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217 530AM Show Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:30:00 +0000 217 530AM Show 217 530AM Show KADN good morning! thanks for starting your day with us. i'm paulina bucka. and i'm joe sam 3 we've been talking mardi gras pretty much all this month... and now it's time for some real action.. so here's what's going on this weekend.. saturday the rio parade will rollout right here in lafayette. the parade is known for its colorful floats, rocking bands and some of the best beads and throws in acadiana! the route starts on evangeline throughway and ends at cajun field. it's expected to kick off at 6-30 p-m some more gold fun happening sunday ---the scott business association will kick off their 21st annual mardi gras parade. roads will be closed starting at 11 that morning and here's a heads out for everyone out there........any vehicles or trailers placed on grassy areas between south frontage road and interstate 10 before 6 a-m sunday, will be towed as well as any vehicles blocking roads or near hydrants. the parade is set to roll on at 1 p-m. sticking to your parade season.....the lafayette police department will be very busy as they continue preparing this morning to ensure the public's safety during this year's festivities klaf's toi thornton has the details on what to expect before heading out to this weekend's parade route. <residents may have to scream 'throw me somethin' mister a little louder and listen for bands a little harder. "barricades started going out today"lafayette consolidate government has posted up barricades along most of saturday's parade route. "safety. that's the primary purpose. to keep the parade route clear, to designate an area where people are supposed to be and an area where the actual parade is supposed to pass."lafayette police department spokesperson karl ratcliff says the idea is to keep safety first."its as simple as that. to keep everybody safe and have thopse clear boundaries so we can avoid any kinds of accidents and any potential safety hazards."ratcliff says barricades are a huge part of why there hasn't been many issues at parades in recent years.while residents won't be able to go up to the floats or take pictures with band members--they say they can appreciate the barricades. "it's safe for the kids to me." "to me its the best thing to have the barricades.""i think putting the barricades in place is an actual smart thing to do for the city."each resident i spoke to recalled instances of children running out into the street and being hit by a tractor."protection for the children.""sometimes the children get loose you know and the parents, some of them not paying attention to the children. they all excited.""i've heard of kids getting out there and actually getting run over by the floats themselves."and they all agree on what's most important. "safety that's more important to me. the kids, number 1 priority.""safety is more important than fun.""i think safety would be the key to keeping everybody safe."> that was toi thornton reportingthere are barricades along the parade route from the northside to downtown. officer ratcliff says they will finish putting them out this afternoon. 3 today will mark the fifth day that lawmakers will be stuck in the capital city for the current special session in order to close a 304 million dollar budget deficit so far there have been a series of proposals and counter proposals to balance the budget, but the fight from the beginning has been whether or not to pull from the rainy day fund. so far, it seems like the two opposing sides could possibly meet half way and make a decision. u-l polical science professor dr. pearson cross says it's going to be a compromise bill. <"cameron henry's willingness to use 75 million of the rainy day fund indicates that he is willing to give that much, he's not holding the hard line."> what this means is's going to come down to a matter of negotiation regardless of what is discussed....lawmakers must come to a final decision on how to fix the budget hole by next wednesday when the special session ends 3 ul students will finally get a chance to see the latest edition of the university's magazine la louisiane after waiting for it to be released for over a year this issue covers both the fall 2016 and winter 2017 semesters---when typically the magazine just covers one at a time.with all the controversy over it's publishing date was highlighted back in november......ul lafayette has removed any publishing promises from its magazine-- website. 3 imagine----thousands of fans screaming.....the entire world watching......and a moment most spend their lifetime waiting for.what started out as a simple dream for one acadiana musician turned into a whirlwind of fame and exposure. lane mack is one artist--- leaving the energetic stages of acadiana to brace the judgement stage nationally. nats <in the back of my mind, if i'm not 100 percent me in something, it's not going to be 100 percent.> having heart to back up his talent lane mack landed a spot on season 11 of nbc's the voice.beating out hundreds of other hopefulls in a houston texas line---- lane found himself in the blind auditions with one judge who knew exactly what he could offer. <whenever i put it out there, and i know that other people see that, you can tell when what they're doing and that they don't have the heart behind it>nats miley cyrus <you're stuck with me> <one of the best things is like having somebody like miley cyrus as a coach, she really didn't do a whole lot of coaching, like you should be doing this and doing that, she just pushed us all to be ourself>being himself is what got him this far....but the support of his family and children is what lane says helps him continue pushing towards success.nats break!the competition was fierce. unfortunately---lane's rock and blues influence was not a match for the talent he was up against. he was knocked out during the battle round.nats miley cyrus <not just in this performance lane, the beast yall just saw that attacked this song, it's been that way from working together and that's what i wanted, if i had to make a decision for who i would be a guide for, the winner of this battle is sophia.>althought this is a blow to his flourishing career---lane isn't letting this road block stop him from stardom. <whatever you're doing, go at it with a passion, make sure that it's the best, and if it's not the best to someone else, who cares, as long as you know that's the best that you can do, at the end of the day, that's the only thing that's going to matter>nats

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