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2008-07-30 09:00:45

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 30--BILOXI -- Taxes in Biloxi will likely remain at the same rate as they have for the past 16 years, but the council is considering raising fees for water, sewer and garbage to offset the costs of providing those services. The public got a first look Tuesday at the $615.5 million budget for the 2009 fiscal year. This proposed budget compares to $148 million pre-Katrina and includes $417.9 million in FEMA-funded capital projects and $26.3...

2008-07-28 09:01:26

By Melissa M. Scallan, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 28--GULFPORT -- For years, tourism officials and some educators wanted school to start after Labor Day to help businesses keep their workers longer and let students have an extended summer. Now, with fuel and utility costs rising practically every month, there may be another reason to do it. Some school superintendents believe that if school started in September, it would save money on utility bills because August is one of the...

2008-07-28 09:00:55

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 28--BILOXI -- The traditional Air Force blues have taken on a shade of green as Keesler Air Force Base looks out for the environment and our tax money while protecting the nation's freedom. Ride around the 2.63-square mile base, the most densely populated in the Air Force, and it resembles a college campus with its Live oak trees, green lawns and manicured golf course. Look closer and you'll see recycling bins, police patrolling on...

2008-07-26 18:00:22

By Robin Fitzgerald, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 26--GULFPORT -- Arson is suspected in an early-evening fire that destroyed a North Gulfport home, Fire Chief Pat Sullivan said. The blaze Friday on Ganges Street devoured a vacant wood-frame house. Sullivan said the house had no gas or electrical service and no one has lived there since the owner died about a year ago. The house was near Magnolia Avenue off Martin Luther King Boulevard. "We were told someone was seen going in the...

2008-07-23 12:00:48

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 23--BILOXI -- The cranes were motionless Tuesday afternoon, but Harrah's Entertainment says it's not stopping work on the Margaritaville Casino, just slowing it down. The credit crunch has squeezed even the world's largest casino company and Harrah's put an end to rumors about the Margaritaville building site in East Biloxi by releasing details. "Over the next few weeks, residents of Biloxi will notice less activity and fewer workers at...

2008-07-22 18:00:34

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 22--BILOXI -- Harrah's Entertainment says it's not stopping work on the Margaritaville Casino project, just slowing it down. Rumors swirling around Biloxi had placed a cloud over the massive construction work adjacent to the Grand Casino Biloxi. "Over the next few weeks, residents of Biloxi will notice less activity and fewer workers at the Margaritaville work site," said Marybel Batjer, vice president of communications, in an e-mailed...

2008-07-22 09:00:00

By Pam Firmin, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 22--Songs and video clips from past productions of KNS Theater will highlight its 20th anniversary program of "Any Dream Will Do" at 8 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Saenger Theater in Biloxi. This is KNS' first major fundraiser since Katrina. Proceeds will help replace some of the props, costuming and equipment lost to Katrina. Sponsors are the IP and Beau Rivage casinos. The Saenger's big movie screen will form the stage backdrop, with excerpts...

2008-07-21 08:40:00

By Anita Lee, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 21--Beach vendors said business is unlikely to rebound for another three to five years, not because of high gas prices, but because post-Katrina issues continue to keep tourists away. Business is better than it was in the summer of 2007, they agree, but still slow since the 2005 hurricane, said Jet Blast owner Duke Middleton. "The repair service is the only thing keeping us going," said Middleton, whose Gulfport company also repairs Jet...

2008-07-20 09:00:37

By Doug Barber, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 20--The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has released the schedule of hunter education classes in District Six. All classes are free. Participants are required to attend the entire class and pass a written examination. Hunter education is mandatory for all persons born on or after Jan. 1, 1972 and who plan to purchase a Mississippi hunting license. For information on the seating availability of upcoming...

2008-07-19 09:00:23

By J.R. Welsh, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 19--HANCOCK COUNTY -- Senior citizens will have a chance to learn more about hurricane preparedness and Alzheimer's disease at a meeting scheduled for Tuesday at the county complex on Longfellow Road. The event will be held by TRIAD, "The Right Information and Direction," a public-information effort coordinated by the Hancock County Sheriff's Department and the SALT Council. Brian Adam, director of the Hancock County Emergency...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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