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October 8, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
The owner of a Las Vegas hotel and casino who conducted two parties marking the birth date of Adolf Hitler has apologized for his actions. However, a member of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas Friday announced a boycott of the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino, saying owner Ralph Engelstad's public apology was inadequate. Engelstad called a news conference Thursday to respond to reports of the parties and a room full of Nazi memorabilia at his Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino.
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November 30, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ralph Louis Engelstad, 72, a casino owner and entrepreneur in Las Vegas and later Mississippi, died Tuesday of lung cancer at his home in Las Vegas. Known best as the owner of the Imperial Palace Hotel in Las Vegas, Engelstad eventually branched out and built the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which he later sold. He also developed another Imperial Palace in Biloxi, Miss. The grandson of Norwegian immigrants, Engelstad was born in Thief River Falls, Minn.
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October 6, 1988 | Associated Press
Nevada Gaming Control Board agents have found a printing plate used by the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino to print bumper stickers bearing the words "Hitler Was Right," it was reported Wednesday. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that gaming agents entered the Strip resort Tuesday looking for the bumper stickers but instead found the printing plate and a July 24, 1986, work order requesting the stickers.
NEWS
October 8, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
The owner of a Las Vegas hotel and casino who conducted two parties marking the birth date of Adolf Hitler has apologized for his actions. However, a member of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas Friday announced a boycott of the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino, saying owner Ralph Engelstad's public apology was inadequate. Engelstad called a news conference Thursday to respond to reports of the parties and a room full of Nazi memorabilia at his Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino.
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November 30, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ralph Louis Engelstad, 72, a casino owner and entrepreneur in Las Vegas and later Mississippi, died Tuesday of lung cancer at his home in Las Vegas. Known best as the owner of the Imperial Palace Hotel in Las Vegas, Engelstad eventually branched out and built the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which he later sold. He also developed another Imperial Palace in Biloxi, Miss. The grandson of Norwegian immigrants, Engelstad was born in Thief River Falls, Minn.
BUSINESS
December 7, 1990 | Times Wire Services
Lloyds Bank of London is the new owner of the shuttered, 498-room Landmark hotel-casino a block east of the famed Las Vegas Strip. The resort closed in August when no bids were tendered in a public auction. The bank paid a reported $20 million for the property to protect a $25-million loan made in 1988 to former owner William Morris. The sale places a $6-million debt owed by Morris to Imperial Palace hotel-casino owner Ralph Engelstad in limbo, along with another $1.
BUSINESS
August 23, 2005 | From Reuters
Harrah's Entertainment Inc., the world's largest casino operator, said Monday that it planned to acquire the faded Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for $370 million, aiming to further raise its profile in the gambling mecca. The pagoda-style Imperial Palace, with a 52,000-square-foot casino and 2,640-room hotel, occupies 18.5 acres on the Las Vegas Strip between Harrah's Las Vegas and Flamingo, across from Caesars Palace.
SPORTS
October 7, 2001 | Jerry Crowe
King Coach Andy Murray read with interest Saturday an article in the Oct. 8 issue of Sports Illustrated detailing the influence of alumnus Ralph Engelstad, a Las Vegas multimillionaire, on the University of North Dakota's hockey program. Murray's 17-year-old son, Brady, a junior at Shattuck-St. Mary's Academy in Faribault, Minn., is one of North Dakota's top recruits in the Class of 2003. Andy Murray is scheduled to join his son for an unofficial campus visit Oct. 19.
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October 11, 1985 | DEBORAH MOORS, Times Staff Writer
Plans for an antique-automobile museum in Balboa Park have been advanced by approval of the idea by the San Diego City Council and a subcommittee of the Park and Recreation Board. Final approval of the $2.8-million project will be decided by the Park and Recreation Board in December after the board receives the environmental impact report. Dan Biggs, head of the museum planning group, said he hasn't heard of any significant environmental problems and is optimistic about the plan's approval.
SPORTS
March 21, 2001 | SHAV GLICK
Everyone knows that drinking and driving don't mix, but how about sex and driving? Formula One drivers Nick Heidfeld and Kimi Raikkonen have been ordered to abstain from sex from Thursdays of race week until after the race Sunday. "In my experience, it helps when you are concentrating on the car not to have any distractions," Saubers team chief Peter Sauber said. "When you have problems on the car that need working on and take up time, it is difficult when you have girlfriends waiting for them."
NEWS
October 6, 1988 | Associated Press
Nevada Gaming Control Board agents have found a printing plate used by the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino to print bumper stickers bearing the words "Hitler Was Right," it was reported Wednesday. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that gaming agents entered the Strip resort Tuesday looking for the bumper stickers but instead found the printing plate and a July 24, 1986, work order requesting the stickers.
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December 27, 2002 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
William G. Bennett, a furniture store chain owner and failed investor who found new ways to market the glittery glamour of Las Vegas to the Middle American masses, has died. He was 78. Bennett, a multimillionaire philanthropist who refashioned the Las Vegas Strip for the non-wealthy and their families, died Sunday in that city's Desert Springs Hospital following a lengthy illness. He had suffered a heart attack in 1996.
NEWS
July 15, 1993 | PAUL DEAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jerry Johnson the lifer and Dan Law the sex offender and Charlie Clark the tattooed burglar will be spending a weekend at the Lodge at Pebble Beach. Not in person, exactly. Nevada doesn't allow hard timers to visit Monterey. But the trio will be there in spirit through the perfect gleams of a 1931 Duesenberg they and other state prisoners are restoring from rusted, rotted pieces, and have brassily entered in next month's eminent and very snooty Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
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