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Planning to travel this
holiday season? Well, you may find the cheapest fare in a surprising
place... right on the airline's website. That's because carriers are
steering travelers away from sites like Orbitz, Travelocity and
Expedia. Some airlines are penalizing passengers who book on a discount
site by not giving them seat assignments until they check in and
limiting the number of frequent flyer miles they can earn for the
flight. This is the airline's way of getting back at discount sites
that charge airlines up to $25 dollars a ticket for every booking.
Also, how about some extra cash in your pocket? If you need a little
to make ends meet, consider selling your Halloween candy. South
Nashville dentist Kristin Rushing is paying a dollar per pound and she
actually weighs it on some scales. Remember dental work from eating all
that sugar can also be costly, plus the candy is used in care packages
for our troops overseas according to Dr. Rushing. "The record holder to
date is a grandmother. She brought in all of the candy for her
grandchildren and she had 16 pounds so she got 16 dollars."
To visit Dr. Rushing's office, go to Fox17.com and click Fox links. You
can also find other area dentists participating in the candy buy back
program on Foxlinks.
Thursday, November 1 2012, 10:56 PM CDT
Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.