Max Baer Jr. wants to strike oil in Reno. The actor who played Jethro on "The Beverly Hillbillies" is looking to build a hotel-casino with the TV series as the theme.

The 408-room project would cost $130 million, but Baer said it would require a zoning change at the mall where he wants to build.Jeff Codega, the project's engineer, said he plans to file a request with the city to allow tourist-commercial use at the mall. Baer said he'll take his idea elsewhere if Reno isn't interested. "It's either here or adios," he said.