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  • Airport hopes to land private pilots

    April 9, 2012 9:17 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe Regional Airport officials are looking into ways to recapture some of the business from general aviation it has lost through the years. Interim airport manager Ron Phillips tells The News-Star the airport has put together a public-private partnership committee to develop a strategic plan for... more »
  • SW La. woman hopes to send Mardi Gras to troops

    January 25, 2012 9:42 AM

    HATHAWAY, La. (AP) - A soldier's wife in Hathaway is on a mission to send a little Mardi Gras to troops in the Middle East. Sherri Arrington's goal is to gather enough Carnival novelties and other Louisiana souvenirs to decorate a dining hall for nearly a thousand troops at a... more »
  • Terror attack survivor has hopes for conference

    June 27, 2011 9:43 AM

    DUBLIN (AP) - A survivor of the July 7 terror attacks on London's transit system says she believes a conference that brings together former jihadi fighters, neo-Nazis and gang members could stop people turning to violence. Gill Hicks, who lost both her legs in the 2005 bomb attacks that killed... more »
  • Holyfield Faces Nielsen, Hopes for Another Title

    May 6, 2011 8:30 AM

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - At the age of 48, Evander Holyfield won't give up on his hopes of regaining the world heavyweight title. The former undisputed champion resumes his longshot quest Saturday when he takes on Denmark's 46-year-old Brian Nielsen in a non-title bout in the Danish capital. "My goal... more »
  • New venture hopes to bring slots to Texas tracks

    September 22, 2010 9:19 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - The companies behind a new joint venture that will own several Texas racetracks are betting their partnership will help convince lawmakers to pass gambling proposals that would allow slot machines at such facilities. Penn National Gaming Inc. and Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, through its parent... more »
  • Hopes of Bringing Whooping Cranes Back Into South LA

    August 19, 2010 3:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hopes to bring whooping cranes back into south Louisiana, establishing a flock that lives and breeds on state-owned land in Vermilion Parish. Whoopers are the world's most endangered crane, with just under 400 birds in the wild and fewer than... more »
  • Miss. Hopes to Open Brown Shrimp Season

    May 24, 2010 9:37 AM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - State officials will test brown shrimp for petroleum hydrocarbons ahead of the anticipated opening of the season in June. The Mississippi Press reports that William Walker, executive director of the state Department of Marine Resources, was given authority this past week to open the season when... more »

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