Niagara Gazette —
THE COMEBACK GUY? Many of us remember former Gov. Eliot Spitzer and the local angle in his fall from grace in 2008, when he was accused of soliciting a prostitute.
Part of that crisis erupted in Niagara Falls when Spitzer had left a luncheon briefly at the former Shorty’s Ultimate Sports Bar & Grille, to call an escort service in Washington, D.C. Later, authorities determined Spitzer had placed the cell phone call from the Pine Avenue restaurant parking lot.
Some observers now contend that the ex-governor, who shows up on TV from time to time and teaches a course at the City College of New York, among other pursuits, is weighing a possibility of re-entering the political arena. Earlier this month, for example, he hosted a fund-raiser at his sister’s Washington, D.C. residence for Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., who is running in a special election for the U.S. Senate.
LEARN-TO-PLAY: The Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel has been offering free instructions on how to play table games like blackjack, roulette, craps, baccarat, Mississippi Stud Poker and Blackjack Switch.
A spokesman said the sessions were offered two Wednesdays each month to help patrons learn the rules, ask questions and try games using “play money.” There also is a $10 match play incentive for attending. People interested in the sessions can simply sign up at the table games pit an hour before each session.
<\Bz14>MONEY TALK: Overheard at the Como Restaurant: “An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.”
Contact reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246