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Mardi Gras

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  • Paul Schell dies at 76; Seattle mayor during WTO protests

    Former Seattle mayor Paul Schell, 76, who led the city during the World Trade Organization protests in 1999, died Sunday at a Seattle hospital, city officials said. No cause of death was disclosed. Schell, who served as the city's mayor from 1998 to...
  • Vacation's over: Back to work

    Vacation's over: Back to work
     Hey there, just want to let everyone know that I'm back in town after about 12 days off. I flew to Boston to check out a couple of colleges for my son, then saw my girl in New York City, then the lovely Mrs. Sortal and I flew to San Francisco for a week,...
  • School theme in August at Mardi Gras

    School theme in August at Mardi Gras
     Mardi Gras Casino has a back-to-school theme in August and awards cash, bonus play and prizes, including a Teacher's Pet promotion. Mondays Back to School Electronics Giveaway. Drawing at 9:30 p.m. Entry earning period 2 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Earn 20...
  • 10 great things for kids at Allentown Fair

    Nothing heralds the end of summer like the Allentown Fair — the smell of kettle corn, the thrill of the Ferris wheel and the stalls of lowing cows.. Here are 10 ways families can make the most of the fair: 1. FRESH BEAT BAND The Fresh Beat Band,...
  • What's new at the Allentown Fair?

    What's new at the Allentown Fair?
    Much of the appeal of the Allentown Fair is how much remains dependably the same. Its carnival rides and attractions (which still cover the largest part of the fairgrounds). Its Labor Day run. And especially its agricultural heritage, with livestock...
  • 10 things for kids at the Great Allentown Fair

    10 things for kids at the Great Allentown Fair
    Nothing heralds the end of summer like the Allentown Fair — the smell of kettle corn, the thrill of the Ferris wheel and the stalls of lowing cows. Here are 10 ways families can make the most of the fair:   1. FRESH BEAT BAND   The Fresh...
  • GAMBLING

    GAMBLING
    Cash drawings: Mardi Gras Casino has a back-to-school theme in August, and Tuesdays are "Teacher's Pet" drawings each hour from 7-11 p.m. Players receive one drawing entry for each 25 slot points they earn starting at 9 a.m. There's also a letterman...
  • Air Supply coming to Mardi Gras Casino

    Air Supply coming to Mardi Gras Casino
    Australian soft rock duo Air Supply performs at Mardi Gras Casino at 8 p.m. Nov. 22. In 1980 "Lost in Love" became the fastest-selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all of the charts and was named Song of the Year. Their albums include...
  • Danny Westneat: Seattle no place to look for a Ferguson solution

    Dear national media: Please stop asking former Seattle police chiefs how to quell the riots outside St. Louis. To us this is like asking Dick Cheney what to do about Iraq. Been there, failed that. Yet three of Seattle's departed top cops have been asked...
  • Taking the Kids -- to New Orleans, and beyond

    Taking the Kids -- to New Orleans, and beyond
    Want a marshmallow? The 6-foot-long alligator, dubbed Otis by the locals, who's minus one foot and swimming alongside our boat certainly does. We're in the Honey Island Swamp in Slidell, Louisiana, on Louisiana’s Northshore on the Pearl River Swamp Eco...
  • After 27 years, Showboat closes its doors — an hour early

    After 27 years, Showboat closes its doors — an hour early
    Toni Peterson was among the last customers to leave the Showboat casino Sunday afternoon as "closed" signs went up, bringing to an end the Mardi Gras-themed gaming hall and hotel that opened on the Boardwalk 27 years ago. "We're going to miss it,"...