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Hollywood Casino at the Kansas Speedway, I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kan., had a slight drop in revenues from August to September, but saw September’s revenues this year increase when compared with September 2013. (File photo)
Hollywood Casino at the Kansas Speedway, I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kan., had a slight drop in revenues from August to September, but saw September’s revenues this year increase when compared with September 2013. (File photo)

Revenues were down slightly during September at the Hollywood Casino in Kansas City, Kan., according to figures presented at today’s Kansas Lottery Commission meeting.

Hollywood Casino at the Kansas Speedway, located at I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kan., reported revenues of about $10.8 million in September, compared to $11.8 million in August, according to figures from the Kansas Lottery.

However, when the figures for September 2014 were compared to September 2013, there was a slight increase, 2.3 percent over last year’s figures, stated a report from Bob Sheldon, vice president and general manager of the casino, to the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission.

Keith Kocher, director of program assurance and integrity for the Kansas Lottery, said today that revenues for all three state-owned casinos were down from August to September.

The Boot Hill Casino at Dodge City, Kan., reported September revenues of $3.05 million and the Kansas Star Casino at Mulvane, Kan., reported $13.9 million in revenues, he said.

Kocher said revenues traditionally decline during September and October as vacations end.

Slots revenue at the Hollywood Casino increased about 2.3 percent over the previous September, according to Sheldon’s report.

Hollywood Casino held several promotional activities, including a truck giveaway, watch parties in the Turn 2 Sports Bar and Restaurant at the casino for a Sporting Kansas City road game and a Kansas City Chiefs road game, drawings, visits from Chiefs cheerleaders and former players, Sheldon reported.

by Chrishonda Brown

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) is the perfect fall occasion to celebrate exotic flavors and ingredients from Spain, Mexico, the Carribean and Central and South America. One of these fruits, a proven family favorite, is the chayote.

The low-calorie chayote is a delicious treat, high in water and fiber and loaded with vitamin C, potassium and amino acids.

Although the chayote fruit is the most popular, the leaves, stem, root and seeds are edible as well. In fact, traditional folklore suggests that ancient royalty enjoyed the slight almond flavor of a single toasted chayote seed as a delicacy.

When preparing parts of the chayote, the root is cooked much like potatoes, while the leaves and stem work well in salads or cooked like greens. The flesh is often cooked like summer squash but can also be marinated in citrus juice or eaten raw in salsas and salads.

Chrishonda Brown, M.S. in kinesiology, is a guest columnist for Kansas State Research and Extension, Wyandotte County. For more recipes visit www.kidsacooking.org Like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KSREWyco and follow on Twitter @WyCoSnapEd.

Mexican Vegetable Medley
Makes: 8 servings
5 small red potatoes
3 chayotes (not the prickly kind)
2 large zuchinni
2 lemons
1 4-oz jar of chile con limon seasoning
Directions:
Boil potatoes until soft. Chill, then peel and cut into 1-inch squares.
Boil chayotes until soft enough to prick with a fork. Cut into 1-inch squares.
Cut zuchinni into 1-inch suqares. Boil in water for about 5 minutes.
Mix all vegetables together in large bowl. Cut and squeeze the lemons into bowl and mix, thoroughly coating vegetables with lemon juice.
Sprinkle chile con limon over vegetables and mix. Add salt to taste.
Nutritional information for each serving: 106 calories, 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 24g carbohydrates, 4g fiber, 4g sugars, 32mg sodium, 4g protein, 3% Vitamin A, 61% Vitamin C, 4% calcium, 8% iron.

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Sept. 17
Burglary, criminal damage, 1200 block of Douglas Avenue, garage door panel damage, three electrical panels, electrical panels and generators, $90,200 value.

Sept. 18
Burglary, criminal damage, 1800 block of Village West Parkway, business, window, two display cases, necklace, $8,000 value.
Aggravated burglary, criminal damage, 7100 block of Ohio, three televisions, video game system, $1,430 value.
Burglary, criminal damage, 7000 block of Kansas Avenue, card, birth certificate, personal check, $40 value.
Burglary, criminal damage, 200 block of South 11th, door, two laptops, three necklaces, $455 value.
Burglary, criminal damage, 2500 block of North 22nd, window, computer tablet, trumpet, $400 value.
Burglary, vehicle, criminal damage, 200 block of North James, car window, Glock handgun, $700 value.
Burglary, criminal damage, 200 block of Southwest Boulevard, business, door, two generators, $4,711 value.
Burglary, criminal damage, 2200 block of South 49th, screen, two jeans, one purse, $670 value.
Burglary, criminal damage, 1600 block of West 39th Avenue, two pairs of men’s pants, window, $300 value.

Sept. 17
Burglary, 500 block of Sandusky, moped, $650 value.
Theft, criminal damage, 400 block of North 78th, church, five commercial air conditioners, copper, $35,000 value.
Theft, 8900 block of Parallel Parkway, purse, cash, identification card, cell phone, $641 value.

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