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Fuel miracle? Caveat emptor!

In September 2005, Popular Mechanics ran an article titled “Looking for a Miracle,” which chronicled the magazine’s testing of a handful of after-market devices and technology that purport to boost fuel economy in automobiles. These gadgets claimed to accomplish this through technologies and processes that range from augmenting air flow to the engine to magnets that break down clusters of ...

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Gaming outlook positive as Coast rebuilds

Tunica — The outlook for gaming in Mississippi was positive by speakers and attendees at the Southern Gaming Summit May 4-5, 2006. Despite rainy weather, the 2,400 people registered for the conference were upbeat regarding this key industry in the state. The conference, which attracts participants and vendors from several Southern and Midwestern states, is usually held in Biloxi but ...

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Fleet Feet Sports’ success, generosity turning heads

Ridgeland — At one time, Fleet Foot franchisees from larger, metropolitan areas used to rib local franchise owner Jeff Wells about being in Mississippi. However, after impressive year-over-year growth and multiple awards, one of which has led to international recognition, the joking has ended, and now it is Wells who is doing all the grinning. “We have seen growth of ...

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Follmer looks at changes in gaming, market here

Tunica — There have been a lot of changes in the gaming industry in Curt Follmer’s almost 40 years working in the industry. The San Francisco native started as a change person at Harvey’s Casino in Lake Tahoe in 1969 while attending California State University in Chico. He is now senior vice president/general manager of Rainbow Casino in Vicksburg, a ...

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