.

Bring the entire family and join Dorothy and her friends as they embark on their journey down the yellow-brick road - a collaboration between the HHS choir and talented theater classes.

Tickets are $10. Children under 6 get in free. Email Lucas Harms at lharms@stcharles.k12.la.us for more information.
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October 14, 2009 at 10:48 am
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Pregnant woman out of 6-week coma

After spending six weeks in an induced, paralyzing coma, Kristy Dufrene-McCully and her unborn baby are finally home.
The 25-year-old expectant mother, who suffered from a life-threatening respiratory disease called acute respiratory distress syndrome in late June, has lived in a coma for nearly two months on a respirator to give her lungs time to heal.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 12:49 pm
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2 more arrested in assault on 17-year-old

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has made two more arrests in the case of a 17-year-old Destrehan teen who was punched to the ground and suffered skull and facial fractures as a result.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 12:49 pm
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Speed Racer

Nine-year-old Hunter Harmon likes to go fast, and it's that need for speed that has catapulted the Luling native to 16 BMX wins in two years, including last weekend’s first-place finish in the Redline Cup Central championship in Missouri.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 12:48 pm
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RSVP for Oktober Fest by Oct. 12

NORCO - The German-Acadian Coast Genealogical Society will host its annual Oktober Fest featuring German food and a presentation of Louisiana’s role in the American Revolution next month.

The dinner will be held at La Maison Magnolia, 950, First St. in Norco. A cash bar opens at 6 p.m. Dinner follows at 7 p.m. The cost for dinner, the presentation and door prizes is $26 per person.

Reservations must be made with a check payable to GACHGS by Oct. 12. Mail reservations to Mary Duhe, Treasurer, 117 N.W. 18th St., Reserve, LA 70084.

Clifford Normand of Baton Rouge will present “Galvez and the Spanish Contribution to the American Revolution.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 10:53 am
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Former Hahnville teammates Lanaux, Lee meet on the big stage

Former Hahnville High School stars Chris Lanaux (left) and Bryant Lee (right) met recently when their two college squads faced off against one another. Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 9:15 am
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Outdoor Report

Documentation for a much-talked-about 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth bass, caught from Japan's largest lake in July, has arrived at the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) headquarters for world record recognition. Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 9:14 am
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Slidell man pleads guilty to stealing over $80K from Shell complex to make crawfish burners
Slidell man pleads guilty to stealing over $80K from Shell complex to make crawfish burners
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A Slidell man pleaded guilty to stealing more than $80,000 of materials and equipment from Norco Manufacturing Complex that he used to make and sell crawfish burners.