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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Carnival
A Terrebonne Parish parade originally scheduled for Mardi Gras but canceled because of a winter storm may be rescheduled after Easter.
Slidell completed its first Carnival season under stricter parade regulations and Mayor Freddy Drennan said the city is still compiling its reports to determine how well the krewes adhered to the new regulations.
About three dozen passengers who sailed on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph cruise ship that drifted at sea for days are hoping to collect thousands of dollars apiece as a result of lingering medical and mental problems they say were caused by their nightmarish experience.
The merriment of Mardi Gras has ended and the solemn season of Lent has begun Wednesday.
Skies were gray, temperatures were chilly, and there was some rain.
Extraterrestrial toucan birds, neon green spacemen waving Brazilian flags and legions of scantily clad women and men dancing a furious samba opened the final round of Rio de Janeiro's extravagant Carnival parades that ran to dawn Tuesday.
Revelers endured winter temperatures and a chilling rain along parade routes Tuesday as New Orleans' 2014 Carnival season neared a close.
Brazil is known for its exotic fauna, but the creatures on display Sunday night for the opening round of Rio's exuberant Carnival parade were a motley crew even by local standards.
A parade of women with a signature float in the shape of a giant high-heel had a different kind of glow this year.
Mardi Gras brings out families to enjoy food, parades and colorful beads.
The student-organized Krewe of Roux will parade Thursday on the campus of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
Law enforcement agencies in Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes are making final plan to ensure there will be enough space in their jails for an expected increase in inmate populations during Carnival season.
From 2009 to 2012, Louisiana politicians used more than $310,000 in campaign contributions to ride in Mardi Gras parades and attend or sponsor krewe balls, according to a review of campaign records by NOLA.com ' The Times-Picayune and WVUE Fox 8 News.
The Krewe of Lourdes will hold its annual ball Feb. 15 in St. Bernard Parish.
Nicholls State University is making parking available for Carnival parades this season in Thibodaux.