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Business News Archive - July 05, 2008

By Theresa Riniker It was an unexpected coincidence. When former East Dubuquer Hal Heffron, 90, stepped off a Northwest Airlines flight to Dubuque, the first flight back to the city for the reinstituted airline service in several years, he figuratively tripped over a memory.

NEW DELHI: Promoters of GoAir, Wadias, are believed to be in advanced stage of talks to sell a substantial stake in the airline, which has already reduced its flights to cut down on losses.

A MAN due to get married tomorrow has been promised he will be reunited with a missing bag containing clothes he plans to take on honeymoon - more than 10 days after it went missing.

Ave you heard the one about the two ugly sisters, Bogof and Halfprice? Nor had I - but this is no laughing matter. The BOGOF (buy one, get one free) and half-price offers are back in our supermarkets with a vengeance, as retail price wars escalate to new heights.

I Agree with Coun Ceri Jones that more needs to be done to attract working people to become county councillors. Allowing councillors to join the county council pension scheme, which they will have to personally contribute to, will help recruit more councillors in their 30s and 40s.

Safe Electricity cautions everyone to be mindful of the electrical hazards that storms and flooding can leave in their wake and offers vital safety tips to avoid electrocution and serious injury when dealing with the aftermath of a major storm or disaster.

By Suzanne Marta and Terry Maxon, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 5--Airfare increases and capacity cuts by the nation's airlines have left would-be winter holiday travelers with a troubling dilemma.

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 5 July ["Samak scotches arrest rumour as he returns from official trip abroad"; fifth sentence of text .] Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej yesterday disproved "rumours" he would [be] arrested upon returning from his official visit to China and Brunei, saying he had nothing to fear about landing at the Air Force airport.

By Anonymous Demographic developments are making adjustments in the statutory pension insurance scheme unavoidable if the sustainability of the system is to be ensured.

Whittier future in sight It is with interest that I read the recent letter to the editor about drilling in the Whittier area. The principal interest of the city leaders is to provide present and future service to the citizens of the city of Whittier.

Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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