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Hospital CEO, Federico Martinez, showing his wilder side by breaking ground with his flaming Harley Davidson hard hat.
Ceremony jump starts hospital construction
September 13, 2006 at 2:21 pm
Representatives of the parish’s health system gathered on Sept. 8 to celebrate the expansion of the St. Charles Parish Hospital with a ground breaking ceremony.

Home businesses under parish scrutiny
September 13, 2006 at 2:18 pm
On Sept. 5 the parish council was faced with a proposal by the parish president’s administration that, if passed, would make it easier for residents to operate businesses from their home by cutting through some of the red tape and allowing the parish’s planning and zoning department director to determine approval on applications.

Dow Chemical to shut down PXC plant
September 13, 2006 at 2:13 pm
On Sept. 6 Dow Epoxy, a business unit of the Dow Chemical Company, announced that it intends to close the PXC plant at the St. Charles Operations site owned by Union Carbide Corporation in Hahnville by Oct. 31.

Obituaries
September 13, 2006 at 1:54 pm
MARTIN
Geraldine Martin on Thurs., Sept. 7 at her home in Norco. Daughter of the late Joseph Alexander Sr. and Odessa H. Miller. Stepdaughter of the late Johnny Miller. Wife of August Martin Jr. Sister of Rev. Vernon (Yvonne) Alexander Sr., Arthur (Alberta) Bailey Sr., Lawrence (Alma Lee) Bailey, Lurlee A. Green, the late Elouise Johnson, Rev. Robert Sr., Joseph Jr. and Edmond Alexander. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Age 72. A native and resident of Norco. Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers and members of the Greater Good Baptist Church and all neighboring churches were invited to attend the funeral service at Greater Good Baptist Church, 47 Cathey St., Norco on Wed., Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. Rev. Willie Dewey, Pastor, officiating. Interment Montz Memorial Park Cemetery in Montz. Visitation was held at the above church from 10 a.m. until service time. Serviced by Robottom.

Andy Petty of Gretna, shown here with wife Ina, works as a petroleum geologist, so he had a hard time believing what he saw at the adoration chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Kenner. Non-Catholic visitor sees Jesus in local chapel
September 13, 2006 at 1:44 pm
Last Thanksgiving, Andy Petty of Gretna saw something he'll never forget. Nearly a year later he can remember it like it was yesterday.

Ray Nagin: The perfect double-agent
September 13, 2006 at 1:39 pm
If there is a vast white conspiracy to keep poor blacks who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina from moving back to the city, it could not have a better front man than Clarence R. Nagin, mayor of New Orleans.

Lead us not into temptation
September 13, 2006 at 1:35 pm
Sometime between now and the end of December, the state will release the amount of surplus revenue available after the books are closed on Fiscal Year 2005-06.

Walmart's gay and lesbian partners disturbing to reader
September 13, 2006 at 1:31 pm
On August 21, the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce announced a "partnership" with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

It’s time to eat alligator again
September 13, 2006 at 1:27 pm
At one time, it had men wrestling real live alligators. Then there were the alligator beauty queen contests.

We shouldn’t let occupational permits get out of hand
September 13, 2006 at 1:23 pm
St. Charles Parish Council is considering an ordinance that would make it easier to get a home occupational permit. That could be good or bad.

Sheriff's Reports
September 13, 2006 at 1:15 pm
Arrests
•Tamonica Lee, 17, of 8874A Sunnyside Dr. in LaPlace was arrested on Sept. 2 and charged with obstruction of justice after disposing of a gun that was used in a shoot out at the Shell Station on U.S. 61 in Norco.

609 Willowdale Blvd., Luling for $338,500 from Mr. and Mrs. Michael Beebe to Mr. and Mrs. John Joyce, Jr. on Aug. 7 Real Estate Transactions
September 13, 2006 at 1:08 pm
Boutte
•124 Magnolia Manor Blvd., Boutte for $204,000 from Precision Built Construction, INC to Ricky Menard on Aug.

In their own words - only in the Herald Guide ...
September 13, 2006 at 1:01 pm
Editor's note : we interviewed each school board candidate via email and are now presenting their answers verbatim.

On Sept. 2 at 2:50 a.m., St. Charles Parish police officers were notified of a shooting in the vicinity of Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan. Destrehan shoot-out leaves two wounded
September 13, 2006 at 12:48 pm
On Sept. 2 at 2:50 a.m., St. Charles Parish police officers were notified of a shooting, and in response were dispatched to the Shell Station located on Airline Drive in Norco to meet up with the victims.

On Sept. 4, an employee at the St. Rose Race-Trac on Airline Drive was robbed a gunpoint. Race-Trac employee robbed at gunpoint
September 13, 2006 at 12:43 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting a search for an unknown black male who is the supposed gunman in an armed robbery that occurred on Sept. 4 at the Race-Trac in St. Rose.

Laque recently attended the ground breaking ceremony for St. Charles Parish Hospital’s new addition. Laque recovers completely from surgery
September 13, 2006 at 12:34 pm
Parish President Albert Laque didn't miss a beat when St. Charles Hospital told him that he would have to have surgery to remove a benign tumor growing in his abdominal cavity.

PARISH CANAL'S GREEN GIANT On Monday, this 11-foot mega-gator was sold to dealer Whitney Curole of KWK Crabs in Des Allemands. The 460-pound beast was caught in the Parish Canal and is the biggest gator Curole has seen so far this season. Alligators bring big bucks
September 13, 2006 at 12:23 pm
Alligator season got off to a fast start this year with respectable numbers of the fearsome-looking reptiles succumbing to the wily tactics of local alligator hunters.

Who’s really behind the sexual revolution?
September 08, 2006 at 12:34 pm
I will let you in on a secret about why so many people today are controlled by their fleshly, sexual desires. It is not a secret because it should remain hidden, but because so few are aware of it…

HHS boys dominate Saints swim meet
HHS boys dominate Saints swim meet
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The Hahnville boys’ swim team cruised to a win in the Saints varsity swim meet, beating St. Charles Catholic, St. Martin’s and East Jefferson.