Thursday, August 28, 2008

1 in 10 Native American deaths alcohol related - Addictions-

1 in 10 Native American deaths alcohol related - Addictions-
"WASHINGTON - Almost 12 percent of the deaths among Native Americans and Alaska Natives are alcohol-related — more than three times the percentage in the general population, a new federal report says.
The report released Thursday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found 11.7 percent of deaths among Native Americans and Alaska Natives between 2001 and 2005 were alcohol-related, compared with 3.3 percent for the U.S. as a whole.
Dwayne Jarman, a CDC epidemiologist who works for the Indian Health Service and is one of the study's authors, said it is the first national survey that measures Native American deaths due to alcohol. It should be a 'call to action' for federal, state, local and tribal governments, he said."

Monday, August 18, 2008

Gambling devices seized during raid | The Journal Gazette

Gambling devices seized during raid The Journal Gazette:
"No arrests made at cigar store; case sent to prosecutorAmanda IaconeThe Journal GazetteAdvertisement Gaming control officers raided a downtown Fort Wayne cigar store this week, confiscating six illegal gambling machines and cash.

About lunchtime Wednesday, officers with the Indiana Gaming Control Division served a search warrant at National Cigar, 123 W. Main St. Officers found five patrons using four Cherry Master gaming machines. Officers also found two illegal pull-tab machines, said Larry Rollins, division director.
Cherry Masters continue to be illegal in Indiana. But pull-tabs are legal in establishments with a license through the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission. Licensed and qualified charitable organizations can also use pull-tabs, Rollins said."

Maplewood - Ramsey County Review

Maplewood - Ramsey County Review:

"FUN, OUTGOING People wanted for pull-tabs, bar BINGO & tri-wheel. Several Metro locations. Send Email (include Your Phone#):"

Lions, city change pull-tab agreement |  Perham Enterprise Bulletin  & New York Mills Herald  | Perham, Minnesota

Lions, city change pull-tab agreement Perham Enterprise Bulletin & New York Mills Herald Perham, Minnesota:
"The New York Mills Lions Club is seeing a considerable drop in pull-tab revenue at Mills Liquors, and on Tuesday submitted a request to the City Council to lower its monthly booth rent.
Wayne Mattson, Lions Gambling Manager, submitted a request to adjust rent to $100/month plus 10 percent over $4,000 gross revenue. Mattson supplied the council a report detailing the decline in revenue the past year.
The Lions is currently paying $300/month in rent to the city for space in Mills Liquors.
Since last January the Lions' gross profit from pull-tabs has gone down 36 percent from $32,376 to $20,615 from January to July of 2007. At the beginning of Sept. 1, 2007 the Lions had a reserve of $10,657 and has since decreased to $2,595 at the end of July. By using the gross profit from Mills Lanes, the Lions have an actual reserve of $4,098."

Gaming Supplier Faces License Revocation -

Gaming Supplier Faces License Revocation -
"The Kentucky Department of Charitable Gaming (DCG) has taken the first steps toward revoking the license of a company that sells gaming supplies.
Following an investigation earlier this year, DCG notified Clarko Bingo of Lancaster, Ohio of its intent to revoke the company’s license to sell supplies such as pull tabs in Kentucky.
The company has appealed the action, and the department will hold a hearing on the matter, says Commissioner Henry Lackey.
DCG notified Clarko earlier this month that two inspections of company records uncovered violations of six statutes regulating charitable gaming.
According to the notice of violation, Clarko had sold supplies to organizations not licensed to conduct charitable gaming and to organizations that were not allowed to sell pull tabs."

With money to spend, Minnesota's U.S. Senate candidates spend it on mud -

With money to spend, Minnesota's U.S. Senate candidates spend it on mud -

"'It's getting ridiculous,' said Millie Kohlrusch, 59, of Coon Rapids. Taking a break from selling pull-tabs at a bar in Blaine, Kohlrusch said she's tired of being inundated with negative ads.
'Right now, they're just making fun of each other,' said the Democrat, who is unsure of her choice in the Senate race. 'There's so much negativity. I'm tired of it. I want to hear them debate.'
A recent poll from Rasmussen Reports, an independent pollster out of New Jersey, found that 44 percent of voters in Minnesota said the Senate race had become too negative. But another 56 percent said they either don't know or don't believe this year's Senate race has become too negative. The poll also found that 58 percent of voters in Minnesota say they are less likely to vote for a candidate who produced a negative campaign ad."

Monday, August 11, 2008 Post members support former selectman Post members support former selectman:

"That money could have come from the bar and a lottery game called
'pull tabs.'

'I didn't take a penny from veterans,' Bianchi
said." Volunteers pick up where Kingsland voters left off - Sun, Aug 10, 2008 Volunteers pick up where Kingsland voters left off - Sun, Aug 10, 2008:
"SPRING VALLEY -- 'Is that 724147?' Peggy Merkel asked, looking at a blueprint for a new playground.
Nope, 178829.
Where is 724147? And what is 724147?
Someone eventually solved the mystery, and about 25 volunteers continued building a playground where children in a few weeks will play.
Merkel didn't know she'd have to solve puzzles and find parts when she said she'd helped lead a project to raise money for a new playground at the new elementary school in Spring Valley. She just knew the district didn't have the money and kids need to play.
After turning down requests for a new elementary school several times, district voters two years ago approved building an elementary wing onto the high school. To win voter approval, district leaders had to scale back plans. Then when bids came in, they were high, said School Board Chairman Mitch Lentz, who was one of the 25 volunteers on Saturday. The board kept as many academics as it could and left out recreational items.
Lentz was confident people would step up.
They did.
In fact, they did much more than he expected, saving the district nearly a half million dollars. Other volunteer projects included building a softball/baseball field, painting inside the building and moving old playground equipment to the new school for special education and pre-school children."


BIG BUCKS IN BINGO: FAYETTE BOOSTERS BANK ON GAMES TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR TEAMS - Related Content - "Editor's note: This story was published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on Dec. 11, 2005.
David Lindeman called out 'Flash,' the pull-tab game he was selling for $1 a play as he walked under the harsh florescent lights of Jackpot Bingo. The hall off Winchester Road was quiet despite the steady patter of the bingo caller, the voices of parents selling pull-tabs and the occasional yelp from one of the 100 players, signaling bingo.
Two Sunday nights a month, Lindeman, a civil engineer, sells pull-tabs to raise money for Tates Creek High School baseball and softball teams.'It gets downright boring sometimes,' said Lindeman, whose two children play on the teams. 'You walk around in circles and say the same thing, over and over again.'
Seven days a week, sometimes until 3 a.m., parents and students run bingo games to pay for sports and band programs in the Fayette County public schools. The school district pays for head coaches and band directors, but almost every other expense has to be paid for by parents or through fund-raising.
Of all the fund-raisers, bingo brings in the most money -- a total of $6.8 million in the last five years. But bingo's earnings are decreasing.
Few parents like working bingo, but they say the teams need the money, even those who oppose the lottery" | The Times-Mail - Bedford, Indiana newspaper The Times-Mail - Bedford, Indiana newspaper:
"BEDFORD — Two Kentucky men are in custody this morning after the duo robbed Hobby’s Inn, taking about $375 and some pull-tabs from a safe late Saturday morning.
Larry W. Teague, 52, Covington, Ky., was apprehended by Bedford police officers in the woods adjacent to the business near 25th Street. A short time later, officers found Mark Randolph, 48, Independence, Ky., in a wooded area near the railroad tracks by George’s Gateway. Both men are being held at the Lawrence County Security Center.
According to Bedford Police Chief Dennis Parsley, the men (who were later found to be driving a 1993 Cadillac that was reported stolen in Independence) went in to Hobby’s and ordered food. The suspects were in the restaurant for about an hour when a server came out of the kitchen and noticed one of the men in the safe. The suspect reportedly took a number of cash bags, money and pull-tab lottery games before fleeing the restaurant with the other man."

Sunday, August 03, 2008 Opinion Opinion:
"What's electronic bingo? A slot machine by another name
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Huntsville Times
For one thing, they know how to have 'charity bingo' without the dog exploding.
With the appearance of a reported 18 (and growing) electronic bingo halls, Jasper has turned into tacky Tunica. The high-class veneer and grand facade opulence of Tunica's multimillion-dollar casinos have been dumbed down and given the Alabama treatment.
There are no fancy steakhouses inside these establishments, but you can have sad-looking hot dogs, popcorn and soft drinks. Alcohol is strictly prohibited, dancing too, so the religious can still play bingo without sin. Jesus loves bingo, but not on Sunday."

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CrossPoint pastor: Bingo would open ‘Pandora’s Box’ | | Gadsden Times | Gadsden, AL

CrossPoint pastor: Bingo would open ‘Pandora’s Box’ Gadsden Times Gadsden, AL:
"The pastor of one of Etowah County’s largest Baptist churches said he hopes a meeting this week of local churches will help mobilize a fight against electronic bingo in the county.

The Rev. Bruce Word, senior pastor of CrossPoint Community Church, said he would like for the County Commission to call for an advisory, non-binding election on the question of electronic bingo because at least three developers are considering bingo-related developments in the county.

He said the people could vote on the issue of electronic bingo to give the commission “a feel” as to the public sentiment on the issue. He said the commission then could set high standards to block electronic bingo from coming in.

Word said the Legislature then could pass a constitutional amendment calling for a vote to restrict bingo to bingo cards and to not allow electronic bingo.

“It’s the scale of it,” Word said of his concern about electronic bingo, which has been allowed in the county for almost 20 years.

He said the proposed facility would help some people but is not on the smaller scale of bingo, which currently benefits five local nonprofits that operate the games at a rented facility off North 12th Street."