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TORONTO -- Canadian front-line border agents now have access to more information on travelers contained in Canada's law enforcement database, a significant change in the way visitors are checked for potential security risks. Until now, border agents did not have access to information contained in the Canadian Police Information Center database when checking the backgrounds of the millions of travelers who arrive at the country's border crossings every month. But the Canada Border Services Agency has now given border agents at primary checkpoints access to some of the information normally contained...

 
INDIANAPOLIS - A school bus rollover on Interstate 65 has prompted an Indiana lawmaker to renew her push to require seatbelts in all school buses in the state. Members of the Griffith High basketball team said they "bounced around like lottery balls" when their school bus was sideswiped by a car last month and rolled over twice before settling on its roof. Some players and coaches suffered cuts and broken bones, but there were no life-threatening injuries. Like most states, Indiana doesn't require...

LAS VEGAS - Longtime Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton's 52-acre property, Casa de Shenandoah (which means, by the way, "home of beauty"), has been open since last fall to offer the public a look inside the life of "Mr. Las Vegas." The property features gorgeous landscaping, with ponds and waterfalls and oak trees decorating the land, as well as Newton's paddock of Arabian horses. Also residing on the property are a capuchin monkey, a penguin, wallabies and peacocks. Guests enter through a visitor...

ATLANTA - Put mirrors across from sales people's desks and they'll sound better on the phone when speaking with clients, according to a motorcoach operator who does that in his office. "If they're on the phone, they're looking in that mirror," said David Moody of Holiday Tours Inc. in Randleman, N.C., a panelist at a UMA Motorcoach Expo seminar. "If you're smiling, it comes across on the phone....

NORFOLK, Neb. -- Black Hills Stage Lines, an Arrow Stage Lines affiliate, is now operating as Express Arrow. The company has added a new, modern exterior look to its coaches, along with new interiors for enhanced passenger comfort. It also has a new website for improved ticket purchasing and has partnered with Wanderu and Busbud to provide coast-to-coast coverage. Express Arrow provides routes...

ATLANTA - Retiring Baby Boomers and socially conscious, technologically connected Millennials are huge potential markets for the motorcoach industry, according to three young executives poised to be future leaders of their motorcoach companies. The executives provided their take on where the industry is headed in a UMA Motorcoach Expo operations seminar titled "The Next Generation - How are the...

MINNEAPOLIS - A crash nearly 18 months ago involving a Minneapolis police car and buses carrying the Washington Redskins has finally been settled, with the city paying $240,000 to Lorenz Bus Service and Gotham Insurance Co. The accident, which was blamed on the police car's driver, also resulted in the Minneapolis police ending its practice of providing escorts to visiting NFL teams. "We received...



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