Opposition to a proposed casino 1/2 mile from the Gettysburg NMP
In 2005 Muriel Rice was invited to the Gettysburg Hotel for the announcement by casino investors of their plans to build a casino 1 mile from hallowed ground. Muriel sat at a table with another local activist, Mark Berg. Mark began speaking critically about the proposal and was escorted from the meeting. Muriel decided then that she would fight the casino, and she did for the next years. She was our first vice president and a great friend to every one of us. Here is the text of a front page…Continue
David LeVan’s Casino lawsuits were settled September 2012.
David LeVan spent plenty of time dealing with four lawsuits related to his most recent failed bid to place a casino near the hallowed ground of Gettysburg. All four lawsuits have now been settled.
From 2005 to 2011, Mr. LeVan was a minor investor but the public face of two companies offering casino proposals. Crossroads Gaming Resort and Spa was rejected in…Continue
Added by Susan Star Paddock on March 28, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
PAINTING and PRINT Sale Helps Save Gettysburg!
Our work supporting No Casino Gettysburg was successful twice! Now you can own a unique reminder of the importance of your fight to save Gettysburg for history and community.
Civil War painter Tim Kurtz has generously supplied No Casino Gettysburg with an original framed oil painting, “The High Watermark of the Confederacy, combined with the Low Watermark of Contemporary American Capitalism”.
On 4/20/12 the PA State Supreme Court upheld the PA Gaming Control Board selection of Nemacolin for a resort casino license, thus rejecting the lawsuit by Gettysburg Casino investors Mason-Dixon, who wanted to place a resort casino at the Eisenhower Inn and Conference Center located just 1/2 mile from the boundary of the Gettysburg National Military Park.
David LeVan has been attempting to bring a casino to Gettysburg since 2005. None of his several proposals have…Continue
Added by Susan Star Paddock on August 22, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
For any of you who have either been out of the country or otherwise separated from media and friends, be informed that the Mason-Dixon appeal regarding the PGCB's 2011 decision was rejected by the Supreme Court. A Nemacolin Resort spokesman indicated they are "shovel ready" and plan to open in 2014.
Added by Tanya S. Wagner, R.N. , M.Ed. on August 22, 2012 at 3:12pm — No Comments
This is a summary of a Feb 8, 2012 hearing by the PA House Gaming Oversight Committee where testimony was taken from both supporters and those who oppose HB 2082 aka the ”Buffer Bill”. This proposed legislation seeks to establish a “Zone of Respect” i.e., a 10-mile buffer around the Gettysburg National Military Park and the Flight 93 Memorial at Shanksville, PA. within the boundaries of which a casino would be prohibited from locating.
First to testify was…Continue
Added by Tanya S. Wagner, R.N. , M.Ed. on February 9, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
“Powerless” LeVan wants Out of Agreement with Lashinger, blog
This story was front page in the Gettysburg Times. My
comment follows the article:
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Wed Sep 14, 2011.
BY JARRAD HEDES Times Staff WriterGettysburg
Several investors in an…Continue
Added by Susan Star Paddock on September 14, 2011 at 7:41pm — No Comments
Gaming Board States
Reasons for Rejecting Appeal
The words experts and the Gaming Board are using to describe the appeal filed 6/7 by the would-be Mason-Dixon
Resort and Casino are downright unfriendly.
The Gaming Control Board could barely contain its irritation at this useless suit. On Wed they met for an hour
and in an icy atmosphere,…
No Casino Gettysburg was awarded the Brian C. Pohanka Preservation Organization of the Year Award by Civil War Trust: This award was named after the late Brian Pohanka, an outstanding historian, a founder of the modern battlefield preservation movement. http://www.civilwar.org/aboutus/news/new…Continue
Added by Susan Star Paddock on May 22, 2011 at 9:46pm — No Comments
Peace-Time Vigilance 5/5/2011
The Evening Sun wrote an eloquent editorial calling for us all to put the casino issue behind us. During war time there can be no peace. Now we have won the battle, our second against the same bad idea, and we can take some steps to peace.
The first casino battle ran from April 2005 to December 2006. We quickly formed No Casino Gettysburg, an all-volunteer…Continue
|Civil War Trust commissioned this poll and released results. Since this has been largely ignored by news media. LaTorre does not want the media to mention it at all. I have added the entire poll at the bottom of this post, so you can…|
Brief Summary of Opposition to Mason-Dixon proposal for a casino ½ mile from the Gettysburg National Military Park…Continue
Added by Susan Star Paddock on November 4, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments
The Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association: The Slow Decline…Continue
American Legion calls Gettysburg Casino "national disgrace"
Updated Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at 3:30 PM…
Cumberland Township Planning Commission: “The State Will Take Care of It”.
The casino attorneys asked Cumberland Township Supervisors to give them a blank…Continue