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April 9, 2014 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writerdarrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
NO REGRETS. That's the operative phrase from porn star Belle Knox, who became a media sensation after she was outed as a Duke University freshman who'd started that second job to help pay for her education. "I want people to know, doing sex work doesn't make me a bad person," the 18-year-old said in an interview with the Daily News. She'll be in Atlantic City this weekend for EXXXOTICA, an adult-industry confab this weekend at Trump Taj Mahal that's open to the public. "I don't want people to pity me or to think I did porn because it was my last resort or my last option," she said.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, built for $2.4 billion, is worth $25 million to $73 million, according to estimates by Unite Here, a hospitality workers union that represents casino workers in Atlantic City and across the country. The union resorted to estimating Revel's value based on land values and on the value of hotel rooms, because the property is unlikely to be profitable for many years, making it impossible to use traditional metrics to estimate a sale price. Land values in recent Atlantic City casino sales ranged from $1.25 million to $2.71 million an acre.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Caesars Entertainment Corp. last year slashed the value of three Atlantic City casinos by 89 percent, recording $2.2 billion in impairment charges, according to documents released Monday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. Over the last two years, the Las Vegas company cut the value of Showboat, the smallest of its Atlantic City operations, by 94 percent. Caesars Entertainment's other New Jersey casinos are Bally's AC, Caesars, and Harrah's. Saverio R. Scheri III, president and chief executive of WhiteSand Gaming L.L.C., a consulting firm with offices in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and overseas, said the write-downs were not surprising amid Caesars' recent financial maneuvers designed to salvage the company that has struggled under more than $20 billion in debt.
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
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 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.
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April 17, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lower Cape May's Josh Pennington, one of the state's top senior pitchers, is out indefinitely with an elbow injury, coach Mike Kuemmerle said Tuesday. Pennington, a St. John's recruit who was projected by some scouts as a possible higher-round pick in the major-league draft in June, injured his right elbow while warming up before a game against Elmira (N.Y.) on Monday in Myrtle Beach, S.C. "It was bizarre," Kuemmerle said. "There were around 12 scouts there, and I'm doing infield-outfield and I go in the dugout and [Pennington]
NEWS
April 15, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - In their last desperate moments, with winds howling and waves crashing around them, crew members rushed below decks and frantically pushed blankets and bedding into the leaking hull. They hoped to keep the steamer Robert J. Walker afloat long enough to make land near Absecon Inlet Light, but were overwhelmed by the rushing waters of the Atlantic in 1860. More than a century and a half later, the Walker is still pointed toward the lighthouse and the blue wool blankets the crew used are still lying in the bow, in a murky, emerald green world 85 feet down.
NEWS
April 12, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY Marking his first 100 days in office, Mayor Don Guardian introduced a team of department heads Thursday who discussed goals tempered by the omnipresent fact that city government is virtually broke. The initiatives include increasing community policing and aggressively attacking graffiti. About half of the 11 directors spoke of installing technology to run their departments more efficiently. But there will be no hiring or promotions in the new fiscal year, Business Administrator Arch Liston said at the City Hall event.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, built for $2.4 billion, is worth $25 million to $73 million, according to estimates by Unite Here, a hospitality workers union that represents casino workers in Atlantic City and across the country. The union resorted to estimating Revel's value based on land values and on the value of hotel rooms, because the property is unlikely to be profitable for many years, making it impossible to use traditional metrics to estimate a sale price. Land values in recent Atlantic City casino sales ranged from $1.25 million to $2.71 million an acre.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
NO REGRETS. That's the operative phrase from porn star Belle Knox, who became a media sensation after she was outed as a Duke University freshman who'd started that second job to help pay for her education. "I want people to know, doing sex work doesn't make me a bad person," the 18-year-old said in an interview with the Daily News . She'll be in Atlantic City this weekend for EXXXOTICA, an adult-industry confab at Trump Taj Mahal that's open to the public. "I don't want people to pity me or to think I did porn because it was my last resort or my last option," she said.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Caesars Entertainment Corp. last year slashed the value of three Atlantic City casinos by 89 percent, recording $2.2 billion in impairment charges, according to documents released Monday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. Over the last two years, the Las Vegas company cut the value of Showboat, the smallest of its Atlantic City operations, by 94 percent. Caesars Entertainment's other New Jersey casinos are Bally's AC, Caesars, and Harrah's. Saverio R. Scheri III, president and chief executive of WhiteSand Gaming L.L.C., a consulting firm with offices in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and overseas, said the write-downs were not surprising amid Caesars' recent financial maneuvers designed to salvage the company that has struggled under more than $20 billion in debt.
NEWS
April 3, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
EGG HARBOR TWP. United Airlines on Tuesday launched daily, nonstop service out of Atlantic City International Airport, in Egg Harbor Township, making it the first major carrier to operate out of the airport in several years. The two inbound and two outbound flights offer airline customers service to United's largest hubs in Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The flights enable customers to connect flights for one-stop service to points throughout the Midwest and Western United States, Canada, Asia, and Latin America.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2014
DEATH DOESN'T seem to have slowed down the Michael Jackson juggernaut. Sony Music Entertainment's Epic Records division announced yesterday that May 13 will see the release of "Xscape," a collection of eight previously unreleased songs recorded by the King of Pop before his June 2009 drug-overdose death. The tracks were discovered in an archive of the late King of Pop's recorded material by Epic's head honcho, superstar producer L.A. Reid . Although there's been no word regarding when the songs were originally created, it must have been a while ago: Reid has recruited a number of hot producers to give the material an up-to-date sheen.
NEWS
March 31, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - It is, as Boardwalk Hall staff organist Steven Ball puts it with the utmost affection, like the painting next to the Mona Lisa . Colossally overshadowed, yes, but an enigmatic entrancer nonetheless. This is Boardwalk Hall's other organ, its console situated in an upstairs balcony in the ballroom, an instrument installed in 1929 to accompany silent movies. Of all the things you knew about the monumental and still-pulsing Boardwalk Hall and its ballroom, this one may have slipped by. The ballroom, built for dancing and showing motion pictures, was equipped with the surround sound of the day: the pipe organ.
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