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Midwest continues fight against AirTran

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Despite what outside experts say, Milwaukee's Midwest Airlines insists its battle to stay independent is not over.

AirTran of Florida announced major progress Thursday in its long-running takeover bid. It said 57 percent of Midwest stock has been pledged to that company.

Brian Nelson of Chicago's Morning Star Corp. says a takeover by AirTran is inevitable. But Carol Skornicka, Midwest vice-president, said the pledges amount to nothing more than a straw poll.

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