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Lil Wayne's New Orleans skate park hits more snags

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rapper Lil Wayne's skate park project in the Lower 9th Ward is off to a bumpy start. 

The building that houses the park didn't pass a city electrical inspection and had to be rewired. Only a handful of children can skate at a time because of a staffing shortage. Many days, the park hasn't been open at all. 

The facility's manager says it's being run mostly by volunteers as problems are smoothed over. He says Lil Wayne remains committed to the project. 

The park is in an area that was all but wiped out by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. 

The park is named Trukstop after Lil Wayne's Trukfit clothing line. He and corporate partners Mountain Dew and advertising firm Glu Agency announced plans for the park last September.

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