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August 17, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Out on the Boardwalk, across from the Donald Trump-branded-but-no-longer-owned Taj Mahal, regulars have a unique view on the 2016 Republican presidential race. "They're fake," Tony Johnson, on a familiar family jaunt from North Carolina, said as he sat face-to-face with a big TRUMP sign. He was talking about the candidates, not the faux-Taj spires. "I came here because I hate Chris Christie," said Cinnaminson teacher Jackie Wilson, explaining her choice of the Taj, in effect voting with room nights.
NEWS
September 14, 1987 | Special to the Daily News by Mary D'Anella
The women have arrived in Atlantic City for the Miss America Pageant, and they're hard at work. Miss Nevada, Stacie James, works out on a Nautilus machine; Miss Texas, Jo Thompson, gives an interview. They're all hoping to be named Miss America 1988 on Saturday night.
NEWS
September 14, 1987 | Special to the Daily News by Mary D'Anella
Miss American Pageant contestants Showing off in swimsuits in Atlantic City are (jumping) Susan Campbell, Miss North Dakota, and (from left) Katherine Ann Killen, Miss Minnesota; Nancy Humphries, Miss South Carolina; Cindy Hodgkins, Miss Illinois; and Patricia Brant, Miss Louisiana.
NEWS
August 15, 1986
A national television audience, including viewers in localities where casino-gambling proposals are under consideration, got a grim look at the realities in Bill Moyers' CBS special Wednesday night: Big Gamble in Atlantic City. The tragic neglect of poor neighborhoods and inhabitants - hardly more than a dice-throw from the glitter of gaming halls - was accurate and perhaps even understated. There were some flaws in the show and it might have been better balanced, as Inquirer staff writer Lee Winfrey noted in a preview.
NEWS
February 22, 2008 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Jeffrey Barton moved to the Shore from Redondo Beach, Calif., a year ago to cash in on an unprecedented building boom here. "I'm here for one thing," said Barton, 44, who makes $31.97 an hour as a tile finisher. "The work. " There are plans over the next four years for $20 billion worth of casino, hotel, restaurant and retail construction and renovation projects, many of which began in 2003. And in a slowing national economy, all that development is attracting construction workers from around the country.
NEWS
February 12, 1988 | By ROBERT STRAUSS, Daily News Staff Writer
It's been 11 years now since mild-mannered former New Jersey Gov. Brendan Byrne, looking forward to the opening of Atlantic City's first casino 12 months later, put out his most virulent warning: "Organized crime, get your hands out of Atlantic City. Keep the hell out of our state. " By the time the Resorts International Hotel-Casino opened in 1978, many in New Jersey thought Atlantic City itself was Hell on Earth. The hotels were vacant, stores were being abandoned and the only thing moving more quickly than the pickpockets' fingers were the residents moving to the mainland.
SPORTS
September 26, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Atlantic City Surf closed out the Atlantic League regular season yesterday by edging the Bridgeport Bluefish, 7-6. Jason Law's two-run double highlighted a four-run rally in the eighth for the Surf, who finished 80-60 overall and won the second-half South Division title with a 48-22 record. At 6:35 tomorrow night in Atlantic City, the Surf will begin the best-of-three first-round playoffs against Somerset. Camden 7, Somerset 4 L.J. Biernbaum hit an RBI double for the Riversharks, who ended the Atlantic League season with a win over the Patriots at Campbell's Field.
NEWS
May 22, 1990 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Staff Writer
"Growing up in Atlantic City was like growing up in Disney World," says one longtime resident. "It was like having a carnival going all year long," says another. In Search of Atlantic City, a half-hour produced by WHYY-TV and airing at 9 tonight on Channel 12, looks lovingly back at the queen of resorts through the eyes of some of its sons and daughters. It's the TV-show equivalent of Burt Lancaster, in that famous line from Atlantic City - the movie - looking out at the waves and saying that it used to be some ocean.
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September 19, 2016 | By Barbara Boyer, Staff Writer
Pam Schmidt thought Patrick Giblin was the perfect guy - someone who accepted her despite her weight issues and the fact that she was legally blind. In a three-hour phone call arranged through a dating service, he told her he felt a connection so strong that he wanted to fly her from her home in Wisconsin to New Jersey to see his beachfront property, she said. Giblin ended the call with one last question: If he ever needed money, would she help him? In that instant in 2014, the excitement of a new relationship gave way to concern as Schmidt, 48, of Milwaukee, wondered if this was too good to be true.
NEWS
September 17, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
An Atlantic City police officer who was shot in the head as he responded to a robbery outside a casino Sept. 3 left the hospital Thursday afternoon to applause from dozens of officers and other rescue personnel. Joshlee Vadell, 29, an expectant father, gave a thumbs-up, saluted, and waved as he was carried out of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center on a stretcher and placed into an ambulance. Police said he was headed to a rehabilitation center. On Sept. 8, the department posted on its Facebook page that Vadell's ventilator had been removed and he was sitting up and talking.
NEWS
September 14, 2016 | By Barbara Boyer, Staff Writer
Patrick Giblin sounds like the perfect man. He's 52, single, and living at his beachfront home at the Jersey Shore. He doesn't care about a woman's weight, or appearance because he's more interested in her inner beauty. At least that's what he told women looking for love through dating services, according to federal authorities who say Giblin is actually a con man. He captured the hearts of lonely women, then stole their money using fantastic tales, authorities allege. On Monday, Giblin appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ann Marie Donio in Camden for his first appearance on the most recent charges that he used telephone dating services to scam women from 2012 through 2014.
NEWS
September 13, 2016 | By Michaela Winberg, STAFF WRITER
Paul B. Schimmel, 91, a World War II veteran who served as an infantryman in the Battle of the Bulge and was twice awarded a Purple Heart, died Thursday at the Sunrise Senior Living Facility in Haverford. Mr. Schimmel served in the Battle of the Bulge from Dec. 16, 1944, to Jan. 25, 1945, and spent some of his time in the Army helping refugees in camps in France. Although he "saw some real atrocities there," said his oldest son, Rob Schimmel, "one of his great pleasures was reliving the war, because it gave him an appreciation" for what he had in peace time.
NEWS
September 12, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Let's begin with Miss Puerto Rico. The great thing about attending Miss America preliminaries is you see the things that really define Miss America but will never ever, ever make it to the actual televised pageant. Ever. I have rewatched Miss Puerto Rico's devilish monologue, in which she begins in black robes, strips to a red bodysuit, identifies herself as Adam and Eve's snake, stands on a chair, and campaigns for president, and I think I can sum it up. Miss America, don't ever change.
NEWS
September 8, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
Two men charged with critically wounding an Atlantic City police officer during an armed robbery outside a casino appeared in court Tuesday. Officer Joshlee Vadell, 29, was shot in the head during the shootout early Saturday and remains in critical but stable condition at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Division, officials said. The suspects, Martel D. Chisolm, 29, of Millville, N.J., and Demetris Cross, 28, of Bridgeton, N.J., made an initial appearance Tuesday afternoon before Superior Court Judge Bernard E. DeLury in Mays Landing.
NEWS
September 6, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley and Amy Rosenberg, STAFF WRITERS
Tropical Storm Hermine meandered slowly in the Atlantic more than 300 miles from land on Sunday. It still threatened some storm-surge flooding at the Jersey Shore, but merchants were fuming that forecasts had scared away vacationers, ruining a usually lucrative Labor Day weekend. "They scared everyone away," said Cheryl Venezia of Annette's restaurant in Ventnor. "Even this morning, it's beautiful out, and they're still telling people to go home. " Gov. Christie on Saturday declared a holiday-busting state of emergency for Ocean, Atlantic, and Cape May Counties.
NEWS
September 5, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley and Bob Fernandez, STAFF WRITERS
Churning up the Eastern Seaboard, Tropical Storm Hermine is expected to regain Category 1 hurricane-strength winds by Sunday night, clobbering the New Jersey and Delaware coasts, causing potentially deadly flooding, and robbing Shore merchants of one of their busiest three-day weekends of the year. Weather experts and state and county officials warned of high winds and tidal flooding not seen since the nor'easter in January that smacked much of the shoreline, left dunes flattened and streets flooded for days, if not weeks, and caused power outages throughout the region.
NEWS
September 5, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, STAFF WRITER
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency Saturday afternoon for three coastal counties - Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May - as Labor Day vacationers braced for severe weather conditions from Tropical Storm Hermine. The National Weather Service warned that Hermine's winds would bring rough surf, rain and coastal flooding up the Atlantic Seaboard as it churned across open waters after roughing up the Outer Banks of North Carolina with top winds of 65 m.p.h., moving to the east-northeast.
NEWS
September 5, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Robert Tornoe, and Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITERS
Two Cumberland County men were arrested late Saturday in connection with a shooting earlier in the day near a popular Atlantic City casino parking gargage that left one man dead and a police officer seriously injured. The deceased man who shot at the officers was identified as Jerome Damon, 25, of Camden. Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton made the announcement in a statement released Saturday night. Investigators said that on Saturday, at 2:34 a.m., two uniformed Atlantic City police officers on patrol observed a robbery in progress involving six men near the Caesars Atlantic City parking garage on Arkansas Avenue.
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