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FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013

For a review of “World War Z,” see Page 3

We saw you at... Father’s Day breakfast, Mahanoy City

Cruisin’ Kulpmont

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James Rettzo, Mahanoy City, and his daughter, Lilianna, 17 months

Rita Bartashus and Robert Hasara, Morea For more photos from the breakfast, see Page 4

Car crazy

Great Kulpmont Cruise set for June 30 BY ERIC PEDDIGREE COPY EDITOR

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lassic cars will own the road in Kulpmont on June 30 as the borough hosts one of the region’s biggest summer parties. In its 11th year, the Great Kulpmont Cruise has grown into a community-wide event bringing in people from across Pennsylvania and surrounding states. “It is not just local. We have a lot of local people but we have a nice variation from where the vehicles come from,” said Joe Cesari, president of the Kulpmont Cruise Association Inc. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church picnic grounds, followed by judging until 2:30 p.m. Registration is $13. The cruise will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Route 61 (Chestnut Street). He said the association hopes to get the cars back on the road by 5:30 p.m. and into their garages by dark. “If it is a nice day, we get thousands of people,” Cesari said, adding that participants will include clubs from Harrisburg, Williamsport and New Jersey. He said he does not know how the word spreads on the cruise but it continues to grow. 2

If you go

What: 11th annual Great Kulpmont Cruise When: June 30 Details: Registration begins 11:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church picnic grounds; judging 2:30 p.m., cruise begins 3:30 p.m. Registration fee $13. “The crowds get bigger. They come from a wide area to take in the cruise,” Cesari said. “It is different than a car show, but at our cruise you see an array of vehicles. “We fill the streets with vehicles,” he said. The cruise will feature the Victorian High Wheelers, Tamaqua, and live music from The Shoreliners and Deuce. “Our cruise is unique because we have two live bands,” Cesari said. The bands will travel the route on flatbeds with generators and are adequately spaced for listening pleasure. Proceeds from the event help fund a playground project at the Terry Miriello Sports Complex and local youth programs, including the Kulpmont Football and Baseball Association. Like most outdoor events, weather will determine the success of this year’s cruise. “The nicer the weather the more money we will raise and the more money we give

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The Shoreliners will perform on a flatbed truck as it makes its way down Route 61 during the 11th annual Great Kulpmont Cruise on June 30. to the kids,” Cesari said. The main hub for the event will be located at the Holy Angels picnic grounds. The cars will be on display there for judging until the start of the cruise. Cesari said that in previous years every decade has been represented going back to the 1920s. “If it is a nice day, we estimate we have 250 vehicles,” he said. Last year, he said they had 240 vehicles.


A DJ will provide entertainment at the picnic grounds and a variety of food will be available, including ethnic food stands run by the Kulpmont Football and Baseball Association. Food and drinks will also be available along Chestnut Street. The cruise association will also be offering its annual event T-shirt. This year’s shirt, made from Under

Armour material, is bright orange and decorated with classic cars and “Great Kulpmont Cruise.” Cesari said this year’s shirt is in such high demand that they are already available at Fuel On in the borough. “We have a T-shirt that is second to none this year,” he said. Cesari said one of the best aspects of the cruise is its transformation into a com-

munity-oriented event. He said he had previously received calls from residents asking for the cruise date so they could plan their family reunions around it. “When you have a monster, you have to feed the monster. And we have a monster here in Kulpmont with the cruise,” Cesari said. For more information on the Great Kulpmont Cruise, call 570-373-3561.

‘World War Z’ waves white flag “World War Z,” a horroraction picture about a worldwide zombie epidemic, contains a number of stupendous sequences. In one, a traffic jam in Philadelphia has turned roads into parking lots, and people suddenly start emerging from their cars, snarling and looking dead and hungry and maniacal. In another scene, hordes of the undead swarm a gigantic wall built to protect Israel, climbing over each other like ants until they reach the top and start jumping on the unsuspecting civilians below. And in perhaps the best setpiece of the film, a man aboard an airliner in midflight emerges from the plane’s rear bathroom and starts chomping on people, the zombie disease spreading through coach and making its way toward first-class in a matter of seconds, like a runaway fire. Such scenes make director Marc Forster’s attempt to adapt Max Brooks’ unfilmable novel — an oral history of mankind’s war against the undead — a fun and scary blast. But then there’s the rest of the movie. Instead of cramming the book’s multitude of characters into a two-hour film, “World War Z” focuses on Gerry (Brad Pitt), a retired United Nations official who must leave his wife and two daughters to help the government figure out where this rapidly spreading virus came from (and, more importantly, how to stop it). Instead of a giant-sized episode of “The Walking Dead,” though, “World War Z” plays a lot more like Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion,” which contains no zombies but features the sight of Gwyneth Paltrow’s face being peeled back from

MOVIE REVIEWS her skull, an image far more disturbing than anything you’ll see in this well-made but timid picture. A lot of gore in horror movies today is purely gratuitous: The recent “Evil Dead” remake used so much blood, for example, the overkill was almost comical. But things are different when the subject turns to flesh-eating zombies. The threat of unspeakable mutilation and violence — the idea of being eaten alive — is what makes them terrifying (the fact they’re so hard to kill is just a bonus). And “World War Z,” because it cost a reported $200 million, plays things extra-safe to make sure 12year-olds can see it along with the grown-ups. For a story with so much death and mayhem, the film is practically bloodless. In one scene, a character’s hand gets chopped off, and the camera shies away so quickly you can’t even tell what’s happened until a few scenes later. The concept of a single man being able to criss-cross the globe in time to stop such a rapidly spreading virus is hokey enough, but you buy it because he’s Pitt, who is just as good in the tender scenes with his family as he is exploring the spooky corridors of an abandoned medical facility. But “World War Z” repeatedly chickens out, more afraid of offending viewers with delicate sensibilities than earning its budget back. There are some tremendous images in the movie, but there isn’t a single good fright, and the last 20 minutes are so annoyingly predictable that unintentional laughs start to creep in.


Billy Crystal provides the voice for Mike Wazowski in the new Disney film “Monsters University.” The filmmakers go for suspense, but they condescend to the audience, as if we hadn’t seen all this before. And although there are some initial feints at using zombies as a metaphor for third-world issues and cultural differences, the picture forgets all that stuff by the final reel. “World War Z” opens with an undeniable bang. But if this is the way the world ends, we’re going out with a whimper. “World War Z,” a Paramount Pictures release, is rated PG-13: Vulgar language, frightening imagery, violence. Running time: 116 minutes. ★★

“Monsters University” It’s been a dozen years since Mike and Sully scared up some big laughs in Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.” The 2001 film was so successful that a sequel seemed logical, but it was delayed while writers tried to find the scariest/funniest way to get the pair back on the big screen.

Their solution is “Monsters University,” a story that takes the pair back to where they met — in college. Through a monstrous version of “Revenge of the Nerds,” Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) go from adversaries to best buds. This prequel approach is sweet, colorful and generally funny, but it lacks the emotional tug of the original film. It was far more fun, touching and interesting to watch Mike and Sully trying to keep baby Boo from harm than it is to watch them find their place on campus. “Monsters University” has plenty of strengths. Crystal and Goodman continue to be BMOCs (Big Mouths on Campus) with their voice work. The energetic attitude Crystal brings to the voice of Mike is a nice contrast to the more lumbering tones used by Goodman. And they are joined by several other strong voice performances, from Steve Buscemi reprising his work as the

unsavory Randy to the wonderfully condescending vocals of Nathan Fillion as the head of the university’s top fraternity. Mike and Sully’s socially awkward fraternity brothers — featuring the voices of Charlie Day, Joel Murray, Sean Hayes and Dave Foley — are quirky enough they could have their own movie or TV series. The film explodes with monsters, a benefit of the long delay. “Monsters, Inc.” had a limited number of creatures because that’s all the computers could handle. Now, the campus is loaded with hundreds of creatures, all very different in design. Even the backgrounds have a richer and deeper tone. If only the story had just a little more heart. Robert L.

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Baird’s script focuses on Mike’s efforts to be accepted. While there are touching moments, it’s just doesn’t have that tug of emotion that stays with a viewer long after the last monster has left the building. It’s great the monsters are back and they return in visual style. This movie’s loaded with enough action and animated fun that it will keep young viewers amused. Disappointing is the fact that after so many years, the story doesn’t live up to the technology. “Monsters, Inc.” showed that it’s possible to tell a story about two creatures — one who looks like a green M&M and the other a blue Teddy bear — that’s both zealously entertaining and touchingly emotional. “Monsters University” is a pale copy. “Monsters University,” a a Walt Disney release, is rated G. Running time: 117 minutes. ★★★ Reading Movies 11 & IMAX FRI-WED • 6/21-26


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FEATURING IN REALD DIGITAL 3D: MONSTERS UNIVERSITY IN DIGITAL 3D (G) (1:00, 4:00), 7:00, 9:35 WORLD WAR Z IN DIGITAL 3D (R) (12:45, 4:05), 7:05, 9:50 MAN OF STEEL IN DIGITAL 3D (PG13) (12:45, 4:00), 7:15, 10:20 MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (G) (1:15, 1:45, 4:15, 4:45), 7:30, 10:00 WORLD WAR Z (R) (1:15, 4:35), 7:35, 10:20 MAN OF STEEL (PG13) (1:00, 4:15), 7:30, 10:30 THIS IS THE END (R) (1:10, 4:10), 7:15, 10:00 THE PURGE (R) (1:35, 4:45), 7:45, 10:20 FAST & FURIOUS 6 (PG13) (1:20, 4:40), 7:35, 10:30 STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS (PG13) 7:25, 10:30 CHILDREN UNDER 3 NOT ADMITTED TO PG13 or R RATED MOVIES AFTER 6PM SHOWTIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

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We saw you at ... Father’s Day breakfast

From left, Elaine Souchak, Mahanoy City, and Kitty and Paul Koback, New Boston

From left, Keegan Mitchell, 1½, Parker Gnall, 11; Jim Mitchell and Hunter Gnall, all of Mahanoy City


From left, Jude Sivak, Margaret Shemansik and Miriam Bowman, all of Mahanoy City


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THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS TODAY ANNUAL BAZAAR — 5 to 11 p.m. today, 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday and 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Good American Hose Company, Eighth Street and Mahanoy Avenue, Mahanoy City. Entertainment and bingo. ARMY EVENT — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Army Reserve Center, Route 61, Schuylkill Haven. Future soldiers training, state Rep. Mike Tobash, R-125, guest speaker and display by state troopers. BINGO — 6 to 8 p.m., doors open 4 p.m., St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church Hall, 266 W. Broad St., Tamaqua. BLEENIE SALE — 11 a.m. to sellout, Annunciation BVM Roman Catholic Church, 218 W. Cherry St. (rear), Shenandoah. Cost $6 per dozen. Haluski also available. BLOCK PARTY — 5 to 11 p.m. today and Saturday, grounds of St. Stephen School and church, Port Carbon. Entertainment by MIXX, today; Sapphire, Saturday. Proceeds benefit Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks Fund. EAGLE WINGS WITH ROB STEARNS — Today, Saturday and Sunday, Blue Mountain Christian Retreat, 1 Christian Lane, New Ringgold.

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Service times 7 p.m. today, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. Call 570-386-2154 or visit www. FARMERS MARKET — 8 a.m. to noon, east side of unit block of South Main Street, Shenandoah. Sponsored by Greater Shenandoah Area Chamber of Commerce. Call Mark Bernardyn at M&T Bank, 570-4622734. FIREMAN’S CARNIVAL — Today and Saturday, East Norwegian Township Fire Company, 16 Sunshine St., Diener’s Hill. Kitchen opens 5 p.m. today, music by Country Rhythm 7 to 11 p.m.; kitchen opens 4 p.m. Saturday, music by T102 Dave Smith 7 to 11 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m. FOOD PANTRY — Hosted by New Life in Christ Ministries, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 217-219 Market St., Cumbola. To qualify for food pantry, you must have a PA state issued ID card and fall at or below the income guidelines. Food pantry open third Friday of each month. Emergency food pantry available by appointment only, call 570-277-6041. FUNDRAISER — Craft and vendor show, 8 a.m. to dusk today, Saturday and Sunday, Wal-Mart Supercenter park-

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ing lot, 500 Terry Rich Blvd., Saint Clair. Food available 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Benefits Children’s Miracle Network. HOMEMADE PIEROGIE SALE — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday, Chizmar’s Styling, Saint Clair. Choice of uncooked cabbage or apple, cost $5 per dozen. Benefits St. Peter Church, Lake Harmony. Call 570-429-0303. KIELBASI/PIEROGIE GOLF TOURNAMENT — Mountain Valley Golf Course, Barnesville. Sponsored by the revitalization organization Downtown Shenandoah Inc. Tee time 1 p.m. Cost $75. For those who just wish to take part in the dinner and after-golf party, cost $25. For more information, call 570-462-2060. RUTH M. STEINERT MEMORIAL SPCA THRIFT BOUTIQUE — Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, one mile south of Pottsville Dunkin’ Donuts on Route 61, turn into Auto Liquidators lot. Look for sign with red balloons. Donations needed. Call 267-334-4220.


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SATURDAY ANNUAL AMATEUR RADIO FIELD DAY — Starts 2 p.m. today and ends 2 p.m. Sunday, West Penn Archery Club, 147 Archery Club Road, New Ringgold. Presented by Schuylkill Amateur Repeater Association. Amateur radio operators will hold demonstrations, give talks to community groups and take part in other activities to raise awareness about amateur radio. Directions to archery club at Open



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to public. ANNUAL 5K RUN — Sponsored by Ringtown Recreation Committee, includes the first children’s Fun Run. Registration begins 7:30 a.m., with the 5K starting at 9 a.m., followed immediately by the Fun Run. All activities begin at Ringtown Recreation Center pavilion, North Center Street. BOWLING EVENT — 7 to 9 p.m., Strike Zone Alley, West End Avenue, Pottsville. Cost $10, includes shoe rental. Benefits Minersville Area Skatepark Association. BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER — 7 to 11 a.m. today and 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, American Legion Post 434, 505 W. Centre St., Ashland. Cost from $2 to $7. Breakfast available every weekend. CAFE COVENANT AND KIDS NIGHT — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Covenant United Methodist Church, 215 E. Main St., Schuylkill Haven. Guest ministry by Doug Koch with music. Bring lawn chair. CAR WASH — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Washington Hook

and Ladder Fire Company, 35 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City. Cost $5 for exterior only, or $15 for exterior and interior. CHINESE AUCTION — 4 to 6 p.m. browsing, 6 p.m. auction begins, Christmas Pines Campground, 450 Red Church Road, Auburn. Bring lawn chair. Rain or shine. All proceeds benefit Make-AWish. ELECTRONIC & UNIVERSAL WASTE RECYCLING EVENT — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pottsville City Gargage, Railroad Street, Pottsville. HAMBURG GARDEN TOUR — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., meet at Hamburg park pavilion, Island and Second streets, to pick up tour guide. Cost $5 in advance, $6 day of tour. Call Kay at 610-562-4329. HOMEMADE MEATLOAF DINNER — 4 to 7 p.m., Congregational Free Church of Christ, lower level, 81 McKeans Ridge Road, McKeansburg. Adults $8, children age 3-12 $4, under 3 free. Eat in or take out. Call Mary at 570-366-2286 or Please see CALENDAR, Page 6

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TEEN AND TWEEN TIME — For children grades 5 through 12, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Schuylkill Haven Free Public Library, 104 St. John St., Schuylkill Haven. Parents welcome. Call 570-3850542. THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH DINNER — 4 to 7 p.m., Pine Grove Masonic Lodge, 23 Oak Grove Road, Pine Grove. Cost $11, choice of steak, haddock, grilled ham or pork chops. Eat in or take out, call 570345-0165.

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570-366-2049. ICE CREAM SOCIAL — 1 to 5 p.m., St. Joseph Polish National Catholic Church, 1 St. Clair St., Middleport. LECTURE — Manifesting Abundance Metaphysically with Charles Curtis, DCH, 1 to 3 p.m., Schuylkill Center for Mindful Living, 45 S. Second St., Cressona. Free lecture, hypnosis session and CD, $15. MAIL ART WORKSHOP — 9 to 11 a.m., Walk-In Art Center, 110 W. Columbia St., Schuylkill Haven. Cost $45. PRESENTATION — “The Tale of the Molly Maguires,” 7 p.m., Mauch Chunk Museum, 41 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. First cinematic, musical depiction with narration of the 19th century episode in the coal patches of Pennsylvania. Tickets $10 at door. RUN FOR HER — 5K walk/run, 8 to 9 a.m., North Schuylkill High School, 15


PINE GROVE VFW Academy Lane, Fountain Springs. Cost $20 to raise money for Susan G. Komen Fund. Call 570-875-8834. SIPPIN’, SINGIN’ AND SWINGIN’ ON THE SQUARE — 6 to 10 p.m., Town Square, Market and Warren streets, Orwigsburg. Music by DJ Humenansky, beer garden, games, create ceramic piece with Mud & Maker, bikes from Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson. In case of rain, event at Memorial building.

SUNDAY ALL-YOU-CAN-EATBREAKFAST BUFFET — 8 to 11:30 a.m., Immaculate Conception Social Hall, Saint Clair. Adults $6, children 8 under $3. Takeouts available. Proceeds benefit St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Parish. Call 570-429-0302. BAKE SALE — 9 a.m. to sellout, Boyer’s Food Market, East Centre Street, Ashland. Sponsored by Ashland Mum-

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mers Club with proceeds to benefit Ashland Boys’ Association historical marker celebration and dedication. Anyone interested in donating bake goods for fundraiser should call Viv Burcin at 570-875-3710. BINGO — Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 618, 2 p.m., doors open at noon, St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church Hall, Oak and Main streets, Shenandoah. Food and refreshments available. Call 570-6172000 or 570-590-1188. BINGO — 6:30 p.m., doors and kitchen open 5 p.m., Coaldale Ambulance building. Free coffee and tea and weekly door prizes. Call 570645-2050. BINGO — 6:45 p.m., American Legion, 3 E. Spruce St., Minersville. COAL CRACKERS POLKA DANCE — 2 to 6 p.m., Pine View Acres, Chamberlain Avenue, Pottsville. Music by Eddie Gorman. Call Joe at

570-622-3321, John at 570455-7676 or Anna at 570462-9355. HARLEN “HIPPO” ZIMMERMAN MEMORIAL POKER RUN — Registration, 9 to 10:30 a.m., kickstands up 11 a.m., New Minersville Firehouse, Line and Pine Hill streets, Minersville. Rider $20, passenger $10. Sponsored by New Minerville Firehouse Bikers to benefit St. Joseph Center for Special Learning, Pottsville, and the fire company. Call 570-5276168. ISLAND PARK CRUISEIN AND CAR SHOW — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Island Park, Schuylkill Haven. Open to all collectible vehicles. Breakfast and lunch, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. DJ entertainment by Spin Jammers. Proceeds support Island Park project. TEEN CHALLENGE CHOIR — 10 a.m., Higher Ground Worship Center, 1554 Long Run Road, Schuylkill Haven. Call 570-640-4773.

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Sunday Breakfast

Saturday, June 22nd

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Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge FRIDAY SEAFOOD BUFFET


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Sundays Big Breakfast Buffet


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1st Annual Lavender Festival At The Hope Hill Lavender Farm Saturday,June 22nd 11:00am to 5:00pm Entertainment By Jason Knorr of After Hours



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Heisler’s Summer Concert Series Saturday, June 22nd With Ann Marie Calabrese 5:00pm to 9:00pm


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Older TV viewers driving audience growth, but it’s a mixed blessing BY JOE FLINT LOS ANGELES TIMES

LOS ANGELES — By 2015, almost half of all television viewing will be done by folks over the age of 50, said media analyst Todd Juenger of Sanford C. Bernstein Co. in a new report titled “Bring Back ‘Matlock’?” That is a mixed blessing for the TV industry. On one hand, the tendency of older viewers to consume more television means overall audience is growing. On the other hand, advertisers prefer to reach younger viewers, and those numbers are in decline. The reason advertisers target younger viewers is because of the belief that they are easier to persuade to try new products. The TV networks also want to reach younger viewers because they can charge advertisers more. Because older viewers consume greater levels of TV, commercials targeting them are cheaper. Many younger viewers are watching more of their enter-

tainment online. This creates a dilemma for the TV industry, which wants to put more content online but at the same time needs to protect the television screen. Writes Juenger: “They can choose to try to capture more online dollars for themselves, but the more they encourage their viewers to eschew traditional TV, the more they hasten the demise of their core business — especially if it ultimately enables cord-cutting.” This is one of the key reasons that programmers and distributors are trying to bring the pay-TV model to the Web through their TV Everywhere initiative. However, the industry has struggled in marketing it to viewers in a clear and uniform fashion, which is slowing progress. TV networks have also been working hard to erase the perception that older Americans don’t embrace new things and have been working to try to persuade advertisers that they too use iPhones and tablets and change toothpaste brands.


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posed to be the state equivalent of the federal requirement, it was considerably weaker, and it allowed monDeal Me In ey to play at the casino tables. Ever since the Nevada Gaming Commission repealed Rule 6A (June 2007), cash transactions in all Nevada casinos, and across ing Commissions repeal of Rule 6A. He explained to me the US, are governed by Title 31 of the US Code, and monthat The Patriot Act was ey no longer plays anywhere designed, among other in the country. things, to specifically Good thing Bob Walters restrict or eliminate the use of large cash transactions to read all 342 pages of the Patriot Act. Yours truly, finance terrorist activities. Initially, Nevada’s casinos along with most in congress, didn’t. Interesting though were granted an exemption how the frenzied player who when the Nevada Gaming feeds hundred-dollar bills Commission approved Rule 6A. Although it was supinto a $25 slot machine

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