Opinion By Debra J. Saunders Updated 5:09 pm, Monday, August 1, 2016 Photo: Lea Suzuki, The Chronicle Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Buy photo Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson talks during an interview at the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday, June 30, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Johnson is the former governor of New Mexico. less Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson talks during an interview at the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday, June 30, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Johnson is the former governor of New ... more Photo: Lea Suzuki, The Chronicle Buy this photo How serious is the Libertarian ticket? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson, the former New Mexico governor, and his running mate, Bill Weld, a former … [Read more...] about How serious is the Libertarian ticket?
If you bought a Powerball ticket in Lancaster County for Saturday’s drawing, you may be holding a piece of paper worth $457 million.Powerball officials say a single ticket was sold in Pennsylvania that matches all of the winning numbers: 22-57-59-60-66 and Powerball 7. The Pennsylvania Lottery said the winning ticket was sold at Speedway in Manheim, which receives a $100,000 bonus for selling the ticket.The jackpot from Saturday’s drawing is the eighth-largest ever for the Powerball game, worth a $456.7 million annuity value or $273.9 million cash, minus withholding. The jackpot had been growing since Jan. 10, rolling 19 times before finally being won. “This is largest jackpot the Pennsylvania Lottery has ever awarded as well as our state’s 18th Powerball jackpot,” said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “It seems that St. Patrick’s Day brought some great luck to this fortunate Powerball player and we are anxious to meet our big winner or … [Read more...] about Winning $457 million Powerball ticket sold in Pennsylvania
I had initially wanted to write a blog on Gopher basketball season ticket sales, however, after seeing the turnout for the Gopher football game against Purdue last weekend, I figured I needed to address the lagging sales for both programs. Some of you may read my previous article on the lack of student tickets sold (www.startribune.com/local/yourvoices/166589686.html), and ideas on how to rectify that situation. Students are incredibly important to a college game, and they are the ones that create the atmosphere, and give you a home field/court advantage. However, it's no secret that public season ticket holders are the ones that pay the bills, making it imperative to sell those tickets. For those of you who say winning will cure everything, you are right – it will. Jerry Kill said that at his press conference on Tuesday, and he is correct. However, we've had some down years in both football and basketball, and the truth is, you can't always rely on … [Read more...] about Gophers Need to Dig out of the Slumping Ticket Sales Hole
Vikings fans, here's your chance to experience the new $1 billion stadium experience. The team and Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment have completed the Stadium Preview Center adjacent to the stadium’s construction site in downtown Minneapolis (now home to the hulk that was once the Metrodome). The space will be open to the public -- by appointment -- later this week. The 7,500-square-foot Preview Center is located on the fifth floor of the 1010 Metrodome Square Building, 1010 South 7th St. The interactive space is the largest ever built by an NFL team, according to the Vikings. It overlooks the stadium construction site and includes a "custom-filmed experiential player tunnel and Vikings locker room experience, two authentic suite build outs, a 24-seat Club seating section, 37 high-definition televisions and seven interactive kiosks," the team said in a news release. The center also contains a 100:1 scale city-scape model and a 25:1 scale detailed architectural stadium model. … [Read more...] about Vikings offer season-ticket holders sneak preview of $1 billion stadium
A New York lecture series will refund patrons’ money because Steve Martin wasn’t funny enough: In the history of intellectual chatter, the events of Nov. 29, 2010, at the 92nd Street Y will be archived under disaster. Or comedy. That night, a conversation between Steve Martin, the writer and actor, and Deborah Solomon, who writes a weekly interview column for The New York Times Magazine, resulted in the Y’s sending out a next-day apology, along with a promise of a refund. Mr. Martin, in Miami for a book event, said in an e-mail on Wednesday that Ms. Solomon “is an outstanding interviewer,” adding that “we have appeared together before in Washington, D.C., in a similar circumstance to great success.” But Sol Adler, the Y’s executive director, saw it differently. “We acknowledge that last night’s event with Steve Martin did not meet the standard of excellence that you have come to expect from 92nd St. Y,” he … [Read more...] about Steve Martin not funny enough; tickets refunded