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DMR to hold public meeting on pathway

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) will hold a public hearing on an application filed by the City of Ocean Springs requesting authorization for the construction of a pedestrian pathway adjacent to East Beach Drive. The public hearing will be held Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Bolton Building in Biloxi. The City of Ocean Springs ...

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Louisiana's casinos see revenue fall

BATON ROUGE, La. — Continuing to follow a recent national trend, Louisiana’s state-licensed casinos saw their winnings from gamblers fall 15.8 percent last month from the previous December. The 13 riverboats, Harrah’s New Orleans Casino and the four race track casinos won $192.4 million in December, down from $222.8 million in December 2008. State police report the riverboat casinos won ...

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AirTran signs Oher as endorser

AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings Inc. has signed former Ole Miss and current Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher as an endorser of the airline. He will be featured in advertising across the Baltimore area where AirTran is headquartered. “Michael Oher – a star on and off the field – is a true inspiration that we’re happy to ...

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Japan Airlines in the red

TOKYO, Japan — Japan Airlines filed for one of the country’s largest bankruptcies ever Tuesday, entering a restructuring that will shrink Asia’s top carrier and its presence around the world. Staggering under a $25.6 billion debt mountain, the carrier applied for protection from creditors under the Corporate Rehabilitation Law — Japan’s version of Chapter 11 — with the Tokyo District ...

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DOT penalizes United Airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has assessed a $30,000 civil penalty against United Airlines for failing to disclose the full price consumers must pay for air transportation as required by the Department’s rules. The DOT’s Aviation Enforcement Office found that for approximately 60 hours, United failed to include the 7.5 percent federal excise tax in fares in the initial ...

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Taco Bell founder dies

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. — Glen W. Bell Jr., an entrepreneur best known as the founder of the Taco Bell chain, has died. He was 86. Bell died Sunday at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, according to a statement posted Monday on the Taco Bell web site. The Irvine-based company did not release a cause of death. “Glen Bell ...

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MDA to Hold Public Hearings for Input on Housing and Community Development Programs

Jackson, Miss. (January 15, 2010) – The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) announced today plans to hold public hearings throughout the state to obtain citizen input in the development of the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development Programs for the State of Mississippi. Hearings are scheduled as follows: · January 20, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. Tupelo, Miss.; Renasant Center ...

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Delta city seeing successful businesses

GREENWOOD — What do a restaurant serving doughnuts and tamales, a luxury hotel and a spa and a farmers’ market have in common? Probably nothing, unless you are in Greenwood, where these businesses have found success. And those are just a few. Over the past decade a host of new restaurants and merchants have established themselves in Greenwood and have ...

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Airlines set performance record

The nation’s largest airlines set a single-month record in November for on-time performance for the nearly 15 years the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has collected comparable data, according to the “Air Travel Consumer Report.” They also set a record for the lowest rate of mishandled baggage in a single month since these data were first collected in September 1987. ...

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City to ask lawmakers for tourism tax

SOUTHAVEN (AP) — The Southaven Board of Aldermen has approved a resolution asking lawmakers for a 1 percent tourism tax on restaurant bills. Mayor Greg Davis says the proceeds would be used for upgrades and maintenance at two parks, which are used for several major youth baseball and softball tournaments each year. Southaven, along with Horn Lake and Hernando, already ...

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