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NEWS
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.
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.
NEWS
March 31, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY As the casino industry here flourished throughout the 1980s and '90s, it fueled rapid growth for surrounding communities, such as Mays Landing, Egg Harbor, and Ventnor. Thanks to Atlantic City's draw, demand for housing skyrocketed throughout the Shore among casino employees and their families. New roads, schools, and shopping centers sprang up. Things have come full circle. These same Shore towns are now having to support Atlantic City as tax revenue from the casinos dwindles - a trend that started in 2007 because of new gambling competition - and as property values plummet.
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.
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