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MStuart
12-17-2006, 07:31 PM
For thoses interested, it appears the Pa. Gaming Board will award the slots licenses at the so-called stand alone locations Wednesday, Dec. 20. We shall see then if the "No Casino Gettysburg" efforts have been successful.

I'm sure they'll be more info to follow.

Mark

dustyswb
12-17-2006, 08:45 PM
You can follow this issue pretty closely on the A/C forum. Chris Daley has kept us up to speed pretty well on this issue.

http://www.authentic-campaigner.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=12

cjdaley
12-17-2006, 10:15 PM
You can follow this issue pretty closely on the A/C forum. Chris Daley has kept us up to speed pretty well on this issue.

http://www.authentic-campaigner.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=12

Preservation Czars Dusty and Eric Mink have also worked hard to keep people posted.

Within 72 hours know the fate of Gettysburg. In the mean time I wish to thank everyone who signed petitions, wrote to politicians and donated money to the cause. It's out of our hands now.

MStuart
12-20-2006, 11:36 AM
Preservation Czars Dusty and Eric Mink have also worked hard to keep people posted.

Within 72 hours know the fate of Gettysburg. In the mean time I wish to thank everyone who signed petitions, wrote to politicians and donated money to the cause. It's out of our hands now.

The application was denied..............Good job folks!!!!!!!!!!

Mark

brown30741
12-20-2006, 11:57 AM
(Thanks Mr Daley)

GAMING CONTROL BOARD REJECTS SLOTS PARLOR NEAR HISTORIC GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD

“This is a great day for Gettysburg and for preservationists throughout the nation. By not allowing gambling to encroach on this famous town and battlefield, Pennsylvania has sent a clear message that it cares deeply for its historic treasures. It is no exaggeration to say that this is the most significant battlefield preservation victory since the defeat of Disney’s proposed theme park at Manassas in the early 1990s.

“Together with the many thousands of Americans who have anxiously awaited this decision for some 20 months, I applaud the members of the Gaming Control Board and thank them for recognizing that Gettysburg and gambling don’t mix.

“I also want to thank the tireless volunteers of No Casino Gettysburg and recognize the work of our other partners in the Stop the Slots Coalition. There is no question that this victory was a team effort.

“I sincerely hope this vote will serve to motivate preservationists to redouble their efforts to save the remainder of the Gettysburg Battlefield before it is lost forever. The casino proposal itself was merely a symptom of a larger development problem plaguing Gettysburg and many other Civil War battlefield communities. The Civil War Preservation Trust is committed to working with other preservation groups to protect the Gettysburg battleground.”

Since the Gettysburg slots parlor was first proposed in April 2005, CWPT has been one of the leading voices against the casino. Earlier this year, the organization identified Gettysburg as one of the most endangered battlefields in the nation because of the slots proposal. CWPT members collected more than 34,000 signatures in opposition to the casino. Together with the National Parks Conservation Association, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, No Casino Gettysburg and Preservation Pennsylvania, CWPT is proud to be a member of the Stop the Slots Coalition.

The Civil War Preservation Trust is a 70,000-member nonprofit battlefield preservation organization. Its mission is to preserve our nation’s endangered Civil War sites. Since 1987, the organization has saved more than 23,000 acres of hallowed ground throughout the United State, including 697 acres in and around Gettysburg. CWPT’s website is located at www.civilwar.org.

cjdaley
12-20-2006, 12:08 PM
(Thanks Mr Daley)

Please take a minute out of your day to thank those who really did the hard work on this issue:

http://www.stopthegettysburgslots.org/

www.nocasinogettysburg.com/

http://www.civilwar.org/