Spirit Weekly

July 19, 2007 at 9:58 am
Evangelicals, Muslims Meet

Leaders from the Muslim and evangelical Christian communities met this week to talk about religious freedom and evangelical support for Israel. The Washington Times

Author warns of the ‘Pottermania' dark side
July 19, 2007 at 9:56 am
An author and expert on the Harry Potter phenomenon says the "Pottermania" sweeping the world with the July 2007 release of J.K. Rowling's seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the fifth Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, has a dark side of which parents and society should beware.

Will Larry Flynt set the agenda for Louisiana?
July 19, 2007 at 9:55 am
By Dorinda C. Bordlee

Senator David Vitter recognizes that what he did years ago was a sin against his family and against God. Larry Flynt fails to recognize that his full-time business of exploiting women for profit is a sin at all. So who is the hypocrite?

Is the United States provoking war with Iran, to begin while the Congress is conveniently on its August recess?
July 19, 2007 at 9:54 am
One recalls that it was in August 1964, after the Republicans nominated Barry Goldwater, that the Tonkin Gulf incident occurred.

Louisiana continues its pro-life stance
July 19, 2007 at 9:52 am
Louisiana made great strides in protecting life in this past legislative session. In fact, it may be considered one of the most pro-life states in the nation.

Stiffed again on medical re-design in Louisiana
July 19, 2007 at 9:52 am
Close to the end of the recently completed legislative session, the Legislature—obviously with the support of the governor—stiffed the taxpayers of Louisiana for $300 million. Perhaps it was hard to notice this obscene gesture cast in our direction because of the stampede of spending going on at the same time. However, it deserves to be noticed by everyone who pays taxes in any form or fashion to the state treasury.

Moore’s film should promote health care debate
July 19, 2007 at 9:50 am
Michael Moore’s new movie - - “Sicko” - - should stir up a lot of debate on the present condition of the health care system in the United States. According to the controversial producer, it is in bad shape.

Bedsharing warning: risk of infant deaths increases
July 19, 2007 at 9:49 am
Dept. of Social Services: A young couple’s first baby is the latest of 16 suspected bedsharing deaths in Louisiana this year.

Huge weight gains reported by patients on prescription drugs
July 19, 2007 at 9:48 am
By Roger Dobson

Special to the Herald-Guide

Thousands of people who take prescription medicines for everyday conditions are gaining large amounts of weight as an unexpected side effect, scientists have warned.

Lauren Lemmon named Rotarian of the Year for 2007 Lauren Lemmon named Rotarian of the Year for 2007
July 19, 2007 at 9:45 am
Lauren Lemmon has been named Rotarian of the Year for 2006-2007. Lauren has been active in the St. Charles Rotary Club for six years, and has served on the Board as chairman of the Club Service Committee. She chaired the first annual Gatorganza and the annual Rotary golf tournament. She has also worked at the annual Alligator Festival and assisted in other rotary club events that support the community throughout the year.

College Perils: sex, drugs and . . . credit cards? You be the judge
July 19, 2007 at 9:42 am
As you prep your college-bound kids for all the perils in life, don’t forget money management, advises LSU AgCenter family economist Dr. Jeanette Tucker.

East and west bank levee protection update
July 19, 2007 at 9:39 am
By Clayton “Snookie" Faucheux

St. Charles Parish Councilman

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Hurricane Katrina, residents of St. Charles Parish have written about their concerns if such a storm were to hit the parish head-on. Councilman Clayton “Snookie” Faucheux herein updates them about our hurricane protection on the east and west banks so far.)

What's Happening
July 19, 2007 at 9:33 am
Warm up your running shoes for the largest trail run in the south

NORCO - The 20th Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run will be held on Sunday, July 22 in Norco starting at 8 a.m. The 3-mile trail run is the largest in the south and is sponsored by the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency.

July 19, 2007 at 9:31 am
Registration begins for before and after school care program for children

St. Charles Parish Public Schools Before and After School Care Program serves only school-aged children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. The cost of this service is $2 per child per day for morning care and $5 per child per day for after school care (until 6 p.m.). Before school care begins at 6 a.m. at Luling Elementary, St. Rose Elementary, Songy Kindergarten and New Sarpy Elementary and at 6:30 a.m. at R. J. Vial Elementary and Norco Elementary. If both before and after school care is desired, the fee is $7 per child per day.

Vandalism: Luling post office tagged initials K.O.S Vandalism: Luling post office tagged initials K.O.S
July 19, 2007 at 9:28 am
St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether initials spray painted in black at the Luling post office is the result of juvenile vandalism.

Airline Highway study reopened
July 19, 2007 at 9:26 am
After a controversial study of Airline Highway barred barricades from being put in place, Sen. Joel Chaisson and Rep. Gary Smith have changed the minds of the house committee and the study of U.S. 61 will be reopened.

Parish neighborhoods open up for national night out against crime
July 19, 2007 at 9:25 am
St. Charles Parish residents are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 24 annual National Night Out Against Crime/Drug Prevention event.

Robbed at gunpoint, victims speak out
July 19, 2007 at 9:22 am
Sheriff Greg Champagne urged residents to be on guard after two armed robberies occurred in Destrehan and New Sarpy on the evening of July 11.


Luling writer publishes child’s book set in the area
Luling writer publishes child’s book set in the area
Alberta Helmes Dunn wanted to write something unique so she combined two classical...
Crafty Destrehan couple work together on art
Crafty Destrehan couple work together on art
Under the great oaks of Destrehan Plantation, Mary Alice Smith and her husband,...

Dog tossed from I-310  finds home in New Jersey
Dog tossed from I-310 finds home in New Jersey
The pit bull thrown from I-310 into the swamp beneath in early October has found a new home, and her story a happy ending.