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Multimedia earns commission's approval

JACKSON — The Mississippi Gaming Commission has granted Multimedia Games Inc. a manufacturer/distributor license and has granted approvals to members of the company’s senior management team. The first stage in the process to allow Multimedia Games to sell slot machines to, or place them on a revenue share basis in, commercial casinos in the State of Mississippi. The license is ...

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Bridges makes national ranking

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Bridges Golf Club at Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis rates among the Top 40 casino layouts in the United States, according to Golfweek’s recently-released rankings. Golfweek’s Best Casino list for 2009-2010 was published in the Dec. 12 issue of the national magazine. “We’re very pleased and not surprised that the raters recognize the splendid course ...

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Louie's opens in Harlow's Casino

GREENVILLE — Harlow’s Casino Resort has opened Louie’s Fine Steaks, a new steakhouse that combines food with the soul of the Delta. Harlow’s worked wth Craig McIntyre of MMG in Destin, Fla., the real estate conceptual design company that helped build Universal Studios attractions and restaurants such as the Margaritaville Café in Orlando and Hard Rock Cafes around the world. ...

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Tupelo chooses Delta/Mesaba

TUPELO — The City of Tupelo has made its choice of air carrier to serve the Tupelo Regional Airport, and Delta/ Air Line’s subsidiary, Mesaba, is its choice. The AP reports that Tupelo Mayor Jack Reed Jr. is backing a bid by Delta/Mesaba to provide federally subsidized air service in the city. Reed told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal he ...

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Airlines face new rules concerning delays

The federal government has adopted a new rule designed to significantly strengthen protections afforded to consumers by, among other things, establishing a hard time limit after which U.S. airlines must allow passengers to deplane from domestic flights. The new rule prohibits U.S. airlines operating domestic flights from permitting an aircraft to remain on the tarmac for more than three hours ...

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Roadhouse Casino holds grand opening

TUNICA — Harrah’s Entertainment Mid-South Region has officially opened Tunica Roadhouse Casino and Hotel. Tunica Roadhouse Casino and Hotel, previously Sheraton Casino and Hotel Tunica, opened after being closed for the past four days to complete renovations. The Southern rock roadhouse utilizes reclaimed materials to create an authentic roadhouse interior and atmosphere. Gaming offerings are being enhanced with the addition ...

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AirTran to resume Coast service

GULFPORT — AirTran Airways has made public plans to resume scheduled service from Gulfport/Biloxi to the carrier’s hub in Atlanta and add new service from Gulfport/Biloxi to Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla. This service will begin Jan. 8, and will replace existing charter service to Atlanta. Flights to Atlanta and Tampa/St. Petersburg will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with the airline’s ...

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Airlines continue to trim payroll

Air carriers have recently seen an increase in traffic and improved operating margins, but they continue to shed jobs. U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.7 percent fewer workers in Oct. 2009 than in Oct. 2008, the 16th consecutive decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year, the Bureau ...

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Airlines finally make a profit

The network, low-cost and regional airline groups all reported improved operating margins in the third quarter of 2009 compared to the third quarter of 2008, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports today in a release of preliminary data. BTS reports that the airline industry collected at least $2 billion through ancillary fees in the third quarter of 2009, up ...

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Scientists look at dwindling ducks

STARKVILLE — As global warming and climate change debates continue worldwide, researchers at Mississippi State University (MSU) are examining how weather influences duck migration patterns. “In the past few years, we have observed that ducks are not migrating to southern latitudes in abundance, or are doing so generally only in the presence of severe weather,” said Rick Kaminski, a senior ...

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