RENO, Nev. -- Max Baer, who played Jethro Bodine on the 1960s
television sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies," received city council
approval to proceed with Jethro's Beverly Hillbillies Mansion &
Casino, despite some opposition to his plan to construct a marquee
with a flame-shooting, 240-foot derrick. Baer said the property is
expected to open in 2000.