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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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Memorial Day Garbage Collection Schedule

Hold onto those cans and paper plates! Allied Waste and the Recycling Foundation will not run their regular garbage and recycling collection routes in Lafayette Parish and surrounding parishes on Memorial Day

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Traffic Advisories from Louisiana DOTD for Memorial Day Weekend

Going out of town this weekend? The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has a few traffic advisories for you for the Memorial Day holiday weekend (Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28)

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Survey : Top 10 Ice Cream Flavors

The latest ice cream survey puts chocolate at the top of the list as Americans favorite flavor ice cream. Nearly 30% stated in a recent Harris Poll that chocolate is their first choice, followed closely by vanilla at 26%.

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10 Adorable Kids Singing ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ [VIDEOS]

For a professional singer, there are few gaffes more embarrassing than flubbing a line from 'The Star Spangled Banner.' (Are you listening, Christina Aguilera?) But when these pint-sized patriots get caught up on the lyrics, well, it's just flat-out adorable. The more mess

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Louisiana Honor Air Takes Final Flight Memorial Day Weekend

The last flight of the Louisiana Honor Air Project departed from Lafayette Regional Airport on Saturday this Memorial Day weekend. It's hard to believe the very first flight of our Louisiana WWII Veterans took off for Washington DC more than four years ago on May 12, 2007. 

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Unique Cures For Memorial Day Weekend Hangovers

This Memorial Day, chances are you’ve got a few backyard barbeques on your agenda for the weekend.  And we all know that here in Louisiana, backyard barbeques usually involve a few cold beers and other refreshing cocktails.

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Exterminators Tackle Growing U.S. Bed Bug Problem
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Bed Bugs Are In Every State This Memorial Day Weekend

Chances are you will be staying in a hotel this Memorial Day weekend.  Keep this in mind, Orkin says it is now treating bed bugs in all 50 states.  Check out the list of cities in order of the number of bed bug treatments.

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Are You Smarter Than The Average Driver? Take The GMAC Test!

Many of you will be traveling this long holiday weekend.  All of us here at KTDY hope you and your loved ones stay safe.  Having said that, according to the 2011 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test, nearly 1 in 5 drivers on the road today cannot meet the basic requirements to get a driver's license.

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KTDY Sets The Stage At The Cajun Heartland State Fair

Join 99.9 KTDY tonight at the Cajun Heartland State Fair Presented by Cox and Pepsi.  Live music by Midnight Star and Krossfyre this evening.  We're calling all "Freakazoids" to the Cox Grandstand for the biggest best event in Acadiana kicking off the Memorial Day Weekend. 

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Blue Plate Special Memorial Day Tribute

Mike's choice for today's Blue Plate Special was right on!

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8 Great Summer Vacation Movies [VIDEOS]

While summer doesn't officially start until June 21, Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning to the hottest season at the movies.

Summer loses some of its meaning when you're an adult, since it no longer comes with a moths-long break from the grind.

Nevertheless, we can all still enjoy a good movie about summer vacations. After the jump, check out eight of our favorites.

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