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June 9, 2010 | James Rainey
The newspaper people had me pretty much in their corner until they went after the cat people. Allegra and Emerson Wong have a website called City Felines Blog. A few months back, the cat people posted a story about the suffering of a bunch of birds that died in a fire at a wildlife sanctuary. That created a problem, not because cat people shouldn't write about birds, but because the story had been reported, edited and published originally not by the cat people but by the newspaper people, otherwise known as the staff of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
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May 29, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
LAS VEGAS - Tuesday should have been a milestone moment for Mitt Romney -- after a primary battle that went on longer than nearly everyone expected, he was poised to finally clinch the GOP nomination. And he tried to turn the page on attacks by Democrats over his record as the head of a private equity firm by unveiling a new argument that President Obama is hostile to business. But then came The Donald. Romney was scheduled to raise as much as $2 million with Donald Trump at two events Tuesday evening, but his public schedule was designed to avoid highlighting his relationship with the controversial mogul, who continues to espouse disproven theories that Obama was not born in the United States.
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March 13, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Joseph Digles, former Las Vegas Review-Journal editor and longtime Nevada newsman, died Thursday at his Incline Village, Nev., home after a long bout with cancer. He was 73.
NEWS
November 26, 2010 | Jane Engle, Assistant Los Angeles Times Travel Editor
Two hotels at the swank, $8.5-billionĀ  CityCenter Las Vegas complex have pulled off quite a feat: earning the top AAA rating, Five Diamonds, in their first year of operation. The 4,004-room Aria Resort & Casino and the 392-room Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas opened in December 2009 at the 67-acre complex -- which also includes the 1,495-room Vdara Hotel & Spa , private residences, restaurants and luxury shops -- along the Las Vegas Strip. The Harmon Hotel, originally scheduled to open there this year, is on hold; more about thatĀ  below.
SPORTS
April 30, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The California Bowl, a fixture in Fresno since 1981, may be heading for Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday that the NCAA postseason committee has approved the transfer of the game, which features the champions of the Big West and Mid-American conferences.
SPORTS
December 21, 2000 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
You call this Hog Heaven? The Arkansas Razorbacks were looking for a little wholesome entertainment Sunday night when they went to see Carrot Top perform at the MGM Grand. Instead, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, school administrators were shocked when the redheaded comic broke into a profanity-laced act. The Razorbacks, in town to play Nevada Las Vegas tonight in the Las Vegas Bowl, were originally supposed to see Danny Gans.
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
October 21, 2004
Your buffet critic, Leslie Brenner, was way too hard on Aladdin's Spice Market ("Around the Strip in Eight Buffets" by Leslie Brenner, Oct. 7). As a former contributing editor at Las Vegas Magazine, I've eaten at all of the buffets multiple times and on a recent weekend my girlfriend and I went to dinner at the Aladdin. We've never had a Vegas buffet where the vegetables were so fresh, the dishes so imaginative, the variety just right. The readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal agree with us, having given the Spice Market Buffet the "Best of Las Vegas" rating in 2003.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2010 | James Rainey
The Las Vegas Review-Journal has gone to great lengths to make clear its loathing for U.S. Sen. Harry Reid. The newspaper's publisher regularly writes about why the Senate majority leader is "so dumb." The editor gives moral support to Reid's election challenger, "tea party" darling Sharron Angle. Nevada's largest daily newspaper even raised the dead this week in its Reid fatwa . It prominently featured a news story about an octogenarian's obituary because the old woman's relatives made clear in her death notice that she really didn't like Reid.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2010 | James Rainey
The newspaper people had me pretty much in their corner until they went after the cat people. Allegra and Emerson Wong have a website called City Felines Blog. A few months back, the cat people posted a story about the suffering of a bunch of birds that died in a fire at a wildlife sanctuary. That created a problem, not because cat people shouldn't write about birds, but because the story had been reported, edited and published originally not by the cat people but by the newspaper people, otherwise known as the staff of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
BUSINESS
December 26, 2009 | By Matthew Crowley
In November, for the first time in 21 months, Las Vegas recorded a year-to-year increase in air passengers. McCarran International Airport saw a 0.1% uptick in travelers that month. It was the first year-over-year monthly increase since February 2008, which had an extra day because it was in a leap year, and only the second since October 2007. Also on the upside, two of McCarran's top five carriers had higher flier counts in November. Southwest, the biggest carrier, served 9.3% more passengers than a year earlier.
NATIONAL
December 21, 2009 | By Ashley Powers
Has a state's psyche ever rested so completely on a single resort complex? In recession-ravaged Las Vegas, the flashy opening last week of Aria -- the hotel-casino centerpiece of CityCenter -- was regarded as either a sign of the Strip's economic rebound or another symptom of its ailments. Most Nevadans are praying for the rebound. The punditocracy cast the unveiling of Aria -- a 4,004-room, Cesar Pelli-designed hotel with a Maya Lin sculpture above the front desk -- in terms more suitable to heroism.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2008 | Richard Abowitz, Special to The Times
The Reading Room, the only literary bookstore on the Strip, is closing at Mandalay Place. The closing date is likely to fall in March, though that has not been settled, nor has what will be taking the bookstore's place. But according to Scott Voeller, vice president of hotel marketing at Mandalay Bay, the decision is final: "We are really looking at who our customers are and the mix of stores overall, and that is what this is about, part of a process of constant reevaluation."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2006 | James Rainey, Times Staff Writer
This city's two daily newspapers have been battering each other for more than half a century -- chasing the same stories, fighting over the best journalists and slinging published insults in the particularly plain-spoken manner that Las Vegans seem to love.
SPORTS
May 27, 1991 | From Associated Press
More problems surfaced for the troubled Nevada Las Vegas basketball program Sunday when the Las Vegas Review Journal published photos of three members of the 1990 championship team with a convicted sports-event fixer. UNLV President Robert Maxson responded angrily Sunday, saying continuing problems with the Runnin' Rebels are tarnishing the basketball program and the university.
SPORTS
September 16, 1998 | Associated Press
After sitting out last season in a contract dispute with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Petr Nedved plans to sign with a minor league team in Las Vegas. The free-agent center has been unable to come to terms with the Penguins, and he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he is about to sign with the Las Vegas Thunder of the International Hockey League. The plans were confirmed by Thunder General Manager Bob Strumm. "It's not about money in Pittsburgh," Nedved said from his home in the Czech Republic.
NEWS
October 21, 2004
Your buffet critic, Leslie Brenner, was way too hard on Aladdin's Spice Market ("Around the Strip in Eight Buffets" by Leslie Brenner, Oct. 7). As a former contributing editor at Las Vegas Magazine, I've eaten at all of the buffets multiple times and on a recent weekend my girlfriend and I went to dinner at the Aladdin. We've never had a Vegas buffet where the vegetables were so fresh, the dishes so imaginative, the variety just right. The readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal agree with us, having given the Spice Market Buffet the "Best of Las Vegas" rating in 2003.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Joseph Digles, former Las Vegas Review-Journal editor and longtime Nevada newsman, died Thursday at his Incline Village, Nev., home after a long bout with cancer. He was 73.
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