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Two Men Removed From LA-NY Flight

A United Airlines flight from LAX to JFK returned to the gate after a man got up to use the restroom as the plane was taxiing to the runway. The man refused orders by the flight attendants to return to his seat.

The man was taken off the aircraft on Monday morning and passengers were removed while authorities searched the plane.

LAX police spokesman Sgt. Jim Holcomb said nothing was found on the plane, nor in the baggage of the man and his companion.

Six Flags considering new theme park location – in Nigeria

Six Flags is working on opening its 22nd park in Nigeria.

The 250 acre Nigerian Six Flags is going to be built in Calabar, a city on the southeastern border, about 1000 miles from the nations capital.

If the park does indeed become a reality, it’ll be the first theme park in Nigeria, and the first Six Flags park outside the US, Mexico and Canada.

Gadling’s Scott Carmichael does make a few interesting points. Six Flags is in bankruptcy protection. Are they hoping the expansion will help them recover? How did Nigeria get on the company’s radar?

Perhaps they emailed them out of the blue and told them the story of their previous president who had left them $250 million in a secret bank account, that could only be accessed if someone built them a roller coaster? (I kid, I kid!).

Downturn lights a path to casino control

With the recession hitting hard in Las Vegas, investment firms are hoping to snap up casinos for cents on the dollar.

One example is Apollo Management, which has looked at the Fontainebleau, which is in bankruptcy court, and cash-strapped Cosmopolitan, according to Las Vegas executives who did not want to be identified so as not to reveal private discussions that, if revealed, could torpedo a company’s takeover plans.

With bankruptcy looming for some casinos, opportunists have a stealthier path to casino ownership that rarely presented itself before the recession, when casinos mostly failed on bad execution rather than for economic reasons.

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