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By David Michael Ettlin | November 8, 1991
A Baltimore gambling operation run by an odd group of partners -- FBI agents and a former federal convict -- played a key role in the arrests this week of three people, one of them alleged to be the bookmaker of reputed New York Mafia boss John Gotti.Indictments returned by a federal grand jury in Baltimore Oct. 30 were sealed until the arrests in New York on Wednesday of two of the suspects -- alleged bookmaker Dominic J. Curra, 47, of Lawrence, N.Y., and an employee, Victor A. Mendez Jr., 41, of Whitestone, N.Y.Those men, along with Anthony M. "Porky" Porcelli, who is imprisoned in Otisville, N.Y., were charged with conspiracy and interstate transmission of sports wagering information.
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SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | March 31, 2011
The Orioles improved their roster in the offseason with the acquisitions of Vladimir Guerrero, Mark Reynolds, Derrek Lee and J.J. Hardy and experienced their first spring training camp under new manager Buck Showalter. But the Orioles are still longshots in the eyes of online bookmakers. BetUS.com gave the Orioles 100/1 odds to win the World Series in 2011. Only the Pirates and the Royals have worse odds. The sports gambling website gave the Orioles 40/1 odds to win the American League.
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FEATURES
By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,Sun Staff Writer | June 18, 1995
Sidney Offit hadn't been to Pimlico since 1952, when his old man had money on Blue . . . Blue . . . Blue Man, the Preakness winner that year.Mr. Offit came back to Baltimore on a muddy, drippy Tuesday. He bought a $1.50 racing program that was Greek to him. "You know I don't know how to read this. I can't believe it. I really can't believe it."The bookie's son doesn't bet on horses. He writes books for a living. He says that's enough of a gamble."Owner . . . Meyerhoff . . . it's probably a Baltimore horse, right?
FEATURES
By Tim Swift and Tim Swift,sun reporter | April 11, 2007
Lakisha Jones ended American Idol with a bang last week, winning over the judges with a sassy rendition of "Stormy Weather." But hours after her final note, the online chatter looked grim for the former Millersville bank teller. DialIdol.com, which says it can predict the results, had her at the bottom of the heap. Online bookmakers had moved her into elimination territory, ousted from her frontrunner position. And Jones' name had finally crept onto some fans' "in danger" lists. But after all that hand-wringing, Jones had the last laugh, standing in the Top 3 of the remaining nine finalists.
NEWS
March 17, 2004
On March 14, 2004, PAUL E.; beloved husband of the late Mary C. Weaver (nee Buser); devoted father of Trish Shafer and Nancy Weber; dear brother of Helen Gannon and Edward, Jake and Bookie Weaver. Also survived by five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Friends may call at the Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., 1630 Edmondson Avenue (1 mile west of beltway exit 14), on Wednesday from 6 to 8 P.M. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M., where services will be held on Friday at 11:30 A.M. Interment in Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 6, 2005
EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED / / Elijah Wood is a young Jew who travels to the Ukraine and enlists some eccentric locals to help him find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II. PG-13. THE GOSPEL / / A successful R&B singer who has abandoned his father's church returns years later to try and make things right -- and discovers the congregation has a lot more to overcome than his youthful fecklessness. PG. IN HER SHOES / / Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette are squabbling, mismatched sisters in this comic melodrama from writer-director Curtis Hanson.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | October 15, 1995
On mornings such as this, with the smell of new money in the air, the life of the old vice squad cop, Lt. George Andrew, is recalled as a civics lesson. This goes back maybe 20 years now. Andrew is leading a city police raid on the home of an East Side bookmaker, and as the cops crash into the place they find this bookie in bed with a lady who is not precisely his wife."Lieutenant Andrew," the bookie says upon seeing all these officers with guns drawn. "Am I glad to see you.""What do you mean?"
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | August 1, 1996
There came a time when the late Nookie the Bookie, legendary figure at Pimlico Racetrack and points northwest, found himself in a delicate position owing to money, and his deeply held reluctance to part with any of it.Nookie disliked having to pay off those who bet the daily number with him and were fortunate enough to hit. And he's lunching at the old Miller's Delicatessen on Reisterstown Road one day when a fellow walks up to him and says, "Nookie, you...
FEATURES
By Bill Kent and Bill Kent,Contributing Writer | September 27, 1993
Elmore Leonard's first novel was a western, and he's been writing them ever since.This is the same Elmore Leonard who hit the best-seller lists in 1985 with "Glitz," a gritty, violent, wickedly funny tale of a Florida cop who goes north to chase down the Atlantic City mobsters who killed his former girlfriend.That was a western, too, as is "Pronto," Mr. Leonard's 31st and newest novel. In it, Harry Arno, a 66-year-old Miami Beach bookie (the author turned 66 last year), finds himself double-crossed by his Mafia employers and the FBI, and flees to Italy, with a relentless U. S. Marshal and a Sicilian hit man in pursuit.
NEWS
By RICHARD REEVES | July 21, 1997
NEW YORK -- At 6 o'clock most mornings I walk over to a candy store on 57th Street to buy an armload of newspapers. That is my addiction. To each his own.Usually I have to squeeze my $3 through a couple or a half-dozen men and women clustered around the colorful tickets and come-ons of the state's Lotto games. It's like ''Guys and Dolls'' without music around here. The scene triggers the puritan within me. My feelings are, I hope, more than the lingering fear that someone might have a good time.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 6, 2005
EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED / / Elijah Wood is a young Jew who travels to the Ukraine and enlists some eccentric locals to help him find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II. PG-13. THE GOSPEL / / A successful R&B singer who has abandoned his father's church returns years later to try and make things right -- and discovers the congregation has a lot more to overcome than his youthful fecklessness. PG. IN HER SHOES / / Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette are squabbling, mismatched sisters in this comic melodrama from writer-director Curtis Hanson.
NEWS
March 17, 2004
On March 14, 2004, PAUL E.; beloved husband of the late Mary C. Weaver (nee Buser); devoted father of Trish Shafer and Nancy Weber; dear brother of Helen Gannon and Edward, Jake and Bookie Weaver. Also survived by five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Friends may call at the Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., 1630 Edmondson Avenue (1 mile west of beltway exit 14), on Wednesday from 6 to 8 P.M. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M., where services will be held on Friday at 11:30 A.M. Interment in Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery.
ENTERTAINMENT
By James H. Bready and James H. Bready,Special to the Sun | June 25, 2000
On a messy bed, in a stale apartment, on a side street in upper Manhattan, Richard Tisch lies there, hugely hungover. The phone rings -- some nut who won't take "wrong number" for an answer, who calls again, and again. This book must be, could only be, by Stephen Dixon. And true enough, the author of "Tisch" (Red Hen Press, 175 pages, $14.95) is the long-haul star of the Writing Seminars faculty at Johns Hopkins University. And the novelist and short story writer whose evocations of urban grunge have become a literary landmark.
NEWS
May 4, 2000
An interview with Dan Ryan of The Bookies, a book club run by First Place Singles, a Columbia Association-sponsored singles club. What book are members reading this month? "The Hours" by Michael Cunningham. Which books have members liked? "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver, "The Reader" by Bernhard Schlink, "Charming Billy" by Alice McDermott and "Cold Mountain" by Charles Frazier. "The Poisonwood Bible" was very interesting because [Kingsolver] wrote each one of the chapters from a different character's point of view, and it was set in the Congo.
NEWS
By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | June 23, 1999
The genesis of the investigation came four years ago in a tip from an FBI informant that an unknown Baltimore police officer had provided warning of search warrants in a gambling case to a big-time city bookmaker. A resolution came in U.S. District Court in Baltimore this week and last, with the sentencing of the bookmaker, the head of another gambling operation and four underlings of the two groups -- and continuing hints but no hard evidence of police corruption. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen M. Schenning would not say whether the government had closed its own books on the case, but he did acknowledge that no city police officer has been indicted as a result of the investigation.
NEWS
By RICHARD REEVES | July 21, 1997
NEW YORK -- At 6 o'clock most mornings I walk over to a candy store on 57th Street to buy an armload of newspapers. That is my addiction. To each his own.Usually I have to squeeze my $3 through a couple or a half-dozen men and women clustered around the colorful tickets and come-ons of the state's Lotto games. It's like ''Guys and Dolls'' without music around here. The scene triggers the puritan within me. My feelings are, I hope, more than the lingering fear that someone might have a good time.
SPORTS
By JOHN STEADMAN | July 17, 1995
There's little correlation between Jack Scarbath, the University of Maryland's most famous football player, and Scott Milanovich, who has been the focus of a gambling investigation, except that both were talented, played the same position, quarterback, and could make a forward pass look as if it had been delivered via laser beam.Milanovich has been told he is going to lose eight games of his senior season at Maryland for having violated NCAA regulations by betting on college football and basketball games.
NEWS
By STEVE H. HANKE | August 30, 1992
Want to know who is most likely to win the presidential race - and why the dollar has plunged on foreign-exchange markets in recent weeks?Forget trying to make sense of the headlines, the opinion polls, the endless speculation of the pundits and the numbing commentary of television's talking heads. All you have to do is apply a powerful insight developed by Friedrich Hayek.Hayek argued that markets efficiently collect and register bits and pieces of information from a wide variety of dispersed sources.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | August 1, 1996
There came a time when the late Nookie the Bookie, legendary figure at Pimlico Racetrack and points northwest, found himself in a delicate position owing to money, and his deeply held reluctance to part with any of it.Nookie disliked having to pay off those who bet the daily number with him and were fortunate enough to hit. And he's lunching at the old Miller's Delicatessen on Reisterstown Road one day when a fellow walks up to him and says, "Nookie, you...
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | October 15, 1995
On mornings such as this, with the smell of new money in the air, the life of the old vice squad cop, Lt. George Andrew, is recalled as a civics lesson. This goes back maybe 20 years now. Andrew is leading a city police raid on the home of an East Side bookmaker, and as the cops crash into the place they find this bookie in bed with a lady who is not precisely his wife."Lieutenant Andrew," the bookie says upon seeing all these officers with guns drawn. "Am I glad to see you.""What do you mean?"
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