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Restaurants join boycott

COLUMBUS — Eat With Us Group is participating in the ProtectSeals boycott of Canadian seafood. company has pledged to boycott seafoord from the Canadian sealing provinces in all 26 locations of its restaurants, which include Sweet Peppers Deli, Bulldog Deli, Cotton District Grill, Fairpark Grill, Jackson Square Grill, Harvey’s and Park Heights. “It was an easy decision to change our ...

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'Saints' bill clears Louisiana Senate

NEW ORLEANS — The AP reports the Louisiana Senate has approved an essential part of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s deal to keep the New Orleans Saints in the state. There was little discussion about the bill before it was unanimously approved. It heads back to the House for approval of changes before it heads to Jindal. The measure, which allows the ...

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Katrina recovery package approved

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) announced funding for Mississippi to assist in continued Hurricane Katrina recovery. The funding was approved through the FY 2009 Supplemental Appropriations bill. The Conference Report, which was agreed to by the Senate and the House of Representatives, was approved yesterday by the U.S. Senate. “Final passage of the federal supplemental appropriations bill ...

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Downtown Jackson getting new hotel

JACKSON — Visitors to the Capital City will soon have new place to stay in the downtown area. On June 17, city leaders and company officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Downtown Sleep Inn and Suites at the site on Gallatin Street. “This project is another component of the changing landscape of downtown Jackson, and will be valuable ...

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Airline still cutting jobs

WASHINGTON — U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 5.5 percent fewer workers in April 2009 than in April 2008, the 10th consecutive decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports. All the network airlines decreased employment from April 2008 to April 2009 as ...

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Airlines, even Southwest, lose money

WASHINGTON — The seven network airlines, as a group, reported an operating loss margin of 4 percent in the first quarter of 2009, the sixth consecutive quarterly loss margin since the group reported a profit margin in the third quarter of 2007, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). BTS reports that five of the seven reporting network airlines, ...

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Harrah's cleaning house with auction

TUNICA — Harrah’s Entertainment has retained Morris Auction Group of Memphis to conduct the Harrah’s Tunica Casino Surplus Auction. The live auction will be held June 20 at 10 a.m. at Harrah’s Convention Center. The auction is open to the public, and bidder’s registration will begin at 8 am. The auction will include new and used inventory from the gaming ...

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Katrina recovery project underway

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Washington Street Project, seen as a major component of Bay St. Louis’ Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts, has begun. The $3-million initiative was funded by Mississippi’s federally-sourced Katrina recovery program. “The Washington Street Project is another excellent example of the state stepping aside and letting the local community plan and prioritize its needs in the ongoing ...

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Quest named agency of record

COLUMBUS — Eat With Us Group and Sweet Peppers Deli Franchise Systems have named Quest Group as agency of record for their advertising and marketing needs. The Eat With Us Group includes Harveys, Fairpark Grill, Jackson Square Grill, Cotton District Grill, Bulldog Deli and Park Heights restaurants in Tupelo, Columbus and Starkville. “We are very pleased and excited to have ...

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Air travelers remain on ground

WASHINGTON — The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines in March 2009 declined by 9.1 percent from March 2008, dropping by 6.1 million to 61 million, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports. March was the 13th consecutive month with a decrease in passengers from the prior year. U.S. airlines carried 8.6 percent fewer domestic passengers than ...

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