Holloway will deliver 24th State of City
BILOXI -- The 24th annual State of the City luncheon March 10 at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino is halfway to a sellout.
Mayor A.J. Holloway will share the developments for 2014 during his video tour of Biloxi. Doors will open at 11 a.m. and the program, sponsored by the Biloxi Bay Chamber, will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $35 or a reserved table of 10 is $350.
Dale Carnegie training session set for Tuesday
GULFPORT -- A leadership training course will be Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Gulfport.
Dale Carnegie Management Training will teach managers and supervisors about communications, time management, conflict resolution, employee motivation and other issues. The cost is $199 and group rates are available.
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NJ appeals to Supreme Court on sports betting
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- New Jersey is swinging for the fences in a long-shot effort to overturn a federal ban on sports betting in all but four states, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare the ban unconstitutional.
With a federal appeals panel ruling against the state, New Jersey is appealing to the nation's highest court to consider two legal questions: Does the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act usurp state authority, in violation of the 10th amendment? And does its granting permission to only four states to conduct sports betting violate the principal of equal sovereignty?
The panel ruled New Jersey law allowing sports betting conflicts with the federal law, which limits sports betting to states that legalized it before a 1991 deadline -- Delaware, Montana, Nevada, and Oregon. At the time, New Jersey was given the chance but failed to act during a prescribed window.
New Jersey says in its appeal, filed Feb. 12, that the federal law is unconstitutional because it treats states differently.
NBA team owner goes undercover for CBS show
SALT LAKE CITY -- The owner and CEO of the Utah Jazz is set to be featured on the CBS reality TV show "Undercover Boss."
Greg Miller will try out four jobs alongside Jazz employees, including a halftime performer and a human basketball hoop. He'll also serve up burgers and hotdogs as a concessions worker. Miller's episode is scheduled to air Feb. 28.
-- Staff, wire reports