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And happy Mardi Gras and cure. It more name David Blake thank you so much. Four again nest on with the news and telling about telling us about everything going on I wanna wish user rates. Happy Mardi Gras 2017. And right back to match as you do that action from the squad knock. Yeah at right here at our New Orleans based. Mardi Gras headquarters right here in the French Quarter the burglary and Orleans hotel right at the corner of fervent and Orleans there is not a better place to party. I'm Fat Tuesday and then right here at this location. And the party. Is going strong already. Although I think it's still the Monday night party it's going on here in the French Quarter but there are still folks everywhere have a good at all. Time happy Mardi Gras off. Thank you very much. These people are having a great time out here on verve and Andorra rains hey we're live on the radio I don't everybody drop. Happy Mardi Greta yeah. And you have glittery green lips that's fantastic that's a good way to start Mardi Gras right. I. Am smiling there. All right well she's full of glitter and full of fun and all the other things as well. A now the sites you've already anon. Yeah I would hope that there. Full of glitter and Fulham fought it and were full of Marty drug coverage for you are wall to wall nonstop Mardi Gras coverage starts Korea. Right here and right now from suburban Orleans hotel and we are getting ready for a full day on. And frivolity. And it's it's been proclaimed Rex proclaimed. That pleasure shall rule both day and night you go with that I'm I'm just on about. Is that. I coming up in just a moment we're gonna hear from Rex the king of carnival issuing his proclamation. That included among other things that pleasure shall rule both days and nights ago I am looking forward to hearing from match from racks in just a moment. You're I don't read them well we'll share that with you. David can you believe that here is that upon us again it's like you blanket and another year has gone by and another Mardi Gras is here. Yeah it is really is amazing and how it all comes together and you just you watch it builds for a couple of weeks and and then suddenly were on the fat one. Yeah and it looks like the Marty drug gods are smiling upon us. I did not see a single. Drop of rain yesterday. Last night. This morning and it looks like we are in what may be the warmest. February 28. Ever recorded here in New Orleans for this market. Can't beat that. And there's advantages to a very warm Marty grow of course. All of yeah I would imagine you know things get skimpy. Oppose that on an alignment that you could bring their family out you're tall. Gather along the parade route on that have to worry about coats and jackets and things like that. I gotta tell you I got back here to suburban Arlington talent or via last night shortly after midnight. And I had to walk about three blocks suburban street. To get Q are Mardi Gras headquarters here at Upper Arlington corporate normally. I did not have to look far to find what you just described as skimpy. Out on berms. In fact I saw less than skipping. Out on her bridge street with I wasn't even looking forward and it found meet. I just right there all in my face as I walked down urban street people wit well next two or absolutely in new closing. Can you believe that yeah who does that. People celebrating Mardi Gras Bourbon Street that's got to do it does right here. He is in new York and you don't let go listen real. Yeah let's take a listen real quick. Thank you so much we'll talk to you in just a few minutes with more first news here on W well. Less than fifteen we're gonna take a timeout we come back we're gonna hear from Rex the king of carnival himself. Insuring issuing his proclamation. From Mardi Gras 2017. We'll also head on over to the WWL pinpoint forecast center over at channel four. And check in with meteorologist Alexander grant for misty out just how warm it will be today. As we are anticipating what could be. Record high temperatures on this February 20. I am so glad that you are joining us to start this Fat Tuesday here on WWL. From the Berkman Orleans hotel line Dave Helling WWL. First news edition of WW. Well prisoners were coming live Q from the Bergen or means hotel. Situated right here in the French Quarter. Just between what some say is well heaven and suburban street because if you walk out the front doors of this hotel. Just to your left. Is the oldest continually operating. Cathedral in all of North America Saint Louis cathedral and it's all of its beauty. And all that comes with that you turn right and you're going to Bergen street which is. Everything that is not say who is could be you'll see you laughed so. Hey it is a fantastic place if you are looking for somewhere that you hang out to enjoy the French Quarter and to enjoy all things that are new war what's the weather going to be like on this bat Tuesday let's check in with each. Channel four WW LTV meteorologist Alexander cramp bird. Today is looking good for Mardi Gras parades it will be quite warm though removing from the seventy degree range to about 83 for the afternoon that's near our record. Highs for Marty cried day clouds and sunshine overhead the rain chance quite slim at 10% or less for perhaps. A stray shower. Tonight rose will be at 67 on the North Shore about seven deep south of the lake. And we could have some patchy fog by early tomorrow. Then tomorrow clouds and sunshine highs near 82 and a 30% chance. Foursome spotty rain with our next front and Thursday it turns cooler again with lows in the 50s for the morning. And highs near 67. From the pinpoint forecast center I'm WL TV meteorologist Alexandra cramped for. All right there you go folks so for your Fat Tuesday you're now getting up and getting ready to head out to the parade route through someone's probably been holding down a spot just for you. To bring all your friends and family that person spent the night out there on the parade route. Justin you can have a great place to view your favorite parade today. It looks like they're going to have wonderful weather all around may be the warmest ever recorded. On February 28 coming up we're gonna hear from Rex the king of carnival right now it's time for WWL sports. And happy Mardi Gras happy Fat Tuesday to you and yours mr. Menard. I want that makes me feel little better thank you for making me understand mark we'll talk to you in about 25 minutes. Think it. Is that it's column well feel better when you get that with more sports and about 45 minutes here at WWL. Is marked an art I'm Dave going coming up. We'll check that forecast again and we'll hear Rex is proclamation on this Fat Tuesday. And we're broadcasting live from the Bergen Orleans hotel are Mardi Gras headquarters right here in the French Quarter I'm Dave Cohen. Don't go away so much more Fat Tuesday fun coming. And I feel right at home here at the Berber Orleans hotel I'm Dave Cohen thank you for joining us on this Mardi Gras today. Happy Mardi Gras 21. And doll it's a very happy day for Rex the king of carnival. Who issued his proclamation last night that the date shall be very special day. It's my joy to proclaim carneval. With these words. We enjoy every turn to our capital city to join my loyal subjects. In these carnival celebrations. To ensure the fullest degree of pleasure for all I do hereby Eric Dane and decrease the following. That during the great celebration all commercial endeavors be suspended throughout the realm so that pleasure may rule all day and night. It. Then the children of the realm be freed from their studies and permitted. To participate in the imagine. Now mayor. The mayor and the City Council cease and desist. From governance for this one great. I. And join in the revelry. Maxine and neither themselves. Nor others. There are good. Easy to our ravens stalwart police and fire departments who contribute so much joy safety and happiness on this grand. Well and he would further decreed that all citizens of our realm be commanded to mess and to encourage the wearing costumes. Right he never out of Barbara sessions with a profusion of joyous colors and happy subjects. Sealed by my hand and ordered by the king himself this 27 day of February and here our lord 2017. Okay. I. I. Flexes formation the king of carnival but it was up to the mayor to concur and allow Marty Grata move forward coming up in the next half hour we'll see what the mayor had to say in response to reckless erect his proclamation that the mayor and City Council shall cease governance for this one. Great days that's coming up right now though your forecast for this Fat Tuesday as we head and just going to. For a parade today we're taking off from the 70s this morning cut the muggy start. Into the eighties for this afternoon I have high near 83 which is our record high for Mardi Gras day in New Orleans clouds and sunshine overhead today just a slim 10% chance for a stray shower. Tonight cloudy skies lows near seventy degrees and some patchy fog possible by early tomorrow. Tomorrow clouds and sunshine again highs near 82. And 30% chance for rain is our next cold front arrives late in the day Thursday 50s for the morning and highs near 67. From the pinpoint forecast center I'm Debbie WL TV meteorologist Alexandra crash effort. All right a ride on the weather rollercoaster continues with highs in the low to mid eighties at record levels today. And drop into the sixties by the end of the week on glad is that we have a very slim. If any chance of rain the day you never can rein it. And your Fat Tuesday right now more coming up on WWL. I'm Dave Cohen live at suburban or leans hotel at the perfect spot for arm Mardi Gras headquarters. Here on this Fat Tuesday. 37 minutes after 5 AM on this February 28 2007. Team. David Blake. Happy Mardi Gras absentees. Yes. You know I have celebrated Fat Tuesday in many places and in many way. And just listening to the folks that were talking issues morning announcing Charles avenue on on veterans memorial boulevard. And all of the other people. Across our area across our great state who are celebrating Mardi Gras today in so many unique and different ways. I want them to call right now it 504 Q six at one point seven. Or tax that's at 877. And tell me where is the perfect place to celebrate. Fat Tuesday prize that you David Blake you only get one more Fat Tuesday. Where are you going to celebrated. Well what would be your answer I'd probably be right down on Gallagher with the ground. All right that's not a bad place in a bad way to do it I've done it I've been here all and there's. Crazy excitement there from the moment moments who arrives early in the day. That Rex comes through and delivers his post and then you have the truck parade it volunteers to G. And as sense of joy right there's that's not a bad place if you picked. My I just as the does have wonderful memories for so many years would be in right in this sector and that's that's when I Sankoh. All right I've also spent Marty Grata on veterans memorial boulevard in Metairie and had some amazing times there was people. Good reeling and boiling. Camping out in picnicking throwing. Footballs and curve balls and in. Playing in the street and just having a great community feel and a wonderful time there IV been done Fat Tuesday in big mom who. In central Louisiana where they get on horseback who literally chase chickens and pay around town catch them. Slaughter them put them in a big gumbo pot and everybody enjoys gumbo that night. That is an amazing thing to do I I didn't French Quarter. Go ahead I was gonna say I would love to checked out out wandered through the mom thing it if it's it's very very different than what we viewed here. I've done urban street perfect Tuesday I've done the mayor and Ian royal street for. That every single part. That you have of the celebration. Of Mardi crop. Gives you such a unique. Different taste and feel. And also what's on economic celebrate one more Mardi Gras and had to pick a place to do it I have trouble doing that. I know I understand that you could move around you know you you might one year the Courter really. It gets Syria another year's saint Charles and you know I'd its format out not a preacher. Yeah so it's our. But I want folks to cause right now. Four to six or one point 78. Fat Tuesday we'll see what the people have to say so we heard from racks the last half hour delivering his proclamation that revelry shall rule book day and night. That the mayor and the City Council shall cease and desist from governments. For this one great day. Would the mayor and her coming up within the next thirty minutes or so we're gunning year. From may or may play in currency appeal agreed to allow Mardi Gras to go on so far it's looking like it's happening and then all the all the evidence is that we're on the right track pack but will hear from the mayor himself. Coming up with in the next thirty minutes just you're on WTO well thank you David talked to you in less than twenty minutes with more first. Here on this Fat Tuesday night and Dave Cohen at the verb and Orleans hotel right now we gotta gotta go on over Q. Channel four in the pinpoint forecast says there and say happy Mardi ground in this meteorologist. Alexander grant verdict will do that right after this. And it's 544. On Fat Tuesday I'm Dave Carroll and had the burden or leans hotel right at the corner of bourbon and Orleans no better place to celebrate. On Mardi Gras you got. Craziness suburban street out the door to the road. And the family fun costumes Maine and now. Awesome feel on royal street to the left that will all come to fruition later today what's the weather going to be like. I'll just Alexander grant bird. Happy Mardi gutsy our weather is looking pretty good today first we're starting off mild and muggy out there. Then we turn pretty warm Keisel take off near 83 this afternoon we'll have a mix of clouds and sunshine. And just a slim 10% chance for a stray shower. That 83 by the way is our record for any more he cried day for the high temperature. Overnight tonight temperatures will be pretty mild once again in the seventy degree range for Lewis with some patchy fog by early tomorrow tomorrow highs near 82 and 30% chance. For some spotty rain with her next cold front and Thursday cooler with this is for the morning and highs in the sixties for the afternoon. From the pinpoint forecast center I'm WW LTV meteorologist Alexandra cramp bird. I thank you Alexander could be the warmest. February 28 and the warmest Fat Tuesday ever recorded. As we head for a high in the glow. Submitted the line gave Conan suburban Orleans hotel are we told you about racks let's hear his proclamation one more time and hear how the mayor reacted and if the mayor concurred. To relinquish. Ceremonial Lee anyway controlled the city so that we could celebrate on this that Tuesday. Kroll. Okay. I have the distinct honor of introducing do you have the king of carnival 2007. King. This doctor Stephen Wilson well. Okay. You know that are querying. Is and yeah. Your majesty and I think you have a few words to reclaim. Thank you captain thank you mayor Darryl. Happy money by everyone. Welcomed a New Orleans. New Orleans has been here almost 300 years and we had Mardi Gras every single year. But almost a 150 years ago Rex the king of carnival. Sort of the parade hope that a few people might come see us. I think they did how many of you came from away for Mardi Gras regime had. Welcome to all of you. It's my joy to proclaim carneval. With these words. We joy I returned to our capital city to join my loyal subjects. In these carnival celebrations. To assure the fullest degree of pleasure for all I do hereby Eric Dane and decrease the following. That during the great celebration all commercial endeavors be suspended throughout the realm. So that pleasure may rule all day and night. The children of the realm be freed from their studies and permitted. To participate in the pageant. America. The mayor in the City Council cease and desist. From governance for this one great. And join in the revelry taxing and neither themselves. Nor others. There are good people give heed to our ravens stalwart police and fire departments who contribute so much to our safety and happiness on this trend and. And he would further decreed that all citizens of our realm be commanded to mask and to encourage the wearing the costumes. Right he never out of our procession. With the profusion of joyous colors and happy subjects. Sealed by my hand and ordered by the king himself this 27 day of February and year of our lord 2017. Okay. That didn't include whom. Okay good mix up those who have resolution than there. That the mayor understands the situation here. There. Married his brilliant best for rob everything will be shut down than to do to my B day of abandonment. Issues they know. Everybody's got to go home. They know if you want to know that none of course we have to council members looks like syndrome. Susan Susan injury. That he and Ramsey and that the police chief. Okay. Would keep crazy and the second. Whose job. Where it. Those who have consultant these people or are you ready to our movement. They're meeting. Violations sunshine act because it's being done. Going forward and that's because. That this language because we don't write it that the mayor and the City Council cease and desist from governance we wrote that. One great day. And join us unraveling. But he isn't actually it says taxing not in themselves and are others. We Rhode stressing. Not stressing they put into accident. I know go. It out. Before I say yes I do want you just know that I city has done something that no other city could have a do so we had the tornadoes that we keep. Those individuals and our thoughts and prayers. And then we thought we go ahead and do the first weekend of money Graf but no one announced it would do the NBA all star game at the same time. And then no matter the second we commodity dry and I think you will join me. And commanding our first responders EMS. All of the folks say clean up after the Braves. To make sure that the streets are safe and clean. So we're. And with you royal highness. The city of New Orleans. And the City Council members when I counsel emeritus Jacqui Greg Doug Larson. PM why gives you the key in this city. Paterno would view the streets of this city for a glorious. And wonderful ride and I could not being in this. So more special citizen of the city New Orleans everybody else. I'll thank goodness the mayor concurred and agreed Q at least ceremonial the hand over the keys to this city. Hand to allow Rex to reign over New Orleans for this one great day that means Mardi Gras and move forward. And we can celebrate here in the city of New Orleans with all the Fat Tuesday frivolity and fun. Who I was getting worried there thank goodness the mayor proclaimed and agreed with rags frivolity. Network and then a good world were also pleasure in a wreck that pleasure shall rule both day and night. So let's find that pleasure today Kelly coming up your calls at 504 Q six 18 cavity and text messages a day 7870. Whereas the perfect place to celebrate on Fat Tuesday I found one of them Ahmet suburban Orleans hotel radio in the French Quarter. We'll be back with your thoughts and sports after this I'm Dave cone of suburban Orleans hotel are Mardi Gras headquarters on this bat Tuesday. And we're asking where is the perfect place to celebrate Mardi Gras off. Tony thanks for calling your on WW well you could have just one more Fat Tuesday. Where would you spend it. Eight. 4640. Side tree where you can. Lou Coke in a courtroom. But my body weight even the tree you actually climbed the tree. Tree wanna. The and the branches hang on up the get real close to the riders on the Zulu floats and you can do is they the into the elementary coconut. Well that's what current. And you know it would be and it's like you all right mom and courier. Our. If you haven't been on. On. Art and cheese chicken and animals. It's. And it really is. Okay just a few hours later. Yeah and then just a few hours later he gets eaten gumbo made from those animals they just chased and caught. You're right I think for a lot of people coming to New Orleans is a bucket list thing. For people from New Orleans may be going to be found mom who are units or somewhere like that in in seeing that. Should be on your bucket list thank you Tony I appreciate your input go get those coconuts at you climb that tree on speed chart Apple's app and do we're known as sports now. I guess Markey a sport streak incline. I'll I'll climb the tree and see what shakes out before you Dave it's no secret of the pelicans have gone through a number of different lineups is searching for the right five man combination they can be relied on night in and night out to get wins. Most recently that surge has brought center DeMarcus Cousins into the fold coach Alvin Gentry says he can see strides being made this newest starting five. Originally speed the process so much. Together consistently. You know blew the same people out there's so that you're learning in and outs of the system and then learn the ins and out of the job. Gentry said that while this isn't the most ideal way to build chemistry. You play the hand you're dealt. I do feel good about the progress we've made the last three games. And I think we just gonna continue to get better this unfortunately for us is that we've got to do a normal life. The pelicans will return to the floor in front of the home crowd tomorrow night when they host Detroit. Meanwhile the day off corresponding with today's patch Tuesday festivities all stars Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins we'll get to spend some time with the hometown fans today. You cashed the visa verb and as honorary grand marshals in Zulu. And their baseball to be had in Baton Rouge number three LSU rides their four game winning streak into homestand and support three Nichols colonels the by U bagels are 71 on the season averaging nearly nine runs a game on offense Burres pitched tonight is set for 630. I'm mark minority leader early morning sports headlines. I marks we're waiting for things to gel and for the pelicans in the words of coach Alvin Gentry can learn the ins and outs of each other. That's correct that's what he said right yep gotta learn the in the NR yeah isn't. He took other. Of how long you think it's gonna take before all of these players learn the ins and outs of each other and actually put a win. On the board since the all star break when they acquired the markets got. We'll hopefully they get a win tomorrow night the pistons are a little bit of a step down and competition from what they have been playing. You know the rockets and the thunderbolt among the best teams in the west and Dallas Mavericks with Maryland's a well in in the fold now thanks to their own big blockbuster trade. Much better team than they were earlier in the season. So you would hope that maybe with the pistons come to town tomorrow night with the game at home because the last two were on the road maybe they finally get to break through they're looking for tomorrow night. Generally at the if you were to do this in the off season. It would take that they'd like ten to twelve games to implement and a new piece like this it's so so much a big part of what they're trying to do. Unfortunately they don't have that kind of time so they're trying to speed that process up I don't see it taking get a win tomorrow night. Let's hope that quickly learn the ins and outs of each other and duke beat the Detroit Pistons tomorrow night thank you mark we're talking about ten minutes more sports here on WW well I'm Dave Conte at suburban Orleans hotel coming up Margaret thought where's the perfect place to celebrate Fat Tuesday. All right and owed it Andy. Gratitude of things going out to all of the camp for hours all of you who held down those great parade spots all night. For your friends and family so that they can wake up now. And come out and just enjoy the parade is if that spot was just there waiting for them now you worked hard to secure that spot for them so thank you. Think you. Coming up more of your thoughts commie right now at 504 Q six 1870 where is the perfect place to celebrate on Fat Tuesday heard from Tony who's celebrating in a tree. A saint Charles avenue where he thinks he can get his hands on coconuts. Where is your best place to celebrate that after the news.