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Lottery industry firms eye N.C. prize
The biggest players in the $46.5 billion U.S. lottery management industry are casting their eyes toward North Carolina, wondering whether the only state on the Eastern Seaboard without a lottery is about to pull the trigger. What have you heard? Angela Geryak Wiczek, a spokeswoman for Rhode Island-based GTECH Corp., asked a reporter. What do you hear about its chances? GTECH, which has paid a lobbyist in the state for more than a decade, is expected to be first in line if and when the state le ...
Apr 18, 2005, 10:45 am - Lottery News forum

Virginia provides reference for N.C. lottery decision
With its peaked roofs, prairie-style windows and earth-toned stained glass, the elementary school situated on the poor side of town bears the hallmarks of the architect who inspired its design: Frank Lloyd Wright.Yet the soon-to-open Roanoke Academy for Mathematics and Science Elementary School is more than eye candy.What other elementary school, especially one where 98 percent of students receive free or reduced lunches, has a greenhouse? And halls that look like downtown streets, complete ...
Apr 18, 2005, 10:09 am - Lottery News forum

S.C. concerned about potential impact of N.C. lottery
Robyn Lorick knows the importance of lottery scholarships. There are three of us in college right now, says the 46-year-old mother of two.Lorick and her son, 20-year-old Michael, both receive lottery tuition assistance for their studies at Midlands Technical College. Her daughter, 18-year-old Kaitlyn, gets the LIFE scholarship at Clemson University.But with North Carolina moving closer to establishing a state lottery, Lorick, like many in South Carolina, is concerned about the impact on sales f ...
Apr 18, 2005, 9:42 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. Religious Leaders Stage Anti-Lottery Rally
On the same day state Senate leaders appointed a special committee to review the lottery bill recently passed by the House, religious leaders rallied outside the Legislative Building to convince lawmakers to reject a lottery. Desperate means are an easy way out, and I think the lottery is a desperate means for making finances for America, said Teresa McAllister, an elder with a Fayetteville church. The issue is so important to me because family is so important to me, McAllister said. We're tr ...
Apr 13, 2005, 11:00 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. Senate lottery panel named
Nearly half of the North Carolina Senate is on a special committee that will debate the lottery bill approved last week by the House, including several members worried about state-sponsored gambling.Senate leaders Tuesday named 21 members to the special panel, including three Democrats who have publicly opposed a lottery, and six Republicans.The committee chairman will be Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand, D-Cumberland, an ally of Gov. Mike Easley, who has been pushing for a lottery since his 200 ...
Apr 13, 2005, 9:24 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. newspapers ignore law banning lottery results
For years, North Carolina newspapers that publish lottery results have routinely broken state law.But nobody much seems to care.The bill to create a state lottery that the N.C. House passed last week includes a revision to an existing law that's been on the books since 1887. Except in connection with a lawful raffle ... if anyone by writing or printing or by circular or letter or in any other way, advertise or publish an account of a lottery, whether within or without this State ... he shall be ...
Apr 12, 2005, 9:29 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. Senate to work on lottery bill
A select committee of the North Carolina Senate will consider the lottery bill approved on Wednesday by the N.C. House.N.C. Senate President Pro Tem Marc Basnight, D-Dare, said he expects a lottery bill to pass. The Senate has approved lottery legislation in past years only to watch the bills die in a closely-divided House.A lottery may shift spending priorities next fiscal year, and lawmakers will only have a few weeks to consider the ramifications of a state numbers game before making any deci ...
Apr 11, 2005, 9:19 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. Senate in no hurry to vote on lottery bill
Not so fast, lottery lovers.North Carolina Senate leader Marc Basnight said Wednesday that he doesn't want to rush a lottery bill to a vote. We have no plans whatsoever, the Manteo Democrat said.Basnight said he wants to give senators time to discuss options. The Senate also might combine a lottery bill with new taxes.The Senate has been considered the more lottery-friendly of the two chambers, having passed lottery bills in 1989, 1991 and 1993. The Senate defeated a lottery plan in 1995.In 199 ...
Apr 7, 2005, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum

In historic vote, N.C. House passes lottery bill
The North Carolina House approved a lottery Wednesday in a vote that could bring a state-operated numbers game to the only state on the East Coast without one.The House voted 62-58 in favor of a measure bill that would dedicate profits from the games to school construction, scholarships and other education initiatives.The bill would also ban lottery advertising anywhere except the sites where the tickets are sold.Democratic Gov. Mike Easley has been pushing a lottery for education needs since ta ...
Apr 6, 2005, 5:12 pm - Lottery News forum

N.C. lottery vote may happen today
The North Carolina House could vote on whether to start a North Carolina lottery as early as today, House Speaker Jim Black said Tuesday, but there could be plenty of reasons for a delay.Lottery supporters and opponents say there still doesn t appear to be enough votes to pass a bill, the details of which were still being worked out by leaders of a committee picked by Black. I m still thinking about (Wednesday), Black said of a floor vote. But he d be willing to wait, especially if he doesn t h ...
Apr 6, 2005, 10:21 am - Lottery News forum