January 9, 2006 |
For want of a vacuum cleaner, the guest room carpets at Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino stayed dirty. For want of a dollar, Trump Taj Mahal couldn't add a hotel tower like its competitors did. For want of a little novelty, slot players at Trump Marina took their coin cups next door to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. But luck is turning for Donald Trump's casino company, which emerged from Bankruptcy Court protection last spring and is aggressively trying to regain lost ground.
November 30, 2005 |
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. said it would sell the Flamingo hotel-casino in Laughlin, Nev., to American Real Estate Partners, which owns the Stratosphere hotel-casino in Las Vegas and the Sands hotel-casino in Atlantic City, N.J. American will also acquire 7.7 acres of undeveloped Atlantic City land in the $170-million cash deal.
May 4, 2005 |
Former major league pitcher Tom House used steroids during his career and said performance-enhancing drugs were widespread in baseball in the 1960s and 1970s, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. House, perhaps best known for catching Hank Aaron's 715th home run ball in 1974 in the Atlanta Braves' bullpen, said he and several teammates used amphetamines, human growth hormone and "whatever steroid" they could find in order to keep up with the competition.
November 3, 2004 |
Atlantic City casino-hotel workers reached a tentative contract agreement that signals an end to a month-old walkout. Local 54 of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees union, representing about 10,000 striking bartenders, cocktail servers, housekeepers and other service employees, approved the five-year deal late Monday. It calls for significant gains in wages and benefits and guards against the casinos' practice of leasing space to non-union restaurants and bars.
October 3, 2004 |
Thousands of bartenders, cocktail waitresses and other workers walked picket lines, on the second day of a strike against Atlantic City's casino-hotels. Union members want a three-year contract, casino-funded healthcare and protection against the use of nonunion restaurant workers. Affected were Bally's Atlantic City, Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah's Atlantic City, Showboat Hotel-Casino, the Atlantic City Hilton, Resorts Atlantic City and the Tropicana Casino and Resort.
September 5, 2004 |
Inside Resorts Atlantic City, the roulette wheels were spinning and the slot machines were ringing. Just outside, on a broad, sandy beach, all was quiet. The only sounds came from the rhythmic lapping of waves or the occasional cry of a gull. It was 7:30 a.m., time for yoga. His back to the Atlantic Ocean, his bare feet in the cool sand, instructor Kris Waldron faced his class of 10 eager students and began talking them through a series of positions. "Just relax your feet in the sand," he said.
May 16, 2004 |
At the Knife & Fork Inn, a family feud was always cooking. It just never got in the way of the lobster thermidor. A new one might, though: In a bitter split, the lone scion of the family that has operated the inn since 1927 is suing to stop his father from selling to a rival. The son contends that his father promised several times through the years that he would inherit the business.
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September 25, 2003 |
Sonora Webster Carver, the first woman to ride the diving horses at Steel Pier in Atlantic City and the inspiration for the 1991 Disney movie "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken," has died. She was 99. Carver died Sunday at a nursing home in Pleasantville, N.J., where she had lived for several years. In 1924, she made history when she plummeted 40 feet on horseback into a tank of water. The stunt was first performed by W.F. "Doc" Carver, who would become her father in law.
June 30, 2003 |
Atlantic City on Thursday will open its first casino in 13 years -- a billion-dollar, 43-story tower that dominates the landscape of the New Jersey seashore town. The Borgata, a joint venture of Boyd Gaming Corp. and MGM Mirage, brings Las Vegas touches to a gambling center that matches the Nevada boomtown in visitors but has stayed in its shadow for lack of glamour and fame.