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SFGATE: Gunman liked to gamble, lived quiet retired life

Gunman liked to gamble, lived quiet retired life
Published on October 02, 2017 at 10:17PM by William Wan, Sandhya Somashekhar and Aaron C. Davis, The Washington Post
Before he opened fire late Sunday – killing at least 50 people at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip – the gunman Stephen Paddock lived a quiet life for years in a small town outside Las Vegas.
A retired man, Paddock, 64, would disappear for days at a time, frequenting casinos as a professional gambler with his longtime girlfriend, neighbors said. Relatives also said Paddock had been quietly living out his retirement years, visiting Las Vegas to gamble and take in concerts.
“We know nothing. If you told me an asteroid fell it would mean the same to me. There’s absolutely no sense, no reason he did this,” said his brother Eric Paddock. “He’s just a guy who played video poker and took cruises and ate burritos at Taco Bell.


SFGATE: JetBlue is selling $99 tickets so people can escape Irma

JetBlue is selling $99 tickets so people can escape Irma
Published on September 07, 2017 at 12:43AM by Benjamin Zhang, provided by

JetBlue is taking extraordinary measures to make evacuating from Hurricane Irma affordable for as many people as possible.
On Wednesday, the New York-based airline announced that it had discounted the price of non-stop flights out of Florida to $99 including tax. Connecting flights out of Florida will cost a bit more, at $159.
In addition to the destinations it serves in Florida, the $99 fares are applicable for Charleston International and Savannah/Hilton Head International. The fare cap will also cover select destinations in Haiti, the Turks and Caicos, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and the Bahamas.
Subject to availability, the $99 fares will be on sale through September 13.