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Mercedes-Benz Buys Naming Rights To Louisiana Superdome

The home of the New Orleans Saints and the site of the 2013 Super Bowl just got a new name. The Superdome has always been an iconic part of New Orleans and in 2005 was a symbol of agony during Hurricane Katrina. "Da Dome" as it's commonly referred to by locals will now have a new prestige now that the naming rights have been purchased by of the top luxury brands in the world.

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This Day in History for August 29 – Hurricane Katrina Strikes and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction (More info)

1898 – The Goodyear tire company is founded (More info)

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New Orleans Drama Queen Breaking Up With His Boyfriend [VIDEO]

Thanks to this video, I have now adopted a new saying. Instead of "get out of my face", "shut up", or "get real" - I will now simply tell people to "go take a nap." I don't know whats funnier, the dialogue of this guy breaking up with his boyfriend, or the laughter of the guys who are filming the video.

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Planking In New Orleans [VIDEO]

According to Urban Dictionary, Planking is "An act of lying face down atop an object, landmark, animal or other person, then stiffening one's form so that one's arms are firmly held by one's side and toes are pointed; taking on the physical characteristics of a plank." But here is the most important part of that definition.

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New Orleans Voted Dirtiest City In America

The city many of us like to call, "home away from home" has been voted as the dirtiest city in America. While much of the clean-up is complete after Hurricane Katrina, many still flock to the city and unfortunately don't respect the city enough to not litter while they party in the Cresent City.

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The ‘Reading Rainbow’ Theme Song Like You’ve Never Heard It Before [VIDEO]

It has been a very educational week here at Hot 107.9. Earlier this week we gave you the ultimate study break with a video that celebrated 'Finals Week' from two fun-loving LSU students. This time, we take it farther east to New Orleans with a video from 2-Cent.com. The video, featuring New Orleans bounce MC Big Choo, is actually an advertisement for their big upcoming event that will feature a book drive, education and live music performances. The familiar tune will take you back instantly

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Ludacris Encourages You To ‘Do Something Epic’ For New Orleans (VIDEO)

Six years after the tragic natural disaster called Hurricane Katrina, rapper/actor Ludacris is stepping up to help rebuild the community of New Orleans. How is he trying to help the cultured city? By helping re-stock and replenish its various public schools libraries

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Nicholas Cage Arrested In New Orleans

Talk about a bizarre chain of events: Oscar-winning actor Nicolas Cage was arrested early Saturday morning in New Orleans on charges of public drunkenness, disturbing the peace and domestic abuse battery.

The arrest stemmed from an argument Cage had with his wife, Alice, about the location of the house they were renting.

According to a statement from the New Orleans Police Department, "Cage and his wife were standing in front of a residence that he insisted was the property the couple was renting. She disagreed, and Cage grabbed her by the upper arm and pulled her to what he believed was the correct address. There were no signs of injury on his wife's arm."

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Lil Wayne Rocks New Orleans With A Star-Studded Cast

Lil Wayne is hands down, one of the biggest music artists on the planet. So what happens when an artist like Lil Wayne makes a tour stop in his hometown of New Orleans? A party. A BIG party. Tonight, I had the chance to see Lil Wayne for a 4th time (???) - maybe a 5th time ....  I've really lost count.

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6 Year Old Girl Gets Patted Down At Airport [VIDEO]

In a "how much is too much" story, a 6 year old girl gets a pat down and possibly a drug test (if you listen to the audio at the end) the New Orleans airport. It's a sad state of affairs that this has to happen, and even sadder that the TSA had to add this to their routine because someone in the past used their child to transport items on a plane, or worse.

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