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December 5, 2012 | By Marc Levy, Associated Press
HARRISBURG - Democratic lawmakers are taking aim at the Corbett administration's move to privatize the Pennsylvania Lottery's management, saying it is shrouded in secrecy and will result in a corporate giveaway that diverts hundreds of millions of dollars from the state's services for the elderly. In a letter Friday, Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (D., Allegheny) asked Gov. Corbett, a Republican, for a slew of documents, including the proposed management agreement between the state and the British firm Camelot Global Services, an unredacted copy of Camelot's bid, and a full explanation of the scope of expanded lottery gambling being considered.
NEWS
January 18, 1999 | By Anne Barnard, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Police are looking for a 17-year-old Bustleton girl who has not been seen since she left a school assembly last Monday. Shaina Fried, a senior at George Washington High School, carpooled to school that morning with friends and had made arrangements for a ride home, her parents, Sue and Gary Fried, said yesterday. But she did not show up for the ride, and no one can remember seeing her after a special assembly ended at 8:10 a.m., they said. Her parents said Shaina Fried loves the Willow Grove and Neshaminy Malls, the science fiction/fantasy shelves at Barnes & Noble, and America Online games in which players from across the country adopt different roles in fantasy adventure scenarios.
NEWS
June 29, 2012 | By John F. Morrison and Daily News Staff Writer
Faculty and students of St. William's School, in Lawncrest, haven't had much to cheer about lately. The Archdiocese decided to close the small school and send its pupils to St. Cecilia's, in Fox Chase. But a ray of sunshine lit up flagging spirits this spring when a shy 10-year-old girl named Josephine Nguyen won first-place honors out of 1.4 million students who competed in the nationwide "First in Math" competition. When it appeared that Josephine was going to prevail, a sign went up in front of the school, at Rising Sun Avenue and Devereaux Street, to let the world know, and faculty and fellow fourth-grade students had something to cheer.
NEWS
January 1, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gov. Corbett said Monday that he was dropping his controversial plan to transfer management of the state lottery to the British firm Camelot Global Services, stepping back from one of his legislative priorities. The governor said he would not extend the $34 million deal with Camelot, but would "take what we've learned to make our successful lottery even better - expanding the player and retailer base, improving player loyalty, and implementing strategies that will grow our lottery responsibly and efficiently.
SPORTS
March 23, 2004 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Microsoft Corp. will be taking online users to the ball game. Under an agreement between Microsoft's MSN online division and Major League Baseball Advanced Media, Microsoft will promote MLB.com products and offer exclusive free baseball content on MSN.com. It also will give users of its paid MSN services access to live online baseball games, said Lisa Gurry, director of MSN. Gurry declined to comment on the financial terms. Yankees. Reliever Mariano Rivera closed in on a two-year contract extension with New York through 2006 that would be worth about $21 million.
NEWS
March 29, 2013
WOULDN'T it be great to have Wi-Fi wireless Internet connectivity everywhere for our gadgets? Someday maybe we will - if big guns like Google and Comcast and forward-thinking municipalities ever decide to build hot spots to totally blanket the town. But at the moment, we can make do with freedom-breeding, Wi-Fi signal-spreading devices such as the D-Link DAP-1320 Wireless Range Extender and Novatel's aptly named MiFi Liberate mobile hot spot.   Plug 'n' Play Designed for home use, the tiny D-Link plug-in booster does a pretty decent job of extending the signal range of your current wireless router, which improves the speed and stability of signal reception at "fringe" zones far removed from the wireless router.
NEWS
November 26, 2013 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
ASSUMING THE five-day test period that concludes today completes without a hitch, a new era of Atlantic City-based gambling ushers in tomorrow: Internet wagering. For the first time since the dice began to roll in May 1978, people who live in the Garden State will be able to legally gamble by simply using an Internet-connected device. Online betting is hoped to be something of a lifesaver for the financially beleaguered industry that has seen gross gaming revenues plummet by almost half since earning more than $5 billion in 2006 - a situation caused by the one-two punch of a still-sour economy and, more importantly, the explosion of casino gaming in neighboring states including Pennsylvania, which has surpassed AyCee as America's second-largest gambling jurisdiction (Nevada remains in the top spot)
NEWS
November 27, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
If it is true, as research has suggested, that people who live within 10 miles of a casino are twice as likely as others to become addicted to gambling, what happens if casino gambling is as close as a laptop computer - or a smartphone? New Jersey is about to find out. Thirteen online gambling sites sponsored by six Atlantic City casinos received a green light to open to the public and start advertising to gamblers at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 2006 | By Rob Watson INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
We hate to say Sony, Sony, Sony, but news is news. We started out the day with Sony announcing problems with its PlayStation 3 manufacturing process; then the company said Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and others would have to wait till March for the new console. Finally, we learned that there will be only 400,000 units for Christmas launch here in the States because of Blu-ray laser shortages. And this is just one day's worth of news. All these production problems raise an interesting question.
SPORTS
September 17, 2005 | By Don Steinberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
WIP-AM (610) plans to broadcast 21 Phantoms games this season, all but two exclusively on the Internet, in a step toward creating a separate Internet radio station that the sports station's general manager, Marc Rayfield, unofficially called WIP2. The Phantoms' Oct. 8 opener and one other game will be on WIP's regular radio broadcast. Other games will be available live through WIP's Web site (www.610wip.com). They will be on the Net only when Flyers or 76ers games are being aired on WIP's AM broadcast.
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