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K'garten kids: Saints will win the Super Bowl - THIS YEAR!
October 04, 2006 at 12:34 pm
"Do you think the Saints are going to win the Super Bowl?" Had you asked me that question a few weeks ago I would have told you I really hadn't thought all that much about it.

Herald-Guide Election Roundup: St. Charles goes as Louisiana goes
October 04, 2006 at 12:27 pm
Almost 7,000 residents of St. Charles Parish voted in Saturday’s election that selected five local school board members and the state's insurance commissioner in addition to putting 13 amendments into the state constitution.

Doctor pleads no contest in child-pornography case
October 04, 2006 at 12:23 pm
Dr. David Sampognaro of Luling pleaded no contest to a single count of "attempted possession of child pornography" before the 29th Judicial District Judge Emile St. Pierre in Hahnville.

In FEMA's eyes, since the Sunset Levee wasn't overseen and certified by the Corps of Engineers, it might as well not even exist, said Tab Troxler, director of St. Charles Emergency Operations Center. FEMA 'can't see' the Sunset levee, says build new homes 7-feet higher than old homes
October 04, 2006 at 12:18 pm
What do you call a levee that's not certified? According to FEMA, it might as well be mud.

Gary Smith spoke about teacher salaries and illegal aliens at the last rotary meeting. Smith: Illegal aliens & teacher salaries key issues for state
October 04, 2006 at 12:13 pm
The Louisiana Legislature accomplished "a lot" this year, State Rep. Gary Smith said in a report to the St. Charles Rotary Club, including:

Are 'school busses' too hot for kids?
October 04, 2006 at 11:59 am
Last week the Herald-Guide asked in page-one headline, "Are school busses too hot for our kids?" And this week we answer with a resounding: "Yes, they are too hot, especially for the little ones" - because "school busses" have nothing to do with wheeling squealing students to their campuses in a fleet of big yellow vehicles.

Former parish councilman cited in grab-&-scram sign spree, say cops
October 04, 2006 at 11:56 am
Leading the news in our "Say what?" department this week comes a report from the Sheriff's Office noting that former St. Charles Parish Councilman and current Port of South Louisiana Commissioner Jay Roberts, and business partner Murphy Majoria, were cited after someone yanked school board candidate Angela Fenerty's "vote-for-me" signs out of her yard just days before the Sept. 30 election.

Celebrate like the rich... even if you aren't Celebrate like the rich... even if you aren't
September 27, 2006 at 2:54 pm
You can treat your family, friends and guests to a "champagne and caviar' wedding reception on any budget with exclusive advice from leading chefs, caterers, consultants and planners who tell Herald-Guide readers exclusively how to party like the rich - whether you're loaded or not.

Obituaries
September 27, 2006 at 2:51 pm
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Janice Marie Guss on Sat., Sept 23 in an automobile accident in LaPlace. Daughter of Octavia S. Guss and the late Herman Guss Jr. Sister of Lysandra Johnson, Terry and Rodney Guss and the late Herman Guss, III. Also survived by a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Age 46 years. A native of Hahnville and a resident of LaPlace. “Janice worked most recently in the Technology department at the school board office, after working her way up from secretary, in special education, to part time college student after working all day, then became a middle school teacher at Landry Middle School. She was promoted to the technology department where she found her calling. Janice touched so many of our lives,” said friend Pam Dufrene. Relatives and friends of the family, also priest and parishioners of Our Lady of Grace and Holy Rosary Catholic Churches and all neighboring churches were invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1 Rectory Lane in Hahnville on Thurs., Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. Father Bernard Francis, celebrant. Interment at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Taft. Visitation at the above named church was held from 8 a.m. until mass time. Rosary at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family request Masses said in Janice Gross name at one of the above listed Catholic churches. Serviced by Robottom.

Chorus talent show is family fun
September 27, 2006 at 2:50 pm
Community chorus members will hold their first talent show performance on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m., at the St. Charles United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall located on Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan.

Boogie woogie at St. Gertrude’s
September 27, 2006 at 2:48 pm
St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands is hosting a dance for Sat., Sept. 30 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center.

Kiddie Kampers to show talent at Oct. 6 DHS game
September 27, 2006 at 2:47 pm
The Kiddie Kampers will hold a practice on Sept. 30 at the Destrehan High School gym from 10 a.m. to noon for their performance at the Oct. 6 football game.

Federal money used for coastal restoration must actually solve the problem
September 27, 2006 at 2:38 pm
One of the biggest issues facing Louisiana is the preservation of its coastal regions. Loss of coastal areas impacts hurricane safety, wildlife and fisheries, and private property.

Analysis: Insurance race has hefty issues for coast, but very few solutions
September 27, 2006 at 2:35 pm
BATON ROUGE -- In separate interviews this week, The St. Charles Herald-Guide asked the front-running Republican candidates for insurance commissioner what they would specifically do about the scarcity of home insurance in coastal Louisiana, the perceived ineffectiveness of the Insurance Rating Commission and the fledgling Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.

Saints victory was more than just a win
September 27, 2006 at 2:32 pm
In many respects, it was the greatest game ever played in the Superdome.

Religions can play bigger role in world unity
September 27, 2006 at 2:31 pm
It’s time for religions to get a better grip on unifying populations into a saner direction for the world.

Companies partner for largest motion picture pact in Louisiana history
September 27, 2006 at 2:24 pm
(NEW ORLEANS, LA) SEPT. 14 -Sam Nazarian's Los Angeles based Element Films and New Orleans based LIFT Films are partnering in a new motion picture production financing agreement with the potential total production outlay to exceed $200 million in the state of Louisiana.

Sheriff's Reports
September 27, 2006 at 2:06 pm
Arrests
•Gilbert P. Bartholomew, 41, of 123 East 6th St. in Edgard was arrested on Sept. 24 on U.S. 90 at I-310 and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possesssion of 28 grams of cocaine.

Threats force Hahnville fire chief to resign
Threats force Hahnville fire chief to resign
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Stanley Wajda, who spent the last seven months as paid fire chief of the Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD), resigned from the position in a heated meeting on Tuesday.