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By Amy P. Ingram and Amy P. Ingram,Contributing Writer | January 11, 1994
You might think people would be reluctant to chance an Italian restaurant decorated in Roaring '20s gangster motif and run by a Sicilian who trades on his nickname -- Lucky Luciano. But you'd be wrong.For 15 years, Lucky Luciano's Ristorante in Crofton has been packing them in, serving up Funghi Ripieni, Scampi Con Salsa D'Aragosta and cappuccino that is personally brewed and served by the owner, "Lucky" Luciano DiSalvo.When he sets the steaming cup of froth on the table, he calls out his trademark line, "Is everybody happy here?"
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By GARRISON KEILLOR | July 6, 2006
If a preacher secretly accepts a bucket of money from a saloonkeeper to organize a temperance rally at a rival saloon and maybe send in a gang of church ladies to chop up the bar with their little hatchets, this would strike you and me as sleazy, but others are willing to make allowances, and so Ralph Reed's political career is still alive and breathing in Georgia. He has bathed himself in tomato juice and hopes to smile his way through the storm. The facts are fairly simple. Mr. Reed left the Christian Coalition in 1997 as it was sinking, and he was paid by Jack Abramoff to organize opposition to a gambling bill in the Texas legislature, which would have opened the door to competition for Mr. Abramoff's client casinos in Louisiana.
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By Lou Cedrone | July 26, 1991
''Mobsters'' is a bloody little fairy tale that makes good guys out of Lucky Luciano, Frank Costello, Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky.According to the film, a largely plodding affair, they were just four kids who liked to kill people once in a while.The real villain of the piece is Mad Dog Coll, who may or may not have known these buys, but what's it matter? This is, after all, a fantasy.''Mobsters,'' shot in California, takes place in New York (1917 to 1931) where the four leading characters begin their association as boys.
NEWS
January 1, 2006
THE MOB BOX -- Sony / $34.95 / More than the underworld connects the movies in The Mob Box, due out Tuesday. Barry Levinson had a hand in producing 1991's Bugsy (which he also directed) and 1997's Donnie Brasco (which Mike Newell directed, 10 years before Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). In Donnie Brasco, a solidly acted, stolidly written, real-life crime saga, Johnny Depp plays an FBI agent who goes undercover as a jewel broker. In the facetious Brit "laddie" film/gangster film Snatch (2000)
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By Philip Wuntch and Philip Wuntch,Dallas Morning News | July 26, 1991
One of the most admirable things about "The Godfather" was its understatement -- a raised eyebrow from Marlon Brando; a clever, almost imperceptible camera movement from Francis Ford Coppola.No one connected with "Mobsters" seems to appreciate that fact. The quartet of young stars -- Christian Slater, Patrick Dempsey, Richard Grieco, Costas Mandylor -- as well as veterans Anthony Quinn, F. Murray Abraham and Michael Gambon -- avoid any semblance of subtlety. Director Michael Karbelnikoff and composer Michael Small seem downright allergic to anything softer than overstatement.
NEWS
By GARRISON KEILLOR | July 6, 2006
If a preacher secretly accepts a bucket of money from a saloonkeeper to organize a temperance rally at a rival saloon and maybe send in a gang of church ladies to chop up the bar with their little hatchets, this would strike you and me as sleazy, but others are willing to make allowances, and so Ralph Reed's political career is still alive and breathing in Georgia. He has bathed himself in tomato juice and hopes to smile his way through the storm. The facts are fairly simple. Mr. Reed left the Christian Coalition in 1997 as it was sinking, and he was paid by Jack Abramoff to organize opposition to a gambling bill in the Texas legislature, which would have opened the door to competition for Mr. Abramoff's client casinos in Louisiana.
NEWS
January 1, 2006
THE MOB BOX -- Sony / $34.95 / More than the underworld connects the movies in The Mob Box, due out Tuesday. Barry Levinson had a hand in producing 1991's Bugsy (which he also directed) and 1997's Donnie Brasco (which Mike Newell directed, 10 years before Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). In Donnie Brasco, a solidly acted, stolidly written, real-life crime saga, Johnny Depp plays an FBI agent who goes undercover as a jewel broker. In the facetious Brit "laddie" film/gangster film Snatch (2000)
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By Steven Rea and Steven Rea,Knight-Ridder | November 8, 1991
Bruce Willis, who not long ago said he was going to take a year off from the film business, has changed his mind. With a string of super-expensive disasters behind him ("Hudson Hawk," "The Bonfire of the Vanities"), his new film ("Billy Bathgate," in which he plays Bo Weinberg) plagued with problems from the start, and his Dec. 13 release ("The Last Boy Scout") getting not-so-great word-of-mouth, Willis will try to redeem himself and his box-office clout with a black comedy from director Robert Zemeckis ("Who Framed Roger Rabbit")
NEWS
March 12, 1999
Sidney Gottlieb, 80, who oversaw CIA experiments during the Cold War that included the use of LSD and other mind-altering drugs on unwitting test subjects, died Sunday in Washington, Va., near the Blue Ridge Mountains, where he had spent his final years tending people in a hospice.Venancio de Moura, 64, a veteran Angolan diplomat who signed the peace accord aimed at ending a two-decade civil war in his homeland, died Saturday in Paris of lymphatic cancer.Martin R. Shugrue Jr., 58, an airline executive who labored to rescue Eastern Airlines and Pan Am during a lifetime working in the industry, died Sunday in Houston.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | May 28, 1998
The Snug Harbor Inn, in the 1400 block of Snug Harbor Road in Shady Side, was the only food-service establishment cited for multiple infractions by Anne Arundel County health inspectors in inspections May 1-15.The restaurant was cited May 12 for not holding food at its proper temperature and for serving adulterated or spoiled food.H & J Amoco, in the 700 block of Route 3 in Gambrills, was cited on May 7 and 8 for not keeping food at the proper temperature.The inspectors visited 97 food-service establishments in the two weeks and found seven others with critical food safety violations, all for not holding food at the proper temperature.
NEWS
By Amy P. Ingram and Amy P. Ingram,Contributing Writer | January 11, 1994
You might think people would be reluctant to chance an Italian restaurant decorated in Roaring '20s gangster motif and run by a Sicilian who trades on his nickname -- Lucky Luciano. But you'd be wrong.For 15 years, Lucky Luciano's Ristorante in Crofton has been packing them in, serving up Funghi Ripieni, Scampi Con Salsa D'Aragosta and cappuccino that is personally brewed and served by the owner, "Lucky" Luciano DiSalvo.When he sets the steaming cup of froth on the table, he calls out his trademark line, "Is everybody happy here?"
ENTERTAINMENT
By Philip Wuntch and Philip Wuntch,Dallas Morning News | July 26, 1991
One of the most admirable things about "The Godfather" was its understatement -- a raised eyebrow from Marlon Brando; a clever, almost imperceptible camera movement from Francis Ford Coppola.No one connected with "Mobsters" seems to appreciate that fact. The quartet of young stars -- Christian Slater, Patrick Dempsey, Richard Grieco, Costas Mandylor -- as well as veterans Anthony Quinn, F. Murray Abraham and Michael Gambon -- avoid any semblance of subtlety. Director Michael Karbelnikoff and composer Michael Small seem downright allergic to anything softer than overstatement.
FEATURES
By Lou Cedrone | July 26, 1991
''Mobsters'' is a bloody little fairy tale that makes good guys out of Lucky Luciano, Frank Costello, Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky.According to the film, a largely plodding affair, they were just four kids who liked to kill people once in a while.The real villain of the piece is Mad Dog Coll, who may or may not have known these buys, but what's it matter? This is, after all, a fantasy.''Mobsters,'' shot in California, takes place in New York (1917 to 1931) where the four leading characters begin their association as boys.
NEWS
By Ana Arana and Ana Arana,Special to The Sun | December 23, 1990
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Drug traffickers addressed a communique to U.S. Ambassador Thomas McNamara yesterday, charging that the U.S. justice system is inflexible where Colombians are concerned while it offers deals to U.S. citizens involved in drug cases.Signed "The Extraditables," the name the traffickers adopted when the Colombian government began an anti-drug campaign last year, the message, sent by fax to major local news agencies, is the first ever directed to a representative of the U.S. government.
NEWS
June 15, 2002
JOHN GOTTI, the New York City mobster who died last week of throat cancer, spent the last 10 years of his life in prison - far from the city lights and media glare on which he thrived. The "Dapper Don" will be interred in a Catholic cemetery along with such other infamous gangsters as Charles "Lucky" Luciano. But under its "scandal" precept for those who lived outside its teachings, the church has denied him a Mass of Christian Burial. "Scandal" is an understatement. Mr. Gotti, who took over one of the city's leading crime families in the 1980s, was a cold-blooded killer, responsible for an unknown number of murders.
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