Last Modified: Monday, June 04, 2012 11:25 AM
I’d like to know if they still have horse racing at Evangeline Downs. Someone told me they didn’t think they had that anymore.
Horses still run four days a week at the track, which makes live and archived videos of each race available on its website, www.evangelinedowns.com. Post time is 5:40 p.m.
Boyd Gaming, owner of Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino in Vinton, last month announced plans to buy the Opelousas track-casino-hotel complex and four other Peninsula Gaming properties for $1.45 billion.
“The Peninsula properties are a strong fit for us, as they are well-managed and operate in resilient markets in the Midwest and South. ...,” Boyd Gaming President and CEO Keith Smith said in a news release issued May 16.
“Their management teams have considerable knowledge of their markets, and have shown they are able to operate efficiently without compromising the guest experience.”
What is the history of the wreck on the south end of Big Lake commonly called “the old steam engine”?
The engine reportedly came from a W.T. Burton-owned tugboat that took on water and was abandoned in the first half of the
If a nonretired person reaches 65 and has great health insurance coverage through their employer, can they and their retired spouse delay taking part in Medicare without penalties from the government?
People who are covered by plans through their current employers qualify for a “special enrollment period,” which generally exempts them from the penalties applied to late Part A and Part B enrollees.
Special enrollment qualifiers can sign up for Medicare while they’re covered by their employers’ group plans or “during the 8-month period that begins the month after the employment ends or the group health plan coverage ends, whichever happens first,” reads a Medicare fact sheet.
Could you give me the address for the White House, for Obama?
Letters for President Barack Obama can be sent to The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20500.
“If you write a letter, please consider typing it on an 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of paper,” reads a page on the White House website.
“If you hand-write your letter, please consider using pen and writing as neatly as possible.”
The number for the White House comment line is 202-456-1111; the TTY/TDD number is 202-456-6213. The switchboard number is 202-456-1414; the fax number is 202-456-2461.
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