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THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010, PAGE 4 Fallen Heroes Memorial Officer Charles David Stegall By WAYNE and DEBRA NORWOOD Louisiana Treasfures Museum Tuesday, June 14, 1988, would end the watch for Officer Charles David Stegal, the 12th Officer from the Baton Rouge Police De- partment to be killed in the line of duty. Officer Charles David Ste- sided on East Boulevard by a gall was killed when his fully drunk driver. Officer Stegall marked police unit was broad- was responding to an alarm call ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS WITH INSURANCE CLAIMS \\;FROM HURRICANE GUSTAV Dissatisfied with your insurance carrier's determination of damages to your home? Call today for your FREE CONSULTATION with no obligation Alfred A. Olinde, Jr. 504-587-1440 REASONOVER & OLINDE, LLC ATTORNEYS AT LAW NEW ORLEANS LIMITED TIME OFFER! IOIN NOW FOR $30 Q Cleaning Pro:ess, ona AR eice  Residential Commercial Apartment Turns Move Ins/Move Outs TREAT YOUR PROPERTY TO THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND THOROUGH CLEAN EVER! 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For hours of operation or to schedule tours call Wayne Nor- wood at 225-294-8352. It's a boy ! Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Lem- ons of Hammond announce the birth of their first child, Laim Omri Lemons, born July 2 d at 1:33 p.m. St. Tam- many Parish Hospital. Laim weighed 2 lbs. 7.6oz and was 15 inches long. His mother is the former Erica N. Rottmann. Proud grandparents are Wayne and Gayle Rottmann of Ham- mond, Jocelyn Cortez Lemons of Ponchatoula and Larry G. Lem- ons Sr. of Anacortes, Wa. CITIZENS IN SERVICE MATTHEW TROSCLAIR PHS grad Matthew Trosclair graduates from basic at Lack- land AFB Air National Guard Airman Matthew J. Trosclair graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in mili- tary discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fit- ness, and basic warfare prin- ciples and skills. He is the son of Danielle and Harry Trosclair of Rose- wood Drive, Ponchatoula. Trosclair is a 2010 graduate of Ponchatoula High School. ROBERT CHASSAIGNAC Mandeville High grad Robert Chassaignac completes basic at Lackland Air National Guard Airman Robert P. Chassaignac gradu- ated from basic military train- ing at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He is the son of Bobble Chas- saignac of Downing Drive, Cov- ington. Chassaignac is a 2008 gradu- ate of Mandeville High School. Arrest FROM PAGE 1 ing north on First Street and made a license plate check thens switched on his overhead lights. McGary made the stop inside Tasker Park at 7:44 p.m. "I noticed an extremely high smell of suspected marijuana," said McGary, who told the sus- pect he was stopped for loud mu- sic. "He stated he plays music loud but not usually that loud." McGary asked Austin if he had any suspected drugs or a weapon. "No," said Austin. "I saw what appears to be a green leafy substance on the driver seat that appears to be marijuana and several white pieces of a white substance that appears to be suspected crack cocaine," said McGary. That's when he called for Of- ricer David Williams and K-9 partner Gator. Officer Mark Perrin assisted. Gator immediately detected two hits on the driver's side door. Both the marijuana and co- caine registered positive in a field test, said McGary. Suspect Austin was trans- ported to the Ponchatoula Police Department, read his rights and booked with possession of mari- juana and a schedule 2 drug, as well as disturbing the peace. The suspect was found with $1,304 which was seized and turned over to Officer Carol Wilson as part of the investiga- tion. Suspect Austin lz. his ad- dress as 25581 Pardue Road, Springfield. Tour de Jefferson Bike Ride/Fest Nov. 14 METAIRIE -- The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce will host the 4th Annual Tour de Jeffer- son Bike Ride and Fin du Tour celebration on Sunday, Nov. 14, on the Westbank of Jefferson Parish. The goal of Tour de Jefferson is to increase use of recreational facilities in Jefferson Parish as well as to be a catalyst for a more bike and pedestrian friendly for the parish. With over 400 rid- ers cruising through 45 miles of scenic landscape last year, the Tour forecasts this year's ride to be the largest ever, with over 500 riders. The Tour rolls along a path starting at Bayou Segnette and cruising through Jean Lafitte National Park on to the town of Lafitte before re- turning to the park. Riders have their choice of a 25- or 45-mile course as in previous years with 2010 seeing the addition of the family-friendly ll-mile course. The ride culminates in the Fin du Tour celebration at Bayou Segnette State Park featuring abundant food, beverage, and entertainment. Registration fees are $17 - $35 and include the Fin du Tour celebration as well as free admission to Bayou Segnette State Park. Riders can regis- ter at www.tourdejefferson.org or by picking up a registration form at your local bike shop, West Jeff Fitness Center, East Jeff Fitness Center, Elmwood Fitness Center, or any of the sponsors listed on the website. If you are interested in volun- teer or sponsorship opportuni- ties, please call the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce at (504) 835-3880 or click on www.tour- dejefferson.org Sports concussions: Play now, pay later Neuroscience researcher Mark Underwood discusses the growing problem of trau- matic brain injuries in sports and reviews a promising new biotechnology for addressing the memory loss and dementia which often plague athletes in later life Just last year Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger, the Red- skin's Clinton Portis, Arizo- na's Kurt Warner and Eagles' Brian Westbrook and DeSean ,Jackson have all missed play- ing time due to taking hits to the head on the playing field. Football isn't the only sport where players' heads get knocked around -- soccer, bas- ketball, boxing and hockey are also potentially brain-bruising pastimes. And it's not just the "pro" player who gets sidelined when helmets clash and heads collide. Thousands of concussions take place on college, high school and middle school playing fields each year. The short term effects of a traumatic head injury can be confusion, temporary amnesia, headache, dizziness, ringing in the ears, nausea, slurred speech and fatigue," says neuroscience researcher Mark Underwood. But it's the long term con- sequences of a concussion that Underwood and other research- ers find more problematic. "We are seeing a link be- tween concussions on the play- ing field and the early onset of chronic memory loss and de- mentia in many athletes," says Underwood. Underwood points to a re- tired player quality-of-life study commissioned by the NFL that found former players between the ages of 30 and 49 experience memory-related diseases at a rate 19 times higher than men who did not play. "Taking impact to the head thousands of times ap- pears to trigger a process that slowly causes brain cells to die," says Underwood. According to Underwood and other researchers, the death of brain cells is not a direct result of physical impact itself but re- sults from the chemical changes that take place in the neurons in the days, weeks, months and years after the impact. While research is now under- way to design more protective helmets for players, Underwood is focused on ways to slow or pre- vent calcium overload from oc- curring within the neurons after they are traumatized by impact. "We have developed a protein supplement which binds to ex- cess calcium in the neurons and lowers its concentration," says Underwood. "Non-athletes in test groups have reported im- provement with their memory and other cognitive function after using it, and we antici. pate tests of athletes who had concussions on the playing field will show they can derive ben- efit from its use as well." 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