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2008-08-20 06:00:39

By Benjamin Spillman By BENJAMIN SPILLMAN REVIEW-JOURNAL Compared with the high rollers who crowd Wynn Las Vegas each weekend, Middle America tourists in fanny packs aren't nearly as glamorous. But for companies who know how to reach them, the T-shirt-and- Budweiser crowd can be just as lucrative as beautiful people in high- limit salons. Just ask the folks at Allegiant Travel Co. The Las Vegas-based company sold small-town tourists enough airline tickets, hotel rooms and novelty...

2004-11-26 12:00:03

WASHINGTON - The government needs to do a better job monitoring and inspecting hazardous materials shipped aboard airlines, according to a report released Friday by the Transportation Department's inspector general. How well the Federal Aviation Administration monitors dangerous cargo came into question after the 1996 ValuJet crash in the Everglades, which killed 110 people. The accident was blamed on a fire caused by illegal shipment of oxygen generators in the cargo hold. Since then,...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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