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  • Heart Attack Grill Owner Serves 8,000-Calorie Burger (folks over 350 pounds eat for FREE!)

    10/19/2011 4:46:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/11/11 | Mikaela Conley
    Heart Attack Grill Owner Serves 8,000-Calorie BurgerBy Mikaela Conley | ABC News – Tue, Oct 11, 2011 If you’re going to laugh in the face of obesity by opening a restaurant that serves an 8,000-calorie burger, you might as well open it in Sin City. And that’s just what Heart Attack Grill owner Jon Basso is doing. On Wednesday, the owner opens the doors to his third Heart Attack Grill location, this time in Las Vegas. The restaurant offers a Quadruple Bypass Burger that contains four beef patties, cheese, bacon and reportedly, about 8,000 calories. Along with its staple sandwich,...
  • Reid Applauds Decision Allowing DesertXpress Project to Move Forward

    10/27/2011 4:11:10 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 63 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ^ | October 26, 2011 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Surface Transportation Board to permit high-speed rail project that will create more than 32,000 Nevada jobs October 26, 2011 Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid today applauded the decision by the Department of Transportation’s bipartisan Surface Transportation Board (STB) to grant an exemption for DesertXpress to build and operate a 190-mile high-speed rail line between Las Vegas and Southern California that could create more than 32,000 Nevada jobs.  “I’m pleased that the DesertXpress project is getting the green light to proceed, which will not only put tens of thousands of Nevadans to work but ultimately bring more tourists to...
  • Only in America: Las Vegas to open 'ultra gun lounge' where guests are trained by 'gun girls'

    10/27/2011 6:52:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies ^ | 27 October, 2011 | Travelmail Reporter
    Las Vegas is well known as a destination where – if such things are to your liking – you can indulge in a few days of heavy gambling and partying. But now it seems that visitors to Sin City will be able to try their hand at another, rather more dangerous pastime – shooting automatic weapons. Before the year is out, America’s most notorious city will see the doors open on a club where guests will be allowed – and encouraged – to fire high-powered rifles. The brainchild of Genghis Cohen, the impresario behind Tabu, an infamous club at the...
  • Las Vegas still fumes over 2-year-old Obama remark

    10/24/2011 9:03:21 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 10-24-11 | Cristina Silva
    *snip* But some Nevada state officials and residents of this economically ravaged state have been fuming over comments they perceived as rants against the tourism industry since he first made them two years ago, and Republicans are hoping that fury will point voters in their direction. The friction resurfaced as Obama visited a Las Vegas neighborhood Monday as part of a nationwide tour to sell his jobs plan. The stop came as Republican presidential candidates, business titans and former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman maintain that Obama has twice disparaged Las Vegas tourism - this Western swing state's largest employer....
  • Las Vegas fumes over Obama's anti-tourism rant

    10/24/2011 4:42:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 24, 2011 | CRISTINA SILVA
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- President Barack Obama has a Sin City problem that won't go away. Obama is counting on Nevada's support for reelection next year. He easily won the Las Vegas Valley in 2008 and will probably win the largely Democratic, urban center again next year.
  • Wynn Slams Obama On Business: "Responsible For Fear In America" (Audio, included)

    07/18/2011 6:01:58 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 58 replies
    (AUDIO AT LINK) Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts, trashed President Obama on a company conference call today. Below are the most damning portions of the call: I believe in Las Vegas. I think its best days are ahead of it. But I'm afraid to do anything in the current political environment in the United States.
  • Las Vegas Mayor Goodman: I'll Give Obama the Boot Back to Washington

    02/06/2010 1:09:17 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies · 754+ views ^ | February 02, 2010 | mghoft
    Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman blasted Obama after the president's latest attack on Las Vegas
  • Mayor 'bans' Barack Obama from Las Vegas for sins against the city

    02/19/2010 10:55:57 PM PST · by AKSurprise · 17 replies · 1,525+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 02/20/10 | Chris Ayers
    The list of people banned from Las Vegas is a litany of dishonour. But among the swindlers, fixers and mobsters — many of their mugshots displayed on the Nevada Gaming Commission’s website under the heading Excluded, Wanted & Denied — is a new and rather unlikely name: that of Barack H. Obama, of Washington. “I want to assure you that when he comes [here], I’ll do everything I can to give him the boot,” growled Oscar Goodman, the Mayor of Las Vegas, before Air Force One swooped down over Sin City’s infamous “Strip” for a presidential visit that was expected...
  • Las Vegas Mayor Goodman rejects Obama invitation

    02/19/2010 3:26:10 AM PST · by Rennes Templar · 38 replies · 1,299+ views ^ | Feb. 18, 2010
    Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - Mayor Oscar Goodman refused an invitation to meet with President Obama who is in Las Vegas to host a town hall meeting. Mayor Goodman called President Obama a slow learner after he told Americans not to blow money on a weekend in Las Vegas if they were saving to put their kids through college. "I've got other things to do quite frankly for my constituents here in Las Vegas who rely on me to do the right thing as a mayor," explained Mayor Goodman. Mayor Goodman has more important things like attend budget meetings during...
  • Obama Backs Down After Anti-Vegas Remarks

    02/04/2010 8:32:22 AM PST · by boughtwithaprice · 12 replies · 585+ views
    I know a similar article has already been posted, but I wanted to excerpt a specific quote. Just too good. Excerpt as follows: Goodman said he thought Obama had a "psychological hang-up" of using Las Vegas as an example of excessive spending, and that this time, an apology wouldn't be enough. "He has to step up right away and say, you know, he wasn't thinking," Goodman said. "Sometimes when he's not using his monitors and reading what he says, he doesn't think. And this is one of those times he didn't think, and he should straighten out the record because...
  • Las Vegas mayor: Obama has hang-up about our city

    02/04/2010 4:08:42 AM PST · by Scanian · 26 replies · 864+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 3, 2010 | NEWSCORE
    Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman on Wednesday said President Barack Obama was a “real slow learner” for once again insulting Sin City as a place of reckless spending, the Las Vegas Sun reported. “He has a real psychological hang-up about the entertainment capital of the world,” Goodman said during a press conference called in response to Obama’s latest Vegas gaffe. “I want to assure you, when he comes, I’ll do everything I can to give him the boot back to Washington to visit his failures back there,” Goodman told reporters. Goodman, who switched party affiliation from Democrat to Independent last...
  • President Obama Again Criticizes Trips to Las Vegas

    02/02/2010 7:43:37 PM PST · by School of Rational Thought · 32 replies · 582+ views
    Las Vegas Now ^ | 02/02/2010 | NA
    President Obama is catching heat from Nevada lawmakers and business leaders regarding his comments Tuesday criticizing trips to Las Vegas. During the president's town hall meeting in Nashua, New Hampshire, he discussed the need to curb spending during tough economic times. "When times are tough, you tighten your belts," the president said. "You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college."
  • Reid to Obama: Lay off Vegas

    02/02/2010 3:23:35 PM PST · by mdittmar · 30 replies · 914+ views
    politico ^ | 2/2/10 | MANU RAJU
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid chided President Barack Obama Tuesday for making Las Vegas a “poster child” for excessive spending. “I just spoke to the White House and told them that while the president is correct that people saving for college need to be fiscally responsible, the president needs to lay off Las Vegas and stop making it the poster child for where people shouldn't be spending their money,” Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, said in a statement.  Speaking about government spending at a New Hampshire town hall earlier today, Obama said “when times are tough, you tighten your belts.”...
  • Obama takes another dig at Las Vegas

    02/02/2010 1:54:17 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 33 replies · 1,090+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02/02/10 | Jordan Fabian
    President Barack Obama took another dig at Las Vegas at his New Hampshire town hall Tuesday after similar remarks got him into hot water last year. Obama said that people should now "blow a bunch of cash in Vegas" during a tough recession. Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman called for Obama to apologize after he made comparable comments last February. "When times are tough, you tighten your belts," he said at the forum." You don’t go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don’t blow a bunch of cash in Vegas when you’re trying to save...
  • Wynn CEO Goes On Epic Anti-Obama Rant On Company Conference Call

    07/18/2011 5:21:14 PM PDT · by CharlyFord · 64 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jul. 18, 2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Who doesn't love a good rant? We certainly do, I believe in Las Vegas. I think its best days are ahead of it. But I'm afraid to do anything in the current political environment in the United States. You watch television and see what's going on on this debt ceiling issue. And I'm saying it bluntly, that this administration is the greatest wet blanket to business, and progress and job creation in my lifetime. Well, my customers and the companies that provide the vitality for the hospitality and restaurant industry, in the United States of America, they are frightened of...
  • Steve Wynn: Obama a bad bet for biz (another one seeing the light)

    07/19/2011 6:00:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/19/11
    The man who played a major role in revitalizing Las Vegas is bashing President Barack Obama as “the greatest wet blanket to business, progress and job creation in my lifetime.” Speaking to investors on a Monday conference call, casino developer Steve Wynn - calling himself a “Democratic businessman” - went on an extended rant against Obama and his policies. His customers and the companies he works with “are frightened of this administration,” he said, “and it makes you slow down and not invest your money. Everybody complains about how much money is on the side in America.” “Until we change...
  • Wynn Resorts CEO Rips Obama In Earnings Conference Call With Analysts

    07/19/2011 8:23:13 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies
    Wynn Resorts CEO Rips Obama In Earnings Conference Call With Analysts By Noel Sheppard Created 07/19/2011 - 9:50am Whenever a prominent business leader like Warren Buffett says anything good about the current White House resident, the media are quick to report it. I highly doubt anti-Obama comments made Monday by Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn during an earnings conference call with analysts will get anywhere near that kind of attention (video follows with transcript and commentary): William Lerner - Deutsche Bank Securities Steve, just 2 development questions for you. One in Macau, one in Vegas. Does it -- maybe...
  • Racing world mourns the loss of Dan Wheldon

    10/17/2011 2:59:27 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 6 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 10.17.11 | Chris Symeon
    Dan Wheldon was hugely popular and greatly admired by his fans and fellow competitors around the auto racing world. His tragic death in a crash during Sunday's IndyCar race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has the auto racing community in a deep state of mourning. Wheldon was an inspiration to all in the sport. He will be sorely missed. In what was figured to be one of the most thrilling IZOD IndyCar Series races in memory suddenly turned into the racing circuit's darkest moment. Wheldon, 33, was involved in a horrific 15-car crash on lap 11 that sent his car...
  • USC-Utah game isn't one for (Vegas) books

    09/11/2011 8:00:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 10 , 2011 | Gary Klein and Baxter Holmes
    USC's 23-14 victory over Utah sent Las Vegas sports books into a tizzy Saturday night. The game originally ended with USC winning, 17-14. But two hours after the game, the Pacific 12 Conference overruled game officials who had not allowed a last-second touchdown by USC's Torin Harris after a blocked field-goal attempt. Contacted about the finish by The Times, a supervisor at the MGM Mirage Sports Book said, "That cost us huge. We needed USC to cover the 8½ and when they didn't allow that touchdown, that killed us."
  • Reid: On 9/11, Remember Our Challenges

    09/09/2011 2:16:44 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 11 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ^ | September 9, 2011 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    "My fellow Nevadans and I join the rest of this great nation in remembrance of the tragic events of that fateful day 10 year ago. And we will mourn the thousands of innocent lives lost in New York, Pennsylvania and the Pentagon. "We will never forget the events of that Tuesday morning, which dawned so clear and blue, or how they changed our nation. "But we should also remember the spirit of unity and determination that blossomed amidst the darkness of that day. "In the weeks and months that followed, we were not Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, Red states and Blue...
  • Report: Las Vegas’ recovery hurt by lack of education, diversification

    09/09/2011 3:29:40 PM PDT · by redreno · 30 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 | 9:01 p.m. | By Steve Kanigher
    Las Vegas’ attempt to turn the corner on the recession has been made more difficult by a lack of educated workers coupled with reliance on industries most vulnerable to the recession. That’s what can be drawn from a report issued by the Brookings Institution think tank in Washington. Brookings found that cities with the lowest unemployment rates tended to be those that have enough educated workers to fill available jobs along with industries that are either growing or more resistant to recession. The report, co-authored by Brookings senior research analyst Jonathan Rothwell and think tank fellow and Research Director Alan...
  • Reid dismisses Rubio's call for Congress to authorize regime change in Libya

    03/31/2011 5:18:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies ^ | March 31, 2011 | George Bennett
    While many Republicans have questioned U.S. military strikes in Libya and the Obama administration has emphasized limits on America's role, freshman GOP Sen. Marco Rubio says Congress should go beyond President Obama's stated goals and authorize the removal of Moammar Gadhafi. Rubio outlined his position in a letter to Senate leaders late Wednesday. A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., dismissed Rubio's proposal today and endorsed a scaled-back U.S. role, The Washington Post reported. Rubio's call for regime change circulated on Capitol Hill today while the United States was handing off command of the air campaign to NATO...
  • Harry Reid: “Marco Rubio has to understand who he is…” (Marco Rubio responds)

    05/04/2011 8:15:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/04/2011 | John Sexton
    About two weeks ago, Harry Reid was interviewed for a Hispanic-oriented political show called Mariowire. The interviewer asks Reid for his opinion of Marco Rubio whom, he notes, talks like a member of the GOP despite the fact that he is “Latino.” Listen to Reid’s response: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Given all the race-baiting that the left is flinging around these days, I want to be careful not to overstate what’s in this clip. I also don’t want to understate it. It sounds to me as if Reid is saying that–by aligning himself with the Tea Party or...
  • VIDEO: Harry Reid: Marco Rubio ‘Has to Understand Who He Is and Who He Represents’

    05/04/2011 10:07:59 AM PDT · by · 6 replies
    Leave it to Harry Reid to be completely condescending and get away with it because he’s a Democrat and has the protection of a double-standard. Imagine if a Republican even implied the following statements. During a sit down interview with a Latino news service, Reid said that Sen. Marco Rubio “has to understand who he is and who he represents.” As Larry O’ Connor from notes, “The ethnic implication of Reid’s remarks bring to mind his statement from the 2010 election when he declared “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican.”
  • Harry Reid: "Marco Rubio Has To Understand Who He Is" (video)

    05/04/2011 7:08:29 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 17 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 4, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Sen. Harry Reid's "advice" to Sen. Marco Rubio: "Don't forget who he is. Marco Rubio was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is from Las Vegas, went to high school there. His cousin serves in the Nevada State Legislature. Marco Rubio has to understand who he is and who he represents. He doesn't represent the tea party. He represents the state of Florida, the third largest populated state in the country, [that] has all kind of problems and he has to recognize that."
  • Gov. Brown calls for action on clean energy

    08/31/2011 2:52:53 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 17 replies ^ | 08/30/2011 | Dana Hull
    LAS VEGAS -- In his first out-of-state trip since taking office in January, California Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he plans to forge ahead with aggressive renewable energy policies amid growing evidence of climate change. "Climate change has become more obvious, and we see great opportunity in investing in wind, solar and energy efficiency, or 'negawatts,'" Brown told a gathering here of 700 clean energy advocates. "This is like the computer industry when it first started. It starts small and it keeps growing. We're not going to ever not need energy." Brown was one of several high-profile speakers at...
  • Royal Marine killed in Afghanistan sends mates to Las Vegas in his will

    08/31/2011 5:52:20 AM PDT · by Caulkhead · 4 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 30th August 2011 | Anna Edwards
    A heroic Royal Marine's last wish to see his friends and their girlfriends enjoy a a dream holiday has come true, after the group went on a spectacular trip to Las Vegas. Generous David Hart, 23, took out life insurance before he went to war-torn Afghanistan last year. The Royal Marine, of 40 Commando, was killed by a Taliban roadside bomb in the Helmand-province of Sangin in July last year. In a heartbreaking letter, which was only opened after he had died, his shocked friends discovered the big-hearted soldier had bequeathed them £100,000 to fund the luxurious break. Read more:...
  • The Mortgage Hangover: A Bronx boom-and-bust story shows why the nation hasn't yet recovered...

    08/21/2011 11:48:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2011 | Nicole Gelinas
    A Bronx boom-and-bust story shows why the nation hasn’t yet recovered from the financial crisis. As the American economy limps through its second “recovery summer,” hobbled by trillions of dollars in bubble-era debt, politicians and regulators should take a long look at an unlikely place: Kingsbridge, a neighborhood in the northwest Bronx. In some ways, Kingsbridge’s credit-bubble experience was no different from the rest of the nation’s. As the bubble reached its greatest size in late 2006 and early 2007, the financial system—aided by dizzyingly intricate instruments and coddled by the government, which had long kept investors from facing the...
  • Economy puts pinch on Las Vegas strip clubs

    08/01/2011 9:34:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    AP ^ | July 31, 2011
    LAS VEGAS—Las Vegas strip clubs are feeling the pinch of the economy and are offering discounts and freebies to keep customers coming through the doors. Cheetah's offers two-for-one lap dances every afternoon, while Treasures provides a free buffet in the early evening, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The Can Can Room and Crazy Horse III have both halved the price of a lap dance, which usually costs $20 for three to four minutes at an all-nude club or two minutes at a topless joint.
  • Wife calls fatal Vegas casino punch self-defense

    07/09/2011 9:13:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 8, 2011 | KEN RITTER
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The wife of a Florida high school football coach being held on a murder charge said Friday her husband was defending himself when he threw a punch that authorities say killed a Utah man in a Las Vegas Strip casino. Benjamin Hawkins, 37, pleaded not guilty Friday during a brief appearance before a Las Vegas judge. The judge scheduled a Tuesday bail hearing and set a July 21 date to hear evidence in the early Wednesday slaying of John Massie, 46, of Roy, Utah.
  • Breaking: Steve Wynn to run as independent

    06/30/2011 9:42:33 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 149 replies
    06/30/11 | b.b.e.b.
    My buddy was just in a focus group with Steve Wynn, where Steve told the group he is running as a independent, announcing Monday.
  • Nevada presidential debate postponed in hopes of Perry candidacy

    06/27/2011 7:06:49 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2011 | By Amy Gardner
    The organizers of the next presidential debate, scheduled for mid-July in Las Vegas, postponed the event Friday in anticipation of the entry of Texas Gov. Rick Perry into the race. “We’re waiting for Perry,” said Grover Norquist, the head of Americans for Tax Reform, which is co-sponsoring the debate with conservative Web site The Daily Caller. Norquist would not elaborate on how certain he is that Perry will run for president. But since former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney decided not to attend and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman is also unlikely to participate, it made sense to wait to see...
  • LA times: Leaving North Las Vegas no option for many 'underwater' homeowners

    05/31/2011 7:14:56 PM PDT · by vmpolesov · 43 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/31/2011 | By Ashley Powers and Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times
    Reporting from North Las Vegas, Nev.— Charles Mills can barely afford to stay here. But he also can't afford to move. That's why the 44-year-old heavy-equipment operator was preparing to leave his wife and young daughter here and go where he could find work — the Oklahoma oil fields. Mills has a mortgage to pay, even if its size pains him. He purchased his house in 2006 for $308,500. Current value: $105,797. "We talked about it: What can we do with the house?" Mills said. "Nobody's going to buy it. Nobody's going to rent it. If we walk away, my...
  • Romney nets big campaign bucks in Vegas

    05/18/2011 11:45:08 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 13 replies ^ | May 17, 2011 | Bruce Mehew
    (LAS VEGAS) – Likely GOP candidate Mitt Romney raised $10.25 million on Monday at a daylong fundraiser in Las Vegas. Romney’s finance chair, Spencer Zwick, said the former governor raised nearly twice as much money as he did in the 2008 presidential campaign, with twice as many backers at the one day event. With the help of Rep. Jason Chaffetz and other Utahns, Romney’s message of job growth and economic boost is clear. Romney said Obama’s economic plans have not worked and says Obama does not like free enterprise and capitalism. He says he wants to put America back on...
  • Las Vegas looks a lot like the new Detroit. Two one-industry towns where hard times hit.

    05/13/2011 6:45:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 05/13/2011 | Howard Gold
    LAS VEGAS (MarketWatch) — It was big news five years ago when Macau, the gambling mecca near Hong Kong, surpassed the Las Vegas Strip in gambling revenues. It’s no longer even close: Macau’s gambling revenues were four times those of the Strip in 2010. Iconic casino operators like Las Vegas Sands /quotes/comstock/13*!lvs/quotes/nls/lvs LVS +0.95% and Wynn Resorts /quotes/comstock/15*!wynn/quotes/nls/wynn WYNN +0.73% now get the lion’s share of their revenue and operating income from Macau and Asia. Read Howard Gold’s take on multinationals that have done well in China on Macau’s gains have come in the years since Las Vegas’s housing...
  • How Las Vegas can 'get its groove back'

    05/09/2011 6:30:14 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 8, 2011 | P.J. Gladnick
    Although Las Vegas has rebounded a bit from its economic slump of the past couple of years, it is nowhere near the good times it enjoyed in the past. The fact that President Obama criticized the idea of vacationing in Las Vegas didn’t exactly help matters. Here is what Obama said last year:"When times are tough, you tighten your belts. You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college."This remark, as well as others from Obama, drew sharp criticism from...
  • Mob of Thieves Swarms Las Vegas Convenience Store

    05/07/2011 2:49:24 PM PDT · by Justaham · 91 replies ^ | 5-5-11 | Aaron Drawhorn
    Caught on camera, a mob of young people bombarded the City Stop convenience store on Sunset Road and Pecos Road and stole $600 in merchandise. "It became a feeding frenzy," said City Stop owner Jon Athey. "They were in the store for three minutes and 30 seconds… It's a pretty scary thing." Athey says the crowd darted in and snatched numerous items from the store. "Beer to jerky to candy bars to soda, whatever hit their fancy… potato chips," he said. Athey says this tactic is known as a "swarm". After 42 years in the convenience store business, Athey says...
  • Mob of Thieves Swarms Las Vegas Convenience Store (Video at link)

    05/06/2011 7:18:21 AM PDT · by Keltik · 30 replies ^ | May 4, 2011 | Aaron Drawhorn
    LAS VEGAS - Caught on camera, a mob of young people bombarded the City Stop convenience store on Sunset Road and Pecos Road and stole $600 in merchandise. "It became a feeding frenzy," said City Stop owner Jon Athey. "They were in the store for three minutes and 30 seconds… It's a pretty scary thing." Athey says the crowd darted in and snatched numerous items from the store. "Beer to jerky to candy bars to soda, whatever hit their fancy… potato chips," he said. Athey says this tactic is known as a "swarm". After 42 years in the convenience store...
  • Mob of Thieves Swarms Las Vegas Convenience Store

    05/05/2011 6:00:07 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 65 replies
    8 News Now ^ | 5 May 11 | Aaron Drawhorn
    LAS VEGAS - Caught on camera, a mob of young people bombarded the City Stop convenience store on Sunset Road and Pecos Road and stole $600 in merchandise. "It became a feeding frenzy," said City Stop owner Jon Athey. "They were in the store for three minutes and 30 seconds… It's a pretty scary thing." Athey says the crowd darted in and snatched numerous items from the store. "Beer to jerky to candy bars to soda, whatever hit their fancy… potato chips," he said. Athey says this tactic is known as a "swarm". After 42 years in the convenience store...
  • Paris Hilton Prosecutor Arrested on Drug Charges

    03/21/2011 9:52:14 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 19 replies
    people ^ | 3-2011
    By Mark Gray Monday March 21, 2011 08:25 AM EDT Paris Hilton Prosecutor Arrested on Drug Charges The Las Vegas district attorney who helped prosecute Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars on separate drug charges in 2010 was arrested and booked into jail on drug charges of his own over the weekend. David Charles Schubert, 47, was booked into jail Saturday on a charge of possession of cocaine, according to jail records. The charge was the same on which Hilton and Mars were initially booked following their arrests last summer. The socialite and the musician both later struck plea deals. RELATED:...
  • Sahara hotel-casino in Las Vegas to close in May

    03/11/2011 8:32:10 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 11, 2011 | Ashley Powers and Jessica Gelt
    Reporting from Las Vegas and Los Angeles — The Sahara hotel-casino, a Rat Pack-era jewel of the Las Vegas Strip that age and a prolonged recession had tarnished, will close in May, owner SBE Entertainment announced Friday morning. Chief Executive Sam Nazarian, the Los Angeles nightclub impresario who purchased the Moroccan-themed casino in 2007 and vowed to restore its hipness, said in a statement that running the property was "no longer economically viable."
  • Losing freedom little by little

    03/04/2011 6:04:25 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 4, 2011 | Joseph Farah
    When the Transportation Security Agency began its intrusive new airport screening procedures last fall, I was sure Americans would rise up to the privacy violations and put an end to the program in short order. I predicted it would happen by Thanksgiving. Later I revised my prediction to Christmas. There was palpable anger expressed by Americans for two or three months. And then it subsided. One more nail in the coffin of American liberties. When was the last time you saw a news report about TSA abuses? It's yesterday's story. A new line in the sand has been drawn for...
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup: The Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway ~ Sunday 3/6/2011 3pm/ET ~ FOX

    03/01/2011 6:03:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 569 replies ^ | 3/1/11
    IT's Vegas, Baby!!! Only a couple weeks into the schedule in Nascar and we've already seen more changes than Anne Hathaway and all her dresses at the Academy Awards. To All the gas catch can men now unemployed, We thank you too for your service. God Bless Our Active and Reserve Duty Armed Forces personnel around the globe and their families too!
  • Reid takes on Old West, says time to ban brothels

    02/22/2011 12:08:53 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 76 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 22, 2011 | SANDRA CHEREB
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Harry Reid took aim at the world's oldest profession Tuesday, telling state lawmakers the time has come to have an adult conversation about Nevada's legal sex trade if the state hopes to succeed in the 21st century. The Democratic Senate majority leader's comments before a joint session of the Legislature came as owners, lobbyists and working girls for Nevada's brothel industry looked on from the gallery.
  • BYU Democrats, Republicans far from enemies

    02/18/2011 7:24:06 PM PST · by Colofornian · 4 replies
    BYU Daily Universe ^ | Feb. 18, 2011 | Hunter Schwarz
    The BYU Democrats and Republicans met to debate last week, but rather than take their usual stances, the two groups argued for issues opposite their political beliefs. Democrats took the side of laissez-faire capitalism while Republicans championed democratic socialism. While members of both clubs had to argue for ideas they didn’t necessarily believe in, they also found common ground. “Everybody has the capability to move on and be successful,” said Colleen McDermott, a member of the BYU Democrats from Las Vegas, arguing for the benefits lax government regulations in capitalist economies. McDermott cited President Obama and Democratic Senate majority leader...
  • UNLV president’s somber warning on budget cuts moves faculty to tears

    02/16/2011 5:21:39 PM PST · by bkopto · 49 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 | 2 a.m. | Anthony Ramirez
    In what must have been one of his most painful tasks in office, UNLV President Neal Smatresk warned faculty leaders Tuesday to prepare for a budget catastrophe — news that left some in tears. (SNIP) The faculty was angry and indignant. “I’m sick we are destroying much of what we’ve built,” said Cecilia Maldonado, an educational-leadership professor and chairwoman of the Senate. (SNIP) The emotion built again when Maldonado read a list of grievances, each beginning with “I’m sick.” She said she is sick of politicians caricaturing professors with “our fat salaries and easy living.” She said she is sick...
  • 'Conservative' joins homosexual lobby

    02/15/2011 5:19:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 14, 2011 | WorldNetDaily
    The former executive director for the American Conservative Union has agreed to serve on the advisory council for GOProud, a homosexual lobby that has approved of same-sex "marriage" and the repeal of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy that allowed homosexuals to serve in the military if they didn't make an issue of their lifestyle choice even though the law banned that. According to an announcement today from GOProud, Chuck Muth, the former executive director of the ACU, is joining the GOProud leadership team. Christopher Barron, chairman of GOProud's board, said in a prepared statement the organization was honored to...
  • Son of Las Vegas Judge Arrested in $1.5 Million Robbery at Bellagio Casino

    02/03/2011 7:58:20 PM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | 2-3-2011 | Staff
    The son of a Las Vegas judge has been arrested in connection with the $1.5 million robbery in December at the Bellagio casino, police announced Thursday Anthony Carleo, 29, is charged with robbery with use of a deadly weapon, burglary with use of a deadly weapon, and trafficking in a controlled substance, authorities said in a statement released to Carleo is the son of Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge George Assad"I think it goes without saying that as a father, I am devastated and heartbroken to see my son arrested under these circumstances, as is the rest of his...

    03/03/2008 9:36:56 AM PST · by jdm · 19 replies · 251+ views
    Right-Wing Nut House ^ | March 03, 2008 | by Rick Moran
    The feds are saying flatly that the Vegas ricin case is not related to terrorism but I’m not so sure. The man who was staying at the Vegas hotel and is in the hospital in critical condition, who almost certainly manufactured the ricin from raw castor beans by following instructions in what authorities described as an “a book on anarchy,” is apparently obsessed with domestic animals: Neighbors in Utah described Mr. Von Bergendorff as a peculiar loner commonly seen in brown slacks and a brown shirt. Pauline and Grant Dansie, who live three doors down from Mr. Tholen, said Mr....
  • Man pleads guilty in Las Vegas ricin case

    08/05/2008 5:03:19 PM PDT · by RDTF · 5 replies · 173+ views
    LA Times ^ | Aug 5, 2008 | Ashley Powers
    LAS VEGAS -- An unemployed graphic designer who told investigators that he found making ricin an "exotic idea" pleaded guilty Monday to possessing the deadly toxin in a hotel room here. Roger Bergendorff, 57, also pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge. (A second weapons charge was dropped.) He could face up to 20 years in prison at his Nov. 3 sentencing, though prosecutors are recommending that he serve a little more than three years. Bergendorff reportedly fantasized about harming people with the poison -- he had sketched an "injection delivery device" disguised as a pen -- but never carried...