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Archive for July 24, 2012

‘Cirque Mom’ Jeana Blackman and stage manager Stacey Myers of ‘Ka’
Photo: The Imperial Twins of Cirque du Soleil's It's “Tales From a Cirque Mom,” a story of a mother by day and by night the keeper of the “Ka” twins. Plus, the woman who keeps Cirque’s most spectacular show ...
11:45 p.m.
New L.V. resident Jeff Timmons talks 98 Degrees, Chippendales, ‘Wired’
Photo: Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons, Justin Jeffre and Nick I am sitting in my rental house at my computer, which is smack dab in the middle of my kitchen on a table, sipping on a cheap glass of champagne ...
11:42 p.m.
Man accused in machete attack sentenced to life in prison
Man accused in machete attack sentenced to life in prison A jury on Tuesday sentenced 33-year-old Jaime Garcia-Cruz to life in prison without the possibility of parole, sparing him from the death penalty, for a December 2007 machete attack that killed a woman and wounded ...
Updated 9:48 p.m.
Michael Mina plans new restaurant for MGM Grand
Photo: Chef Michael Mina Michael Mina is planning a new restaurant for the MGM Grand. Seablue will be closing its open kitchens and wood fired grill Aug. 6, MGM Resorts announced Tuesday to make way for the new restaurant. ...
6:00 p.m.
Bally’s to anchor this fall's World Food Championships
Photo: Adam Richman Bally’s will serve as the main site for the World Food Championships this fall. The four-day food fight, which announced last spring it would be in Las Vegas, will see hundreds of amateur and professional ...
6:00 p.m.
International Game Technology 3Q Results: Postgame Scorecard
http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2012/07/24/international-game-technology-3q-results-postgame-scorecard/
5:47 p.m.
How French chef and DJ Hubert Keller scored with American burgers
Photo: Hubert Keller spins at Mix in the Hotel at Mandala Some say gourmet burgers are only a hot culinary trend, but I disagree. The burger is here to stay. Along with steakhouses, gourmet burger restaurants ...
5:35 p.m.
Ellis Island Casino robbed; suspect still at-large
Ellis Island Casino robbed; suspect still at-large Metro Police are continuing the search for a suspect after an early morning armed robbery at the Ellis Island Casino, just off the Las Vegas strip. The robbery occurred at 1:52 a.m. at the casino, ...
5:34 p.m.
Member of anti-government group convicted of money laundering after two years on the lam
After two years as a fugitive, a member of the anti-government group known as Sovereign Movement was convicted Tuesday of money laundering, conspiracy and failing to appear in court, Nevada U.S. District Attorney Daniel Bogden ...
5:15 p.m.
Las Vegas artists selected to help rehabilitate foreclosed homes
Photo: The project is part of the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program, designed to restore neighborhoods blighted or emptied by the foreclosure crisis. Using federal funds, the county purchases homes that are foreclosed or vacant, then rehabilitates ...
4:54 p.m.
New director named for state Department of Transportation
The state Transportation Board chose Rudy Malfabon, deputy director of the state Department of Transportation for Southern Nevada, to succeed Susan Martinovich as director of the agency.
4:42 p.m.
Budget office: Obama's health law reduces deficit
Photo: President Barack Obama looks back to applaud those President Barack Obama's health care overhaul will shrink rather than increase the nation's huge federal deficits over the next decade, Congress' nonpartisan budget scorekeepers said Tuesday, supporting Obama's contention in a major election-year dispute with ...
4:15 p.m.
Las Vegas highway strewn with paper after box falls from truck
Las Vegas highway strewn with paper after box falls from truck Motorists driving on Interstate 15 Tuesday afternoon ran into a storm of blowing paper that slowed traffic near Sahara Avenue, just west of the Las Vegas Strip.
1:12 p.m.
Romney delivers stinging indictment of Obama's foreign policy record
Photo: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachu Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney took aim at President Barack Obama’s foreign policy record during a speech before the VFW today, accusing Obama of putting troops at risk with national security leaks, mistreating America’s most ...
Updated 3:11 p.m.
Public hearing set on proposed NY sugary drink ban
Photo: This photo from  Thursday, May 31, 2012, shows a d Doctors lined up at a public hearing to speak in favor of a proposed ban on large sugary drinks in New York, saying sodas and other sweetened beverages are a leading factor in the nation's ...
12:21 p.m.
From dust to dreams to PBS: Smith Center gala reaches destination
Photo: Jennifer Hudson at the Smith Center for the Perfor The Smith Center for the Performing Arts opened with a flourish with an all-star gala performance in March. In September, the show will be broadcast on PBS. There ...
11:52 a.m.
From dust to dreams to PBS: Smith Center gala opening reaches destination
Photo: Jennifer Hudson at the Smith Center for the Perfor The Smith Center opened with a flourish with an all-star gala performance in March. In September, the show will be broadcast on PBS.
11:52 a.m.
Photos: Big Time Rush is a big time rush for young girls at Mandalay Bay
Photo: Big Time Rush performs at Mandalay Bay Events Cent Groups such as Big Time Rush often get tagged as a boy band to dismiss their popularity as a passing fancy for little girls. But over generations, groups ...
11:29 a.m.
Car dealer Ed Bozarth raising money for Colorado shooting victims
A businessman who operates car dealerships in Southern Nevada and Aurora, Colo. is spearheading a fund drive to benefit the victims and first responders of the Aurora theater shootings last week.
11:27 a.m.
Families of theater shooting victims plan goodbyes
Photo: James E. Holmes appears in Arapahoe County Distric Their first look at a dazed-looking James Holmes with wildly dyed red hair stunned and angered some of the people he is accused of shooting and the kin of those killed that night in a ...
10:52 a.m.
Coroner ID's victim in Sunday shooting; Metro releases description of suspect
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified the Las Vegas man who died Sunday after a late-night altercation east of the Strip. Brandon Maurice Campbell, 25, died of gunshot wounds to the head and chest, ...
10:22 a.m.
Federal Grand jury probes Gov. Guinn’s son
A former employee of Jeff Guinn, the son of former Governor Kenny Guinn, has been subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury investigating Guinn and his hard-money lending company Aspen Financial.
10:10 a.m.
Hoover Dam bypass bridge-jumper ID'd as Boulder City resident
Hoover Dam bypass bridge-jumper ID'd as Boulder City resident The woman who jumped to her death Monday from the Hoover Dam bypass bridge has been identified as a Boulder City resident. The Clark County Coroner’s Office said the deceased was Colleen Tyler, 51.
9:37 a.m.
Boise State dominates the Mountain West's preseason polls; UNLV selected 9th
Photo: The Rebels have new football helmets for the 2012 Boise State enters this season on top of the Mountain West. The Broncos, who next year will play football in the Big East, are predicted to finish first and have the most preseason all-conference team ...
9:35 a.m.
Boyd Gaming profits up, despite revenue fall at Las Vegas casinos
Boyd Gaming profits up, despite revenue fall at Las Vegas casinos Boyd Gaming Corp. on Tuesday reported better financial results even as revenue fell at its Las Vegas casinos. The Las Vegas company separately announced new gaming development deals in California and Florida.
9:19 a.m.
Fire downtown destroys guest house, motor home
A late-night fire Monday near downtown Las Vegas destroyed a guest house and a motor home, and left one firefighter injured. Firefighters responded to the incident at 11:21 p.m. at 1704 Poplar Ave., said Las ...
9:11 a.m.
The next one out there
Will we even pretend to do anything to prevent the next mass shooting by a crazed loner?
2:02 a.m.
The way we fear now
The villains in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy are distinctive, even by the standards of summer-movie bad guys, in that they seek nothing but destruction.
2:01 a.m.
Give proper credit where it’s due
“You didn’t build that.”
2:01 a.m.
The launching pad
I can remember bad presidential campaigns in good times and good campaigns in bad times, but it is hard to recall a worse campaign in a worse time.
2:00 a.m.
UFC 150: A rundown of the pay-per-view on deck
Photo: Donald Cerrone answers a question during a news co With the rapid stream of events that’s now become the norm, the UFC is routinely reaching milestones. The Las Vegas-based promotion, for instance, put on its 2,000th fight last month at UFC 147 in Belo ...
2:00 a.m.
For Chinese students, Las Vegas offers crash course on American culture
For Chinese students, Las Vegas offers crash course on American culture Desert heat, casinos seemingly on every block and, best of all, a shorter school day – this is Las Vegas for a group of students Chinese visiting the United States.
2:00 a.m.
Las Vegas area home values expected to rise over the next year
Photo: The housing market is picking up across the Las Ve Las Vegas Valley home values have sunk as low as they are expected to go and are poised to rise faster locally than nationally. Other real estate markets that got slammed during the recession also ...
2:00 a.m.
Study finds Allegiant, Spirit generate high percentage of revenue from ancillary sources
Study finds Allegiant, Spirit generate high percentage of revenue from ancillary sources A company that monitors special airline fees says Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air generated 27 percent of its revenue from ancillary sources, the third-highest percentage among 50 airlines worldwide.
2:00 a.m.
PBS’ ‘History Detectives’ take on case of Henderson resident’s WWII-era artifact
Photo: A piece of a B-25 Mitchell bomber lies on a table When Louis Atkins arrived to work on Monday morning, July 30, 1945, he found a small hunk of metal sitting in his midtown Manhattan office in New York City. The mangled piece of metal was ...
2:00 a.m.
Ex-N.M. governor was lucky, not good
I’m always glad to see a third-party candidate get press, minor as it is, but Glenn Garvin’s column about former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson’s Libertarian Party bid for president sounds more like a copy ...
2:00 a.m.

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