May 5, 1993 |
Casinos to Build Monorail: Two Las Vegas casinos said they plan to build a $15-million monorail that will link both gambling complexes. The MGM Grand Hotel Casino & Theme Park, which is still under construction, and Bally's Las Vegas said they hope the mile-long monorail will reduce traffic congestion and become the first segment of a larger transit system connecting the Las Vegas Strip, downtown, convention center and airport.
May 11, 2001 |
Executives such as CBS Television President Leslie Moonves have a say in what shows make the cut when networks announce revised prime-time lineups for the coming season next week. But so does Shannon Harris, a 27-year-old resident of Columbus, Ohio, who "had a little time to waste" during her vacation. The same goes for a young couple from Edwardsville, Ill.
December 30, 1993 |
The fortysomething woman wearing the sparkling black Barbra Streisand concert sweatshirt paused during her marathon assault on the quarter slots at the new MGM Grand Hotel. Standing and stretching near the massive lobby of the $1-billion hotel, casino and theme park, the woman pointed to the $1,100 jackpot total on the machine. "I'm going to keep at it until I win enough to buy a front-row ticket to Barbra's show," she said, good-naturedly.
January 11, 1994 |
The newest mega-hotel casino on the Strip, the $1-billion MGM Grand, fell victim Monday to the second daring daylight robbery of an armored truck in recent months. The driver of a Loomis armored truck was outside the south entrance waiting for two partners to return from inside the casino when a masked gunman entered the cab, police said. The gunman forced the driver into the back of the truck, then drove the vehicle a few blocks to a waiting car where the cash was transferred.
February 21, 1988 |
At least 100 people were evacuated briefly from the top three floors of Bally's Grand-Reno Hotel-Casino on Friday after the roof caught fire. The two-alarm blaze began at 5:30 p.m. and caused minor fire damage in the 27-floor, 2,001-room hotel-casino, according to Reno Fire Department Battalion Chief Paul Edgington. Edgington said that at first firefighters did not know how big the blaze was and whether the entire hotel-casino would have to be evacuated. Last year, Bally's Inc.
September 4, 1998 |
U.S. Bancorp of Minneapolis said Thursday it has agreed to buy Los Angeles-based Libra Investments Inc., a privately held investment bank, in a move that would significantly boost its presence in California and increase its investment banking and junk bond business. The deal comes just months after rumors that U.S. Bancorp was considering a purchase of Wells Fargo & Co., which later agreed to be bought by U.S. Bancorp's cross-town rival, Norwest Corp. Earlier this year, U.S.