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Mardi Gras 2012 Schedule Of Events

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It's carnival time again! All over Acadiana, preparations are taking place to celebrate Mardi  Gras 2012. From the Mardi Gras Balls to the parades, here's a list of what's going on and when here in Acadiana for Mardi Gras 2012.

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Acadiana’s Parade Rundown For Saturday – Feb. 11

Okay Acadiana, you’ve been been patient long enough. It’s all about to get started. Just a few more hours left before the streets of Lafayette transform into festival ground zero.

It all kicks off tomorrow morning at 11am in Carencro. Starting at Carencro

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Five Accessories Only Acceptable During Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is a celebration of decadence. It is a holiday of fun, excitement, and individuality. During Mardi Gras, social norms fly out the window and a laissez faire attitude prevails just about everywhere.

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Be a Holiday Hero for Your Chance to Win an iPad2 or $500 Visa Gift Card!

Only a few days remain to Give the Gift of Life and win an iPad 2 or a $500 Visa Gift Card!  This station, United Blood Services and Sterling Automotive Group invite you to join us for ‘Ten days of Giving,’ now through December 30th.  

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A Ragin Cajun Night We’ll Never Forget

I’ll admit it. I busted my butt. When Brett Baer sent his last second kick through those up rights, and the officials’ arms went into the air, I leapt from the ground like a world class athlete and landed as ungracefully as possible on my backside. But it

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10 Days of Giving- Be a Holiday Hero

Looking for that Perfect Gift this holiday season? Give the Gift of Life! This station, United Blood Services and Sterling Automotive Group invite you to join us for 'Ten days of Giving,' December 19th through December 30th.

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From the Bird’s Nest: Five Keys to Beating Louisiana-Monroe

Louisiana hosts Louisiana-Monroe tomorrow afternoon at Cajun Field. If the Cajuns win the game before a raucous crowd, they will play for a championship next weekend in Jonesboro, AR.

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September’s Best College Football Player

This weekend mars the start of the second month of the 2011 college football season.

So, who do you think was the best player in the first month?

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Angela Simmons – Crush of the Day [PICTURES]

Angela Simmons is the daughter of rap icon Joseph “Run” Simmons of Run DMC. She founded the Pastry shoe line with older sister Vanessa Simmons and publishes a monthly magazine for teens called Angela’s Rundown. She recently posed naked for a PETA ad and will be the star of their campaign called “Eating Meat Is a Sin: Go Vegetarian.”

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‘Pan Am’s’ Kelli Garner — Crush of the Day [PICTURES]

Kelli Garner first blipped on our radar in the movie ‘Dreamland.’ Her other acting credits include ‘Man of the House,’ ‘Bully,’ ‘The Aviator’ and ‘Thumbsucker.’ Kelli is one of the stars of the new ABC show ‘Pan Am.’ We shouldn’t hold that against her. Not that we’ve ever seen the show, we just have a thing against TV shows depicting air travel in the 1960′s. This is due to our hatred of air travel in the present time and can’t imagine what it was like to fly almost fifty years ago. Probably so much easier that it would infuriate us. “Well sure your passport says your name is Lester but we are going to need you to drop your pants and bend over to prove that sir.”

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