Friday, May 27, 2005

Journal Gazette | 05/25/2005 | Debt-laden Legion post to be closed

Journal Gazette | 05/25/2005 | Debt-laden Legion post to be closed
: "Coq. councillors weigh in on bingo proposal

By Kate TrotterThe Tri-City News
May 21 2005
Few decisions before Coquitlam council this term have been as contentious as the application to build a $9-million, 754-seat bingo facility near Silver City in south Coquitlam.
The proposal, which will be re-hashed at a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall, involves:
* land use - rezoning property in a retail area;
* environment - concerns about the impact on nearby Como Creek;
* social issues - proliferation of gaming;
* leisure issues - many people, especially women and seniors want to play bingo locally.
In its progress through council, the bingo venue proposal has held on by a single vote.
Councillors Mae Reid, Kent Becker, Maxine Wilson and Fin Donnelly have consistently spoken against it (and Donnelly has voted in favour of sending the item to the public for comment) while councillors Louella Hollington, Diane Thorne, Bill LeClair and Barrie Lynch have either supported the proposal or said they would with changes. Coquitlam Mayor Jon Kingsbury has also voted in the affirmative. The five-four balance may shift, however, if the matter comes to council for a vote the following Monday, May 30. Supporter LeClair will be out of town and, if traditional voting patterns are followed, it would be a tie vote, and ties defeat.
At the public hearing, councillors are expected to listen objectively to arguments from the public both for and against. Here is where the more vocal on the issue stand right now:
* Fin Donnelly: He's concerned 'side games' such as electronic pull-tab and Keno are too important to the fiscal health of the operation. 'If the majority of people are saying they are okay with bingo and electronic bingo"

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

The Casper Star-Tribune: Printable Version

The Casper Star-Tribune: Printable Version: "Tribe moves ahead with casino
Star-Tribune correspondent
RIVERTON -- With any luck, the Wind River Casino will be open by Christmas, according to Northern Arapaho Business Council Chairman Rick Brannan.
'That's our tentative goal,' said Brannan, after meeting with state legislators at the tribe's existing 789 Bingo facility just outside Riverton on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Members of the Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Interim Committee met earlier on Monday in Lander, discussing gambling issues with Wyoming Attorney General Pat Crank.
However, the new tribal casino will not open with full-scale Las Vegas-style gambling, but will limit itself to Class II bingo operations under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
'The casino is economically viable as a Class II operation,' Brannan said, 'and will be more so as a Class III operation.'
The state of Wyoming is fighting against Class III, or casino-style, gaming on the reservation. Until that legal battle is resolved, the Northern Arapaho intend to expand their electronic bingo-style gambling in the meantime.
Class II gaming is defined as the game of chance known as bingo (electronic or computer) as well as pull tabs, punch board, tip jars, instant bingo and other games similar to bingo. Class III gaming is extremely broad in definition under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, including such games as slot machines, black jack, craps and roulette.
Brannan and 789 Bingo manager Jim Conrad told the legislators that architects were busy revising building plans and that they hoped to line up construction financing in 60 days. Construction would start in early August, and the casino building would be fu"

Winona Daily News - News

Winona Daily News - News: "Houston to sell municipal liquor store
By Gayda Hollnagel | Lee Newspapers
HOUSTON, Minn. � This southeastern Minnesota city is putting its municipal liquor store up for sale. Advertisement

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'It seems like the timing is right to get out of the business,' said Larry Jerviss, Houston city administrator.

Houston City Council members voted May 9 to put the store up for sale and are seeking bids from prospective buyers, he said.

The sale would include the building, land, inventory and bar fixtures.

Although the advertisement for bids said the purchaser must agree to operate the business as an on-sale/off-sale liquor establishment for at least 24 months and agree to contract with the Houston Chamber of Commerce to continue selling charitable gambling pull-tabs for at least 24 months, both requirements would be negotiable, Jerviss said.

'If they can't make a go of it, we're not going to force them to lose money for two years,' he said.

The deadline for submitting bids is June 13. Bids will be opened at 8 p.m. that day in the Nature Center Meeting Room. The city reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Bidders may examine the building and inventory by appointment with manager Deb Thompson during business hours by calling (507) 896-3232" | alaska : Reality of Eielson cutbacks hits hard | alaska : Reality of Eielson cutbacks hits hard: "Reality of Eielson cutbacks hits hard
NORTH POLE: Some see economic crisis with loss of 3,000 jobs.
Anchorage Daily News
Published: May 15th, 2005
Last Modified: May 15th, 2005 at 05:09 AM
NORTH POLE -- Norbert 'Red' Strandberg is living in the partially completed home he works on diligently just outside town. The North Slope Teamster plans to sell the single-family house for a handsome profit when he's finished.
It seemed like a good way to make big money two days ago, but now Strandberg is thinking he may want to hold off on buying any more property. Friday morning, the Department of Defense, as part of a massive, nationwide reorganization of the military, recommended nearby Eielson Air Force Base lose all but a sliver of the men and women stationed there.
A sampling of local opinion Saturday shows Strandberg is not alone in possibly rearranging some of his plans. Locals warn that if what former North Pole lawmaker Mike Miller calls an effective closure of the base materializes, the region's housing boom may grind to a halt.
Excavator Chris Farmier has lived in North Pole his entire life and says local builders are planning large single-family and multi-unit projects throughout the small military town.
'If the base shuts down, I guarantee the housing here is not going to thrive like it has been,' the 23-year-old said. 'It's going to take a steep dive.'
In addition to property values, other concerns that have arisen include school budgets, which depend on enrollment, the loss of service jobs and less sales tax revenue.
Saturday afternoon, Eielson airman Patrick McCabe and his wife, Jennifer, ate lunch at the North Pole Taco Bell and headed to the nearby Safeway to pick up milk. By the time they"

Bingo News - �Jeeves Jackpot� from BingoWorkz Gives Online Bingo Player $15K Each Month

Bingo News - �Jeeves Jackpot� from BingoWorkz Gives Online Bingo Player $15K Each Month: "�Jeeves Jackpot� from BingoWorkz Gives Online Bingo Player $15K Each Month

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The new �Jeeves Jackpot� game is a coverall online bingo game, with up to 75 ball calls. Before the big Jackpot game, the BingoWorkz network will offer a variety of high prize games as a warm-up. In addition to offering a variety of online bingo games including �Survivor Bingo Island� and �Poker Bingo,� BingoWorkz offers video poker, pull tabs, slots, and keno. BingoWorkz is the first online bingo network, operating a system of partner sites which pool players and jackpots to create high jackpots. "

Wednesday, May 11, 2005


I have been watching thisnew show on A&E about addictions. It is called "Intervention."

This past show was about Tina an addict. She is addicted to gambling and painkillers.

I was watching and she was playing bingo and then playing a lot of pulltabs. Pulltabs are right up my alley. I do see many guests playing beyond their means.

Growing up Gotti, Dog The Bounty Hunter and Caesars 24/7 are also some great reality shows on this cable channel. Check them out!

Amazing Race # 7 finale!

Congrats to Uchenna and Joyce! What a comeback from no money and elimination.

This finale was awesome. All of the other contestants were pulling for Uchenna and Joyce. They did not want Rob and Amber to win.

My prediction did come true.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Amazing Race 7

Then there were three! Who will win the Amazing Race? Amber and Rob, Ron and Kelly or Uchenna and Joyce!
I am pulling for Uchenna and Joyce.

Watch the two hour finale Tuesday, May 10, 2005