|Boom! Boom! Boom!
October 23, 2006 at 5:07 pm
Boom. Boom. Boom. Shots fired. More shots fired. A bomb explodes. Smoke fills the halls.
|Worst ferry disaster in U.S. history
October 23, 2006 at 4:32 pm
ON OCTOBER 20, 1976, at 6:00 a.m., pilot Egidio Auletta wheeled the George Prince ferry away from its mooring at the Destrehan dock and began a slow chug across the Mississippi River toward Luling. Unbeknownst to him, the boat loaded with working men and their cars and trucks was on a collision course with destiny, which, in this case, stood as tall as a skyscraper and even had a name - Frosta.
|Can you top this?
October 23, 2006 at 4:28 pm
Way back when, butter-makingwas a back-breaking chore made only slightly less tedious by J.S. Gifford's hand-cranked "cylindrical butter worker" that's now on display in Bonnie Guidry's Bits 'N' Pieces antique shop in Paradis.
|Mystery of the potato chip truck parked at taxpayer expense
October 23, 2006 at 4:25 pm
THIS colorful potato chip truck and “rolling billboard” has been parked at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse every night for at least a week and the question we’ve gotta ask is, “Is this legal?”
|St. Charles Parish Council connect water systems & build new homes 7-ft HIGHER
October 23, 2006 at 4:17 pm
Linking east and west bank water systems by running a pair of 16-inch lines under the Mississippi River is a done deal now that the St. Charles Parish Council has voted to spend $4.6 million on the job that members originally set aside just $2.5 million to complete.
|Ferry disaster memorial should be in Destrehan
October 23, 2006 at 4:12 pm
It was a tragic morning in St. Charles Parish October 20, 1976 when the Luling-Destrehan ferry was struck by the 750-foot tanker Frosta and sunk. Of the 94 aboard, 78 died.
|Note to politicians and bureaucrats: ‘Lead, follow or get out of the way’
October 23, 2006 at 4:08 pm
Why is it that only politicians and government bureaucrats have the solutions to big problems in Louisiana?
|Charity Hospital needs to be in our healthcare future
October 23, 2006 at 4:05 pm
Almost 10 months ago, I was asked to serve on what became the Louisiana Health Care Redesign Collaborative. The group was formed to develop recommendations on how to redesign the devastated New Orleans health care system.
|Start getting prepared for the election ahead
October 23, 2006 at 3:56 pm
St. Charles Parish residents will go to the polls November 7 probably in lesser numbers than they did on September 30. At that time, almost 7,000 people voted here. But there were five local school board races on the ballot, along with two statewide races. There were also 13 state constitutional amendments to be voted upon.
|Norfleet wins 2006 State Duck Calling Title
October 12, 2006 at 11:04 am
With a consistent performance through three rounds of competition, Charles “Slade” Norfleet of Luling won the Intermediate division of the 38th Annual State Duck and Goose Calling Contest.
|Joe Horn on New Orleans’ greatest catch
October 12, 2006 at 10:59 am
Entering his 10th season in the NFL, New Orleans Saints’ wide receiver Joe Horn has made a few great catches in his career, but he also knows what restaurants in the Big Easy catch the best seafood. From broiled crawfish to quality steak, Horn recently discussed his ten favorite restaurants in New Orleans on his weekly “Alltel Audibles” podcast.
|Who’d a thunk it? Saints have better W-L record than LSU
October 12, 2006 at 10:54 am
In 2003 Disney released a movie called Freaky Friday. The premise was that mother (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her teenage daughter (Lindsay Lohan) would trade places to see what life would be like in a reversed role.
|The agony of defeat
October 12, 2006 at 10:49 am
The Hahnville Tigers, playing at their nearly undefeatable home field, fell hard in 5A district play to East St. John 45 - 25. It was a night that Hahnville players, coaches and fans knew would be a test for their young team going up against a highly-ranked East St. John offense.
|The ‘Assumption’ is: A Destrehan win
October 12, 2006 at 10:45 am
Although the Destrehan Wildcats won their first district game on Friday and improved to 6-0 on the season, they lost a crucial piece of their offense on the first play of the game. After throwing an incomplete pass, quarterback Jordan Jefferson collided with an Ehret defender and broke his wrist. He then left the game and had surgery later on in the night. Head Coach Steve Robicheaux said that there is a possibility that Jefferson could return late in the season, but he is out for the foreseeable future.
|Dianthus: bright choice for cool-season color
October 12, 2006 at 10:40 am
Every year more and more choices are available for planting cool-season bedding plants to add color to landscapes during the fall and winter. October is a good time for planting many cool-season bedding plants that include garden mums, pansies, snapdragons, flowering kale/cabbage, petunias, dusty miller, calendula, delphinium, larkspur and dianthus. Certainly, the versatility and longevity of dianthus makes it one of the more ideal choices for containers, formal landscape designs and flower beds as well as for borders and cottage gardens.
|Louisiana’s best sweet potato recipe
October 12, 2006 at 10:31 am
The Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission and Louisiana Cookin' magazine have concluded the second annual Sweet Rewards Recipe Contest for Canned Sweet Potatoes, naming four first place winning recipes and one grand prize winner.
|Butterflies are free
October 12, 2006 at 10:23 am
Butterflies were everywhere at the River Regions Arts & Humanities Council Members' and Guests Tea on Sept. 30.
|Rotary clubs seek area professionals for goodwill exchange to Italy
October 12, 2006 at 10:18 am
Rotary club members of Southeast Louisiana and South and Central Mississippi are seeking outstanding professionals to visit Italy in June 2007 as part of the Group Study Exchange program of The Rotary Foundation.
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• Students participating in LSU residence program
• Longtime ‘Voice of the LaBranche Wetlands’ is Rotary of St. Charles’ Citizen of the Year
• St. Joseph altars offer opportunity for gratitude, prayers
• Norco students honored for caring, friendship in February
• HHS gets ExxonMobil Educational grant
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It was a good week for the Hahnville Lady Tigers, who picked up wins against H.L....
• DHS star makes history
• Lady Tigers blank East St. John, 15-0
• Lady Cats rout Central Lafourche in 14-0 shutout
• Tigers beat STM 17-10, but can’t hold on against Barbe, Evangel
• Wildcats rebound from Jesuit loss to knock off Lutcher, 3-0
Cashio’s Food Villa has new name, owner - 2843 views
Marked by an impressive historical mural telling St. Charles Parish’s history, Cashio Food Villa is now part of Destrehan’s story, too.
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