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Stories with person: Rick Carter
  • Island View's $58 million Beach Tower makes its debut 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 10:58 am

    GULFPORT, Mississippi - A $58 million transformation of the beachfront tower at Island View Casino has turned the 18-story building into a hotel and conference center with a South Beach vibe and amenities that make it a luxury beach resort.

  • 'Star Wars' design team teases 'Force Awakens' themes 
    Updated: Apr-18-15 6:29 pm

    ANAHEIM, California - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is about a generational transfer in more ways than one. Set 30 years after the events in "Return of the Jedi" and coming to theaters just over 30 years after the film first debuted, that idea remained top of mind for the film's brand new production design team, fans learned at Star Wars Celebration on Saturday.