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4th of July 2012 in Lafayette and Acadiana

The 4th of July brings a lot of heat with it, but it also brings lots of great music, family fun and fireworks. Here are our Top Picks for a fun July 4th celebration in Lafayette and Acadiana.

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DUI Checkpoint In Vermilion Parish

This Tuesday, July 3 Louisiana State Police, and the Abbeville Police Department, will set up a DUI Checkpoint in Vermilion Parish from 10:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. Troopers will be looking for impaired drivers, aggressive drivers and unrestrained occupants.
Troopers have a zero tolerance policy for impaired persons operating a motor vehicle.   Impairment doesn't mean only that caused by alcohol.

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No Changes in Garbage Collection for 4th of July

Garbage and recycling collection will happen on the Fourth of July in Lafayette Parish.

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Fireworks Shopping This Weekend?

Be sure you buy your 4th of July fireworks at the stands that have been inspected and permitted. Illegal fireworks include anything that is not approved by the consumer product safety commission is considered illegal explosives and they are often unpackaged and/or wrapped with plain brown paper.

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Summer Gas Prices Reasonable?

As I was driving home last night from The Wild Salmon (good food and good music!!), I saw this sign at the Cracker Barrel on the Youngsville Highway:

The The Atlanta Journal-Constitution this morning is reporting that gas prices may be at or below $3 per gallon by fall

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Louisiana’s Leroux And The Boogie Kings At Paragon July 3rd

Louisiana’s LeRoux,  and The Boogie Kings kick of Fourth of July festivities at Paragon Casino Resort on Tuesday, July 3  in the Mari Showroom.

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Red, White And Boom July 4th!

Have you made your 4th Of July plans? I did this afternoon. While I was on the air, I spotted Chubby Carrier in the lobby. He stopped by to do a voice-over for "Red, White And Boom."

 

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July 4th Fireworks Display in Lafayette – Red, White and BOOM!

Looking for fun for the entire family this July 4th? The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory of Music have teamed up with the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission and more to bring you Red, White & BOOM! at Parc International, Parc Sans Souci and Parc Putnam in Downtown Lafayette

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Jeep Is Back In The Military World!

It has been said, and printed, that it was the JEEP that won WWII.  We know that it was a combination of things that actually won the war, and that if any one of those things were missing, we might not have won the war.  But, nonetheless, the JEEP played an integral part in victory.

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Memorial Day: Not What It Used To Be

Memorial Day in America has changed through the years.

As I sit here this morning (Monday, May 28, 2012, 7:12am), I think about how and why Memorial Day has changed through the years. 

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Wear Your Sunscreen, But Make Sure It’s Fresh!

A quick search of the web for "sun skin cancer" leads right to the Web MD site, which explains how the sun damages your skin and how it causes cancer.

The Mayo Clinic recommends to not use sunscreen that is past it's expiration date or older than 3 years.

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Summer Beach: Which Is Your Favorite?

When we were kids, mom and dad would load us up into the van every summer and we would head to Rutherford Beach.  For a whole week!!  We had a pop-up camper, and (with 8 kids in the family), some of us would sleep in the camper, some would sleep in the van

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