Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Tribe In The Media

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In today's The Tribe In The Media series, two short blurbs were found regarding two gaming markets near and dear to the Tribe:

The following item was written in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on March 6: "Businessman Dennis Troha long ago cut ties with the proposed Kenosha casino project on which he spent many years and much money. But you wouldn't have known that from the Web site for the Connecticut-based Mohegan tribe, a partner in the project. Under a section called "Our Alliances," the site named the Menominee tribe and "business leader Dennis Troha." The item caught the eye of an East Coast blogger last week. Faster than you can say "federal investigation," Troha's name was deleted. He was sentenced to six months' probation on Friday for funneling illegal campaign contributions through family members. Why was the information removed now? "Because it was inaccurate," said project spokesman Evan Zeppos."

Separately, in a February 7 note in the Pennsylvania's Scranton Times-Review: "The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre region ranked 455 of 500 markets in the A.G. Edwards’ 2007 “Nest EggIndex,” which uses a dozen criteria to gauge residents’ personal investing and savings practices. The region’s poor savings habits track a nation wide trend and most likely reflect relatively low wages, above-average unemployment and a cultural resistance to thrift."