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December 25, 2000 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On most nights, O'Neill's restaurant in Queens is a popular spot for juicy T-bone steaks, pitchers of ice-cold beer and loud sports chatter at the bar. It's also a good place to make a bet. Under a new city program, the 67-year-old sports pub is one of four restaurants where patrons can wager on horse races while they dine.
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December 25, 2000 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On most nights, O'Neill's restaurant in Queens is a popular spot for juicy T-bone steaks, pitchers of ice-cold beer and loud sports chatter at the bar. It's also a good place to make a bet. Under a new city program, the 67-year-old sports pub is one of four restaurants where patrons can wager on horse races while they dine.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1991
It seems that whenever times get tough and cities are struggling to find money to maintain vital services, the gamblers come out of their back rooms to entice municipal leaders to try legalized gambling and card parlors to raise the money to balance city budgets. Well, times are tough for the cities, and casino operators are back rattling their chips in Stanton and Cypress.
NEWS
May 20, 1991 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The aging Chinese men sit at five defense tables in the enormous courtroom, looking like retired businessmen. White-haired Wilson Moy, 74, the unofficial mayor of Chinatown, keeps adjusting his glasses and tugging his cardigan sweater tighter around him. Henry H. Fong, 69, is natty in a crisp white shirt and dark suit. As they listen, Sheu Mon Moy describes being dragged into Chinatown's city hall and beaten severely by members of a street gang called the Ghost Shadows.
SPORTS
March 8, 2002 | From Associated Press
Chicago Cub closer Tom Gordon, forced to walk off the mound this week after hurting himself, has a "severe" shoulder injury and will be sidelined for the foreseeable future. The Cubs had counted on Gordon to come back strong from an injury-plagued season. Instead, a second MRI exam Thursday confirmed their worst fears. "It's a significant injury that's going to require significant time off," Cub President Andy MacPhail said. "We don't have a time frame yet."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1996 | From Religion News Service
In mid-December, members of the New York State Council of Churches will gather for an unusual service: They will celebrate going out of business. Beginning next year, the council of mainline Protestant and Orthodox denominations will reorganize as a larger New York State Community of Churches and open its doors to evangelicals and Roman Catholics. Individuals and para-church organizations also will be invited to join.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1985 | STEVE GEISSINGER, Associated Press
The state will be closely watching who plays its new lottery, and it's a safe bet that both gambling critics and supporters will find ammunition in the marketing studies for their endless clash. Critics such as the National Council on Compulsive Gambling in New York say that the spreading state lotteries are basically a regressive tax on those who can least afford to pay, and that at least 2% of the Californians who discover gambling through the lottery will become compulsive gamblers.
SPORTS
September 5, 1996
Villanova guard Kerry Kittles, the eighth pick in last June's NBA draft, signed a $4.5-million, three-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday. "We are extremely pleased to get Kerry signed," Net Coach John Calipari said. "He is a very talented player and a fine individual and we look forward to his development as a New Jersey Net." The career scoring leader at Villanova with 2,243 points, Kittles is expected to play shooting guard and point guard.
NEWS
January 31, 1993 | STRAT DOUTHAT, ASSOCIATED PRESS
"Fast Eddie" Felton thought he'd found a gold mine when, as a kid, his father took him to the racetrack. "My dad went nine for nine that day. He won every race," the 28-year-old East Hartford man recalled. As soon as Felton was old enough, he picked up his own gambling habit. He was "'in remission," he says, when the Mashantucket Pequot Indian tribe opened the Foxwoods High Stakes Bingo and Casino last February. "I took $100 down to Foxwoods and ran it up to $8,000.
BUSINESS
October 27, 1987 | JAMES F. PELTZ, Times Staff Writer
In July, 1986, accountants from Pomerantz Kavinoky & Co. were checking the books of Commodore Products, a Chatsworth maker of bathroom fixtures, when one entry caught their attention. The books for Commodore's fiscal year ended May 31 showed the company had loaned $40,000 to an unidentified borrower, whom the accountants learned was Commodore's controller, George Stoffmacher, recalled Martin Kavinoky, senior partner of the Woodland Hills accounting firm.
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