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NEWS
March 29, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was indicted on charges of third-degree aggravated assault Thursday for an incident at Revel Casino Hotel in which he allegedly knocked his fiancee unconscious. The charge, which carries a potential penalty of three to five years in prison, was announced by the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office after a grand jury indictment Thursday afternoon in Mays Landing. Rice, 27, and his fiancee, Janay Palmer, 26, were both initially charged by Atlantic City police with simple assault, a disorderly-persons offense, and released on summonses after the incident shortly before 3 a.m. Feb. 15. The summons noted that Palmer had been rendered unconscious.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
A December doubleheader between Atlantic Ten and Atlantic Coast Conference schools at the Barclays Center will be held for three seasons, from 2015-17 as part of an agreement that puts the ACC postseason tournament in the Brooklyn arena in 2017 and '18 and the Atlantic Ten tournament at Barclays from 2019-21. The A-10 tournament will be in Brooklyn through 2016. Commissioner Bernadette McGlade said the tournament could be in one city or two cities in 2017-18. "Obviously, we love Philadelphia," McGlade said of the possibility of the A-10 returning to the city.
SPORTS
March 27, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Atlantic Coast Conference is taking over the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for two years starting in 2017, which was supposed to be the last year of a contract between that arena and the Atlantic 10 Conference for its postseason men's basketball tournament. Instead, the A-10 will leave New York for those two years. However, as part of this agreement, the A-10 will use the Barclays Center for an additional three seasons, from 2019 to '21. The league also gets scheduling consideration for in-season games at the Barclays Center, with an understanding that there will be some games between A-10 and ACC schools, according to a source.
NEWS
March 26, 2014
Long-shot solution I don't see how the solution for Atlantic City and New Jersey is to open up sports betting for the masses and reduce chasing the American dream to placing a wager on professional and college teams ("A push to legalize sports betting," March 20). Politicians will create more problems than they will solve with this so-called solution. People need to chase their dreams with a well-paying job, not invest what little they have in a pipe dream delivered by hacks who want to run state and federal government on their backs.
NEWS
March 24, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
LONGPORT, N.J. - Bob Lawrence has no choice but to put behind him the memory of Hurricane Sandy ripping apart the deck and outdoor shower of his summer rental home. "In this game you have to keep moving forward. . . . You can't look back. You have to come back stronger and better from something like that," said Lawrence, 57, who replaced much of the old wooden structure with fiberglass components to help attract renters to the three-bedroom bay-front Longport home that he privately rents for as much as $6,000 a week.
NEWS
March 21, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Key South Jersey lawmakers held court here Wednesday at the Irish Pub to discuss the hypothetical: What if New Jersey had sports betting? How much revenue would the NCAA March Madness Tournament generate for Atlantic City? "It would bring people here and fill rooms and restaurants during the offseason and create jobs," said Senate President Steve Sweeney (D., Gloucester) at the iconic bar just off the Boardwalk at St. James Place. "They have it in Vegas and the rooms are overbooked.
NEWS
March 21, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
PEGGY MORGAN had a big voice, easily projected over the crowds who came to see her at venues in Philadelphia and Atlantic City - appreciated by everybody. Except her nephew. Conrad Brown was a kid when his Aunt Peggy was at her prime. He called her "motormouth," explaining it was "because she was always talking and singing. " Maybe not appreciative as a child, Conrad became more fond of his aunt's talents when she would take him along to gigs. "She was like my second mother," Conrad said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
EARLY RISERS will get a bit more of NBC10's Chris Cato . I hear that Cato, who has been working weekend nights with Denise Nakano , will make a permanent move to the mornings, anchoring the 4 to 4:30 a.m. slot solo. Tracy Davidson will join him from 4:30 until 5:30, when Cato will bid adieu and Vai Sikahema will join Davidson. Sources at the station tell me that this is a permanent move, but an NBC10 rep told me that Cato is just filling in and they like the option of keeping their mornings flexible.
NEWS
March 11, 2014 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA Lisa Pilli brought her daughter, Francesca, and a friend all the way from a small town near Atlantic City to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts on Broad Street Sunday to be part of the latest project of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. They came, along with dozens of others, to help paint a portion of two enormous murals that will grace walls on both sides of the Schuylkill at the Girard Avenue Bridge in the spring. The murals will pay homage to two of Philadelphia's most iconic themes - rowing and the art of Thomas Eakins, a painter in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
NEWS
March 11, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
Camden High School's Andrew Stevens spent six minutes grappling with Robbinsville's Tyler Gildner during Sunday's heavyweight state championship wrestling bout. Stevens spent way more time than that hugging his mother, coaches, family and friends when the competition was over. "I couldn't believe I did it," Stevens said after his 3-0 victory at the New Jersey state championships in Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. "I couldn't believe it was real. " It was a feel-good scene with a stranger-than-fiction twist as Stevens became Camden's first champion in the 81-year history of the state tournament.
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