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December 29, 2010 | Valli Herman, Special to The Times
Fantasy buildings are so last century in Las Vegas . Now the buzz is about fantasy experiences, the latest of which are tied to an MGM Resorts casino loyalty program called M life Players Club. The payoff isn’t just in coupons for dinner or hotel room deals but also in the kinds of special-access events at MGM properties that merit bragging rights -- a day of directing the songs at the Fountains of Bellagio , a cameo appearance in a Cirque du Soleil production at Aria Resort & Casino , or cooking lessons with celebrity chef Rick Moonen at Mandalay Bay .  To give travelers a taste of the new idea, MGM Resorts is simultaneously launching a sweepstakes that will accompany the Jan. 11 start of M life.
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SPORTS
March 24, 2008 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
The way Flynn Robinson sees it, the Lakers' all-time record for consecutive victories was never seriously imperiled even as the Houston Rockets bumped off foe after foe through February and into the middle of March. "Twenty-two," Robinson says of the Rockets' streak, which was ended last week by the Boston Celtics, "is a long way from 33." Thirty-three, of course, is the remarkable number that Robinson helped the Lakers stamp into the record books during the 1971-72 season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1990
A 5-year-old boy nearly drowned Tuesday in a swimming pool in Chula Vista. Victor Sandoval of Mendocino Drive in Chula Vista was listed in critical condition on a life support system at Children's Hospital late Tuesday, hospital spokesman Mark Morelli said. Victor's body temperature was below normal, indicating that he probably was under water for at least several minutes, Morelli said. The incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Life Flight took the child to the hospital about 3:20 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 1991
TV or not TV. . . . GOLDEN GIRL: Without Susan Harris, it is safe to say, NBC would be in a pickle. She created two series, "The Golden Girls" and "Empty Nest," that have helped keep the network atop the ratings. And this weekend, another of her sitcom creations, "Nurses," which is set in a hospital, joins the two established hits in its debut--giving her three NBC series each Saturday. That alone makes her a major TV power broker.
SPORTS
November 15, 1991 | JIM HODGES
In a book about the Chicago Bulls' championship season, star guard Michael Jordan is quoted making an anti-Semitic statement, the Chicago Sun-Times reported in its Thursday editions. "The Jordan Rules," by Chicago Tribune reporter Sam Smith, who covered the team during its 1990-91 championship run, quotes Jordan as saying that if he won the lottery, he would ". . . go open up a country club and post a sign that said, 'No Jews Allowed.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1996 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
With the Supreme Court poised to decide whether doctors have a constitutional right to help sick people kill themselves, the spotlight once again falls on Dr. Timothy Quill. An internal medicine specialist at the University of Rochester in New York, he is the lead plaintiff in one of the cases that the court is expected to consider early next year--a case challenging the state's law against physician-assisted suicide. Quill first surfaced as an advocate of the right to die in 1991.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1993
UP BLUES: Only a few gain one-name recognition: Barbra, Elvis, Sammy, the Babe. But in the world of blues, Etta means Etta James. She's the top draw at this weekend's "first annual" three-day blues festival at Dana Point's Heritage Park (OC LIVE! Page 4). . . . Since "Roll with Me, Henry" in 1954, the robust 55-year-old singer has become a blues legend. Says James: "A lot of people think the blues is depressing, but that's not the blues I'm singing. I'm singing life."
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