- Highland Cat is in tomorrow, but The Flying Dutchman is out. Sotheby’s has withdrawn NYRA’s paintings from their sale, and VP Bill Nader said that they will forge on to bigger game. "This was a Band-Aid, a small infusion of cash, relative to the big picture. What we really need is to try to get approval on the land sale.” [Albany Times-Union]
- Florida’s legislature meets next week in special session, and slots will be high on the agenda. At the behest of Governor Bush and other Republican leaders, a move to introduce legislation to enable a referendum to repeal slots in Broward County that they previously favored has been abandoned, for now anyway. [Governor] Bush "feels it's absolutely necessary that legislators implement the will of the voters before we go back and revisit the entire issue," according to Russell Schweiss, Bush's deputy press secretary. [Sun-Sentinal] What’s this? Someone named Bush changing course and admitting to be wrong?
- "I would characterize these allegations as chicken crap," said Thomas A. "Tad" Decker, chairman of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, regarding the charges leveled against the head of Pennsylvania’s gambling board, Anne L. Neeb.
Neeb said yesterday that the report was an effort by some Louisiana officials to impugn her reputation because she alerted the FBI about her concerns over the awarding of three gambling licences while she was executive director of the board. [Philly Inquirer]