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Champion Eaters Compete In Nathan's Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest
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6 Strange and Wonderful Fourth of July Celebrations From All Over

Thursday is Independence Day, and cities and towns all across America will be celebrating in style—but not always in conventional fashion. Heck, not always in America either.

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Red Skelton’s Pledge Of Allegiance [Video]

Sometimes we hear the words and don't think about the meaning. Today is a day to remember what being an American is about. I get chills every time I watch this.

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Fourth of July Refreshing Cocktails

Every good Fourth of July party needs some delicious and refreshing cocktails. Sure, there is always beer and wine, but what's the fun in that? I found some amazing, patriotic cocktails for you to give a try, compliments of the Food Network. You will love these recipes. 

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Independence Day Family Fun Events for Lafayette and Acadiana Area

Fourth of July is a great time to appreciate our country, eat hot dogs, and celebrate the day with friends and family. I don't know what beats a good ol' Fourth of July cookout with loved ones. Thank goodness there are awesome Independence Day events happening in and near Lafayette for the entire family to enjoy.

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Fourth of July Firework Safety Issues

What is Independence Day without fireworks? Not a very good one. It is tradition to have a big, loud, bright Fourth of July. However, we are all aware how dangerous fireworks can be when not properly handled. The Office of the State Fire Marshal wants all of us to keep some important firework safety issues in mind.

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Help Your Dog Cope With July Fourth Fireworks

Fourth of July and New Years Eve are two holidays plenty of dogs probably despise. According to About.com 20% of dogs suffer from noise phobias, and the booming and banging from holiday fireworks scares the living daylight out of them. I know because my dog is afraid of thunder and fireworks. Luckily, there's still some time before the Fourth of July to take helpful precautions into action.

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Lafayette Weather – Rain Ending For The Weekend, Heat Still On For The Fourth Of July

It was nice to get some rain on the roof this morning, unfortunately that will turn into an oppressive heat index this afternoon. What is the weather going to be like for the rest of your weekend and the July 4th holiday?

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Red White And Boom – Acadiana Symphony Celebrates The Fourth Of July

A night of fireworks and award winning music are set for downtown Lafayette with the Acadiana Symphony's Red, White and Boom!

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4th of July Firework Shows In Lafayette And Acadiana

As the anniversary of our nation's independence nears, cities and towns across Acadiana are preparing for their annual fireworks shows. July 4 is always a fun holiday because it involves BBQ, swimming, socializing, and of course, firework shows.

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Disgusting Pictures from the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Yesterday at Coney Island, near Brooklyn, New York, the 97th Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest was held. For the sixth time Joey Chesnutt won the men's competition by scarfing down a record-tying 68 hot dogs and buns! He ate all that in just ten minutes.

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