July 13, 2016 |
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.
May 4, 2016 |
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.
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.
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.
December 30, 2015 |
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.
December 23, 2015 |
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.
December 11, 2015 |
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.
November 13, 2015 |
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.
November 2, 2015 |
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.
October 7, 2015 |
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.