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TRAVEL
May 25, 2012
Whether you want to relax at its Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa or want to dance all night at the massive nightclub, The Pool, Harrah's offers many different options for an Atlantic City trip. Casino hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Games to play: There are 170 table games of craps, roulette, big six and more. There are also 2,722 slot machines. Entertainment: Concerts and shows range from stand-up comedian Ron White (June 16) to Irish folk band Celtic Thunder (June 27)
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September 24, 2014
Thirty years ago, on its opening day in 1984, Donald Trump stood in a dark topcoat on the casino floor at Atlantic City's Trump Plaza, crowing that his new investment was the finest building in Atlantic City and possibly the nation. Last week, the Trump Plaza folded and the Trump Taj Mahal filed for bankruptcy, leaving some 1,000 employees without jobs. Mr. Trump, meanwhile, was on Twitter claiming he had "nothing to do with Atlantic City," and praising himself for his "great timing" in getting out of the investment.
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TRAVEL
May 25, 2012
Formerly Trump Marina, Golden Nugget Atlantic City - the east coast version of the Las Vegas staple - officially opened in April after a $150 million transformation. Casino hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Games to play: There are 68 table games (blackjack, roulette, baccarat, et al.), 22 poker tables and 1,560 slot machines spread over the 70,000 square-foot casino floor. Entertainment: Concerts and shows range from the power-pop quartet the Smithereens (June 16)
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
In his appearance this morning on ESPN 's NFL Countdown, former linebacker Ray Lewis defended Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and general manager Ozzie Newsome, but he added that the organization probably would like a do-over in its handling of the Ray Rice fallout. "I've known Ozzie Newsome now over 19 years over my career. That's half of my life. I've known Steve Bisciotti over 15 years of my life. And each one of those men, bottom line, has never lied to me once," an emotional Lewis said.
NEWS
October 16, 2012
Maryland will never completely recoup gambling revenues lost to West Virginia, Delaware and Atlantic City ("The shaky case for Question 7," Oct. 15). Those locations are not only an opportunity for gambling, but an inexpensive get-away that offers a pleasant ride with friends and a touch of adventure that going to the local casino will never be able to offer. Anita Heygster, Pasadena
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2012
While Ocean City and Wildwood and other mid-Atlantic beaches allow horses on the beach, Atlantic City has plans to take things just a step further. The casino town, in desperate need of a makeover, has embarked on a revitilization master plan. That's great news for visitors and tourists. The plans call for better lighting, landscaping, new rides, infrastructure upgrades and a complete overhaul of the historic Steel Pier by 2015. The idea is to create a year-round entertainment attraction.
NEWS
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2012
When you become the most decorated Olympian of all time what do you do --  head to Disneyland? Not Michael Phelps. He's going to Atlantic City. Phelps will be headlining a pool party at Harrah's Resort on Sept. 22. And from the looks of photos of past "Pool After Dark" parties on the resort's website , these things can get pretty wild. You think you can handle hanging with the king of chlorine? Well, all you have to do is head over to the New Jersey boardwalk and pony up $20 -- that's what admission costs.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rob Kasper, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2010
Maybe it is the bright lights on its facade, or the vivid colors of the dining room walls, or Sinatra crooning over its sound system. Whatever the reason, Tony's Diner reminds me of dining in an Atlantic City hotel. First a note on the restaurant's exterior: It is cool. At night, seven pillars of colored lights wash the upper reaches of the restaurant's front. The lights slowly change colors. This brightens a stretch of Park Avenue just north of 1st Mariner Arena and blends in nicely with the neon glow of a sign reading "Tony's Diner."
BUSINESS
By Arthur Hirsch and Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
Open gambling tables and slot machines were easy to find this week at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, now that the standing-room crowds once common to the high tourist season at the world's most famous boardwalk have found spots closer to home to place their bets. The Trump Plaza's 30-year run is coming to an end, making it one of four casinos here that since January have closed or announced they will close by the fall. That's four of 12 casinos, taking with them nearly 9,000 jobs - roughly a quarter of the city's casino employment.
TRAVEL
By Stephanie Citron, For The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2013
After a seven-year fling in Las Vegas, the Miss America Pageant is returning in a week to its birthplace, Atlantic City, N.J. The pageant began in 1921 as a beachfront bathing-suit contest between beauty competition winners from eight Northeastern cities. At that time, Atlantic City was a fashionable oceanfront resort with brilliant beaches, grandiose hotels, charming seaside shops and a stylish summertime following. Droves of visitors generated success for the region until economic upheavals beginning in the1960s launched the shore town into a depression that lasted decades.
SPORTS
Peter Schmuck | September 21, 2014
The thousands of Ravens fans who lined up along the lower concourse at M&T Bank Stadium the past two days came to exchange their Ray Rice jerseys, but what they got, in a sense, was a face-to-face apology from a team that still has some explaining to do. Which should remind us of an old saying that seems particularly apropos at this embarrassing moment in the history of what had been a model sports franchise: Every 24 hours, the world turns over...
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
Clementine is hosting a fall harvest festival dinner, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., on Sept. 23. The evening will feature a five-course dinner paired with ciders from Monkton's Millstone Cellars. On the menu are hearty game dishes like granola-crusted venison, bacon-wrapped rabbit loin and roast pheasant breast with cornbread dressing and cinnamon honey tomato jam. The menu is a collaboration between Clementine owner Winston Blick and the restaurant's new head chef, Bill Buszinski, formerly of Mr. Rain's Fun House.
NEWS
September 17, 2014
The suspension of a Baltimore City police officer this week after a videotape surfaced showing him violently assaulting a citizen in June appears to confirm what has become a depressing pattern: A brutal attack that should have merited a swift response from authorities was instead met with a passive indifference - inaction that could easily be interpreted as an attempt to cover up the brutality of the crime. Sound familiar? It should, given the furor over the publication recently of a video showing the Ravens' Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, unconscious in at Atlantic City casino hotel elevator in February.
NEWS
September 14, 2014
What I saw in the Ray and Janay Rice elevator tape was a man who was intoxicated and whose judgment was impaired ( "NFL investigation into Ray Rice video raises more questions ," Sept. 11). He was probably too drunk to lift his wife out of the elevator. Clearly, alcohol abuse can lead to domestic violence. But on the basis of one incident we do not strip a man of his humanity and throw the "domestic violence" playbook at him for all time. Relationships must be judged on an individual basis.
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
In an emotional message, the wife of former Ravens running back Ray Rice broke her silence Tuesday morning, one day after Rice's contract was terminated and he was indefinitely suspended by the NFL. Those events followed a graphic video surfacing in which Rice punched his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, whom he later married and now has his last name. The couple has been in counseling since the incident in February, which occurred at Revel Casino, which has since closed, in Atlantic City, N.J. The Baltimore Sun has verified that the following unabridged message from her official Instagram account is from Janay Rice and was intended to be released publicly: "I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I'm mourning the death of my closest friend," Janay Rice wrote.
NEWS
September 9, 2014
The Ravens insist they had not seen the video taken by an Atlantic City casino elevator security camera showing Ray Rice knock out his then-fiancée, now wife, Janay Palmer, until it was posted Monday morning by the website tmz.com. Ditto the National Football League. Thus, we are expected to believe, these two organizations were just as shocked and appalled as the general public at the sight of the 206-pound running back punching Ms. Palmer with his left fist so forcefully that it knocked her off her feet, into the handrail at the side of the elevator they were riding, and then to the floor.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2014
— Ravens running back Ray Rice rejected a plea offer Thursday that would spare him jail time on charges that he assaulted his then-fiancee, and instead asked the court to put him in a program under which he could eventually clear his record. With his status in the NFL still undetermined, Rice made his first court appearance since being charged by an Atlantic County grand jury with one count of third-degree aggravated assault. He is accused of knocking Janay Palmer unconscious during an altercation in the Revel Casino in February, an incident that authorities say was caught on video by a security camera.
NEWS
August 2, 1995
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Satellite technology monitoring "Chessie" shows that the peripatetic manatee has left Delaware Bay's north shore for the neon lights of Atlantic City.The manatee, so-named for his trek up the Chesapeake Bay last summer and fall, was shown Monday to have left quaint Victorian Cape May, N.J., and working northward in the Atlantic Ocean to Atlantic City.Juvenile male manatees are known to wander and explore, but experts say Chessie is 30 to 50 years old."He's something else," said Linda Taylor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
NEWS
September 4, 2014
The sky isn't quite falling yet, but gambling casinos are folding like battered beach chairs in Atlantic City ( "Baltimore's casino reality," Aug. 26) It seems any lingering mention of Atlantic City evolving into an East Coast version of Las Vegas has been carried away in the Atlantic Ocean surf. I can remember 30 years ago when everyone spoke of the new gambling mecca in Atlantic City as the shining star of the Mid-Atlantic region. My, how the supposedly mighty have fallen.
NEWS
August 26, 2014
Tonight, Baltimore becomes a casino town. With the opening of the $442 million Horseshoe Casino Baltimore on Russell Street, the city enters an era of legalized slots, table games and poker that seemed impossible just a dozen years ago. Back then, people were busy drawing lines - first no slots at racetracks; then maybe, but no table games; then state-regulated slots at five locations and then six, along with everything else. Voters got their say, both on the matter of expanded gambling and then the location of the state's largest casino, Maryland Live, at Arundel Mills.
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