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2011-06-17 09:28:43

In a Landsat 5 satellite image captured June 11, 2011, flooding is still evident both east and west of the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Miss. Standing water is most apparent, however, in the floodplain between the Yazoo and Mississippi rivers north of Vicksburg. On May 19, 2011, the Mississippi River reached a historic crest at Vicksburg. According to the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather Service, the river reached 57.10 feet (17.40 meters) that...

2010-06-09 07:30:00

ST. LOUIS, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) today announced the completion of the previously announced acquisition of Rainbow Casino in Vicksburg, Miss. from Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI). Under the terms of the agreement, Isle of Capri Casinos paid Bally Technologies $80 million in an all-cash transaction. "This transaction expands our presence in Mississippi and returns Isle to the Vicksburg market," said James B. Perry, chairman and...

2010-04-05 15:02:00

LAS VEGAS, April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) announced it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI) to purchase its Rainbow Casino in Vicksburg, Miss. pending regulatory approval. Under the terms of the agreement, which was approved by the Board of Directors of both companies, Isle of Capri Casinos will pay Bally Technologies $80 million in an all-cash transaction, assuming the transaction closes...

2008-08-06 06:00:34

By Kelly Tabor, The Enterprise Ledger, Ala. Aug. 6--Elba police said Tuesday that prominent businessman, Pete Cash, 47, who has been missing since Monday, July 28, was spotted that same day in Vicksburg, Miss. Police Chief Freddie Hanchey said in a press release that Elba police followed up on a tip that someone matching Cash's description had purchased a used 1998 Chevrolet S-10 extended cab pick-up truck in Vicksburg on the day he was last seen. Two officers, Leslie Hussey of Elba's...

2008-07-02 00:00:15

Debut's New Business Campaign Has Generated More Than $110,000 in New Advertising in a Mere Three Days for Its Vicksburg, Miss. Owned and Operated Radio Stations Politis Communications for Debut Broadcasting Investor Contact: David Politis, 801-523-3730 Cell: 801-556-8184 dpolitis@politis.com Media Contacts: Jonathan Bacon, 801-523-3730 Cell: 801-660-7820 jbacon@politis.com Lindsay Thomson, 801-523-3730 Cell: 973-224-2569 lthomson@politis.com Debut Broadcasting...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.