There are numerous factors in play ranging from the role of Connecticut’s agreements with a pair of federally recognized tribes, the role of sports leagues, and how the issue crosses paths with other efforts to expand casino gambling.,The state’s two tribes that operate Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods, respectively, argue that their compacts with the state reign supreme over all discussions of sports betting.,The tribes provide payments to the state based on slot machine revenues, and a similar arrangement could be designed when it comes to sports betting.,“Across the country, sports wagering is considered a casino game, which means it falls under the exclusivity portion of our agreements with the state.”,It is still believed in the State Capitol that a similar arrangement would be passed by lawmakers, allowing for tribes, off-track betting operators, and possibly the Connecticut Lottery to be part of a sports wagering program.

Earl Warren, of Fort Dodge, was shopping at the Key on Central Friday afternoon when he heard loud banging noises from across the street.,When he looked outside, he was among the first to notice a section of the building at 1031 Central Ave. leaning out.,The tilting section of the wall fell in three large chunks shortly before 2:40 p.m., raining bricks, dust, mortar and bits of wood down onto the sidewalk and into 11th Street.,Fierke said Friday afternoon that the building owner is responsible for removing any part of the building that is in imminent danger of of falling down.,As he surveyed the fallen bricks Friday afternoon, he remained grateful it wasn’t worse.

After more than 10 years searching for a mid-Peninsula location, retailer Sports Basement will set up shop in Redwood City in the former Toys R Us home off Highway 101., The 88,000-square-foot store at 202 Walnut St. will be the chain’s largest — even bigger than its flagship location in San Francisco — and it’s slated to open in November., Schweifler said the new Redwood City location, the company’s ninth, will offer everything customers rely on at the other eight stores, including a broad selection of outdoor gear and growing rental department for camping equipment, bikes, skis, snowboards and snow apparel., Schweifler described the company as a cross between “best brand basement prices and a community hub” and said 10 percent to 15 percent of the store will be reserved for community spaces, including areas for kids to play or private spaces for a yoga class or for an organization to meet., It currently partners with 1,250 organizations across the Bay Area and hosts 5,000 to 6,000 community events each year, ranging from Boy Scout meetings to film screenings to the AIDS/LifeCycle bike ride event from San Francisco to Los Angeles that raises money for HIV/AIDS services.