|Posted by billamos on May 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM||comments (0)|
Officials say the resorts 1200 rooms are all booked up for the holiday, which is what they hope will be the start of a busy summer for Atlantic City's newest addition.
"Were about as ready as were going to be and were really excited for summer" says DeSanctis.
Some of Revel's boutique shops are now open as part of the grand opening. Governor Chris Christie is expected to be at Revel on Saturday night. Michelle Obama is also expected to be in attendance for Beyonce's show on Saturday night.
|Posted by billamos on May 25, 2012 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
TOPEKA, Kan. -
Gov. Sam Brownback has signed into law a bill aimed at keeping Kansas courts or government agencies from basing decisions on Islamic or other foreign legal codes.
Brownback's office notified the Senate of his action Friday, but he actually signed the measure Monday. The new law will take effect in July.
Muslim groups had urged him to veto the measure, arguing it promotes discrimination. Supporters say it simply restates American values.
Supporters have worried about Shariah law being applied in Kansas courts. However, they also point out that the bill doesn't specifically mention codes within the Islamic legal system.
Instead, it says courts or other tribunals can't base rulings on any foreign law or legal system that would not grant rights guaranteed by state and U.S. constitutions.
|Posted by billamos on May 25, 2012 at 3:00 PM||comments (0)|
Two Richmond Police officers are under investigation by the department over allegations they made inappropriate comments during a recent visit by President Barack Obama.
According to a press release, the officers did not have an assignment related to the President's detail. The comments are not considered criminal, but are being investigated and could result in administrative action.
At this time the Richmond Police Department isn't identifying the comments, the officers or their current work status. However, the department did say it has conferred with the Secret Service and that the Secret Service considers this matter resolved.
|Posted by billamos on May 25, 2012 at 2:35 PM||comments (0)|
Over 70 year after the Holocaust, the majority of Germans believe their county has no special obligations to the Jewish state, a recent survey has shown. Israel was denounced as an “aggressive” state by almost 60 per cent of respondents.
The survey conducted by Forsa for Stern magazine, shows that over the past year Germans have become noticeably more critical towards Israel. Three years ago 59 per cent of Germans believed that Israel “pursued its interests without consideration for other nations,” while today the figure is 11 per cent higher.
The results come amid a growing divide between Germany and Israel.
The Israeli government's settlement policy has been criticized by Chancellor Angela Merkel, who calls it “an obstacle to fruitful talks” with the Palestinians. According to the poll, about 65 per cent of German people think that their country should recognize a Palestinian state.
|Posted by billamos on May 25, 2012 at 1:20 PM||comments (0)|
A man from El Salvador who has been deported four times already has been sentenced to 84 months for illegally re-entering the United States. Thirty-year-old Melvin Eraldo Ramirez was sentenced after being convicted of an aggravated felony.
Federal authorities say Ramirez will be deported to El Salvador after completing time in prison. He will be given surrendered to authorities in El Salvador where he is accused of extortion.
Ramirez was convicted in September 2001 for attempting to distribute cocaine, then deported in 2003. He illegally re-entered the United States and then was deported again in 2005, 2007 and 2008.
United States authorities say he has a long criminal history, including convictions for theft, abduction, malicious wounding , and assault and batter of a law enforcement official.
|Posted by billamos on May 22, 2012 at 6:25 PM||comments (0)|
Swift made a personal phone call and sent flowers to the family of Sgt. Wade Wilson. Wilson, a native of Leona passed away overseas during combat in Afghanistan on May 11, 2012.
Taylor Swift reportedly told the family that she wants to wear Sgt. Wilson's dog tags in her next video to show her support for his military service. Swift is currently shooting a music video in California.
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"I was with Wade his first deployment to Afghanistan,” said Corporal Josh Marreel, who is making sure his friend and fellow marine won’t be forgotten.
"A lot of guys are flying in and driving from pretty much anywhere. We've got guys from North Carolina driving over,” said Cpl. Marreel.
Marreel and others are using social media to spread the word about Sgt. Wilson's death. While his friends were trying to come up with a good way to honor Wilson they remembered his love for a certain country music star."
|Posted by billamos on May 21, 2012 at 5:25 PM||comments (1)|
Hanover man faces several serious charges after he tried to sell a weapon of mass destruction to an undercover police officer.
On Friday around 440 p.m., Brady Candeloro, 19 met with an officer in a parking lot on Centennial Road to sell the pipe bombs. Upon arrival, Candeloro was taken into custody without incident.
Three pipe bombs were located and disarmed by State Police Hazardous Devices and Explosives Section.
Candeloro was transported to the Adams County Correction Facility where he was arraigned. Hazardous Devices and Explosives Section.
|Posted by billamos on May 21, 2012 at 2:30 PM||comments (0)|
CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Corporal Christopher B. Farias, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, was awarded the nation’s second highest award for bravery during a ceremony here, May 18.
While preparing for the attack, the Marines received reports that enemy fighters called for reinforcements, including a “special weapon,” a 73-millimeter recoilless rifle. The rounds are larger than the rounds of some mortar systems.
Farias and the squad heard an explosion and received enemy fire from three positions in a vicious ambush. Several Marines lay wounded by the recoilless rifle, and insurgent forces adjusted their fires and continued to shoot into the Marines’ position.
Afterward, Farias walked more than 2,000 meters back to a ground evacuation site. His neck was bleeding, and he felt drained due to blood loss, he remembered.
“As we were walking back, that’s when I started feeling every bit of pain possible,” recounted Farias. “I ended up realizing my right arm would not move. I could not move it to save my life if I wanted to.”
Farias was recommended for a Silver Star, which was upgraded to a Navy Cross. The Marines of 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment formed on the parade deck with M777 lightweight howitzers on display. Farias said he was honored to receive the award on behalf of his Marines and the unit.
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Fresno Police arrested 54-year-old Randy Smith, after officers saw him in the area of Barton and Nevada with what appeared to be a "Super Soaker" water gun. But when they approached Smith and examined what they thought was a toy, officers realized a loaded home-made shotgun was actually built into the water gun.
Smith is a convicted felon. He is now in jail on charges including making an illegal weapon and possession of a fire arm.