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1:09 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

ULL Marching Band Invited Back to Macy’s Parade

Professor Brian Taylor holds a sign in support of the Band's appearance at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade
Credit Emily Paige

This Thanksgiving the ULL Pride of Acadiana Marching Band has been asked to play at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.  This will be their second appearance at the parade since 2005 however; they are lacking the last $60,000 needed to attend.

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KRVS Local
1:03 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Organization in Louisiana Responds to Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Residents of Hurricane Sandy are currently in the process of rebuilding their lives, an experience all too familiar to those impacted by major storms along the Gulf Coast. One organization in New Orleans called St. Paul’s Homecoming Center has made helping hurricane victims its mission. St. Paul’s was established in order to assist residents in New Orleans after the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. Now, members of the organization are turning their attention to the Northeast.

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KRVS Local
2:06 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Friends Don’t Let Friends Eat Imported Shrimp

Fresh, Louisiana Shrimp right off the boat at the dock in Delcambre, LA.
Credit Blair Blanchard

Shrimp remains a vital commodity not only to the state but to the entire country, with Louisiana being the number one provider of shrimp in the nation. However, the threat of imported shrimp from overseas markets is not only harming the economy but also posing a risk to consumer’s health. With over 80 percent of the shrimp consumed in the United States being imports, Congress passed the Food Safety Modernization Act allowing the FDA to force a strict ban on toxic shrimp and enforce a more extensive testing method to ensure that the seafood is safe to eat. 

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KRVS Local
2:01 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Bookstore Move in Preparation of Master Plan

Temporary bookstore location
Credit Hannah Trahan

The change of location for the University Bookstore has brought complications. Students have to reorient themselves with the new layout and lack of parking. Renovation and expansion of the Student Union, including the Book Store is not entering its second year, and when completed will become part of a multi-million dollar master plan for the university. Last year a series of public discussions helped establish this vision, and even though the Student Union predated those charettes, it will fair in the grand design.  

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KRVS Local
1:54 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Louisiana Legislatives Push For the Passing of A New Law Requiring Drug Testing for Welfare

Lafayette’s government assistance building located off of Kaliste Saloom helps local families in need by offering a variety of funding assistance services.
Credit Kelly Tien

There are currently over one hundred million people on welfare in 2012. It may be harder for these Americans to obtain welfare as 23 states have, or are considering a requirement for recipients to take drug tests before receiving any government assistance. Louisiana State Representative Sherman Mack proposed the bill making Louisiana one of those 23 states.

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