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  • City Of Las Vegas
    547 words
    Las Vegas is one of the nation's favorite vacation destinations. It's a 24-hour city where gambling is a loved past-time and dreams of striking it rich can came true. But Las Vegas has many attractions and casino action is just one of them. Las Vegas is the best vacation spot because it offers entertainment for the whole family, unique marriages, and most recently plenty of activities for children. Because Las Vegas was usually considered a adult city, visitors in the past have often left childr...
  • Detective Sturgis And Dr Devane
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    The Clinic By: Jonathan Kellerman The Clinic is one of a series of Alex Delaware novels written by Jonathan Kellerman. Alex Delaware is a psychology doctor who is often employed by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to provide psychological profiles of both victims and killers. The book is 465 pages long. In this novel Dr. Delaware has been asked to provide a psychological profile of the victim of a particularly gruesome murder. The victim is Professor Hope Devane, who was found murdered u...
  • 2005 From Web Wynn Las Vegas
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    Steve Wynn's Nevada What better way to set off Nevada's centennial birthday than with the opening of the world's most highly anticipated resort. Steve Wynn is set to open the only hotel good enough to put his signature on, Wynn Las Vegas is set to open its doors on April 28th, Elaine Wynn's birthday. Already fully booked thru July, you will need more than an American Express black card to get a room there before Fall. At a mere $2.6 billion and counting, the classy fifty story bronze beast is ho...
  • Life Of Moe Dalitz
    878 words
    If you want to understand Las Vegas history, you must get to know Moe Dalitz. Consider that no mean feat, as Dalitz died in 1989 and in life was a private man. Dalitz gave few in-depth interviews in his lifetime, but much was written about him. Las Vegas history is filled with characters who lived double lives. The life of Moe Dalitz is perhaps the best example of a gambling man existing in sunshine and in shadow. His story might have been penned by Horatio Alger had he written scripts for 'The ...
  • Oconto And Las Vegas
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    Oconto, WI vs. Las Vegas, NV I currently live in Oconto, WI, but would love to go to Las Vegas, NV. Therefore, I am going to compare these two very different cities in terms of economics. There is great variation in the comparison between Oconto, WI and Las Vegas, NV. Oconto is located in Oconto County and Las Vegas is located in Clark County. Las Vegas has an elevation of 2000 feet, while Oconto is only 591 feet. Oconto has a land area of 6.9 square miles, compared to Las Vegas with 113.3 squar...
  • The Capri Hotel And Casino In Cuba
    775 words
    By: 1907-After the silver strike in 1907, Bill Graham at the age of 18 came to Tonopah (Las Vegas) and opened the Big Casino. 1920's-Bill Graham, who was born in San Francisco, operated the Willows in Reno with his partner James McKay. 1933- (September) Lansky gets permission from Batista to open up casinos in Cuba. Also getting permission to run the already operational Hotel Nacional. 1933- (November) Lansky gets the Mo laska Corporation up and running. 1933- (December) Prohibition ends in Amer...
  • Pure Gonzo Journalism
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    Get Gonzo: Not Your Cuddly Blue Haired Journalism Gonzo Journalism finds it's roots in New Journalism but takes it to the extreme. And no one else can do it like Hunter S. Thompson can do it (Hart 1). It is hard to deny this cult author the credit that is due him after a work of journalism / literature/ fantasy like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the heart of the American Dream. It is a savage, twisted tale of two hard core drug abusers, one a journalist and the other, a law...
  • Gambling Suicides In Las Vegas
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    Suicide in Las Vega Hell is expensive. This is my first thought as my plane lands in Las Vegas. The Luxor hotel's glass pyramid seems dangerously close to the runway's edge, as dots chocolate-and-gold sphinx and rows of shaved palms. I wonder if these rooms tremble when jets land. Behind the Luxor are mountains kissed by dust the hue of bone; to its left lies the Strip, where color is so bright it looks like it has died, rotted, and come back as a poisonous flower. I have been forewarned. First,...
  • Engelstad Construction In Grand Forks
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    Indigenous to Minnesota and ex-goalie for the "Fighting Sioux", self-made millionaire Ralph Engelstad may have been one of the leading philanthropists in America. Ralph was most widely known for his numerous donations to his former college and for his devotion to the handicapped. Born January 28, 1930, he grew up in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, about 70 miles from Grand Forks. He was the grandson of a Norwegian immigrant farmer, second in line in a family of five children born to Christian and ...
  • Taha 4 Sphinx In Las Vegas
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    The Sphinx of Giza is a symbol that has represented the essence of Egypt for thousands of years. The body of a lion with the head of a king comes from the Egyptian culture symbolizing strength and wisdom. The sphinx is a carved out of the living rock. Egyptologists believe that the sphinx was built in 2500 BC in the fourth dynasty. From the north side the profile of the Sphinx reveals the proportion of the body to the head. It would appear as though the head is small in proportion to the body. B...
  • Rosalie McMillan
    733 words
    James B. McMillan was about 5 when he saw the Ku Klux Klan horsewhip his mother. It was supposed to deter any other blacks who might be tempted to stand up for themselves. But McMillan was not deterred. He got angry and stayed that way long enough to overturn the Jim Crow policies that once earned Las Vegas the name 'The Mississippi of the West. ' McMillan, a Las Vegas dentist and former president of the local NAACP, was born in 1917 in the actual Mississippi, where the whipping occurred. The ve...
  • Locals Call Las Vegas
    513 words
    Las Vegas: Sin City or Family Resorts? To most people, Las Vegas is synonymous with gambling and glitter; a slightly, pleasingly sinful fairyland for adults where they can watch the most entertaining performers and biggest names in show business in between bouts and playing games of chance that everyone knows favor the house. Locals call Las Vegas "Fun City" or "The Entertainment Capital of the World". All I know is that this place is a place of lights and really big signs Just about everyone kn...

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