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April 7, 1999 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The establishment in the "new" Las Vegas loves to talk about the explosion in family entertainment, the number of churches per capita ("Highest in the nation!") and the joys of living in suburbs that reach ever-farther into the desert. Oscar B. Goodman loves to talk about the old days, when he busted up dozens of government attacks on reputed mobsters and kept Anthony "Tony the Ant" Spilotro out of jail despite suspicions that the feared Mafia enforcer had committed nearly two dozen murders.
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June 10, 1999 | From Associated Press
Oscar Goodman had a busy first day as mayor-elect of Las Vegas. There were council members to meet, interviews to conduct. And, of course, a basketball game to bet on. This is a gambling town after all. "I haven't even had time to decide whether I like the Knicks or the Pacers," Goodman said Wednesday.
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SPORTS
May 30, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A private investigator claimed that she gave former Raider running back and Las Vegas City Council candidate Frank Hawkins a $2,000 campaign contribution in exchange for Hawkins agreeing to help her set up a prostitution business. The investigator also said Hawkins agreed to get an under-age dancer a job at a topless bar after she auditioned in front of him at a friend's apartment.
NEWS
June 9, 1999 | From Associated Press
Oscar Goodman, a flamboyant attorney who gained fame defending mobsters such as Tony "the Ant" Spilotro and Meyer Lansky, was elected mayor of Las Vegas on Tuesday in a landslide. The victory over Arnie Adamsen, a veteran city councilman, completed Goodman's transformation from mob mouthpiece into a populist figure promising to solve some of the burgeoning city's growth problems. With 166 of 204 precincts reporting, Goodman had 27,807 votes, or 64.4%, to Adamsen's 15,405 votes, or 35.6%.
NEWS
May 5, 1999 | From Associated Press
Oscar "The Big 'O' " Goodman, a lawyer who gained fame defending mobsters such as Meyer Lansky and Tony "the Ant" Spilotro, was the top vote-getter in Las Vegas' mayoral election Tuesday, but fell just short of the majority he needed to avoid a June runoff. Goodman, who came within 277 votes of the outright majority, will face veteran City Councilman Arnie Adamsen in the June 8 general election.
NEWS
June 2, 1987 | BOB BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Southern Nevada's political and commercial establishment--the folks who have sweated blood to persuade the rest of the world that this is a well-rounded, booming Sun Belt city, not just the Western capital of sin and neon--have been shaking in their boots.
NEWS
June 9, 1999 | From Associated Press
Oscar Goodman, a flamboyant attorney who gained fame defending mobsters such as Tony "the Ant" Spilotro and Meyer Lansky, was elected mayor of Las Vegas on Tuesday in a landslide. The victory over Arnie Adamsen, a veteran city councilman, completed Goodman's transformation from mob mouthpiece into a populist figure promising to solve some of the burgeoning city's growth problems. With 166 of 204 precincts reporting, Goodman had 27,807 votes, or 64.4%, to Adamsen's 15,405 votes, or 35.6%.
NEWS
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
June 10, 1999 | From Associated Press
Oscar Goodman had a busy first day as mayor-elect of Las Vegas. There were council members to meet, interviews to conduct. And, of course, a basketball game to bet on. This is a gambling town after all. "I haven't even had time to decide whether I like the Knicks or the Pacers," Goodman said Wednesday.
NEWS
June 3, 1987 | Associated Press
Veteran City Councilman Ron Lurie won the race for mayor of this gambling city Tuesday night in a close battle with flamboyant casino owner Bob Stupak. Stupak conceded the election about 9:30 p.m., trailing Lurie by more than 2,000 votes. "I thank him, and I know he's going to be a good mayor," Stupak said. The election night vote counting was marred when Stupak allegedly shoved a camerawoman and hit a television reporter in the face during a visit to Lurie's headquarters.
NEWS
May 5, 1999 | From Associated Press
Oscar "The Big 'O' " Goodman, a lawyer who gained fame defending mobsters such as Meyer Lansky and Tony "the Ant" Spilotro, was the top vote-getter in Las Vegas' mayoral election Tuesday, but fell just short of the majority he needed to avoid a June runoff. Goodman, who came within 277 votes of the outright majority, will face veteran City Councilman Arnie Adamsen in the June 8 general election.
NEWS
April 7, 1999 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The establishment in the "new" Las Vegas loves to talk about the explosion in family entertainment, the number of churches per capita ("Highest in the nation!") and the joys of living in suburbs that reach ever-farther into the desert. Oscar B. Goodman loves to talk about the old days, when he busted up dozens of government attacks on reputed mobsters and kept Anthony "Tony the Ant" Spilotro out of jail despite suspicions that the feared Mafia enforcer had committed nearly two dozen murders.
SPORTS
May 30, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A private investigator claimed that she gave former Raider running back and Las Vegas City Council candidate Frank Hawkins a $2,000 campaign contribution in exchange for Hawkins agreeing to help her set up a prostitution business. The investigator also said Hawkins agreed to get an under-age dancer a job at a topless bar after she auditioned in front of him at a friend's apartment.
NEWS
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
June 3, 1987 | Associated Press
Veteran City Councilman Ron Lurie won the race for mayor of this gambling city Tuesday night in a close battle with flamboyant casino owner Bob Stupak. Stupak conceded the election about 9:30 p.m., trailing Lurie by more than 2,000 votes. "I thank him, and I know he's going to be a good mayor," Stupak said. The election night vote counting was marred when Stupak allegedly shoved a camerawoman and hit a television reporter in the face during a visit to Lurie's headquarters.
NEWS
June 2, 1987 | BOB BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Southern Nevada's political and commercial establishment--the folks who have sweated blood to persuade the rest of the world that this is a well-rounded, booming Sun Belt city, not just the Western capital of sin and neon--have been shaking in their boots.
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