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3 years in prison for child porn
October 11, 2006 at 4:29 pm
Shane Helds, 26, of 123 Ormond Village Dr., Destrehan, has been sentenced to five years in prison with two suspended after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

Will business and industry go on the offensive for tax reform in 2007?
October 11, 2006 at 4:27 pm
BATON ROUGE -- It was a policy milestone for business and industry in 2004 when the state legislature approved a long-range phase-out of taxes on corporate debt and manufacturing equipment.

Ernest Hemingway said:
October 11, 2006 at 4:21 pm
There has been a lot of motion, but little action when it comes to addressing the tax that people in Louisiana have been saddled with on their Homeowners' Insurance policies to pay for the debt of the Citizens Fund Insurance.

The Katrina Factor meets politics
October 11, 2006 at 4:18 pm
Two interesting sources of information came to light during the past week.

How could anyone dislike the Amish?
October 11, 2006 at 4:15 pm
How anyone can pump bullets into the bodies of young Amish girls is beyond comprehension. They are among the finest people on earth.

North Korea flexing its nuclear muscle
October 11, 2006 at 4:10 pm
Strange that the very week South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Kimoon was nominated to head the United Nations, North Korea announced it conducted an underground nuclear test. That could be good or bad.

3rd graders learn how to eat right so they won’t get fat
October 11, 2006 at 3:51 pm
Childhood obesity is epidemic in St. Charles Parish just as it is nationwide. And that's why the new "Smart Bodies" program for 3rd-graders is so important - it's teaching kids how to eat right and make other lifestyle choices that will help them lose weight or stay slim.

Free-money for college students: how to apply
October 11, 2006 at 3:48 pm
College students who have graduated from either Destrehan High School or Hahnville High School may be eligible to apply for the Ethel Schoeffner Scholarship.

Chamber of Commerce raffle tickets go on sale
October 11, 2006 at 3:47 pm
Tickets for the River Region Chamber of Commerce’s Super Raffle & Silent Auction are available to purchase by calling 359-9777.

Painting workshop Oct. 23-27:
October 11, 2006 at 3:46 pm
The St. Charles Art Guild will feature contemporary painter Kitty Parakh in a workshop on creativity using color and shapes.

Ministry’s Women’s Conference Oct. 21
October 11, 2006 at 3:45 pm
Evangelist Shirley Sims and Virtuous Women of Victory Women’s Ministry of First Baptist Church in Paradis presents the Women’s Conference 2006 on Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Norco Family Day: fun & food for YOU
October 11, 2006 at 3:43 pm
The Norco Civics Association will be celebrating 10 years; and to commemorate this occasion the organization will be hosting a Norco Family Day on Saturday, October 14th, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Westside Recreational Park.

Parish spends $32Gs for park but can’t say when workers will build it
October 11, 2006 at 3:23 pm
St. Charles Parish spent $32,800 to buy land for a community park in Des Allemands last August, but now, two months later, it’s still not clear when construction will start.

Norco man fires gun at wife in wild squabble
October 11, 2006 at 3:20 pm
A 46-year-old man was charged with attempted first-degree murder after he shot at his wife with a high-powered Glock 40-cal. handgun at their home in Norco, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office reports.

Frickey says no meal is complete without him glugging down a big bottle of water. My friends call me Hercules, you can call me, 'Sir!'
October 11, 2006 at 3:15 pm
Mild-mannered Jason Frickey is 43 years old and an insulin-dependent diabetic. But that doesn't stop the 195-pound Des Allemands iron-man from bench-pressing over twice his weight - a personal-best 455 pounds.

Rep. Smith & family hit back at rumors
October 11, 2006 at 3:06 pm
Rep. Gary Smith Jr., D-Norco, has been turning up in the press a lot lately but not entirely because of his work as a state legislator.

Tired of your old plants? Trade them at the Oktober Fest
October 11, 2006 at 3:01 pm
The German Coast Farmers Market will celebrate its Oktober Fest on Saturday, Oct. 21.

Man shot in the face with a 12-gauge - & he’s still alive
October 11, 2006 at 2:59 pm
A 25-year-old Boutte man was charged with attempted second-degree murder after he blasted another man in the face with a 12-gauge shotgun, say cops.

Hahnville High salutatorian wants to become a biomedical engineer
Hahnville High salutatorian wants to become a biomedical engineer
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Julian Turner did his best and “just kind of ran into” being named salutatorian for the Hahnville High School (HHS) class of 2015.