January 24, 1996 |
This was the players' last real day off before Super Bowl XXX. Some said they would shop. Some said they would sleep. Dallas guard Nate Newton, overcome by shyness, gave reporters his room number at the Cowboys' team hotel and said he would have a buffet set up for questioners. And Pittsburgh linebacker Kevin Greene? He's doing Vegas. He's doing wrestling. He's doing Hulk Hogan. "Apparently the Hulkster's got some kind of Lear Jet," said Greene, who took a couple of teammates with him to do some kind of unspecified promotional thing at one of Hogan's wrestling deals in Las Vegas.
August 15, 1992 |
A man and a woman who authorities said used a counterfeit credit card to get a $15,000 cash advance at the Sands Casino in Atlantic City have been arrested and charged with fraud. State police spokesman John Hagerty identified the two as Alicia Whitman, 24, of East Palmdale, Calif., and Mansfield Frazier, 49, of Cleveland. The two were being held in the Atlantic City Jail yesterday awaiting a bail hearing. Hagerty said Whitman and Frazier were being investigated by state police and Secret Service for similar thefts in other Atlantic City casinos and in gambling establishments in Las Vegas and elsewhere.
March 31, 2000 |
Even while Andy Ashby was throwing his final pitches of the spring yesterday, the buses were idling in the parking lot outside Jack Russell Stadium. Inside the clubhouse, the equipment crew hurriedly packed the bat bags. It was moving day. Within an hour after losing, 5-2, to the Pittsburgh Pirates in front of a smallish, sun-soaked crowd, the Phillies were off to Tampa International Airport for a flight to Las Vegas. The team's 54th spring in Clearwater is over. In the next three days, the Phils will complete their exhibition schedule with two games in Las Vegas and one in Seattle.
March 3, 2000 |
The name is Danny Gans. It doesn't ring a bell? Well, unless you've spent some time in Las Vegas during the last five years or happened to catch Gans when he headlined at Caesars last year, there's not much reason to connect with the name. However, there are those in television and record producing betting that that's going to change. They think Gans - who is back at Caesars this weekend - has what it takes to hit big-time stardom. The singer-comedian-impressionist-actor has been waiting a long time, performing for the most part in relative obscurity.
April 23, 1998 |
Oscar De La Hoya and Julio Cesar Chavez will fight on Sept. 18 in Las Vegas in a rematch of the bout that helped catapult De La Hoya to stardom. The fight is contingent on both boxers winning fights before the scheduled rematch. De La Hoya defends his WBC welterweight title June 13 against Patrick Charpentier in El Paso, Texas. Chavez will fight an undetermined opponent June 25. De La Hoya stopped a bleeding Chavez in the fourth round of their June 7, 1996, fight for the WBC junior welterweight title held by Chavez.
January 24, 1992 |
If the bad-boy governor of the bayou has his way, he could be throwing craps in New Orleans by 1993. Which might spare him another New Year's flight to Las Vegas. Edwin W. Edwards - the irrepressible rogue of Louisiana politics who pledged to straighten out his act if voters elected him to a historic fourth term as governor - is up to his games of old. Not all of them, mind you, just a few selected games of chance. And while he's at it, Edwards would also like to open up a few more forms of wagering to the people of the Pelican State.
September 9, 1999 |
Orlin Norris will be Mike Tyson's first opponent since Tyson's release from a Maryland jail. The 12-round fight on Oct. 23 is signed for the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and will be televised on Showtime, the Associated Press said. That will be the second bout of the year for Tyson, who was released May 24 from a Maryland jail, where he had served 31/2 months for assaulting two motorists over a fender-bender. Norris was the second choice to fight the 33-year-old former undisputed heavyweight champion.
January 6, 2004 |
A shocked nation struggles to sort it all out. Maybe it was a game of nuptial chicken, an "I'll-do-it-if-you-will" dare that veered off the rails. Perhaps it was a reeling, wee-hour lurch down the aisle, a lubricated ritual with Jim Beam as best man. Whatever the reason, pop star Britney Spears' 5:30 a.m. marriage at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas on Saturday - and her application for annulment within 12 hours - has sealed her divadom and earned her a reputation as an all-time celebrity flake.
March 18, 1992 |
Wonder how eager Randall Cunningham is to get on with the 1992 football season? Consider this: Next week, the Eagles' multimillionaire quarterback has arranged what may be the most expensive game of catch ever played. At his own expense, Cunningham is flying his favorite passing targets, Keith Byars, Keith Jackson, Fred Barnett and Calvin Williams, out to his alma mater, the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, for a full week of rigorous training. Cunningham's buddy Eric Dickerson, of the Indianapolis Colts, is expected to join them.
August 24, 1987 |
Nobody wants you If nobody calls. Pretend if you want to Talk to the walls. - From "Nobody Wants You," by Garry Waite This is a town of great teeth and shattered dreams. Garry Waite has seen them both. He has seen smoky bars and vital pulpotomies, broken hearts and porcelain fused to high noble metal. He is Dr. Garry Waite, country singer/songwriter and doctor of dental surgery, a strummin' and pickin' endodontic fool. "Music," says the 40-year-old artist, "has always been a big part of my life.