October 16, 2002 |
The word in New York is that Donald Trump is supporting independent candidate B. Thomas Golisano in next month's gubernatorial election. Not because he is unhappy with Republican Gov. George E. Pataki's record, but because the incumbent wants to allow gambling in the Catskills, which Trump fears would divert visitors from his Atlantic City casinos. But Trump shouldn't worry. Atlantic City does a fine job of that on its own. The truth is South Jersey's gaming mecca could use the competition.
February 24, 1988 |
Atlantic City coach Bill Devenny has erased a memory that haunted him for nearly a year. Last night the Vikings picked apart defending Cape-Atlantic League Division I champion Bridgeton, 79-61, to win their 17th boys basketball title in the last 18 years. "You know what I've been thinking about since last February," Devenny said after the win. "I've been torturing myself for not moving Bobby Martin into a different position at the end of our playoff game with Bridgeton. They took advantage of my mistake, scored and beat us to win the championship," he said.
March 24, 2009 |
The Atlantic Ten Conference will announce today that its postseason men's basketball tournament is returning to Atlantic City for the next three years, a source said last night. The Jersey Shore resort prevailed among five sites bidding for the tournament. The others were Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Dayton, Ohio; and Springfield, Mass. The tournament has been played for the last three years at Boardwalk Hall. This year's event, held over four days, averaged 4,814 spectators for the six sessions, including a crowd of 6,823 that saw Temple defeat Duquesne for the championship.
June 7, 1996 |
Atlantic City Race Course begins its 51st season tonight with a Wednesday through Saturday night schedule that runs through Aug. 31. Post time will be 7:35 p.m. except for June 22, when the races will begin at 5 p.m. On that day the $500,000 Caesars International Handicap (Grade I), formerly the United Nations Handicap, will be presented for the seventh time and televised live on ESPN. Post time for the Caesars is 6:40. For the second consecutive year, a bonus will be offered to any runner who can win both the Caesars International and the $700,000 Caesars Palace Turf Championship at Hollywood Park on July 21. Sandpit accomplished the feat last season.
May 8, 2003 |
If you've ever stressed over a menu, torn between ordering a tender beef filet, a tempting tuna steak, or the spicy sausage and pasta medley that has your tastebuds reeling just thinking about it, you'll appreciate one advantage of buffet dining: You can have it all. And when the buffet is in an Atlantic City casino, having it all can be quite impressive. At the newly refurbished Sultan's Feast buffet at the Trump Taj Mahal, the menu includes freshly prepared Caesar salad, gourmet pizzas, rotisserie chicken, grilled Black Angus steaks (as many as you care to eat)
March 10, 2012 |
Gene Allen figures most teams still playing in the boys' basketball tournament have one thing in common. "I bet most of them have a senior guard who is a team leader," said Allen, whose Atlantic City team clearly falls into that category. "It's so important at this stage. " On a team with height and depth, 5-foot-8 senior guard Martel Johnson might be the Vikings' most valuable player. He certainly is his coach's choice. "He's an extension of myself out on the court," said Allen, whose team will face North Jersey power Elizabeth in the Group 4 championship game at 5 p.m. Sunday at Rutgers University.
January 12, 1988 |
The collegiate bowlers had their eyes on the high school kids who participated with them in the first Atlantic City Collegiate Invitational and College-Am recently at the Showboat Lanes in Atlantic City. The college bowlers in the event, which ran Dec. 25-27, were sizing up the talent among their younger counterparts. Of course, they would like to see the better ones bowling on their college teams in the future. Three who impressed them were John Ratliff of Chadds Ford, a student at Unionville High, who won the boys' event with a score of 1,155; John Spence of Havertown, a senior at Monsignor Bonner, who was second with 1,143, and Stephanie Marek of Wilmington, a senior at St. Elizabeth High, who won girls' honors with a 1,143.
October 3, 2015 |
Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian held a press briefing Thursday afternoon to stress that the city would be proactive in executing any mandatory evacuations ordered ahead of Joaquin's approach. During Sandy, then-Mayor Lorenzo Langford was criticized by Gov. Christie and others for not doing more to get people out of the island city, instead setting up shelters within the city's borders, some of which flooded. "We certainly have learned a lot from Sandy," Guardian said. "If there are evacuations, we will start on Sunday to get everyone off the island 24 hours before the hurricane.
May 7, 2000 |
"You in?" Arriving alone, I had teamed up with Paul and Ed, two buddies spending a long weekend hopscotching around golf courses and pool bars in South Jersey. We were at May's Landing, a daily-fee course cut through the abundant pine forests west of Atlantic City. It was my warmup for a weekend of golf (which gave me a more respectable reason to visit A.C. than gambling, although I had booked a room at the casino and had every intention of finding a seat at a blackjack table)
July 31, 2014 |
At certain quarterly-earnings conference calls in the casino industry, the condition of Atlantic City inevitably comes up. Here's how that went Tuesday when Gaming & Leisure Properties Inc., spun off last year to own Penn National Gaming Inc.'s real estate, discussed its second-quarter earnings. An exchange with Joel Simkins, a Credit Suisse gambling analyst, showed just how far Atlantic City has fallen in the estimation of some gambling executives. The plan for Gaming & Leisure Properties, of Wyomissing, Pa., was to buy additional casino real estate, while renting the properties to other companies that will run the gambling operations.