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Sorority Row Trailer

Summit Entertainment has released a brand new trailer for its upcoming film, Sorority Row, which hits theaters on October 2. Click below for your first video glimpse at this new horror film starring Briana Evigan, Leah Pipes, Rumer Willis, Jamie Chung, Audrina Patridge and Carrie Fisher.

When five sorority girls inadvertently cause the murder of one of their sisters in a prank gone wrong, they agree to keep the matter to themselves and never speak of it again, so they can get on with their lives. This proves easier said than done, when after graduation a mysterious killer goes after the five of them and anyone who knows their secret.

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Empress Casino Fire

Empress Casino FireSome 6,000 to 8,000 gallons of water per minute have not been enough to stop the Empress Casino blaze that has spread from the former ballroom east to the entryway.

Water trucks from other area departments are circling in and out of the area, but the fire that started Friday morning has continued to spread. Additional water has been trucked in from as far as two miles away.

Fire Chief Joe Formhals said firefighters are concentrating on containing the fire that broke out around 10 a.m. in an area under renovation. Firefighters have four ladder trucks spraying directly into the building, but the smoke keeps pouring out.

General Manager Frank Quigley said it is too soon to tell the extent of the damage and how long it will take to get back the jobs of the 900 casino workers.

The Empress brings in $14 million and $15 million a month.

"This is very disappointing, we were all very excited about our $50 million renovation," Quigley said.

Plans were to add a new French restaurant and a coffee shop.

Joliet City Councilman Tom Giarrante said the fire damage to the Empress Casino is unbelievable and the timing is brutal.

"We are going to have to sit down with the city manager and find out how bad this is going to be," Giarrante said. "We may need to have a special meeting. Thank God no one was hurt. That was a result of a lot of fire drills."

Giarrante had been on the fire scene since 11 a.m.

The renovations may have hampered firefighting efforts with more than one drop ceiling to chop through, which caused the blaze to spread horizontally, Formhals said.

Formhals confirmed that the lack of water has been an issue.

He said an off-duty Joliet firefighter was on the scene around 10 a.m. at the casino on Route 6 when an alarm went off.

The fire started in a kitchen area, Formhals said. Police Lt. Stephen Breen said the fire apparently was started by welders. He says a spark might have hit some grease around the ceiling area, but that it's too soon to say exactly what happened.

Scaffolding and other construction equipment was seen inside the burning wing.

A casino official said smoke more than likely damaged casino walls. Concerns have mounted that the fire might spread to the gaming floor.

Meanwhile, Quigley had told employees they were free to leave. Earlier, Quigley has asked workers to wait and see what developed.

Some employees had purses and keys locked up in the casino. Quigley said the company would provide transportation to those who need it and no one would be allowed inside.

Earlier, Formahals said the blaze was sparked by the construction in an area where new seats were being added. A lot of drywall was being stored in that area as well, he said.

Rarely does the Joliet Fire Department call for assistance but trucks from Troy, Rockdale and other departments started to roll in shortly after noon. Most appeared to be water trucks.

Quigley had spoken to employees who have been gathering under to carport of the hotel.

"All kinds of kudos to you guys for pulling off an extremely professional evacuation," Quigley said. "There were no injuries."

Michelle Bell, marketing director, said there was a $50 million renovation project in the pavilion area with new food outlets under construction.

Smoke from the blaze was visible for miles.

Bob Bennet of Joliet was in the casino around 10 a.m. when a voice came over the PA sytem.

"They told us we had to evacuate because there was a small fire," Bennet said. "Everyone got up and left. It went well, there was no one panicking, no pushing or shoving."

At first, gamblers were told they would be able to get back in after about an hour, but later were informed by security guards that the casino would be closed for the day.

Laura Carter of Orland Park had hoped to cash her $94 voucher but was told the vouchers would be good for about a year.

The 50,000 square-foot casino features 1,100 machines and 20 table games, according to its Web site.

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Central Park

Central ParkBrogan preps for Central Park run.

Jill Brogan of Melrose, will be running in the sixth-annual More/Fitness Marathon + Half-Marathon on April 26, in New York City’s Central Park. The race is executed in partnership with New York Road Runners and presented by Aquaphor Healing Ointment with product sponsors MBT and Silk Soy. With a combined outreach to over seven and a half million readers, the goal for More and Fitness is to host the largest community of female runners by attracting women from across the country and the world.

Brogan, 46, will be running the half marathon alongside 13 other women who train together at the Melrose Boot Camp. This will be the longest race that Jill has ever run. She used to run a lot in her 20’s and 30’s, but being and mom and working full time made it nearly impossible for her to keep it up. Now she’s back to running regularly and looking forward to the challenge of a half marathon.

More than 9,100 women are expected to participate in the race. The full 26.2-mile More/Fitness Marathon is open to female runners ages 40 and up, and women of all ages are welcomed to run or walk in the Half-Marathon.

The long weekend of events kicks off, April 24-25 with a two-day Health + Wellness Expo at the Altman Building, where women can enjoy a wealth of health-oriented activities, pick up their runners’ bags and bibs, and meet magazine editors and running experts. The Expo is free to the public and will feature health screenings, fitness seminars, product sampling, sweepstakes and more. In addition, weekend events will include a pre-race pasta party at Tavern on the Green the evening before the race.

Additionally, on race day, supporters and park goers can visit the Sponsor Pavilion to enjoy live music, complimentary samples, sweepstakes, and stretching sessions led by health club partner Bally Total Fitness.

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William Jeff Komlo

William Jeff KomloWilliam Jeff Komlo is dead. William Jeff Komlo has died in a Greece car crash. Detroit Lions former quarterback Komlo failed to show up for a DUI case four years ago in Philadelphia. Since then, Komlo’s whereabouts were unknown.

The State Department confirms moments ago that fingerprints determined that the Saturday crash victim was Komlo. Chester County’s acting chief detective said he didn’t believe the car crash initial reports.

“Even though we heard that he was deceased, the first reaction was that, well, we better make a positive identification”.

Komlo was 52. Details are not being released by the State Department. Komlo played for the Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in five seasons in the late 1970s. He had been a fugitive since 2005.

No comment by the NFL or Komlo’s former attorney.

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