Plans to sell Gettysburg Times announced

Plans to sell Gettysburg Times announced

There are 48 comments on the Evening Sun story from Nov 20, 2012, titled Plans to sell Gettysburg Times announced. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

The family that owns The Gettysburg Times plans to sell the 9,300-circulation newspaper to George and Marlene Sample, with the deal expected to be final in about two months.

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#48 Nov 29, 2012
Local wrote:
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But for a single person, that could not afford it, to throw that kind of money away. A special kind of dumb.
For an individual as you describe I agree. But, consider what some indviduals bought in Mega Ball tickets this week with a one in one hundred seventy five million chance to win. Comon sense people do common sense things other people .........
Pink Eye

Emmaus, PA

#50 Nov 30, 2012
Paladinhgwt wrote:
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Many millions of dollars are "thrown away" on casinos across the country. Those casinos are VERY profitable and between their taxes and visitors spending they provide millions of dollars to the local counties and towns.
HAHHAAAAHHAAAA!!! OK, lets take a look at Atlantic City's casinos. Yes,. all are very nice a bit tacky but nice, and very expensive. Walk one block off the boardwalk to the slums of Atlantic City. So where is all this wealth these casinos are dumping into Atlantic City?
Lets take the Sands in Bethlehem, nice enough place been there several times. Granted Bethlehem is nicer ( in SOME areas not all) than Atlantic City, however many areas including around the casino remain run down. So where is this big tax break of mine? Last year it was around a hundred dollars ( on over a four thousand dollar bill) but the school district made sure they did their part by putting my tax bill up to the amount of my big "tax break".
I agree many millions of tax dollars are thrown away in casinos a year. However, just look at the money alone that's put back into the casino and how much is given to the surounding area.
Surrounding areas are slums and generally stay slums because a casino isn't in business to be the good guy. They're in business to part the sucker from his money and keep it for themselves. They're a business not charty.

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#51 Nov 30, 2012
Pink Eye wrote:
<quoted text>HAHHAAAAHHAAAA!!! OK, lets take a look at Atlantic City's casinos. Yes,. all are very nice a bit tacky but nice, and very expensive. Walk one block off the boardwalk to the slums of Atlantic City. So where is all this wealth these casinos are dumping into Atlantic City?
Lets take the Sands in Bethlehem, nice enough place been there several times. Granted Bethlehem is nicer ( in SOME areas not all) than Atlantic City, however many areas including around the casino remain run down. So where is this big tax break of mine? Last year it was around a hundred dollars ( on over a four thousand dollar bill) but the school district made sure they did their part by putting my tax bill up to the amount of my big "tax break".
I agree many millions of tax dollars are thrown away in casinos a year. However, just look at the money alone that's put back into the casino and how much is given to the surounding area.
Surrounding areas are slums and generally stay slums because a casino isn't in business to be the good guy. They're in business to part the sucker from his money and keep it for themselves. They're a business not charty.
It is not the casinos responsibility to rebuild towns, yes they are in business to make a profit, all businesses are.
As to taxes and license fees they pay, ask your elected officials what they are doing with the money. The casinos just pay a lot to the State and in some instances to the local town. They don't comtrol what officials you elected do with it. Sometime check the total amount that goes from the PA casinos to the State, you tell me where it goes from there.The question of reduced property tax in PA has been raised many times with the answer from elected officials that it is utilized to keep taxes down.
Your not the brightest light bulb!

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#52 Nov 30, 2012
For those that interested, since 2006, when the first casino opened in PA, thru 2010 the casinos have paid in taxes and license fees the amount of
$5.4 Billion.
Not exactly chump change!

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#53 Nov 30, 2012
Pink Eye wrote:
<quoted text>HAHHAAAAHHAAAA!!! OK, lets take a look at Atlantic City's casinos. Yes,. all are very nice a bit tacky but nice, and very expensive. Walk one block off the boardwalk to the slums of Atlantic City. So where is all this wealth these casinos are dumping into Atlantic City?
Lets take the Sands in Bethlehem, nice enough place been there several times. Granted Bethlehem is nicer ( in SOME areas not all) than Atlantic City, however many areas including around the casino remain run down. So where is this big tax break of mine? Last year it was around a hundred dollars ( on over a four thousand dollar bill) but the school district made sure they did their part by putting my tax bill up to the amount of my big "tax break".
I agree many millions of tax dollars are thrown away in casinos a year. However, just look at the money alone that's put back into the casino and how much is given to the surounding area.
Surrounding areas are slums and generally stay slums because a casino isn't in business to be the good guy. They're in business to part the sucker from his money and keep it for themselves. They're a business not charty.
http://www.auditorgen.state.pa.us/Reports/Per...
Go to the above site, it will tell you the five steps necessary to obtain PA tax relief from gambling revenues.
It isn't automatic, you must apply as set forth in the five steps.
Some additional info for you, the revenue from gaming tables goes directly into the State General Fund. Buried in this fund it is all but impossible to determine what the revenue was spent for.
Pink Eye

Emmaus, PA

#54 Nov 30, 2012
Paladinhgwt wrote:
For those that interested, since 2006, when the first casino opened in PA, thru 2010 the casinos have paid in taxes and license fees the amount of
$5.4 Billion.
Not exactly chump change!
I agree, so where is my big tax break? I'm still waiting, and waiting.....
BTW, you're correct it isn't the responsiblity of the casino to rebuilt the town around it. HOwever, I'd think with it, it would improve the area, supposedly. Example, Cabela's great place, when they moved into Hamburg there was nothing around but silt piles from the Reading railroad. Now, the area is thriving with many businesses from high end eateries to Mcdonald's to fine jewelry stores and camping places. Even a new Lowe's just opened up within the last several months.
I haven't seen that sort of economic growth in Atlantic City, ever, nor outside of Steelstacks.

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#55 Nov 30, 2012
Pink Eye wrote:
<quoted text>I agree, so where is my big tax break? I'm still waiting, and waiting.....
BTW, you're correct it isn't the responsiblity of the casino to rebuilt the town around it. HOwever, I'd think with it, it would improve the area, supposedly. Example, Cabela's great place, when they moved into Hamburg there was nothing around but silt piles from the Reading railroad. Now, the area is thriving with many businesses from high end eateries to Mcdonald's to fine jewelry stores and camping places. Even a new Lowe's just opened up within the last several months.
I haven't seen that sort of economic growth in Atlantic City, ever, nor outside of Steelstacks.
First, ask your elected officials what they are doing with the funds, local and State.
Second, you must file an Application to obtain the tax relief.
Third, the area around the AC casinos was that way in the sixties, will proably never change unless the past hurricane wiped out some of the are and it must be rebuilt.
Fourth, many years ago the area in Behtlehem where the casino is was considered by many as steel town and even with all the Hurrahs from the current Bethlehem Mayor on how great Bethlehem is, some things (areas) will not change, especially under current economic conditions.
In all this, take one thing into consideration, if it wasn't for the gamblng revenue, however it is being spent, whatever elected officials are spending it on would not change, their spending would be paid by you the taxpayer.
Pink Eye

Emmaus, PA

#56 Dec 1, 2012
Local wrote:
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I'll bet it is almost as frustrating as it would be dumb enough to throw away a million dollars at a casino. Who could possibly be that dumb?
My guess it isn't you. You're a Gettysburg local and rumor has it you couldn't afford two items at the Dollar Store

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