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July 8, 1991 | ELIZABETH VENANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She has been in office barely a week--the "Good Luck" balloon still floats above the vase of roses on her desk--and Jan Laverty Jones, the city's first woman mayor, is already beset by a nasty scandal. The imbroglio, which involves a newly elected councilman, made for scintillating news throughout the campaign.
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July 8, 1991 | ELIZABETH VENANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She has been in office barely a week--the "Good Luck" balloon still floats above the vase of roses on her desk--and Jan Laverty Jones, the city's first woman mayor, is already beset by a nasty scandal. The imbroglio, which involves a newly elected councilman, made for scintillating news throughout the campaign.
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December 19, 1993 | Associated Press
This city's newest mega-resort opened to the public before dawn Saturday, with 65,000 visitors expected to jam the world's largest hotel and the city's first full-fledged theme park on opening day. "Everything's going very smoothly," Tom Bruny, spokesman for the MGM Grand Hotel and Theme Park, said Saturday afternoon. The hotel was scheduled to open to the public at 10 a.m., but opened five hours ahead of schedule "to alleviate crowd control problems," Bruny said.
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May 9, 1991 | From Associated Press
Jan Laverty Jones, who Tuesday was elected Las Vegas' first woman mayor in her first run for political office, says she was helped by an influx of new voters and a desire for positive change at City Hall. Running against 12 other candidates, Jones received 52% of the vote in Tuesday's primary election, avoiding a runoff election and winning a four-year term as mayor. "I think it's a whole new city," Jones said. "The city went from 40,000 registered voters to almost 90,000 in four years.
NEWS
September 7, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Thousands of Southern Nevada residents scrambled to find alternative transportation Friday as a strike of the Las Vegas Transit System shut down most city buses. Gray Line Tours of Southern Nevada, which provides tours for visitors to the area, was also hit by the walkout.
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November 5, 1998
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REAL ESTATE
April 27, 1997 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tennis great ANDRE AGASSI bought a Las Vegas house for just under $2 million shortly before his wedding April 19 to actress BROOKE SHIELDS. It will be one of their first homes as a married couple, local Realtors say. Agassi, 26, won the 1992 Wimbledon title, the 1994 U.S. Open, the 1995 Australian Open and the 1996 U.S. Olympic gold medal. Last year, he also won two other titles. His career prize money totals more than $12 million.
NEWS
May 16, 1994 | BRIDGET BYRNE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The program began with Holly Robinson's rendition of "Amazing Grace" and concluded with a chorus of Hollywood Women's Political Committee members, led by Melissa Manchester and Patti Austin, singing "America the Beautiful" against the backdrop of a giant Stars and Stripes. In between, a multitude of voices spoke out loud and clear for all they believed in. "A Decade of Voices" was the title of the dinner at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel to celebrate the HWPC's 10th anniversary.
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March 9, 1992 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nevada Democratic officials predicted that former California Gov. Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr. would score his second victory of the presidential race Sunday with a first-place finish in the Nevada Democratic caucuses. With more than half of the precincts reporting, Brown was leading with 32.3%. Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton was second with 27.9%, followed by former Massachusetts Sen. Paul E. Tsongas with 19.7%. The withdrawal of Nebraska Sen.
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January 31, 1993 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nevada, long a haven for legalized prostitution and topless showgirls, is bestowing a new kind of attention on women these days: electing them to public office in record numbers. Nevada's attorney general, lieutenant governor and secretary of state are women. So is the mayor of Las Vegas--the state's largest city. Women make up 27% of the Nevada Legislature, a quarter of the congressional delegation and 70% of the state university and school boards.
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December 2, 1995 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a city built in part on people's visceral reaction to 24 hours a day of bright lights, it was a most amazing sight when downtown's Glitter Gulch went dark for a moment. That was nothing compared to the spectacle that followed: a light and sound extravaganza that erupted across a 90-foot-high electric signboard arching above four blocks of Fremont Street. Throngs of gamblers and spectators stood in awe Thursday night as 2.
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