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2008-09-25 09:00:30

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 25, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gulfport Energy Corporation (Nasdaq:GPOR) today reported that partial production has been restored at both its West Cote Blanche Bay ("WCBB") and Hackberry fields following Hurricane Ike. Physical inspections have confirmed that Gulfport's coastal Louisiana facilities sustained no major structural damage. Equipment repair and cleanup work to the facilities have been performed and some additional work will be necessary before production can be...

2008-09-15 18:00:18

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 15, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gulfport Energy Corporation (Nasdaq:GPOR) announced today the status of initial inspections of its coastal Louisiana properties, including West Cote Blanche Bay in St. Mary and Iberia Parishes and Hackberry in Cameron Parish, following Hurricane Ike. According to operations personnel, Gulfport's facilities at West Cote Blanche Bay appear to have weathered the storm sustaining no apparent major structural damage. At Hackberry, an initial...

2008-09-05 03:00:12

Sweet Peppers Deli has announced that its franchisees, David and Joyce Cadwallader, plan to open their first location of the company in Gulfport, Mississippi. The new location will be in Arcadian Plaza Shopping Center on Highway 49 and the opening is set towards the end of 2008. Mr Cadwallader has held the position of general manager at the Great Southern Club in Gulfport. Originally from England, the Cadwalladers became permanent US residents approximately eight years ago. The...

2008-09-02 18:00:13

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 2, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gulfport Energy Corporation (Nasdaq:GPOR) reports that a preliminary assessment today of its Hackberry fields located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana indicates that the facilities sustained no apparent damage as a result of Hurricane Gustav. Gulfport's West Cote Blanche Bay Field has not yet been assessed. At Hackberry, although operations personnel have returned to the fields and utilities are functional, the restart of production will depend,...

2008-09-02 03:00:17

By Michael Sorba A six-member team from the San Bernardino County Fire Department will be sent to Gulfport, Miss., today to provide assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav. "Our fire chief has been in constant contact with the fire chief in Gulfport, and it looks like they will need our assistance," San Bernardino County spokesman David Wert said Monday. Although he had not received detailed information, Wert said Gustav - which hit the Gulf Coast on Monday morning - was not as...

2008-09-01 03:00:11

By Lofton, Lynn Where does the water's edge begin? That may not be a question of consequence to upstate residents, but down Biloxi way it's of major importance to future front beach casino development. The question comes into play in compliance with legislation allowing casinos to come onshore 800 feet. The law was enacted soon after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to help the area rebuild and prevent casinos from being blown away by other storms. A billion-dollar casino project proposed in...

2008-08-26 00:00:22

BILOXI - The Air Force Reserve's 403rd Wing on Saturday evacuated aircraft from Keesler Air Force Base on the Mississippi Gulf Coast to locations in South Florida and Texas. The move was taken as a precaution to avoid heavy winds from Tropical Storm Fay. The storm is expected to work its way westward along the Gulf Coast over the next 24 to 48 hours. The 403rd Wing includes "hurricane hunting" aircraft. Also, as hurricane season heats up, the Port of Gulfport has adopted a new hurricane...

2008-08-26 00:00:22

GULFPORT - The Port of Gulfport has adopted a new hurricane policy. Port Director Don Allee said all tenants will be required to evacuate equipment, including shipping containers, within 72 hours of a hurricane landing in "the port area." The news is welcome relief to residents of Gulfport's West Side neighborhood, some of whose homes were crushed by shipping containers and yards contaminated by spilled chicken and pork that left a stench for months. Allee said it's the port's mission to...

2008-08-25 03:00:00

By Lofton, Lynn A few former SeaBees with fond memories of time spent in Gulfport have returned as businessmen and engineers to help rebuild the post- Katrina area. Their company, Broaddus & Associates, is an Austin, Texas-based building design and construction program management and planning firm. They opened a small office in Gulfport in 2006 and have now expanded to a larger space at One Hancock Plaza. An enthusiastic crowd turned out to welcome the firm to its new location July...

2008-08-06 09:00:31

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Aug. 6--BILOXI -- Hayes Bolton has 29 more days to tear down his fence and replace it with one that will meet code or Judge Robin Midcalf will hold him in contempt of court and possibly send him to jail. In December, Midcalf ordered Bolton to erect a privacy fence to shield the materials stored on his site from public view. He operates a jet ski and pawn business on property on U.S. 90, across from the Biloxi Lighthouse. When the city...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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