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September 26, 2016

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Why were two F-117 Nighthawks flying over Nevada?

(via By Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics)

Comment The F-117 Nighthawk was introduced to the Air Force in 1983 and kept top secret until 1988, but the stealthy attack aircraft made its name in 1991 during the first Gulf War. During that conflict, F-117's scored direct hits on about 1,600 high-value targets in Iraq over the course of 1,300 sorties and some 6,905 flight hours. Not a single F-117 was lost in Operation Desert Storm thanks to its ...

Report: Mark Davis won’t sell stake in Raiders to Sheldon Adelson

(via By Daniel Mano, The Mercury News)

Comment No Raiders ownership for you, Sheldon Adelson. The Las Vegas billionaire drew ire from Mark Davis for expecting to buy a stake in the NFL franchise if it moves to Southern Nevada, according to Bleacher Report. Davis was allegedly “caught off guard” by Adelson, who is partly powering a potential Raiders relocation to Las Vegas, expressing such an interest. To ...

Billionaire Elaine Wynn delights in minutiae of education reform

(via By Steve Friess, Pacific Standard)

Comment Elaine Wynn is one of the wealthiest women in the United States, has no school-aged children, and could be doing just about anything. But, instead of simply writing checks behind the scenes, she serves as the president of the Nevada State Board of Education, where she delights in the jargon and tedium of slow-burning education reform. Her confidants include the ...

Investment group offers to purchase Coliseum, keep Raiders in Oakland

(via By David Debolt, East Bay Times)

Comment A group of investors with ties to NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott is offering to purchase the Coliseum land with the hopes of keeping the Raiders in Oakland, according to a letter the group’s attorney sent to local officials last week. The letter dated Sept. 12 arrived days before NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expressed optimism for a stadium deal ...

George H.W. Bush said to be voting for Hillary Clinton

(via By Darren Samuelsohn, Politico)

Comment Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party's presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of another famous political family, the Kennedys. Bush, 92, had intended to stay silent on the White House race between Clinton and Donald Trump, a sign in and of itself of his distaste for the GOP ...

Reid unloads on Trump as 'liar,' 'fraud' after birther reversal

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid speaks during an opening ceremony for the Federal Justice Tower, a new office building in downtown Las Vegas, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.

(via Politico)

Comment Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid unloaded on Donald Trump after the Republican presidential nominee conceded that Barack Obama was born in the United States while accusing Hillary Clinton of "starting" the controversy in 2008. To see the full story, click here.

‘I hate palm trees’: The sentimental journey of Harry Reid

(via The Washington Post)

Comment The SUV meandered through a quiet middle-class neighborhood until it reached Harry Reid’s former home, a pleasant one-story ranch house with a terra-cotta roof, pink flowers out front and a swimming pool in the back. The Senate minority leader remained in his seat, flipping the window up and down to take it all in. “My wife wanted to make sure ...

Wayne Newton says he wants part of the Raiders if they move to Las Vegas

(via TMZ)

Comment In a brief interview, Wayne Newton tells TMZ Sports that if the Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas, he'd be interested in buying part of the team. To see the full story and video, click here.

The Clinton foundation you’ve never heard of

(via The Daily Beast)

Comment The Clinton Global Foundation is out to change the world, but the Clintons’ other foundation has spent more than $20 million on smaller goals: supporting their local firehouse, the Arkansas Ballet, and a longtime friend’s tribute to a daughter who died tragically 15 years ago. To see the full story, click here.

Wally Backman on Las Vegas 51s resignation: Mets didn't respect me

Wally Backman, right, manager of the Las Vegas 51s, watches players with athletic trainer Joseph Golia during practice at Cashman Field on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

(via ESPN)

Comment Wally Backman insisted Tuesday that he resigned as manager of the New York Mets' Triple-A affiliate because of a lack of respect and repeatedly getting passed over for the major league staff. To see the full story, click here.

Tupac Shakur: 20 years after his death in Las Vegas

Rapper Tupac Shakur is shown in this Dec. 16, 1993 file photo.

(via CNN)

Comment It is easy to forget that Tupac Shakur's career only lasted five years. The rapper released his first studio album "2Pacalypse Now" in November 1991. By September 13, 1996, he was dead. Shakur was just 25 when he was gunned down on a Las Vegas street and succumbed to his injuries days later. To see the full story, click here.

With staff in place, McPhee confident he'll bring NHL winner to Las Vegas

(via By Justin Cuthbert, thescore.com)

Comment They are without a coach, and a roster, and a distinguishable brand, or the requisite prefix to license "Knights," but the NHL franchise that lies dormant has a team. And they're fully operational. While the hockey community took its collective breather this summer, George McPhee poured through his contacts. It was in the neighborhood of 450 days before NHL hockey ...

Exclusive: Inside Sheldon Adelson’s plan to build an NFL stadium in Las Vegas

(via Yahoo Finance)

Comment A new NFL season begins today, with a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. But as the season kicks off, a different team is in the spotlight: the Oakland Raiders. An initiative is underway to move the Raiders to Las Vegas, if the NFL approves it. To see the full story, click here.

5 things to watch as Donald Trump woos megadonor Sheldon Adelson

(via By Nathan Guttman, Forward.com)

Comment So far, Sheldon Adelson is showing Donald Trump his face — but not his money. The Las Vegas Jewish billionaire and the Republican presidential nominee have met twice in recent weeks, first in New York and again in Las Vegas in late August. Adelson also hosted Trump at his suite during the Republican convention in Cleveland. But while the two ...

UNLV's Stacey Augmon to join Bucks' coaching staff

UNLV Associate Head Coach Stacey Augmon barks orders from the bench versus San Diego State during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, January 30, 2016.

(via ESPN)

Comment The Milwaukee Bucks are closing in on the hiring of ‎longtime NBA swingman Stacey Augmon to join their coaching staff, according to league sources. To see the full story, click here.