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Archive for August 4th, 2009

AP: Tiguas told to shut slots

From the Associated Press:

A federal judge says El Paso’s Tigua (TEE’-wah) tribe must shut down its gift-card awarding slot machines.

U.S. District Judge Harry Hudspeth ruled yesterday that the electronic and sweepstakes games at the tribe’s Speaking Rock Casino in east El Paso violate a 2001 court order that closed the once-lucrative casino.

See the story on the Dallas Morning News site.

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August 4, 2009 at 1:19 pm

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Self-proclaimed former terrorist Walid Shoebat in El Paso this weekend

This item is a combination of a news release sent to NPT, with some background from Shoebat’s Web site:

PRESS RELEASE
Presented by: Jesus Chapel, Harvest Christian Center and KSCE Life! TV
Contact: Jerry Escalante or Angel Conger 915-585-8838

FORMER PLO TERRORIST, WALID SHOEBAT, IS COMING TO EL PASO

Date/Time: August 8th at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; August 9th at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Jesus Chapel, 111 W. Sunset Road

Date/Time: August 9th at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Location: Harvest Christian Center

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August 4, 2009 at 12:22 pm

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Calling the next generation

From the office of state Sen. Eliot Shapleigh (sign in packet is attached to this item — see link)Official_Pre-Program:

“El Paso’s Young Professionals – Unite, Dream, Lead”

What do we want El Paso to look like in 2020? Will solar energy be a driver in El Paso’s economy? Will downtown revitalization include viable light rail? What will happen to UTEP with Tier One?

We are asking our young professionals who believe in El Paso’s future to enhance our economic growth right now. Right now, El Paso is on the brink of major change, and it will be the advocates of the new generation that will promote innovations of the 21st century needed to provide a modern quality of life for our community.

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August 4, 2009 at 11:46 am

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