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Issue took root in mid-1980s

...related forms of gambling: The late state Sen. Jack Lindsay, D-Marlboro, at the request of his close friend, Alan Schafer, got fellow state lawmakers to approve a change in the statute that outlawed any machine that "distributes money or...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/26/met_242907.shtml
Metro
Gambling funds affects outcome

...Dillon County voters particularly were bombarded by the anti-Republican sentiment of video gambling operators. Alan Schafer, who owns the South of the Border tourist spot that has dozens of video gambling machines, lives in Dillon County...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/04/met_243759.shtml
Metro
Blenheim to extend roots north

...modern factory that churns out 100,000 cases of potent, turn-your-lips-red ginger ale each year. Or that owner Alan Schafer probably is better known to New Yorkers zipping to Florida along Interstate 95 by his alter ego -- Pedro, the mascot...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/09/bus_260986.shtml
Business
Laments S.C. 'sellout' to gambling

...poor. How much money is really generated by those poker machines? How much of the money spent by Fred Collins and Alan Schafer came from other outside sources? I guess it just goes to show that money still rules and always has. Maybe we are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/07/op_244063.shtml
Opinion columns
Governor sues over poker ads

...is principal owner of Collins Entertainment, often identified as South Carolina's largest video poker operator. Alan Schafer of Dillon is a principal in South of the Border enterprises, including Schafer Co. Inc. and Ace-Hi Advertising...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/23/met_242645.shtml
Metro
Businessman vows to fight speaker's bill

...he wanted and said the bill had not been written yet. Mr. Beasley sued Mr. Collins and South of the Border owner Alan Schafer to get them to report their contributions to the State Ethics Commission, but a judge dismissed the lawsuit. Mr...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/04/met_246475.shtml
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Lawsuit raises free speech question

...and radio ads urging voters to "Ban Beasley." Mr. Beasley's campaign lawsuit also names video gambling operator Alan Schafer. But the lawsuit raises First Amendment concerns for lawyer Jay Bender, who specializes in media and speech cases...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/27/met_242999.shtml
Metro
Poker operators opposing Beasley

...crime are tenuous. The GOP's primary evidence is that some key figures in the industry have criminal records. One is Alan Schafer, who developed South of the Border after friends in high places routed Interstate 85 by his property in Dillon County...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/26/met_242905.shtml
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Video poker looks to beat Beasley

...outcome of the election for Governor of South Carolina in 1998." It also asks that Fred Collins of Greenville and Alan Schafer of Dillon be forced to seek reimbursement from the Hodges campaign. Judge John Kittredge on Friday granted the campaign's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/25/met_242844.shtml
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Republicans criticizing source of Hodges' funds

...South Carolina. Also mentioned were American Bingo Gaming, one of the nation's largest gaming organization's, and Alan Schafer, who operates many video poker casinos, including South of the Border. But the Hodges camp wasn't shaken Tuesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/14/met_241842.shtml
Metro