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February 26, 2012 | By Cristina Silva, Associated Press
LAS VEGAS - In one room, a ghastly photo wall of bloody, uncensored images showcases the mob's greatest hits. In another, visitors are taught to load a revolver. And for when a gun just won't do, a collection of household items - a shovel, a hammer, a baseball bat, an ice pick - show the creative side of some of America's most notorious killers. Sin City is honoring one of its earliest relationships with the grand opening of a museum dedicated to the mobsters that made this desert town.
NEWS
October 3, 2001 | By David Patrick Stearns INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
After a week of inspired music-making and grateful audiences, the Philadelphia Orchestra arrived in good, chatty spirits at the Las Vegas airport, the midpoint of its current U.S. tour, with rows of slot machines and gaudy-clothes shops unsuccessfully beckoning en route to the baggage carousels. Once on the bus to the Regent hotel, however, everyone fell eerily silent as the city's skyline came into view. Even youthful cellist Bob Cafaro, always eager to share his stash of health food with the other players, quit passing around his bag of organic raisins.
NEWS
December 12, 1987 | By Robin Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Merle Haggard is playing the Golden Nugget, the Oak Ridge Boys are at Caesar's Palace and Charlie Pride is at the Desert Inn. But, of course, that's all academic to two City Council members who will be spending the next several days in Las Vegas. They will be attending seminars and workshops on such topics as "Capital Ideas for Infrastructure Financing," and "Facilitating Compliance with Title III of Superfund. " Council members Joan L. Krajewski and Ann J. Land leave today for the National League of Cities annual convention, being held in Las Vegas through Wednesday.
SPORTS
March 25, 1987 | By Glen Macnow, Inquirer Staff Writer
The best thing that happened to the University of Nevada at Las Vegas basketball team this week was the worst thing that could happen to Las Vegas. Or, more specifically, UNLV's ascent to the Final Four means a real financial loss for the gambling capital of America. "On the one hand, the whole town is going crazy for the team. Everyone is excited," said Keith Glantz, director of the Palace Station race and sports book. "On the other hand, this isn't exactly helping the betting and sports- book industry.
SPORTS
April 5, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
The Oakland Athletics still are throwing snake eyes in their temporary home in Las Vegas. Melvin Nieves's RBI bloop single in the 15th inning gave the visiting Detroit Tigers, who earlier blew a seven-run lead, a 10-9 win yesterday over winless Oakland in a game that featured five homers. The Tigers' Travis Fryman and the Athletics' Scott Brosius each homered twice. Bobby Higginson also connected for Detroit in a game that lasted 4 hours, 47 minutes. "We need to win a game, period," Brosius said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 1987 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
If Hollywood maintains the current rate of burned-out-cop movies through the year, we are going to need an urn in the local cineplex by midsummer. Following in the cinders of Number One With a Bullet and Lethal Weapon comes Burt Reynolds in Heat - and there is a sparkle to his performance that's been sorely missed in his recent films. In Heat, Reynolds is a private bodyguard, rather than a sullen detective as played by Robert Carradine and Mel Gibson, but the odd blend of enforcer and ennui is pretty much the same.
NEWS
February 13, 1987 | By Michael Capuzzo, Inquirer Staff Writer (Contributing to this report were United Press International, the Associated Press and Reuters.)
Fans, family and the famous bade farewell to Liberace yesterday at a funeral service in Las Vegas, tearfully singing his theme song, "I'll Be Seeing You," at a church near the glittering Strip where he performed for five decades. More than 1,000 people, including Rich Little, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Goulet and Donald O'Connor, crowded into St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church. "He loved his work, he loved his audiences and they knew it," Goulet said in the eulogy. "His entertaining was his way of returning to the people the gift that was given to him. " The crowd included Liberace's sister Angie, and his sister-in-law, Dora Liberace.
BUSINESS
January 31, 2013
Spirit Airlines will begin daily nonstop flights to Las Vegas from Philadelphia International Airport on April 25. The Miramar, Fla.-based carrier earlier announced it will begin daily service to Dallas-Fort Worth on April 4, and seasonal nonstop flights to Myrtle Beach, S.C. on April 25.     - Linda Loyd
NEWS
October 15, 2010 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
A mother and son who are wanted in a Las Vegas homicide may have fled to Philadelphia, investigators said. The FBI is helping the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department search for Michelle Costello, 43, and her 19-year-old son, Peter, who police believe left Las Vegas after the Sept. 20 slaying of Costello's husband. Authorities have not released the cause of death or the name of the victim, who was the son's stepfather, Las Vegas police Detective Jason McCarthy said. Neither Michelle nor Peter Costello has a violent criminal record, McCarthy said.
NEWS
December 8, 1988 | By Emilie Lounsberry, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reputed mob soldier Nicholas Milano, who has been a fugitive since July 1987, was apprehended Tuesday night in Las Vegas after he was spotted earlier in the day with a longtime friend of convicted Philadelphia mob boss Nicodemo Scarfo, Philadelphia police said. Milano, 28, a former resident of the 2500 block of Clarion Street, remained in custody last night in Las Vegas after a federal magistrate ordered his immediate return to Philadelphia. Defense attorney Oscar Goodman, who represented Milano during the court appearance, said in a telephone interview last night that Milano did not contest his return to Philadelphia because "he knows he's going to be found not guilty back there.
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SPORTS
July 13, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
LAS VEGAS - The 76ers were the laughingstock of the NBA for the last three seasons. They were the butt of jokes on late-night talk shows. Their attendance was spotty and they were in the national media spotlight only when they were about to break another futility record. It appears that those days may finally be over. The Sixers have been the main attraction at the NBA Summer League. National publications and out-of-town newspapers have been covering their games in addition to a nice contingent of Philadelphia media.
BUSINESS
May 4, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Universal Health Services Inc. has agreed to buy out minority interests in its six acute-care hospitals in the Las Vegas area, including one under construction, for $445 million, the King of Prussia company said Monday. Las Vegas is UHS's largest market, accounting for 13 percent of its $9 billion in revenue last year, UHS's annual report said. "This transaction reflects our continued confidence in the performance of our hospitals in the Las Vegas market," Alan B. Miller, UHS's founder and chief executive officer, said in a news release.
BUSINESS
March 3, 2016
Brendan McCorkle , chief executive of Philadelphia-based medical-software app developer CloudMine , flew to Las Vegas because that's where his firm's clients and prospects are congregating. He was bound for HIMSS , the conclave of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society , which McCorkle calls "the biggest health-care technology meeting of the year," collecting hospitals, drugmakers, drug researchers, cost accountants, and the mobile health-application developers who increasingly monitor our vital signs and medical therapies for all those groups.
NEWS
January 5, 2016
LAS VEGAS police have identified two officers who shot and killed a man holding a cellphone that was mistaken for a gun. Police said Sgt. Robert Bohanon, 37, and Officer Blake Walford, 27, are currently on routine administrative leave. The officers were assisting U.S. marshals in arresting 23-year-old Keith Childress Jr., who was convicted last month of multiple crimes in Arizona including armed robbery and aggravated assault. Police confronted him Thursday and ordered him to drop what they thought was a gun in his right hand.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
It's a really slow nonnews day in Tattle when we lead with an item involving . Huckabee, the diet yo-yo-ing former Arkansas governor who has as much chance to be president as Tattle does, tends not to make our radar. But he did make the radar of RadarOnline.com. Huckabee, one of leading morality voices in the GOP, was recently photographed with a prostitute in Carson City, Nev., during a campaign stop. Huckabee was on his way to the Venetian in Las Vegas for the last Republican debate.
NEWS
December 23, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Staff Writer
Five Delaware Valley University wrestlers and their coach were among dozens of people injured Sunday night in Las Vegas when a driver allegedly drove intentionally onto a crowded sidewalk, killing a 32-year-old Arizona woman. The students, along with Steve Cantrell, the university's director of athletics and head wrestling coach, were treated at a local hospital, according to the Bucks County university. The men, in Las Vegas for a wrestling tournament, the Desert Duals, suffered "mostly bumps, bruises, and a few cuts from the glass," said Laurie Ward, chief marketing and communications officer for the school.
NEWS
December 11, 2015 | Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
The WPHT station promo says it so well. "Your grandfather listened.  Your mother listened. And now you listen. " History records that Frank Sinatra died in 1998, but Sid Mark has kept the Chairman of the Board alive by continuing one of the most remarkable tribute shows in radio history. "I'm blown away by it," said Pierre Robert, who has been at WMMR for 34 years. "I don't think we'll see anything like it any time in the near future. " For four hours each week, Mark opens up his vast vault of Sinatra records and takes listeners for a brisk walk down memory lane.
NEWS
November 13, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
In poker, there's no such thing as "inevitable. " But this week, Joe McKeehen came as close to that label as possible. On Tuesday night, the 24-year-old North Wales man, the runaway favorite in the World Series of Poker, won the championship title, a hulking diamond bracelet, and the $7.68 million grand prize. A day after the win, after partying and catching up on sleep, McKeehen remained his typical understated self. "It's something you don't do every day. You don't go on TV and play a game for way, way, way too much money," he said from his suite at the Rio in Las Vegas.
NEWS
November 2, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
T he other day at the Metropolitan Opera, Philadelphia tenor Stephen Costello was about to sing his second-act aria in a Rigoletto rehearsal when Plácido Domingo walked in, just to watch. "Which wasn't intimidating at all," Costello said with molto irony. But the elder tenor-turned-baritone later ran into Costello in the Met cafeteria - a little hard to imagine - praised him to the skies, suggested he investigate a certain kind of phrasing favored by Enrico Caruso. "He's like this grandfather . . . he just makes you feel so good," Costello said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
IN ANOTHER case at the intersection of economics and politics, a measure dubbed the "Britney bill" is a step closer to becoming law. What is the so-called "Britney bill"? It's a bill that would exempt stars who play at least four nights in Atlantic City from having to pay state income taxes on all shows in New Jersey that year, and the bill got its name because it encourages the sort of multinight engagements that Britney Spears , Celine Dion , Motley Crue and other artists have done in Las Vegas.
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