May 2, 2015 |
TRENTON - New Jersey legislators had little success Thursday clearing the cloud of questions surrounding Stockton University's December purchase of the Showboat casino. At Thursday's higher education budget hearing, lawmakers had hoped to interview outgoing Stockton president Herman J. Saatkamp Jr. about how the purchase got tripped up over a 1988 covenant that would block the property from being converted into a college campus. But Saatkamp went on immediate medical leave Tuesday and was not available to testify.
March 27, 2015 |
Trump Taj Mahal casino's parent company is seeking to block Stockton University's creation of an Atlantic City campus next door to the Taj Mahal because it doesn't want to contend with underage college students trying to gamble, the company said Wednesday. Stockton's president says he still hopes to see the Showboat Casino property turned into a branch campus for thousands of students. Trump Entertainment Resorts "does not think having a college next door to the Taj is good for our company," it said in a statement.
March 26, 2015 |
Stockton University announced Tuesday that Trump Entertainment was seeking to block the transformation of the shuttered Showboat Casino into an "island campus" for the university - a move touted as a game-changer for the embattled local economy and the school. Trump Entertainment will use a 1988 legal covenant with Caesars Entertainment - Showboat's former corporate parent - to prevent Stockton from reopening the property as a school and hotel, according to the university. The covenant would prevent the property from being used as anything other than a first-class casino-hotel, the school said.
October 10, 2013 |
* THE TOMORROW PEOPLE. 9 tonight, CW57. * AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN. 10 TONIGHT, FX. * ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND. 8 p.m. tomorrow, 6ABC. THE ADOLESCENT struggle between fitting in and standing out tends to interest television most when the struggling adolescents are superrich or just plain super. Producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk colored outside those lines in Fox's "Glee," but as their bloodier anthology series, "American Horror Story," returns to FX tonight for its witchy third season, "Coven," it's all about teens with powers (and their even more powerful elders)
September 5, 2012 |
High noon, downtown Camden. The young blond woman staggering along Broadway in ultrashort shorts makes it clear she doesn't want any help. But a block away, Maxine Bennett eagerly waves to the Covenant House van I'm riding in. The privately funded nonprofit agency "really got me what I needed," says Bennett, 22, who on this occasion needs a ride to her Fairview home with daughter, Paris, 1. "Things are getting better," Maxine says as...
August 5, 2012 |
There is an unspoken covenant between the professional baseball team of Philadelphia and the raving lunatic loyalists who support it with what can only be described as impassioned, unconditional tough love. And that covenant is this: As long as you are trying, really, really, really trying to build a winner, we will support you. We will put up with those $20 beers (not yet but inevitable, along with the $30 parking, etc. etc. etc.). And we will continue to snap up those bobbleheads and those Hunter Pence tees (instant memorabilia)
September 4, 2007 |
Marvel has been beating rival DC like a drum on the sales charts lately, and the recent release of the first issue of its "Halo: Uprising" limited series perfectly illustrates why. While Marvel has consistently been producing stories, titles and projects that have excited its loyal fan base, it has also done a wonderful job of bringing new readers into the hobby. Indeed, retailers all over the country have reported that books such as "Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born" (based on the popular Stephen King novels)
August 14, 2007 |
Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood, Moses and the Ten Commandments - these are some of the best-known stories of the Old Testament. But tug at the obscure Bible story of Joseph and his bones, says scholar Jerome M. Segal, and there emerges a startling new way to read the first books of Jewish scripture. In his new book, Joseph's Bones: Understanding the Struggle Between God and Mankind in the Bible (Riverhead, $24.95), Segal proposes that the Torah and the Book of Joshua are a sly, close-to-blasphemous account of mankind's effort to tame and ethicize the jealous, impulsive character of God. "God has his own very specific project, not made fully clear, that has to do with creating something in his image that will come to know him," Segal, a scholar-in-residence at the University of Maryland, said in a recent interview.
September 9, 2006 |
In The Covenant's swank, stuffy New England boarding school, Caleb (Steven Strait) and Polk (Taylor Kitsch) are BWOCs (beautiful warlocks on campus). They are descendants of bloodlines that go back to (and probably caused) the Salem witch hunts. They may look like Abercrombie models, but they have inherited awesome, if nebulous, powers. The drawback: The more you use the magic, the faster you age. At 44, Caleb's father looks like the portrait of Dorian Gray. It's all fun and games, with the guys using their abilities to razz the local constabulary until it becomes clear that a mysterious entity is using the same powers for evil.
January 28, 2000 |
New officers of Covenant Presbyterian Church, 400 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, will be installed at a special service at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Regular services will be at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Halcyon, the church seniors' group, will hold a luncheon at the church at noon Tuesday. At 4:30 p.m. Thursday, the Covenanters and Jewels musical groups will meet at the church. The Children's Chimes group meets at 6 p.m. and the Chancel Choir meets at 7:30 p.m. FAMILIES Special services honoring 17 new families that have joined Congregation B'nai Jacob, Starr and Manavon Streets, Phoenixville, will be held following Sabbath services at 7:30 p.m. today.