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December 11, 2012 | By Jay Jones
If you're still searching for the perfect holiday gift, a visit to a sale of vintage automobiles (including an aqua 1955 Cadillac valued at $30,000) Saturday in Las Vegas may provide some inspiration. Best of all, buyers will be helping fulfill the dreams of seriously ill children. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada . The one-day car show and sale will feature vehicles owned by The Amazing Johnathan , a comedian/magician who performs nightly at Bally's . He has amassed a fleet of 27 rare vehicles, including a 1932 Pierce Arrow.
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September 16, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Art in the Park, one of southern Nevada's oldest and biggest cultural events, returns Oct. 5 and 6 to Boulder City. Since it began in 1963, Art in the Park has been the primary annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Boulder City Hospital . The event draws about 100,000 people to the town 25 miles east of the Strip, near Hoover Dam. Admission is free. More than 300 artists sell their wares at what has become one of the largest juried art shows in the Southwest. Their works are judged in fine art, fine/contemporary craft and traditional craft categories.  This year's featured artist is Ventura County resident Ora Tamir , who chose oil paint as her medium when she was 12 years old. “I paint by soul, never bending to trends or criticism,” she said in a news release.
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NATIONAL
August 23, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- Police here were continuing their investigation into what they termed “one of the major domestic terrorism threats in the United States today” after the arrest of two people accused of plotting to kidnap and kill law enforcement officers across Southern Nevada. Roommates David Allen Brutsche, 42, and Devon Campbell Newman, 67, were arraigned Friday on charges that included conspiracy to commit murder and attempted kidnapping. The two were arrested earlier this week inside their Las Vegas apartment after a months-long sting operation into an alleged plot by the anti-authority "sovereign citizen" movement that authorities say might lead to other arrests.
NATIONAL
September 4, 2002 | From Associated Press
A state senator who favors raising casino taxes to close Nevada's $180-million budget deficit was leading in the Democratic primary Tuesday for the chance to take on popular Republican Gov. Kenny Guinn in November. Guinn was headed toward an easy GOP primary victory with 83% of the vote after 19% of precincts had reported statewide. State Sen. Joe Neal had 37%, with 24% of Democrats choosing "none of the above."
OPINION
January 21, 2006
Re "UCLA Alumni Group Is Tracking 'Radical' Faculty," Jan. 18 I have noticed that the right wing always claims that professors are indoctrinating students into leftism. What seems to go unmentioned in response are two obvious points. First, if we were doing so, recent election results show we haven't been too successful. Second, it isn't that we have been indoctrinating anyone. The right wing is so used to total lock-step agreement that it can't conceive of the possibility that liberal professors don't indoctrinate their students.
NEWS
May 17, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Visitors to southern Nevada can immerse themselves in history and enjoy rafting on the Colorado River Exploration Tour , the latest Las Vegas-area offering from Forever Resorts . The full-day adventure first takes guests to Eldorado Canyon, near the village of Nelson, about 40 miles southeast of the Las Vegas Strip. Visitors take a one-hour tour of the Techatticup Mine , where gold was mined for more than 80 years from 1861 until the start of World War II. A coach then takes tourists down a winding road to Nelson's Landing on the Colorado River.
NEWS
September 16, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Art in the Park, one of southern Nevada's oldest and biggest cultural events, returns Oct. 5 and 6 to Boulder City. Since it began in 1963, Art in the Park has been the primary annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Boulder City Hospital . The event draws about 100,000 people to the town 25 miles east of the Strip, near Hoover Dam. Admission is free. More than 300 artists sell their wares at what has become one of the largest juried art shows in the Southwest. Their works are judged in fine art, fine/contemporary craft and traditional craft categories.  This year's featured artist is Ventura County resident Ora Tamir , who chose oil paint as her medium when she was 12 years old. “I paint by soul, never bending to trends or criticism,” she said in a news release.
NEWS
July 8, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Ladies and gentlemen, start your sweet tooth. Cupcake aficionados and others are being invited to taste and help judge the Las Vegas Cupcake Bakeoff on Sunday. From noon to 3 p.m. more than 100 bakers, amateurs and professionals, will compete for cash prizes at the bake-off , which will be at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino . Ticketholders will be invited to taste the various creations and then select the top 10 contenders. The final round will be judged by a team of experts led by Justin Willman , host of Food Network's "Cupcake Wars . " Willman has hosted the popular program for eight seasons.
NEWS
March 14, 2001 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Led by a tripling of its Latino residents, the population of Nevada--the nation's fastest growing state--has ballooned to nearly 2 million people, a 66.3% increase since 1990, according to U.S. Census figures released Tuesday. Most of that growth occurred in burgeoning Clark County, where the population expanded by 85.5%, allowing the Las Vegas region to further manhandle the balance of the state on political and financial issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2013
On Thursday a Saudi princess accused of human trafficking posted $5 million bail and was freed. The princess, 42-year-old Meshael Alayban, is one of six wives of Saudi Prince Abdulrahman bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz al Saud. Join us at 9 a.m. as we discuss the case and human trafficking with Times reporter Paloma Esquivel. Prosecutors said Alayban "did unlawfully deprive and violate the personal liberty" of a Kenyan woman by forcing her to cook, clean, do laundry and perform other household chores for meager pay. Authorities are investigating whether four other servants working for the princess' family were also victimized.
NEWS
July 8, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Ladies and gentlemen, start your sweet tooth. Cupcake aficionados and others are being invited to taste and help judge the Las Vegas Cupcake Bakeoff on Sunday. From noon to 3 p.m. more than 100 bakers, amateurs and professionals, will compete for cash prizes at the bake-off , which will be at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino . Ticketholders will be invited to taste the various creations and then select the top 10 contenders. The final round will be judged by a team of experts led by Justin Willman , host of Food Network's "Cupcake Wars . " Willman has hosted the popular program for eight seasons.
NEWS
May 17, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Visitors to southern Nevada can immerse themselves in history and enjoy rafting on the Colorado River Exploration Tour , the latest Las Vegas-area offering from Forever Resorts . The full-day adventure first takes guests to Eldorado Canyon, near the village of Nelson, about 40 miles southeast of the Las Vegas Strip. Visitors take a one-hour tour of the Techatticup Mine , where gold was mined for more than 80 years from 1861 until the start of World War II. A coach then takes tourists down a winding road to Nelson's Landing on the Colorado River.
NEWS
May 1, 2013 | By Jay Jones
The unique history of the Moulin Rouge, a long-ago Las Vegas resort, will be remembered May 23 during a special event at the city's Neon Museum . The museum's display of neon signage is the final resting place for the giant sign that adorned the front of the Moulin Rouge, which suffered a devastating fire in 2003. The hotel-casino, opened in May 1955, the hotel-casino was a refuge for African Americans in a then-segregated Las Vegas. The presentation begins at 6 p.m. and will include a screening of parts of the documentary, “The Misunderstood Legend of the Las Vegas Moulin Rouge,” by local filmmaker Stan Armstrong.
NATIONAL
April 25, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- Consider it a time capsule of what was and was not politically correct in Nevada this year -- a document that might be unearthed by future inhabitants as a clue to what this often-outlandish desert culture was thinking, or not, in the year 2013. This is the legislation that didn't make it -- the dead bills. The legislative corpses include efforts to legalize marijuana, make motorcyclists wear helmets, tax junk food, outlaw new ownership of dangerous pets and, yes, even choose a state dog. “In 20,000 years when people from the planet Zork arrive here and go into our archives, they're going to look at this list and say one of two things,” said Michael Green, a historian at the College of Southern Nevada.
NEWS
December 11, 2012 | By Jay Jones
If you're still searching for that perfect present, a visit to a sale of vintage automobiles (an aqua 1955 Cadillac, perhaps?) on Saturday in Las Vegas may provide some inspiration. Best of all, buyers will be helping fulfill the dreams of seriously-ill children because 10% of the proceeds willb e donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada .  The one-day car show and sale will feature vehicles owned by the Amazing Johnathan , a comedian/magician who performs nightly at Bally's . When he's not grossing out audiences for laughs, Johnathan buys old cars.
NATIONAL
August 23, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- Police here were continuing their investigation into what they termed “one of the major domestic terrorism threats in the United States today” after the arrest of two people accused of plotting to kidnap and kill law enforcement officers across Southern Nevada. Roommates David Allen Brutsche, 42, and Devon Campbell Newman, 67, were arraigned Friday on charges that included conspiracy to commit murder and attempted kidnapping. The two were arrested earlier this week inside their Las Vegas apartment after a months-long sting operation into an alleged plot by the anti-authority "sovereign citizen" movement that authorities say might lead to other arrests.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2013
On Thursday a Saudi princess accused of human trafficking posted $5 million bail and was freed. The princess, 42-year-old Meshael Alayban, is one of six wives of Saudi Prince Abdulrahman bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz al Saud. Join us at 9 a.m. as we discuss the case and human trafficking with Times reporter Paloma Esquivel. Prosecutors said Alayban "did unlawfully deprive and violate the personal liberty" of a Kenyan woman by forcing her to cook, clean, do laundry and perform other household chores for meager pay. Authorities are investigating whether four other servants working for the princess' family were also victimized.
BUSINESS
May 22, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
HealthCare Partners, the Torrance owner of physician groups in Southern California, Nevada and Florida, agreed to be acquired in a $4.42-billion deal by dialysis chain DaVita Inc., as large healthcare companies continue snapping up doctor groups and clinics. HealthCare Partners, a privately held company led by founding physician and Chief Executive Robert Margolis, is becoming the latest big medical group swept up in a consolidation wave triggered by federal government efforts to tame rising healthcare costs.
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