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Posted Wednesday, 26 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

JERUSALEM — Hollywood power couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are set to return to Israel as co-hosts of this year’s Genesis Prize ceremony. The Genesis Prize Foundation announced on Wednesday that the pair would co-host the June 18...

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Posted Wednesday, 26 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

From sandwich display coolers to Michael Kors and Coach bags, the first Clark County government surplus auction of the year will have a wide range of items available for purchase. The triannual event features items obtained by local police as well as...

Posted Wednesday, 26 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

LOS ANGELES — Virgin Galactic has received nearly 8,000 online reservations of interest since its first successful test flight into space 14 months ago, the company said Tuesday as it nears commercial operation and prepares to reopen ticket sales....

Posted Tuesday, 25 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

The first annual Circa Sports Million football handicapping contest exceeded all expectations, so the newest local sports book operator is doubling the guarantee for next year’s iteration. Circa Sports owner Derek Stevens will announce plans for Circa...

Why you should be wary of these overhyped financial strategies Posted Tuesday, 25 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

A good rule of thumb when you’re trying to eat healthy is to beware of any food you see advertised. The most beneficial fare — whole grains, fruits, vegetables — tends not to have a marketing budget. Similarly, investments that are enthusiastically ...

Posted Tuesday, 25 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

How small are the Runnin’ Rebels these days? So small that four-guard lineups are yesterday’s news. In UNLV’s 66-63 win at No. 4 San Diego State on Saturday, it was the Rebels’ five-guard lineup that was all the rage. T.J. Otzelberger has...

Posted Tuesday, 25 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

When it comes to the 2020 U.S. census, Nevadans are hard to count. One surprising reason for this is the housing status of college students in Nevada. The majority of college students statewide, including at UNLV, live off campus and commute. That makes...

We’re hearing echoes of Hitler Posted Tuesday, 25 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Eugene Robinson’s column Feb. 16 column, “How America is becoming a banana republic,” should be required reading for politicians of every persuasion. I think of 1930s Germany after the “Night of the Long Knives” when Adolf Hitler sent Nazi...

Warren unleashed Posted Tuesday, 25 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Enough of this crap. This has to be what Sen. Elizabeth Warrenm, D-Mass., said to herself moments before taking the stage for the Democratic debate in Las Vegas. Whether driven by a “go big or go home” instinct for survival after poor showings in...

Posted Tuesday, 25 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

The Golden Knights have always hated rentals. If a player is available in a trade and his contract expires the following summer, Vegas has a history of extending him or passing on him altogether. Which makes the Robin Lehner trade on Monday fascinating....

Fix local issues with local money Posted Tuesday, 25 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

In Amanda Ballantyne’s Feb. 20 guest column “ What a millionaires tax could do for Nevada,” she proposed increasing federal income tax on millionaires and then distributing more federal money to Nevada. Her desire is to use the money to improve...

Trump, Mnuchin embarrass us Posted Tuesday, 25 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was nominated for a Nobel Prize, and our impeached reality TV star playing a president ground his teeth and tried to mock her on Twitter. It didn’t work out well for him. Donald Trump sent his Treasury secretary, ...

Posted Tuesday, 25 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Eight accused Vagos biker gang members were acquitted Monday of all charges alleging they were part of a broad criminal racketeering enterprise that committed violent crimes for more than a decade, including the killing of a rival Hells Angels leader in...

Posted Tuesday, 25 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

NEW YORK — Paramount Pictures on Monday halted production on the seventh “Mission: Impossible” film due to the new virus, as Hollywood began to more drastically adapt to the growing global outbreak. “Mission: Impossible 7" had been scheduled to...

Posted Tuesday, 25 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Deontay Wilder says an elaborate outfit he wore on his ring walk wore him down so much that he didn't have the legs to withstand Tyson Fury in their heavyweight title fight Saturday night. Wilder also said he would execute a clause in his contract for a...

Posted Monday, 24 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Sickness continues to hamper headliners in Las Vegas. After a week where Gwen Stefani (at Zappos Theater) and the Doobie Brothers (at Venetian Theatre) were forced to cancel and/or reschedule several shows due to illness, Cher (at Park...

The Notes: Feb. 24, 2020 Posted Monday, 24 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Adam’s Place founder and executive director Kelly Thomas-Boyers joined the 2020 Jameson Fellowship Leadership Cohort Program. Thomas-Boyers was selected out of 53 applicants. Acoustic Design...

Posted Monday, 24 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Native American children were kidnapped from their families and packed into wagons, trucks and trains to be taken off their reservation. At the Stewart Indian School, their hair was cut, they were forced to wear military-style uniforms and relinquish...

Pompeo trying to rally the world against China Posted Monday, 24 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has mounted a broad campaign warning against China’s infiltration of American life from university campuses to American companies, from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. At just about every opportunity at which he’s asked...

Posted Monday, 24 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Masaharu Morimoto, known for conquering “Iron Chef” and for his Japanese restaurant at MGM Grand, will launch the inaugural guest chef series at Manzo inside Eataly Las Vegas at Park MGM on March 5...

Posted Monday, 24 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Crawling around toilets to make sure they’re clean and working properly might not sound like much fun, but no detail is too small for AAA hotel inspectors like Adam Smith. If a hotel wants the association’s coveted Five Diamond rating, everything in...