The Montana Standard from Butte, Montana on February 13, 1984 · 3
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.Th Mnnin nn Standard. Butt. Monday -February 13. 1 984 3 4 W VVIMVI W I I I VI wiw vwr vai W W V W VVVIIWI W Wl W W will W W WW Wl w va w By Wallace Tuner, The New York Timet - CARSON CITY, Nev. - Gov. Richard H. Bryan and Attorney General Brian McKay say they favor increased pressure to drive secret owners of casinos out of Nevada and stamp out skimming of profits. "Gaming will continue to grow a Nevada," Bryan said in an interview in his office in the Capitol in Carson 'City. "We need to have national credibility as we grow. Hidden interests and skimming cannot be tolerated." Secret casino interests are held by people who could not obtain state gambling licenses. Mafia leaders in Kansas City, Chicago, and Milwaukee face federal .indictments for controlling the Stardust and Fremont Musinos in the 1970s. The secret removal of money from -accounts before taxes are taken is required to satisfy .3uch interests, federal officials said. McKay said he was ready to discuss proposals for a "State law that would give Nevada gambling investigators the power to intercept telephone conversations under court supervision. , Bryan said he believed state officials had all the authority they needed. He said he wanted federal agents, who have authority for wiretaps, to continue to provide information, as they did last year in a joint fUaCiora People file Muriel Cesfa-Crctnspon NEW YORK (AP) - Although she had plenty to crow about, New York City Opera star Muriel Costa-Green-spon "couldn't even sing a C-note" when she learned she had won $1.7 million in the state Lotto game. "It's not the biggest thing in the world," Costa-Green-, spon said after claiming her prize. "It's close to it, but not the biggest." "By correctly picking six numbers drawn in the seml- weekly game, she won about 166,000 a year for 20 years, after taxes. State lottery spokesman George Yamin said two other winners had yet to claim their prizes. Costa-Greenspon, a mezzo-soprano who has starred in productions of "Candide" and "The Medium," said she has been buying Lotto tickets for several years. After learning of the prize, she was "stunned and speechless," she said. "I couldn't even sing a C-note." She said she would send her son and mother on a trip to Italy to meet the parents of her husband, Giorgio Costa, a carpenter at the Metropolitan Opera House. Prncess Diana OSLO, Norway (AP) Princess Diana of Wales arrived here over the weekend for a 20-hour visit to see the London City Ballet perform "Carmen" in Oslo's concert hall. Hundreds of resident British fans and Norwegians gathered inside and) outside the terminal building to get a view of the popular princess when she arrived at Oslo's foggy Fomebu airport by one of Queen Elizabeth U s twin-engine royal jets. When appearing from the plane, smiling and dressed in royal blue, Princess Diana was welcomed by Norwegian Crown Prince Harald and Crown Princess Soma. Their 12-year-old daughter, Princess Maertha Louise, presented flowers. Diana stayed with the crown prince's family at their suburban residence Skaugum until she left for London Sunday morning. Together, they were to watch the "Carmen" ballet Saturday night. It has already been performed to mixed reviews in Norway and Sweden. Before leaving Sunday, the princess planted a tree in the British embassy's winter garden, a tradition when members of the British royal family visit Oslo. King Fahd NICE, France (AP) King Fahd of Saudi Arabia is taking a two-week vacation on the Riviera, at his residence in Golfe-Juan, near Nice, officials said. Fahd, who arrived Saturday on a private plane, joined his wife and one, of his sitter. Similar instruments, such as the 1,000-foot radiotelescope at Arecibo, Puerto Rico, have on occasion sent messages into space, but .never in a lasting effort, said observatory Director John D. Kraus. The application is being made despite the observatory's shaky future. The radiotelescope is owned by Ohio State but sits on a 20-acre portion of a proposed golf course and housing development. Kraus, Dixon and a private committee have been pursuing a lease agreement with the developer of that property to preserve the instrument. Supporters offered $150,000 for the site last September, but the offer was refused, said George Foster, the committee chairman. WHEN I LOOK IN THE MIRROR ... I SMILE! ' i I wUi mmm mmm ea mm 'mi mi I art sauauM aatl I mm ciintliaj at aW Mat Caster, hi fact 7 wreaks eieMaaj I leal llpartilai The Mai Cava efsersai a) at araat at mm seatUs tar mm m tmU waea I boa tm minm. 1 140 W. Platinum 723-9288 Testimonial by Lorraine: (i) 1 (MSHfcfC mm) WRf aWGafc SHal investigation with state agents of the Stardust casino in Las Vegas. Interviewed in his office near the Capitol, the attorney general said the state's recent insistence that the owners of the Stardust and Fremont casinos in Las Vegas sell out has "let everybody know we're serious." The agreement for the forced sale was signed last month by Allen Sachs, president and owner, and Herbert L. Tobman, vice president and director, of Trans-Sterling Inc., owner of the two casinos. The sale must be concluded by early summer under the terms of the agreement, which was demanded by the state as an alternative to closing the casinos. The state got information gathered in a joint investigation with federal agents. Much of the background information came from wiretaps monitored by federal agents acting under federal court supervision. - "I think the Stardust case shows the state is now ready to take its regulatory responsibilities seriously," the attorney general said. "I think we should have a confiscatory provision in the state law so we could just take over a casino whose owners refused to obey the law." State and federal investigators said they discovered 1 it - S S ,' 4J" . A. ,1.1 ? "... i k Ill V:l.r-f trX. SOVIETS STREAM into the House of Unions in Moscow Sunday where the body of President Yuri V. Andropov will Lot of cake mix recalled TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -One lot of a Duncan Hines cake mix will be recalled by the manufacturer after tests in New Jersey showed it had EDB levels more than three times above the federal standard, company and state officials said Sunday. Procter & Gamble, the product's manufacturer, said as much as 2 percent of all Duncan Hines baking mixes could be voluntarily withdrawn starting Monday. Meanwhile, Gov. Thomas H. Kean ordered Duncan Hines Deluxe Devil's Food Cake Mix bearing lot number 3116C2A pulled from New Jersey grocery shelves Sunday. The affected lot was sold in New Jersey and possibly bordering states, but if Mansion OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) A mansion that was dynamited for a training film to show beer salesmen how sales can blow up in their faces burned longer than expected it erupted in flames again early Sunday, 12 hours after the blast As a precaution, firefighters were among the estimated 200 people who witnessed the fiery explosion around 1:45 p.m. Saturday, but they later left thinking the wreckage had cooled. They were called back to the scene around 3 a.m. Sunday after what was left of the brick mansion burst into flames, Baltimore County police Cpl. John Grumbach said. The fire was controlled by about 40 firefighters within a half hour, said a lire communications officer who refused to give bis name. The house, which had been scheduled for demo rTt r 11 1 i .. t "SJK lie in state until his funeral Tuesday. Andropov died Thursday of kidney disease and his death was announced Friday. products from the lot should surface elsewhere in the country they also will be withdrawn, said Patrick Hayes, a P&G spokesman. "To my knowledge, the lot is not available anyplace outside of New Jersey," Hayes said Sunday night. Tests conducted on a sample of the mix with that lot number, obtained from a supermarket in the Trenton area, found levels of the pesticide up to 470 parts per billion, said Carl Golden, the governor's spokesman. According to standards issued earlier this month by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, 150 parts per billion is the acceptable level for foods which need to be cooked, in flames again lition because its 40 acre-property is to become part of an expressway, was blown up as part of a training film for Coors beer salesmen. Three actors stood under a tree near a swimming pool about 100 feet from the bouse, playing the roles of a real estate salesman and a couple who had just agreed to buy the house, built in the mid-1940s. "Well, what do you think?" the salesman asked the couple. "Well, it needs a little bit of work, but it's just what we've been looking for. We'll take it!" the husband said. Girls die before home blaze PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two young sisters found dead after a house fire had been slain before the blaze was set, police said. A medical examiner determined Saturday that the skulls of Danetta Homer, 13, and Joyce Homer, 9, were crushed before the children were found in their charred second-floor bedroom Friday, detectives said. that the Stardust's owners had not stopped employees from removing profits through skimming, even though' the state had formally warned the owners. "What we need to do is get the law-enforcement agencies in Nevada together and figure out if we want to ask the Legislature for wiretapping authority," McKay said. Bryan, a Las Vegas native, is the first resident of the city to be governor of Nevada. He took office in January 1983 after four years as attorney general. McKay is a Republican who is a graduate of the Albany Law School in New York state. Before he took office he was a privately practicing lawyer in Las Vegas. In a sense, the two men share responsibility for regulating gaming in Nevada, the only state that allows all forms of gambling. The governor appoints the members of the the Nevada Gaming Commission, which sets policy, as well as the members of the State Gaming Control Board, an investigative body. The attorney general's deputies provide legal services for the commission and the board and play important roles in those bodies' actions. But the governor calls the tune for enforcement of Wrtfi v . , i AP Lawrphsto such as flour, hot cereals, and cake mixes. Other states also have recalls under way of products suspected of containing high levels of EDB. Maine has ordered groceries to yank 18 suspect food items off their shelves, and New York ordered the recall of 105,000 pounds of possibly ' tainted rice. In Massachusetts,, state officials will go before the state's highest court Monday to argue for reinstatement of a state ban that is stiffer than the federal standard. The ban, which was lifted by a lower court judge Thursday, affects 17 products. The foods are being kept off the shelves until the issue is resolved, however. "Congratulations," the salesman said. On that cue, Bob Shelley, of Special Effects International Inc. of Atlanta and producer of special effects for the television series "Dukes of Hazzard," pushed a button to set off 20 pounds of explosives and 13 bags of gasoline. Balls of fire blew out of the bouse and just the walls were left 'standing. The explosion is meant to introduce some 90 minutes of serious sales tips for Coors salesmen. After the explosion, a narrator asks: "Did you ever have a time when you had a sale and it blew up in your face?" ' 1 Thicke LOS ANGELES (AP) -This is the day late-night viewers get a first look at the new, improved, repackaged "Thicke of the Night," which gained renewal for another six months by the skin of host Alan Thicke's teeth. "I had a subdued Christmas waiting to see if we'd be renewed," Thicke said recently. "It was like running for election. When you're dealing with a network, one guy will say yes or no. But in syndication it's like a poll. You get 20 percent. Then Florida comes in and you get 22 percent. That went on for three weeks." Finally, a month behind schedule and with only about 70 percent of the original 128 stations signed up, executive producer Fred Silverman gave the go-ahead for another 26 weeks. The first new show will be telecast Monday night. While the show- was out of production (but still on the air), it gave Thicke, Silverman and others time to look back and see what had gone right and what had gone wrong. "Thicke of the Night" made its debut last September after an intense promotion campaign that probably raised expectations too high. The show did not deliver regularly, and its ratings were just enough to keep it afloat. "I think my major problem" with the show was consistency," said Thicke, a former Canadian talk show host and for the last 10 years an American resident and producer-writer for numerous comedies, specials and variety shows. "We did find a lot of things . that worked, but most of the time, we were CdorTrak 2000. in a class by itself! . . 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That information needs to be shared if the job is to be done right." McKay said he believed "we ought to be able to be the complete regulators of our basic state industry." Nevada has 137 major casinos. About 30 percent of the state's jobs are associated with gambling. In 1982, total winnings in all gambling was $2.5 billion. Taxes on games brought the state 47.8 percent of its revenue that year. show renewed out there winging. That led to a lot of pad and filler. You go out there and try to have fun with what you've put together. There was literally no time for rehearsal." Thicke said he thought it was unfair for the press to compare his show to those of Johnny Carson and David Letterman. "We do 12 hours a week, they do four hours a week," he said. "And they know what they're doing. We're still trying out." . Thicke said the main change in the show would be in the way which the regulars are used. Previously, all the regulars showed up for every show. "That tended to diffuse their own talents and it made the show unfocused," Thicke said. "We found other people were coming in and scoring better. "So in the future we think it will be more Man, 33, dead after shooting GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) - A man who had fired a high-powered rifle at passing motorists in this Baltimore suburb was shot and killed by a police officer, Anne Arundel County authorities said. Robert Lee Giegan, 33, believed to have lived in the Glen Bumie area, died at the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma unit Saturday afternoon, officials said. Police spokesman Richard Malloy said police arrived at the scene Saturday morning after being notified by a passing motorist. Butte Silver Bow Tavern Association MEETING MON. FEB. 13 1:30 PM War Bonnet Inn Meeting Concerns: Poker Machines, Workman's Comp. & 84 Convention. l7 Cl Super values on new 25" dtagonal ColorTrak remote control consoles effective to have the regulars on less often but give them more time when they do appear. We'll go for more of a one-on-one." Another major change will be that Thicke's duties on the show will be scripted. Previously, ' only his monologue was written and he ad-libbed the rest. He said, "Many times it was like a late-night circus and I was the ringmaster and I didn't have the ammunition I needed." The result, he said, was that some shows were good and olhers were dull. Or some shows would have a good spot, then a dull spot. "Thicke of the Night" will also be taped closer to air time. In the first 28 weeks, it was often taped as much as six weeks in advance, which hardly made for topicality. From now on, the shows will go on the air the same week they are taped. 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