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Mardi Gras

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  • Blotter: 3 men with Mardi Gras-style masks pick fight in Elmhurst

    Blotter: 3 men with Mardi Gras-style masks pick fight in Elmhurst
    The following information was taken from Elmhurst police reports: Three men reportedly wearing Mardi Gras style masks and black hooded sweat shirts approached a man at Fullerton and Howard Streets on May12, asked him if he wanted to fight and then got...
  • Hard Rock celebrates its first 10 years

    Hard Rock celebrates its first 10 years
    Ten years ago, few South Floridians thought of driving down State Road 7 in Hollywood in search of drinks and live music. The only legal blackjack games were found on cruise ships. The name "Martorano" was uttered mostly in east Fort Lauderdale. And not a...
  • 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...
  • Universal: Weezer, Huey Lewis, Great Big World added to Mardi Gras lineup

    Universal: Weezer, Huey Lewis, Great Big World added to Mardi Gras lineup
    Three musical acts have been added to this year's Mardi Gras concert lineup at Universal Studios theme park. New to the list are Weezer ("Buddy Holly," "Beverly Hills"), Huey Lewis and the News ("The Heart of Rock & Roll," "Hip to Be Square") and A...
  • Leslie Csokasy: Kennel owners provide fit greyhounds for dog racing

    The greyhound has inspired respect, devotion and admiration for its natural inclinations to race, run and win. Lawmakers swayed by lobby groups, like Grey2K and casino owners, fail to see what is in the best interests for the breed and an established...
  • Danny Adkins and Wayne Pacell: Florida's sport of queens needs de-coupling

    It is no secret that interest in greyhound racing has been rapidly deteriorating. The sport of queens, once Florida's highest revenue-generating form of gambling, is on life support, and more than ever a danger to the health and safety of its subjects,...
  • Bill requiring dog tracks to report greyhound injuries races to House

    Bill requiring dog tracks to report greyhound injuries races to House
    The state’s dog tracks would be required to report greyound-racing injuries under a measure approved by state senators in the waning hours of the annual lawmaking session. The measure, SB 742, now must get rushed to the House for a vote there....
  • Florida travel calendar for January

    Florida travel calendar for January
    Check out festivals and events in January across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Nov. 29, 2013 - Jan. 5 2014: Carillon...
  • Looking to gamble? Here's the deal...

    Looking to gamble? Here's the deal...
    Every casino offers the most games possible allowable by state law; it's just that those laws are, well, a little confusing. Just a quick tip, here: Not every casino offers the same games. So, here we go: If you go to a casino operated by the...