January 12, 2014 |
ATLANTIC CITY With more time to prepare this year, organizers of the Miss America Pageant say they hope to sell more tickets, generate even better television ratings, and garner more attention for the seaside resort than in last year's triumphant return. The nationally televised Miss America 2015 competition, dubbed by pageant officials as "the world's most famous scholarship competition for young women," will air at 9 p.m. Sept. 14 on ABC. The Miss America Organization's chairman and chief executive officer, Sam Haskell 3d; Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri; and the newly elected mayor of Atlantic City, Don Guardian, were among those at a news conference Friday at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Hotel to announce details of this year's pageant.
December 31, 2012 |
WILDWOOD, N.J. - Bob Hurley believes his St. Anthony of Jersey City basketball team has "lots of room to grow. " The Friars likely will be better in March, based on Hurley's Hall of Fame coaching and the program's demanding schedule. But St. Anthony can be dominant in December, too. Playing in the Boardwalk Basketball Classic for the first time, St, Anthony was clinical in its defensive execution and rolled to a 57-23 victory over Camden on Sunday night. "We're not smooth at the offensive end," Hurley said after the game at the Wildwoods Convention Center on the boardwalk of this seaside resort town.
October 31, 2012 |
The dozen Atlantic City casinos, shuddered since 4 p.m. Sunday, sustained little physical damage from Hurricane Sandy, but could take until Thursday to reopen because of the infrastructure damage in and around them, said the head of the Casino Association of New Jersey. "No decision has yet been made since there is still a state of emergency, a state evacuation order and a curfew in place," Tony Rodio, president of the CANJ - which represents the dozen Atlantic City casinos - said Tuesday after a 3:30 p.m. conference call among casino executives and the head of the state Division of Gaming Enforcement.
May 23, 2012 |
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.
June 9, 2009 |
The tiger maple desk was a fake. Leigh Keno, one of the blond and bespectacled twins of Antiques Roadshow appraiser fame, knew it immediately, pointing out under his breath how pieces of 18th-century wood had been put together in an act of - yes, you may gasp - deception. Also in on his conclusion were John Hays, the erudite appraiser from Christie's; Keno brother Leslie; and the debonair Wendell Garrett, another Roadshow rock star, smiling conspiratorially in his wheelchair.
May 14, 2006 |
We have to come back here. We've driven through Virginia Beach on a rollicking summer Saturday night when every motel was booked, and we've spent an off-season weekend when we had our run of the place. So, the next time we'll put the two together and see just how rockin' this seaside resort gets. Based on our spur-of-the-moment visit a few weeks ago, it should be hopping. My wife, Valerie, and I saw a kite festival, horseback riders and volleyball games on the beach, bicyclists and in-line skaters along the boardwalk, and teenagers riding roller coasters and playing in the video arcades.
August 31, 2004 |
Perhaps forgotten among commemorations of significant events - such as the truce that ended the shooting war in Korea half a century ago, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, and D-Day - is the 40th anniversary of the only national political convention held in Atlantic City. By late August 1964, 5,000 delegates and about an equal number of news people had converged on the seaside resort, whose best days were behind it. Hospitality providers and city officials, perhaps naively, hoped the Democratic convention would generate an economic jolt and favorable publicity.
December 20, 2002 |
Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty. Bruce Springsteen may finally be playing Atlantic City. The Boss, who has never played a concert in the old seaside resort despite writing a song about it (he's partial to Asbury Park in the "old seaside resort" category), has listed March 7 on his Web site as a date for a show in Atlantic City. There's no venue named, but the logical place would be the refurbished 13,800-seat Boardwalk Hall, home of the Miss America Pageant and site of some big-name concerts in the last year, including Paul McCartney, Britney Spears and Cher.
July 12, 2002 |
Summer. Myrtle Beach. Three girls verging on womanhood. Frankie (Lauren Ambrose), an androgynous redhead who co-owns a burger joint, hides her desire under baggy overalls. Nicola (Jennifer Dundas Lowe), a brittle bottle blonde, runs the piercing parlor next door and bares as much flesh as immodesty demands. Josee (Joelle Carter), a willowy strawberry blonde, is the siren who blows into town and effortlessly attracts the attention Nicola so assiduously courts. At first glance these girls are archetypes.
December 27, 2001 |
The Miss America Pageant will announce today whether it will stay in Atlantic City, its birthplace 80 years ago, or accept the lure of a more lucrative offer from another location. As about a dozen protesters chanted "Miss A must stay" by a statue of Bert Parks, the pageant's board of directors met yesterday for about three hours to decide its future in this seaside resort. Board members would not comment on their vote as they left, and chairman Toni Fauntleroy said a decision would be announced at 1 p.m. today.