February 26, 2012 |
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.
October 3, 2001 |
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.
December 12, 1987 |
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.
March 25, 1987 |
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.
April 5, 1996 |
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.
March 13, 1987 |
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.
February 13, 1987 |
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.
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
October 15, 2010 |
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.
December 8, 1988 |
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.