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admin 02-18-2013 06:30 PM

Mardi Gras Metrics
Newcomers to the city may find it strange, but not too many years ago New Orleans measured the success of Carnival by a strange metric: the amount of trash picked up off city streets. In 2002, then-Mayor Marc Morial boasted that the city had set a new record by picking up 4,548,000 pounds of beads, cups, food wrappers, crawfish leavings and other Carnival refuse.? [ Read more ]

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