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April 6, 1990 | By Stu Bykofsky, Daily News Columnist
Your income-tax return has just arrived in that beautiful brown envelope. You got away with every one of your wildly exaggerated deductions. Yes! It's party time, time to plan a vacation, to choose an exotic locale to scoot with your loot. Since your good luck is on a roll, you may want to gamble on turning your little wad of green into a forest. So where will it be, Las Vegas or Atlantic City? One thing you know for sure - you want to stay at the biggest, the newest, the glitziest, the most-hyped hotel on the sands of the beach or the sands of the desert.
NEWS
May 10, 2010
THE MAY 3 letter by Loretta Brown in which she expressed a belief in a future color-free society is one of the main issues of those who espouse a one-world society. To achieve what Ms. Brown foresees would, at a minimum, take thousands of years and never fully meet its goal. Predicting the future makeup of society is for fantasizing theorists and their followers, and that's as far as it ever gets. Ephraim Levin Philadelphia
NEWS
November 27, 1989 | By David Johnston, Inquirer Staff Writer
The biggest gambling story on the Boardwalk this month is 2,000 miles away in Las Vegas, Nev. That's where Golden Nugget chairman Steve Wynn has built the Mirage, an elegant chest of gold surrounded by - and filled with - so much opulence that the cost of its 2,500 rooms and 900 suites works out to nearly $200,000 each. Instead of gaudy flashing signs beckoning bedazzled passersby to try their luck, Wynn offers what he calls "a new destination in the world. " To make this $630 million gamble pay off for Golden Nugget Inc., Wynn is going to need a world-scale clientele.
NEWS
July 15, 1990 | By Mike Shoup, Inquirer Travel Editor
A late Sunday afternoon in June: My buddy Pete and I, anticipating a traffic jam, have bypassed the elegant entrance and valet parking at Donald Trump's Taj Mahal in favor of the self-park decks. The payoff is a long, creeping line of cars into the garage, and by the time we wind our way slowly to the top and squeeze into one of the last spaces, nearly a half-hour has passed. An inauspicious, perhaps even portentous, beginning. We had come to test the Taj - not in a definitive manner, mind you, but on a personal excursion of two days to sample the service, the food, the accommodations, perhaps the entertainment and, of course, the casino.
NEWS
September 18, 1997 | By Diane Mastrull, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Steve Wynn, the man this gaming town hopes will turn it into a vacation destination, believes the days of the slot machine's allure are gone. Same goes for the blackjack table. To Wynn, a casino is "a thing through which people pass on their way to visit the things that really matter to them. " Making a rare visit to the town he left a decade ago, Wynn appeared yesterday before the city planning board to lay out for the first time what his $750 million Le Jardin casino complex would look like.
BUSINESS
March 18, 1986 | By Andrea Knox, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the United States there are about 12 million professional and semi- professional musicians, according to Modern Recording & Music magazine. But there is only one Stevie Wonder, only one Itzhak Perlman, and only a handful more have made it into that superstar category. The rest labor in relative obscurity, making their music in bars and hotels, at weddings and bar mitzvahs, where they are paid perhaps $100 an evening and are ignored by audiences preoccupied with talking, dancing and drinking.
SPORTS
April 4, 1992 | By M. G. Missanelli, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Rollie Massimino's five-year contract at Nevada-Las Vegas has stirred some controversy. Not for its value - up to $700,000 a year - but its length. After Thursday's news conference, UNLV regent Lonnie Hammargren questioned why the contract was not brought before the board of regents. According to university bylaws, anything beyond three years must be approved by the board. "Had we done that, every coach in the country would have demanded a five- year contract," said Carolyn Sparks, chairwoman of the board of regents.
BUSINESS
December 12, 1989 | By Nancy Hass, Daily News Staff Writer
Last week's bout between Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran at the Mirage in Las Vegas may have been disappointing, but casino industry analysts say there is another fight to watch - one that would make Leonard's $13 million purse look measly. The contenders are the bigger-than-life casino owners themselves, most prominently Donald Trump, who owns three Atlantic City properties, and Steven Wynn, chairman of Golden Nugget and the Mirage in Las Vegas. The two men are emerging as rivals in a contest to sign the few high visibility boxing matches that are scheduled each year.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2012
Lila Downs Mexican American singer-songwriter Lila Downs has always forged her own path musically, mixing the personal with the political through an enticing fusion of Pan-Latin sounds and lyrical storytelling. Using the current turmoil in her homeland of Mexico as a thematic springboard - and her deep faith in its people as its musical heart - Downs' latest effort, Pecados y Milagros ( Sins and Miracles ) is a mix of originals and reworkings of classic Mexican songs. Each track is accompanied by a devotional painting, or retablo , that Downs commissioned - and each painting helps to illuminate the songs, which touch on everything from morality/spirituality to crossing class lines.
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December 8, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
In the 35 years I've been writing about Camden, the city has often appeared to be on the verge of a comeback. But while a bit of skepticism is advisable - even amid the latest flurry of economic development announcements - I do get a sense of actual optimism in the air. Because the latest proposals look stronger, smarter, more realistic, and less grandiose than many of their predecessors. "I remember those grand announcements," says Cooper Health System Chairman George E. Norcross 3d. "Sadly, most of [them]
NEWS
March 31, 2013 | By Mark Zandi
Hard to believe, but just four years after crashing in the Great Recession, stock prices are hitting record highs. The surging market not only reflects an improving economy, but also helps drive its improvement. This is one of the best reasons to be optimistic about the country's prospects. The stock market's resurrection has been impressive. Major indexes have nearly doubled since the worst of the downturn. The market is near where it was just before the start of the housing crash, and this time it stands on more solid economic ground.
SPORTS
March 11, 2012 | By Bill Lyon, For The Inquirer
I got the horse right here, The name is Paul Revere . . . Can do, can do - From "Guys and Dolls"   Your first thought is, Lord but he's big. Freight train big. And that white blaze that runs down his forehead, it reminds you of a lightning bolt. Could it be an omen? Is this, at long last, The One? Steady there, Pilgrim. Throttle back. We know you're ready to fall in love all over again, that you've been standing out here in the rain waiting forlornly and forever and a day for the next Big Red. But it's not fair, and you ought not to be saddling this one with all your Secretariat expectations.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2012
Lila Downs Mexican American singer-songwriter Lila Downs has always forged her own path musically, mixing the personal with the political through an enticing fusion of Pan-Latin sounds and lyrical storytelling. Using the current turmoil in her homeland of Mexico as a thematic springboard - and her deep faith in its people as its musical heart - Downs' latest effort, Pecados y Milagros ( Sins and Miracles ) is a mix of originals and reworkings of classic Mexican songs. Each track is accompanied by a devotional painting, or retablo , that Downs commissioned - and each painting helps to illuminate the songs, which touch on everything from morality/spirituality to crossing class lines.
NEWS
April 13, 2011
IF AMERICA is supposed to be the place that's keeping alive the hope of becoming "a more perfect union," why do we pledge allegiance to a "republic"? "Union" or "republic"? I'm confused. Usually, when I see the word "union," I think of union country, standing together to improve the workplace, in the hopes that "democracy" will prevail and make the fruits of their labor just a little sweeter. And when I see the word "Democrat," I think of people willing to work together so everyone can reap their own piece of the pie. But when I see "republic," I see something sinister.
SPORTS
April 8, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
The Rangers' playoff chances were squarely in their hands heading into the final days of the regular season. The visiting Atlanta Thrashers, with nothing else to play for, took it away without much of a fight. Rob Schremp and Andrew Ladd scored 15 seconds apart in the second period, Ondrej Pavelec made 29 saves, and the Thrashers delivered a crushing blow to the Rangers' postseason hopes with a 3-0 victory last night. For the second straight season, New York will play its final game with the playoffs hanging in the balance.
NEWS
July 6, 2010 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
ATLANTIC CITY - Its plans for a multibillion dollar casino resort in Atlantic City are dead, but Mirage Resorts is still paying the city $6 million, the remnants of a long-ago landfill cleanup deal. The struggling gambling resort is eyeing the money to help cut a massive budget deficit. In 1995, the company cleaned up a city landfill. The site is where the Borgata now sits. State legislation allowed Mirage to recoup a large portion of the cleanup costs. Under the deal, $8 million of the $20 million reimbursement was to go back to the city.
NEWS
May 10, 2010
THE MAY 3 letter by Loretta Brown in which she expressed a belief in a future color-free society is one of the main issues of those who espouse a one-world society. To achieve what Ms. Brown foresees would, at a minimum, take thousands of years and never fully meet its goal. Predicting the future makeup of society is for fantasizing theorists and their followers, and that's as far as it ever gets. Ephraim Levin Philadelphia
NEWS
July 22, 2009 | By CHAD DION LASSITER
THE MEDIA often claim we're in a post-racial era, but all too often they also help promote the racial divide. And if we're a post-racial society, how did we get there? When did white privilege, black victimization, educational apartheid, institutional racism, structural inequality, mass incarceration of black and brown people and all forms of marginalization and oppression cease to exist? America has not embarked upon a post-racial course. This country is still racist, and racism is more then a disease, it's an industry that profits the ruling class and disadvantages others.
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