December 21, 2003 |
FBI agents burst into Jaguars -- an upscale "gentleman's club" a couple of blocks off the Strip -- just as the shift was changing in the early afternoon and the strippers were in their dressing room getting ready for the next performance. Hearing the commotion outside his office and fearing a fight had broken out in the lounge, the club manager jumped to his feet, threw open the door -- and found two agents pointing guns at him.
August 27, 2006 |
THE first thing you hear when you enter the new Signature hotel at MGM Grand is ... nothing. Can this really be Vegas, where ka-ching is king? It can. It is. And it's a little slice of heaven. Unless you're 25. Then, apparently, it's obviously "for an older crowd." That was how my niece, Maridith, assessed the Signature. Clearly we were looking for different things on this trip to Sin City to check out the first of the three new towers behind the MGM Grand.
April 2, 1995 |
Don't get me wrong. I like gambling and the crazy night life of Las Vegas. But I have a limited appetite for losing money in smoke-filled casinos. So when a friend mentioned skiing just a short drive from Las Vegas, aside from the curiosity of schussing down a mountain in the middle of the desert, it seemed like the perfect complement to the cacophony of the Strip. Ski Vegas, a slightly different take on the surf-'n'-turf vacation.
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November 19, 2007 |
The young couple known as the Newlywed Bandits, suspected in five Los Angeles-area bank robberies in a recent three-week period, were arrested Sunday night in Las Vegas after a police chase, an FBI spokeswoman said. Rayceana Racheal Rocha, 22, and Paul Harlen Meyercamp Jr., 26, are also believed by authorities to have recently robbed a pedestrian and carjacked a vehicle in Las Vegas, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. Las Vegas police spotted and pursued a car containing the two suspects.
December 9, 2007 |
If you've never spent a winter in Las Vegas, you'd think that the only time it got cold was when you were standing directly under an air vent. Yet there really is a time when travelers can bring a jacket to Vegas and wear it -- outside. Would you expect it to be at a frozen lake in the desert though? Vegas can be over-the-top weird, but come on, a frozen pond?
February 21, 1999 |
I never have liked to gamble. I'd rather squander money on something tangible. So when I go to Las Vegas, I spend as little time as possible in the casinos. But I like the hotels, and I like the glitter of the Strip. And I like the roller coasters. There's also a fine dam view nearby. With a double upgrade coupon from an Avis ad, I was able to rent a premium car for the trip for the price of an intermediate. Toss in the weekend rate and it cost $134.
September 30, 2007 |
This city may seem like a circus in its own right, but to performers who specialize in impossible contortions and riding silk ropes while defying gravity, Las Vegas is the epicenter of reckless courage and derring-do.
June 17, 2007 |
AFTER years of fantasizing about eloping in Las Vegas and then years of driving by the little chapels in town, I realized my lifelong dream of exchanging vows in a Sin City chapel wasn't so appealing. Why? Because most of the chapels advertised on the Internet are on the very northern end, or seedier side, of the Strip.
September 15, 2002 |
Aside from the Regis Philbin slots, underdressed cocktail waitresses and overpriced room service, there's one thing that every hotel on or near the Las Vegas Strip has in common: a pool. Or, in the parlance of the resort business, a "water feature." But not all water features are created equal in Las Vegas. Some are inventive expanses with sandy beaches, waterfalls and bubbly hot tubs.