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April 17, 2014

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Photo: A view of the Peace Palace, a Unification Church c
After ‘refocusing of the vision of God,’ Peace Palace on track to be finished by year’s end
They’re running behind schedule, but followers of the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon are still bringing a “Peace Palace” to America’s gambling mecca. The Unification Church, known for its mass weddings, extensive business holdings and cult-like founder, plans to finish construction of its 93,000-square-foot convention and training center on Bermuda Road at Sunset Road by year’s end. General contractor Steven Kwon attributed the delay to ...
Photo: Paul Beard, vice president and COO of the Smith Ce
Smith Center’s Paul Beard discusses the art of booking shows
Talking Broadway, jazz, Las Vegas talent and Laurie Anderson
Photo: Arturo Martinez-Sanchez kisses the gravesite of hi
Sun series ‘Grace Through Grief’ wins prestigious national Dart Award
Last year, the Las Vegas Sun presented a series that followed the family of Arturo Martinez-Sanchez as they rebuilt their lives after the killings of Arturo's wife and daughter. Today, the Sun was awarded...
Photo: Arturo Martinez-Sanchez arranges purple and red fl
Martinez family settles into work, school routine in North Las Vegas
It's been two years since the killings of Yadira Sanchez and her 10-year-old daughter Karla in their home on Robin Street. Husband and father Arturo Martinez-Sanchez survived a brutal bludgeoning, and his young sons were unharmed in the intruder's attack on the family. Last year, the Las Vegas Sun told the family's story of forgiveness and recovery in a series called "Grace through Grief: A Shattered Family Recovers." Here's an update on the family.
Photo: Henderson's Firefly Tapas Kitchen & Bar on Eastern
Firefly closes its Henderson restaurant
Firefly has been working to overcome the fallout from last year's salmonella outbreak at its original location.
Photo: Alfonso Cuaron, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and
Preview: Stars offer up-close auction items for annual Keep Memory Alive gala at MGM Grand
This year’s glittering event is a salute to Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Hosted by Sir Michael Caine, Quincy Jones and Kenny Ortega, the night also features entertainment by Carole King, Queen Latifah, Rita Moreno, Jordin Sparks, Andy Garcia, Ricky Martin and Jon Secada.
Photo: Jermaine Jackson and his wife, Halima, on ABC's
Jermaine Jackson’s reality TV fireworks on ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’
When Jermaine Jackson’s wife Halima was swapped with actor Daniel Baldwin’s ex Isabella Hoffman, she exposed his OCD tendencies and extraordinary hoarding of luggage, clothing, shoes and cologne — more than 100 bottles.
Photo: St. Patrick's Day @ O'Sheas
O’Sheas’ booze sales are intoxicating; Sebastian De-Bachery at Mandalay Bay
Former Planet Hollywood headliner Holly Madison is opening her burlesque-themed speakeasy 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque on Thursday evening at Mandalay Place, but she’s still holding the remote for a TV project ...
Bundy, supporters make us look bad
I hope I’m not the only Nevada resident sickened by the fact that federal officials caved in to Cliven Bundy and his band of well-armed supporters.
Bundy’s win sends the wrong message
It is time for Nevada to man up and uphold the laws of the land. Since when did America start negotiating with terrorists? Cliven Bundy has blatantly broken the law and, even in the face of compromise, could not show humility or respect.
The oldest hatred, forever young
Most of the hate crimes in the United States don’t take the fatal form that the shootings in Kansas over the weekend did, and most aren’t perpetrated by villains as bloated with rage and blinded by conspiracy theories as the person accused in this case, Frazier Glenn Miller. He’s an extreme, not an emblem.
Go ahead, Vladimir, make my day
So the latest news is that President Vladimir Putin of Russia has threatened to turn off gas supplies to Ukraine if Kiev doesn’t pay its overdue bill, and, by the way, Ukraine’s pipelines are the transit route for 15 percent of gas consumption for Europe. If I’m actually rooting for Putin to go ahead and shut off the gas, does that make me a bad guy?
Has GM pulled a Pinto?
In the late 1960s, a charismatic vice president at Ford Motor Co. decided to bring out a low-priced car that could be produced for little money while bringing in huge profits. The executive’s name was Lee Iacocca, and the Ford Pinto he championed became one of the most infamous models in U.S. automotive history. Why? Because to save money, Ford released a car that could explode in even low-speed rear-end collisions.

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