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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - David Levan
A divisive plan to build a casino near the site of the Civil War's tide-turning Battle of Gettysburg is in the mold of many other communities that have successfully meshed gambling with historical tourist destinations, the developer told state regulators Tuesday.
The town where the Civil War's tide-turning battle was waged is fighting dissension in its own ranks, with even hard-core preservationists split over a proposed casino that would rise near the historic battlefield and be named for the line that divided North and South.
"Mason Dixon can empower the region and re-energize a struggling county," Mr. LeVan told the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
Speaking to the gaming board, he said Gettysburg is in Pennsylvania's last untapped gambling market — an hour from Baltimore and Washington — and has a lot in common with Vicksburg, where the North won another important Civil War battle in 1863.