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Mardi Gras parade-goers will still be able to use ladders as they reach out to catch beads and other trinkets tossed from floats - but those ladders will have to be six feet from the curb.
A hearing on a controversial noise ordinance has been postponed again in New Orleans.
Carnival season parade spectators who traditionally crowd the sidewalks and street medians with ladders to view processions and catch beads thrown from colorful floats will have to back off a bit if the New Orleans City Council goes along with ordinances approved by one of its committees on Tuesday.
On a rainy Thursday in New Orleans, Americans witnessed their political system at its worst and its best.