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TRAVEL
November 19, 2000 | REED JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On paper, the new Aladdin hotel must have seemed like a sure thing, a belly-dancing fantasy made flesh and concrete. After all, why settle for Paris, Venice or the Strip's other faux-Continental fare when you can abandon yourself to the perfumed pleasures of the Middle East? Better yet, a fairy-tale Middle East where every wish is as good as a command? The Aladdin, which opened Aug. 18, fulfills its hedonistic mission in many ways.
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December 3, 2006 | Chris Erskine;Rosemary McClure;Jane Engle;Vani Rangachar;Catharine Hamm;Beverly Beyette
Barbary Coast You can get good prime rib at a great price ($13.95) at the Frontier Room at the Barbary Coast Hotel & Casino. The meal includes soup or salad, potato and a nice slab of lean beef, available 24 hours a day. Frontier Room, Barbary Coast Hotel & Casino, 3595 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; (888) 227-2279. Chris Erskine * Beacher's Rockhouse This rowdy little joint offers spontaneity, a dash of glitz and zero pretense.
TRAVEL
April 23, 2000 | BARRY ZWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If I could turn back time, I would find a romantic old Chinese restaurant built like a red, neon-lighted pagoda. It would be decorated with fans, dragons, urns and murals. It would serve chow mein and crisp noodles and egg foo yong, dishes my wife and I lived on when we were newlyweds. Last month, I found it. We were celebrating our 28th anniversary at Fong's Garden, which opened in 1955 east of downtown Las Vegas.
FOOD
September 6, 2006 | Corie Brown, Times Staff Writer
SOMMELIER Darren Lutz could have moved anywhere in the world for his next job after Bastide temporarily closed its doors in January, but he headed for Las Vegas. Opportunities for sommeliers are everywhere in this neon-lighted, restaurant-rich corner of the Nevada desert. But there's a catch, Lutz discovered, as have dozens of sommeliers before him. Vegas is a tough place to make a name for yourself. Sure, sommeliers make double the money they can elsewhere, but they may never be heard of again.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2007 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
A California National Guardsman from Stanton has sued the Las Vegas Metropolitan police, alleging that injuries inflicted by two police officers have prevented him from deploying to Iraq for a second tour. Sgt. Mark England, a medic, said he suffered three fractured ribs and was hit by a Taser stun gun three times by the officers during an altercation at McCarran International Airport on March 10.
NATIONAL
September 16, 2005 | From Associated Press
A woman accused in a multimillion-dollar armored car heist on the Las Vegas Strip surrendered to federal authorities Thursday, saying she was tired of more than a decade on the run and wanted her son to have a normal life. "I truly feel this is the right thing to do," Heather Catherine Tallchief, 33, said before turning herself in at the federal courthouse in downtown Las Vegas.
TRAVEL
February 25, 2007 | Marc Cooper, Special to The Times
JUST inside the Flamingo casino a few steps off the Strip, a trio of pink-felted $5 blackjack tables attracts a raucous crowd of enthusiastic players. Booze flows freely, and the piped-in music rocks. As the dealers snap and slap cards out of the plastic table shoes, the players' chip stacks accordion up -- and mostly down. Losing in Vegas is often considered par for the course, but it's happening at the blackjack tables at an accelerating rate. And it's easy enough to see why.
NEWS
February 10, 1991 | ROBIN ABCARIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Each year, millions of vacationers stream into Nevada's resorts to see fabulous floor shows, play golf and frolic in cerulean swimming pools. Oh, yes. They gamble, too. Most arrive by car or, particularly in the case of Las Vegas, by plane. But a small number--about a tenth of Las Vegas's 18.1 million visitors and a fifth of Laughlin's nearly 3 million visitors--arrived by buses in 1989, the most recent year for which statistics are available.
NEWS
May 15, 1997 | ROY RIVENBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sure, Rome may have the Pieta and Paris the Mona Lisa, but when it comes to true artistic achievement, historians will now have to look to Las Vegas. This week, the Riviera Hotel and Casino unveiled a life-size bronze statue of seven showgirl butts. Call it "Moon over Las Vegas." The 1,540-pound publicity stunt, which stands along the Strip, is modeled after a risque billboard for the casino's Crazy Girls dance troupe. Like the billboard, it has aroused some strange reactions.
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