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Archive for November 16, 2011

Counter Intelligence: Caesars Palace eateries; Beso’s new chef; ‘ELV2012’
Photo: John Curtas, Geno Bernardo, Al Mancini, Max Jacobs Hot off the grill! Chef Guy Savoy hosted the exclusive launch party for the 2012 edition of “Eating Las Vegas: The 50 Essential Restaurants ...
11:57 p.m.
School District honors 32 National Merit semifinalists
Photo: From left: Clark County Schools Superintendent Dwi About a dozen National Merit semifinalists attended a special presentation during a School Board meeting Wednesday. Students were introduced with a short summary of their accomplishments, and given certificates. Clark County School Superintendent Dwight Jones ...
Updated 3:03 p.m.
Vegas motorcyclist loses appeal, complaint dismissed in Harmon Tower case
CARSON CITY — A Las Vegas motorcyclist who crashed into a median and sustained a brain injury has lost his appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court to continue with his case.
10:59 p.m.
Convicted killer who 'walks with God' doesn’t get parole
CARSON CITY — A Las Vegas convicted killer who has served more than 26 years in prison says that he “walks daily with God,” that he’s a changed man and should be released on parole.
10:51 p.m.
U.S. Attorney reports collecting $85 million in criminal and court actions
The Nevada U.S. Attorney’s office announced Wednesday that it has collected $85 million related to criminal and court actions for the 2011 fiscal year in criminal fines, restitution, felony assessments and forfeitures.
10:34 p.m.
North Las Vegas facing $15.5 million budget deficit
North Las Vegas is expecting another budget deficit for the next fiscal year, but it’s nothing concessions from police and fire unions can’t solve, according to acting finance director Al Noyola.
10:19 p.m.
Audit: School District revenues fall $113 million while expenses rise $13 million
The Clark County School District’s annual audit for fiscal year 2011 found no major accounting problems, but showed continued financial stresses stemming from the severe economic downturn. Total revenues fell by 4 percent, or $113 ...
10:02 p.m.
Residents critical of pawn shop's plan to move into neighborhood
The plan to relocate a pawn shop obstructing the multi-million dollar redevelopment of a downtown Las Vegas casino is drawing criticism from local residents, who say they don’t want the business in their neighborhood.
9:34 p.m.
L.V. drivers in tight battle to win daredevil Baja 1000 desert race
Photo: Driver Robby Gordon scrapes against the wall in tu Motorsports enthusiasts from around the world -- including Las Vegas daredevils -- arrive today in Ensenada, Mexico, for the legendary Baja 1000, ...
9:31 p.m.
County firefighters shuttle in water to battle blaze
Clark County fire crews fought a garage fire in the southwest tonight using water shuttled from a hydrant a mile away from scene.
9:10 p.m.
Man claiming to be police officer arrested for kicking car
A silver Ford Mustang allegedly took a $650 beating early Saturday morning in a Strip casino parking lot by a California man claiming to be a police officer, according to Metro Police.
8:52 p.m.
Man arrested for alleged sexual assault
A Las Vegas man was arrested early Sunday for allegedly sexually assaulting and attempting to rob a 54-year-old woman at a bus stop near Bonanza Road and Main Street, according to Metro Police.
8:43 p.m.
Martin Kampmann fired up for UFC 139
Photo: Martin Kampmann takes a breather while working out UFC welterweight Martin Kampmann suffered a defeat he can’t quite get over the last time he appeared in the octagon. It wasn’t anything Diego Sanchez did in the UFC on Versus 3 main event against ...
8:00 p.m.
David Foster weds model Yolanda Hadid in fourth walk down the aisle
Photo: David Foster rehearses with Donna Summer, Kenny Lo Sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning hit producer and songwriter David Foster revealed in an interview with me about his upcoming ...
7:59 p.m.
David Foster weds model Yolanda Hadid in fourth walk down the aisle
Photo: Yolanda Hadid and David Foster wed on Nov. 11, 201 Sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning hit producer and songwriter David Foster revealed in an interview with me about his upcoming Las Vegas visit ...
7:34 p.m.
Antwain Britt comes full circle with Strikeforce main event bout at the Palms
Photo: Strikeforce middleweight Antwain Britt stands in h Antwain Britt will make a long overdue appearance at the Pearl at the Palms Friday in the headlining bout of Strikeforce Challengers 20 against Lumumba Sayers. Britt was a cast member on the eighth season ...
7:30 p.m.
New Riviera headliner Pat DiNizio's show has loud guitars and genuine emotion
Photo: Pat DiNizio's life has intertwined with generation “We’re not going after Armin Van Buuren, LMFAO or Lil Jon. [And] it’s an alternative to paying $300 to go see Celine Dion.”
6:33 p.m.
Strip Scribbles: L.V. hotels, restaurants, spas make Forbes Travel Guide list
Photo: Legendary chef Pierre Gagnaire, left, talks with c This year’s list included four new five-star restaurants highlighted by Twist by Pierre Gagnaire at Mandarin Oriental. Las Vegas winners of ...
6:32 p.m.
Henderson lawyer who pleaded guilty in HOA scheme found beaten on roadside
Henderson lawyer who pleaded guilty in HOA scheme found beaten on roadside Henderson police found a 57-year-old attorney lying beaten today on a Henderson roadside just weeks after pleading guilty in a scheme to swindle homeowners’ associations in the valley.
6:22 p.m.
Random photo of the week
Photo: Random photo Storm Trooper Submitted by Ben Osmera.
6:20 p.m.
Begging for more Minor Suns at Beauty Bar on 11/11/11
Photo: The Minor Suns have a song Charlie Sheen might lik Their casual, “take-it-or-leave-it” attitude—mixed with emotional arrangements and airy vocals—made for a tight, sweet set.
6:17 p.m.
Meaterific menu stars at Sassy Sal's barbecue shop
Meaterific menu stars at Sassy Sal's barbecue shop A flaming pig beats a cowgirl any day of the week.
6:06 p.m.
HealthE Gambling app fights gaming addiction
Photo: A sure bet: The HealthE Gambling app will monitor With online gambling seemingly on the horizon, how about an app that keeps us in check?
6:04 p.m.
Your Indian grandma's curry is at Rani's Kitchen
Photo: At Rani's Kitchen, the food is straight from the s Just wander to the counter, order from the wonderfully doting woman and grab a seat near the refrigerators.
5:57 p.m.
Where to go (Venice!), what to see ('Anarchy') and how to help (Give!) this week
Photo: Buddy Guy Sedaris, Sparks, a craft fair and so much more ...
5:44 p.m.
The Las Vegas story finally gets a fitting home at Nevada State Museum
Photo: The Nevada State Museum, in its new home at the Sp It took $51.5 million and numerous delays, but the Nevada State Museum is finally here -- and very cool
5:41 p.m.
Butter, syrup and bacon at the Street Food Throwdown
Photo: Tasty Bunz It’s probably the only thing worth leaving bed for on a lazy Sunday, and this week, there are four good reasons to ditch your pillow and venture forth.
5:40 p.m.
NCT's 'Miss Julie' has a hard time finding its focus
Photo: John Maltese and Cynthia Vodovoz star in NCT's ada NCT's 'Miss Julie' looks great, but offers little substance
5:32 p.m.
George Maloof reflects on the Palms turning 10 in Las Vegas
Photo: Preview and media day for the 2011 NHL Awards at t Ten years ago, George Maloof was walking a very long red carpet at the front of his new hotel. It was a high time indeed on Nov. 15, 2001, but also a very ...
5:31 p.m.
George Maloof on Palms turning 10: Change, technology are needed -- ‘that’s really how you stay competitive’
Photo: Preview and media day for the 2011 NHL Awards at t The hotel has grown almost boundlessly over the past 10 years in its physical structure and its readily recognizable brand: the Palms. “A Maloof Family Resort” reads the hotel marquee, a lasting nod to its ...
5:23 p.m.
Gallagher brothers' solo work is a mixed bag
Until Oasis reunites, we'll have to settle for the brothers' solo work
5:22 p.m.
Who’s crazier: the scam artist doing eyelifts in a living room—or her patients?
Photo: Jing Qu was arrested for performing illegal surger A local woman was recently caught performing plastic surgery without a medical license.
5:19 p.m.
CD review: Rihanna's 'Talk That Talk'
Photo: Rihanna Talk That Talk Rihanna puts out a lot of music, but that doesn't mean it's all good
5:13 p.m.
CD review: Drake's 'Take Care'
Photo: Drake Take Care 'Take Care' is Drake's best music to date
5:09 p.m.
Katy Perry brings her candy pop charm to Mandalay Bay
Photo: Katy Perry You gotta give Katy Perry credit for one thing: She knows how to package herself.
5:06 p.m.
Dream Zone: 'Gums receding and left front tooth fell out'
It seems you may have said something recently that you wish you could put back in your mouth just as you tried to put your tooth back in.
5:00 p.m.
Derek Stonebarger launches Vegas Independent Film Festival at Orleans
Photo: Wayne Newton addresses the media after Clark Count Las Vegas filmmaker and TV producer Derek Stonebarger is launching the Vegas Independent Film Festival in hopes that it will fill the void left by ...
4:58 p.m.
Josh Bell looks at the highs and lows of the 'Twilight' series
Photo: Twilight The good, the bad and the Twilight: A Josh Bell list
4:55 p.m.
Peggy Plots Your Planets
Priorities in order and ducks in a row.
4:54 p.m.
Book review: Darrell Hammond's 'God, If You're Not Up There, I'm F*cked'
Photo: Darrell Hammond book Darrell Hammond details a hard life in his new autobiography
4:43 p.m.
Court sides with fired pilot who claimed state plane was operated unsafely
Photo: The state Department of Transportation looked into The attorney for Jim Richardson, of Carson City, says he expects Richardson to be reinstated as a pilot and receive 3 ½ years back pay, almost $250,000. Meanwhile, advocates for a state employees union say ...
4:38 p.m.
MGM Grand's Studio 54 nightclub to close in January
MGM Grand's Studio 54 nightclub to close in January After 14 years, the MGM Grand is shutting down the Studio 54 nightclub on Jan. 18 to make room for a new nightlife venue. A final party will be held Jan. 7 to bid farewell ...
4:36 p.m.
Book review: Lynda Barry's 'Blabber Blabber Blabber'
Photo: Blabber Blabber Blabber Lynda Barry's talent was clear early in her career 'Blabber Blabber Blabber' shows why
4:25 p.m.
Artist Jerry Misko takes up residency in Cosmopolitan's P3 Studio
Photo: Artist Jerry Misko poses in front a painting for h He’s the Mr. Las Vegas of the local contemporary art scene.
4:23 p.m.
Silver State Schools Credit Union closing 3 more branches
Silver State Schools Credit Union closing 3 more branches Silver State Schools Credit Union today announced it plans to close three of its 12 Las Vegas-area branches by mid-January.
4:21 p.m.
54 days to go until Studio 54 Las Vegas closes
Photo: DJ Loczi debuts his Electric Dream at Stu The venue’s closure isn’t just the end of a nightclub, it’s the end of an era.
4:20 p.m.
Putting the pedestrian deaths in perspective
Photo: Clark County was No. 1 in pedestrian deaths in 199 Pedestrian safety may be in the spotlight right now, but the issue was at its height in 1999.
4:17 p.m.
2 title officers indicted in alleged robo-signing scheme
The office of the Nevada attorney general announced today that the Clark County grand jury has indicted two title officers on charges of running an alleged robo-signing scheme that resulted in the filing of tens ...
4:09 p.m.
Las Vegas isn't the country's capital of foreclosures ... for now
Find out why Stockton, California took the top spot!
4:01 p.m.
Nevada Supreme Court refuses to consider repealed mining tax law
The Nevada Supreme Court has refused to consider the validity of a law imposing an additional tax on mining companies because the law has been repealed.
3:53 p.m.
Topless club gets approval for pool despite concerns from resorts, police
Topless club gets approval for pool despite concerns from resorts, police If Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club boosts business at the strip joint, as the owners intend, expect other Las Vegas strip clubs to follow suit. And perhaps hotels, officials said today.
2:14 p.m.
Las Vegas Sands' Adelson polite and firm in latest deposition
Las Vegas Sands' Adelson polite and firm in latest deposition A newly released video of a deposition of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson shows him politely and firmly refusing to answer some questions posed to him by a legal foe.
2:11 p.m.
Nevada traffic fatalities trending down; pedestrian deaths up
Nevada traffic fatalities trending down; pedestrian deaths up Nevada’s traffic fatalities may be headed for a record low this year, but pedestrian deaths are up. Drunk driving-related and motorcycle deaths also are lower than last year at this time.
1:42 p.m.
UFC 139 breakdown, betting odds and picks
In many respects, the UFC is getting back to what it does best with Saturday's card at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The event is loaded with 12 fights and most of them ...
1:30 p.m.
Special City Council meeting will address North Las Vegas budget
Special City Council meeting will address North Las Vegas budget The city budget is the only item on the agenda for a special meeting of the North Las Vegas City Council this afternoon.
1:03 p.m.
As debt-reduction committee flounders, Sen. Harry Reid has no regrets
As debt-reduction committee flounders, Sen. Harry Reid has no regrets With less than a week to go until the bipartisan, 12-member “super committee” must submit its official recommendations for how to slash the national debt by at least $1.2 trillion, rumors of counterproposals are flying, ...
12:21 p.m.
NLV Police seek to ID suspect in tire vandalism
North Las Vegas Police are asking the public’s help identifying vandalism suspect who has been damaging car tires in a northern neighborhood.
12:02 p.m.
Casino company agrees to buy land in Springfield
http://bostonglobe.com/business/2011/11/16/casino-company-agrees-buy-land-springfield/zLu8Kpcc5ZHYVEPpyzwK0M/story.html
11:31 a.m.
Sale of 2 Las Vegas psychiatric hospitals proposed
A Tennessee company plans to buy two Las Vegas psychiatric hospitals. Strategic Behavioral Health LLC of Memphis would purchase Montevista Hospital and Red Rock Behavioral Health Hospital for an undisclosed amount under an arrangement disclosed ...
10:03 a.m.
Hot Spots: Wolfgang Gartner, a Movember party and more
Hot Spots: Wolfgang Gartner, a Movember party and more Also, Lady Silvia throws an Alice in Wonderland-themed bash.
10:00 a.m.
Investor buys struggling Village Square shopping, office complex
Investor buys struggling Village Square shopping, office complex An investor in distressed real estate has purchased the struggling Village Square shopping and office complex in western Las Vegas and is promising to revitalize it.
9:32 a.m.
Where will parks get their water?
Amazing: two new water parks (one opening, one proposed) for our neighborhoods.
2:02 a.m.
Food inspectors invited to east side
Where are the health inspectors’ enforcement efforts here?
2:01 a.m.
Collins says his ethics amendment not a slap at Giunchigliani
Collins says his ethics amendment not a slap at Giunchigliani Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani claimed it wasn’t personal when she proposed a lobbying ban for commissioners that would affect only one member of the board — Tom Collins. And Collins said it wasn’t personal, ...
2:00 a.m.
‘Occupy’ math doesn’t add up
The Occupiers of Las Vegas bring two questions to mind.
2:00 a.m.
Trip to Brazil raises concerns about lobbyists' access
Trip to Brazil raises concerns about lobbyists' access Being co-chairman of the international committee for the Council of State Governments comes with a few perks for Assembly Majority Leader Marcus Conklin, D-Las Vegas — such as an all-expenses-paid trip to Brazil. Conklin was ...
2:00 a.m.
LV area has sites worthy of national recognition
President Barack Obama’s designation of Fort Monroe last week as a national monument is an appropriate recognition of the place in Virginia where it is reported that the first slaves arrived in colonial America and ...
2:00 a.m.
The plan is there, so what about some action?
Confession: I find it hard to be optimistic about the state’s future.
2:00 a.m.
Las Vegas working on way to curb blight of foreclosure
Las Vegas working on way to curb blight of foreclosure To combat the glut of blighted, vacant homes plaguing its neighborhoods, Las Vegas is working to create a registry to monitor foreclosed properties and hold their owners accountable for their upkeep.
2:00 a.m.
Cannery Casino Resorts LLC reports 3rd quarter gain
Photo: The Cannery in North Las Vegas. A new Indian casino consulting deal lifted third quarter revenue for Cannery Casino Resorts LLC of Las Vegas.
2:00 a.m.
Las Vegas real estate lender posts more losses
The Vestin real estate funds in Las Vegas reported more losses in the third quarter on continued weakness in the economy.
2:00 a.m.
Warming up into the 70s for Las Vegas
Put away those sweaters — Las Vegas is going to bask in some 70-degree weather for the next couple of days, says Kevin Janison, KSNV-TV meteorologist.
2:00 a.m.
MGM Resorts honored for food recycling
MGM Resorts honored for food recycling MGM Resorts International was recently honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for being a leader in food waste recycling.
2:00 a.m.
Is switching time zones a bright idea for Nevada?
Photo: A view of Las Vegas at sunset near the Cashman Cen We’ve been told over and over that there’s no quick fix for Nevada’s grinding unemployment and underwater mortgages. So how about an extra hour of daylight to brighten these dark days? From the Internet comes ...
2:00 a.m.
'Bonus Boxes' with prizes for players in test phase at Red Rock
Photo: Gaming Support's Real paper money is a rare thing in casinos these days. But a new slot machine accessory being tested at Red Rock puts cash back on the gaming floor.
2:00 a.m.

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