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Supreme Court Rules Against Foxwoods, Casino Construction Delayed Indefinitely

king-of-hearts.jpgBack in May, Philadelphia City Council voted to overturn a Mayor Street veto of its anti-casino bill. The bill would reverse the zoning status of the proposed Foxwoods site, delaying the beginning of construction indefinitely. In June, Foxwoods filed an emergency petition with the PA Supreme Court. In Count I of the petition, Foxwoods asked the state’s highest court to overturn the anti-casino bill on the grounds that it is somehow “unconstitutional.” Today the high court ruled against Foxwoods, calling the matter “not ripe for adjudication” and dismissed the casino’s request “without prejudice.” In Count II of the petition, Foxwoods asked that the court to require the city to issue the necessary permits so that construction can begin. The court kicked this second count back down to the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia County. In gambling parlance, that would be two lemons and a question mark. [via PHAWKER.COM]


NOW IT CAN BE TOLD: ‘Sweet Caroline’ Is About John F. Kennedy’s Daughter

carolinekennedysepia.jpgLOS ANGELES — Neil Diamond held onto the secret for decades, but he has finally revealed that President Kennedy’s daughter was the inspiration for his smash hit “Sweet Caroline.” “I’ve never discussed it with anybody before — intentionally,” the 66-year-old singer-songwriter told The Associated Press on Monday during a break from recording. “I thought maybe I would tell it to Caroline when I met her someday.” He got his chance last week when he performed the song via satellite at Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg’s 50th birthday party. Diamond was a “young, broke songwriter” when a photo of the president’s daughter in a news magazine caught his eye. “It was a picture of a little girl dressed to the nines in her riding gear, next to her pony,” Diamond recalled. “It was such an innocent, wonderful picture, I immediately felt there was a song in there.” [via ASSOCIATED PRESS]


THE INTERNETS: Zeppelin Now Available On Computer will be the ultimate online destination for all Led Zeppelin fans, old and new. As well as keeping the world up-to-date on Led Zeppelin’s activities, the site will give fans a chance to explore the band’s history and music within a goldmine of information, photos, official merchandise and audio-visual media. One key area of the site is the “Timeline” — a searchable concert itinerary of all of Led Zeppelin’s previous tour dates. This is an area for fans to contribute to the site by submitting their own reviews of performances seen through the years as well as sharing info, pictures and so on with the entire Led Zeppelin community. At the time of launch, there will be approximately 1,400 rare images (performances and memorabilia) in the Photo Gallery. The Discography section also features a huge assortment of rare ads, 45 picture sleeves, promos, and related memorabilia. [via press release]

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