Tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen, it's Monday Mail.
9 to 5
This came from International Game Technology:
Las Vegas -- The Queen of Country comes to the casino as Dolly Parton brings her chart-topping hits to both video slot and five-reel spinning reel games. Dolly Parton® Video Slots, along with Two Doors Down and Nine to Five Spinning Reels, feature interactive juke-box-style song selections, big bonus action and front-row concert experiences all with Dolly cheering the player along.
Dolly stated, "As you know, I love doing lots of different things and this is the most different thing that I've done so far. Wanna' play? Well, come on!"
That's great timing, because the Springer Opera House here is doing "9 to 5: The Musical" starting this weekend. Someone may play Dolly Parton's character, but no one here will play her slots.
Carolyn Barclay Allison posted this to last week's Monday Mail in which an online commenter said Columbus' whitewater course needs a fun storyline like "Deliverance":
As one who has been marketing the whitewater industry for over 20 years, the reason people travel to the mountains from as far away as Florida is for the mountain experience, not necessarily the whitewater. For a true comparison to Columbus, you should be looking at Charlotte NOT McCaysville or the Ocoee. Don't try to emulate what is already out there, be creative and develop you own programs, trips, experiences. BTW, Deliverance was based on the Chattooga, a Wild and Scenic River, not the Ocoee, a controlled release river bordered by a highway, hydroelectric plants and the National Forest.
You're taking all the fun out of "Deliverance."
Here's a posting below that one from GRINGO:
I believe I was advocating for originality for Columbus when developing a theme for the river adventure. I would like to see some of the other attractions used in conjunction, such as the Naval Museum which was built to celebrate the river and its history to the Columbus area specifically and the United States in general.... It was the frontier border when Georgia was just a colony and the Native Americans controlled the area. The river has Civil War significance and was fought over for control and access.... We just need to package the theme and shape the whitewater experience around what we have.
If the whitewater rafters float on to the Civil War Naval Museum, we can fire cannons at them.
Tim Chitwood, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-571-8508.