September 21, 2012 |
She of the black perfume, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame- preserved meat dress, and more outlandish costumes than a Halloween superstore in Vegas won't stage her Philly concert until February, but tickets go on sale Friday. The gig is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Wells Fargo Center, with prices ranging from $49.50 to $175. Eight other U.S. and Canadian dates on her Born This Way Ball tour, including Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on March 2, will also be up for grabs at 10 a.m. through www.LiveNation.com . The other gigs: Vancouver, Jan. 11. San Jose, Calif., Jan. 17. Los Angeles, Jan. 20. Las Vegas, Jan 25. Toronto, Feb. 8. Chicago, Feb. 13. Washington, D.C., Feb. 25. Two New York performances are among nine that go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept.
September 15, 2012 |
FactCheck.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. Is President Barack Obama down on Vegas? A new ad, running in Nevada, from a pro-Romney group employs a shortened quote from Obama that makes it seem as if he was telling people not to visit and spend money in the tourism hub. Not exactly. Making a point about belt-tightening in tough times, Obama told a crowd in New Hampshire in 2010, "You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college.
August 24, 2012
2 were suffocated by train's coal ELLICOTT CITY, Md. - Two young women were killed when a freight train derailed early Tuesday and toppled so much coal on them they couldn't breathe, authorities said Thursday. The bodies of Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr were found buried under coal but still seated on the edge of the bridge, police have said. They were not hit by the train, Howard County police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said. Both were 19. Nass attended James Madison University in Virginia and Mayr was a nursing student at the University of Delaware.
August 24, 2012
IN THE LATEST royal scandal, naked photos of Prince Harry - without his crown but apparently very much with his scepter - were posted by the website TMZ; the pix were taken in Las Vegas during a night that included a game of "naked billiards. " We thought the naked bike ride was gross. Naked billiards? Eeew. Second, while this is a particularly delicious chapter in the history of royal scandals, it bears reminding that the actual history of royal scandals goes back at least a thousand years (in the case of British monarchies, anyway)
August 20, 2012
LAS VEGAS - Police say a clerk at a Las Vegas Dairy Queen shot and killed a sword-wielding, masked man who tried to rob the restaurant. Detectives say the suspect was shot twice and was lying just outside the doors when officers arrived about 12:15 p.m. Sunday. The suspect died at a hospital. Metro Police Lt. Les Lane told the Las Vegas-Journa l that the sword was at least 3 feet long. Authorities said that the shooting appears to have been in self-defense but that detectives were investigating whether the gun used was properly registered.
July 15, 2012 |
Some people hate Vegas, some can't live without it. Count me somewhere in between. I've visited many times over the last 20 years, both for work and pleasure, and never fail to enjoy myself. I try to visit during the twice-yearly retail sales in late July and January for some amazing price reductions (room rates tend to be lower then, too). And even if you visit for just a night or two, Vegas is the ideal base to explore the natural wonders of the Southwest (I think the most memorable trip I've ever taken was a circle trip from Vegas to the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Monument Valley, and Mesa Verde, staying in the national park lodges)
July 12, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS — The pace inside UNLV's Mendenhall Center was frenetic with players running at breakneck speed, pushing the ball up the court and finishing with controlled rage. Jrue Holiday must have thought he had gone to basketball heaven. Indeed he has. The 76ers point guard is taking the first steps in what he hopes will someday get him where teammate Andre Iguodala currently finds himself — on the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team. "It's amazing," Holiday said after his Select team scrimmaged with Team USA over the weekend.
June 23, 2012 |
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - There are no signs of rioters, wind-damaged homes, or flooding. The brand new city hall features gleaming marble floors and the public recreation centers offer Zumba, karate, and Pilates classes. Despite all of its suburban trimmings, North Las Vegas is officially a disaster area. After five years of declining property taxes, massive layoffs, and questionable spending, leaders of the blue-collar, family-oriented city outside Las Vegas have declared a state of emergency, invoking a rarely used state law crafted for unforeseen disasters.