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May 21, 1990 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Torrential rains lashed central Arkansas, flooding the downtown area of Hot Springs with up to six feet of water and driving at least 200 families from their homes, authorities said yesterday. They said 12.9 inches of rain fell from 7 a.m. Saturday until 7 a.m. yesterday in Garland County, which includes the resort city of Hot Springs. The new floods brought misery to a different part of a region already suffering from flood damage. The rampaging Arkansas, Trinity and Red Rivers have caused hundreds of millions of dollars in losses and killed 14 people in the last three weeks in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
NEWS
August 16, 1991 | By John Corr, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joyce Gould wants to raid her neighbor to the south and grab some of the real estate. The new mayor of this resort town is casting covetous eyes on Diamond Beach, a two-mile patch of land at the southern tip of the island that is home to the four Wildwoods. "We're working on the idea of annexing it," she said. The present owner of the land and its 700 upscale homes is Lower Township, most of which is across the bridge on the mainland. "Lower Township is not crazy about the idea," Gould said.
TRAVEL
October 2, 2011 | By Si Liberman, For The Inquirer
ASBURY PARK, N.J. - Summer may be over, but this Jersey Shore resort is enjoying what promises to be its hottest fall season in decades with an impressive array of events. Off-season hotel and bed and breakfast rates, which are 20 to 30 percent lower, are now in effect. The landmark, 300-room oceanfront Berkeley Carteret Hotel, headquarters for a three-day, 30-band music festival engulfing the city Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, was sold out. "We've had an amazing summer, our best yet despite a $30 room rate increase during this recession year," said Berkeley manager Michael Fanning.
LIVING
August 1, 1993 | By Karen Heller, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Only 28 precious miles of Delaware meet the Atlantic, and the state guards them like jewels. The wide, opalescent beaches have been kept pristine and underbuilt compared to what has happened in much of neighboring New Jersey and Maryland. Delaware's most popular resort, Rehoboth, was founded by Methodists as a campground a century ago. For most of its life, this was a tiny town trapped in time, as removed from much of the Jersey Shore as Iowa. The name Rehoboth, from the Bible, means Room Enough For All. But for many of this resort's 100 years, that was not so. The restaurants in the nearby towns of Millsboro and Selbyville didn't serve blacks until 1963.
NEWS
February 21, 2013 | Associated Press
A city on the Pacific Coast is reaching out to a Jersey Shore town with a similar name. Seaside, Ore., plans several fund-raising events to help finance a new town entrance for Seaside Heights, N.J., heavily damaged during Hurricane Sandy. Don Larson, the mayor of Seaside, told New Jersey 101.5 that he saw a lot of similarities with the New Jersey borough. Both are coastal towns with tourism-driven economies, Larson said, and both are acutely aware of the damage natural disasters mean for them.
NEWS
May 23, 2012 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo and Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writers
ATLANTIC CITY — The stabbing deaths of two Canadian tourists outside a casino hotel left tourism officials stunned and dismayed Monday, casting a shadow over the formal opening on Memorial Day weekend of the newest gambling palace and tripping up a $30 million-a-year campaign to rebrand and revive the sagging resort town. The two victims, women ages 80 and 47, were stabbed and killed during a robbery Monday morning outside Bally's Atlantic City casino hotel, just steps from where a police officer was sitting in a patrol car. Police declined to provide the names of the victims, or precisely where they were from, pending notification of family.
NEWS
May 15, 2012 | By Jason Nark, Daily News Staff Writer
EACH SPRING, Louise Clemente grabs a pail of white paint and gets to work, touching up all that time and the salty Sea Isle City air has stripped away from a beloved gazebo in her back yard by the bay. Her brush traces over the intricate gingerbread, around the glass panels she painstakingly etched with images of Sea Isle's past, and over the many names along the ceiling, the people who supported her effort to build a monument to all the memories,...
NEWS
August 3, 1990 | By John Way Jennings, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three men standing on a Wildwood street corner were shot from a passing car, police said yesterday. William Harris, 42, was shot in the groin, and David Jefferson, 38, was shot in the right leg. Both were listed in satisfactory condition yesterday at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital in Cape May Court House. Floyd Freeman, 44, was treated for wounds and released. All three are Wildwood residents. Detective Lillian Harrison of the Wildwood Police Department said the men were shot at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2010
HBO, SO FOND of telling us it's "not television," has a new TV series premiering on Sunday called "Boardwalk Empire. " Maybe you've heard of it. Set in Prohibition-era Atlantic City and loosely based on Nelson Johnson's history of the resort town, it's a show whose buzz started even before the first plank went in on the boardwalk-to-nowhere set in Brooklyn, N.Y., that will stand in for the Jersey Shore resort for the next 12 episodes....
NEWS
July 25, 2010
Gov. Christie is betting big that state government can revitalize the flagging fortunes of Atlantic City. Christie's surprise plan to have the state take control of Atlantic City's gaming district has some merit, but its appeal is pulled down by unanswered questions. First, the merit. It's good that the state is going to try to bolster the resort town. For too long, it has been allowed to languish. And Christie is correct in saying "Atlantic City is dying. " That blunt assessment should be a harbinger for other cities and states that bet on gambling as an economic engine.
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August 15, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Absorbing wave upon wave of bad news about the resort town they are paid to promote, Atlantic City's beleaguered marketers have reached into their quiver to fire back. "Atlantic City Responds to Negative Press with what else, an ad," is how Jeff Guaracino, chief strategist and communications officer with the Atlantic City Alliance, put it Wednesday, a day after the stunned town absorbed the blow of the announcement that the big glass ball-topped Revel would be closing Sept.
NEWS
August 19, 2013
Don't need a weather man One morning recently, while my regular television programs were being usurped by weather bulletins, it got me wondering what we did before these annoying reports, with their brightly colored weather maps, confusing radar images, and plethoras of reporters. Well, we looked out the window. Rain, snow, lightning, wind - we saw it all simply by looking out the window. We observed cloud formations, not radar screens, for signs of changes in the weather. And you know what?
NEWS
July 8, 2013 | By Frank Eltman, Associated Press
CHERRY GROVE, N.Y. - Decades before the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, lesbians and gay men were living freely and openly in a place called Cherry Grove. The seaside resort on Fire Island, about 60 miles east of Manhattan, was known as far back as the late 1940s as a sanctuary where gay writers, actors and businesspeople from the city and beyond escaped to relax, hold hands and show affection. "It's probably one of the earliest examples of don't ask, don't tell," Carl Luss said after learning in June that the Cherry Grove Community House and Theater, opened in 1948, added to the National Register of Historic Places.
NEWS
February 21, 2013 | Associated Press
A city on the Pacific Coast is reaching out to a Jersey Shore town with a similar name. Seaside, Ore., plans several fund-raising events to help finance a new town entrance for Seaside Heights, N.J., heavily damaged during Hurricane Sandy. Don Larson, the mayor of Seaside, told New Jersey 101.5 that he saw a lot of similarities with the New Jersey borough. Both are coastal towns with tourism-driven economies, Larson said, and both are acutely aware of the damage natural disasters mean for them.
NEWS
February 5, 2013 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer| narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
SUMMER SEEMED so far away last month at the Jersey Shore, with ice inching across back bays and winds whipping sand across empty beaches. In the Shore towns hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, mostly in Central Jersey, the sounds of bulldozers and circular saws echoed in the frozen landscape. But in resorts spared from Sandy's worst, particularly in Cape May County, real-estate agents say their phones are burning up with calls from people like Norman Noe looking for undamaged summer rentals.
NEWS
August 4, 2012
Egyptian leader pitches tourism LUXOR, Egypt - Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi pledged Friday to support tourism during a visit to the ancient Pharaonic temples of Luxor, a move aimed to assuage fears that the rise of an Islamist leader would undermine the country's allure for foreigners. Morsi said that Egyptians are eager to ensure the safety of all visitors. "Here, you should feel safe. Move as you please, enjoy Egypt's atmosphere and its ancient civilization," he said in comments published by official news agency MENA.
NEWS
July 20, 2012 | By Aron Heller and Veselin Toshkov, Associated Press
SOFIA, Bulgaria - Israel vowed Wednesday to strike back at Iran, blaming the Islamic Republic for a brazen daylight bombing that targeted a bus full of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria and killed at least seven people. President Obama termed it a "barbaric terrorist attack. " The U.S. leader called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to express his sorrow over the attack and pledged assistance to bring the perpetrators to justice, according to statements from the two leaders' offices.
NEWS
May 24, 2012 | By Darran Simon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The two Canadian tourists stabbed to death with a 12-inch butcher knife by a deranged woman in Atlantic City were a mother and her daughter, officials said today. They were identified as Po Lin Wan, 80, and Alice Mei See Leung, 47, of Scarborough, Ontario. Antoinette E. Pelzer, 44, allegedly stabbed Leung in her upper body during a robbery around 10 a.m. outside the Bally's Atlantic City Casino and then stabbed Wan in her lower body, hand and shoulder as she tried to help her daughter, authorities said.
NEWS
May 23, 2012 | By Jason Nark, Daily News Staff Writer
THE OFFICIAL grand opening of the luxurious Revel Casino this coming weekend has led many rooting for Atlantic City to imagine a bright future for the troubled resort town. On Monday, they were forced to deal with a reminder of Atlantic City's dreary recent past. Two female Canadian tourists were stabbed multiple times Monday morning in the shadow of an Atlantic City casino and died in a trauma center a block away. The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said Antoinette E. Pelzer, 44, of Pennsylvania, stabbed the two Canadian women, ages 47 and 80, at the intersection of Michigan and Pacific avenues, a busy section of the resort city near Bally's Casino.
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