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Who would you like to see inducted into UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame?
Photo: UNLV linebacker, Randy Black,  holds up the footba Attention UNLV fans: Here is your chance to get a former Rebel inducted into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame. The university announced Wednesday it is accepting nominations for the 2012 class.
11:09 p.m.
Why Macau tourists didn’t flip for Cirque du Soleil
http://blogs.wsj.com/scene/2012/02/08/why-macau-tourists-didnt-flip-for-cirque-du-soleil/
10:46 p.m.
5 sexy questions with Absinthe's Penny Pibbets (and her puppets)
Photo: All Penny needs is a man who can wake her up in th The keys to a good Valentine's Day? Cognac and socks.
10:40 p.m.
Teachers take protests to superintendent's office
Teachers take protests to superintendent's office About 100 teachers rallied in front of the Clark County School District administration building Wednesday afternoon, protesting proposed pay freezes and potential layoffs. Hoisting signs that read “Honk for Teachers” and yelling slogans such as ...
9:54 p.m.
Banks near mortgage deal with state AGs
Banks near mortgage deal with state AGs The nation’s five largest banks and a consortium of state attorneys general are closing in on finalizing a settlement of at least $25 billion for the roles the banks played in the mortgage meltdown, Politico ...
Updated 1:07 a.m.
Random photo of the week
Photo: Random photo Submitted by Samantha Ratcliffe D'Arrigo.
7:50 p.m.
Are less-than-progressive portrayals of women preventing young professional women from moving here?
Photo: What women want? The Lingerie Bowl is cool, but do Sun columnist J. Patrick Coolican detects an old-boys club in town.
7:40 p.m.
Man indicted on charges of sexual assault with minor
A Clark County Grand Jury indicted a 41-year-old man Wednesday on charges of sexually assaulting a teen after allegedly giving her sleeping pills, according to an indictment and warrant.
7:26 p.m.
Local open mics for musicians, writers, visual artists and their groupies
Photo: At Money Plays, up-and-coming artists can borrow a Calling all performers in need of a stage ...
6:51 p.m.
What in the world is a Las Vegas diamond?
Photo: A regular old round-cut has 58 facets. The Las Veg The new cut packs a whole lotta bling, much like the city itself.
6:33 p.m.
Looking back at Las Vegas in 1997
After hearing Standard and Poor's report that local housing prices had sunk to 1997 levels, Weekly takes a look back at what was going on then.
6:28 p.m.
Three days, 100 titles at the Dam Short Film Festival
Photo: Awful, being shown at the Dam Short Film Championing an underrated art form in an underrated city.
6:27 p.m.
Conventional Strip wisdom aside, the Smith Center books Broadway--and it worked
Photo: Memphis to Vegas: The popular musical is And according to ticket sales, it's a great idea.
6:09 p.m.
Hard-rock home sweet home: Motley Crue's Joint residency starts with a bang
Photo: Nikki Sixx (left) and Mick Mars play during Motley Veteran quartet shakes off some opening-night snags to get its "Sin City" residency rolling.
6:08 p.m.
Shelling like hotcakes
Shelling like hotcakes Love and mollusks come together at local oyster bars.
6:07 p.m.
Weekly playlist: The Valentine's Edition
Photo: Amy Winehouse made our Valentine's Day playlist. Here's what members of the local music scene will be grooving to come February 14.
6:06 p.m.
Beyond the Rack to open distribution facility this month
Beyond the Rack to open distribution facility this month Beyond the Rack, a members-only online shopping club and 2010’s fastest growing e-commerce company, says it is almost ready to move into its new distribution center in North Las Vegas.
6:03 p.m.
Le Thai's feisty food takes Downtown
Photo: The beef curry at Le Thai. Downtown’s feisty new Thai restaurant puts forth aggressive (and authentic) versions of fiery dishes priced right.
6:00 p.m.
Is Grammy Award-nominated Skrillex worth the hype?
Photo: The third anniversary of XS in the Encore with DJ It’s approaching 3 a.m. on the Monday night/Tuesday morning of XS’s third-anniversary party, and the scene is more or less what you might see ...
6:00 p.m.
Court overturns conviction of Las Vegas man who practiced law without a license
CARSON CITY - A federal court has overturned the criminal contempt conviction of a Las Vegan found guilty of ghostwriting briefs and motions in a civil case despite not being a licensed attorney.
5:58 p.m.
Four Vegas chefs share dishes to lock love down
Photo: Lobster claw Your Valentine's menu should feature lobster, risotto, steak and peaches.
5:57 p.m.
Bets, books and bowls: The Big Game by the numbers
Photo: The Giants beat the Patriots 21-17 at the Big Game The amount wagered by Nevada gamblers, what they won and more.
5:55 p.m.
Seafood worth wading (through tourists) for: Mastro's Ocean Club
Photo: Get some tail at Mastro's, an overlooked bastion o Alaskan king crab black truffle gnocchi. Bam.
5:54 p.m.
CD: Van Halen's 'A Different Kind of Truth' is surprisingly decent
Photo: Van Halen David Lee Roth's first album with the band in 28 years is much better than its first track would indicate.
5:51 p.m.
CD review: Air
Photo: Air Ultimately, 'La Lune' is a success even apart from its cinematic accompaniment.
5:48 p.m.
Can Barnes & Noble hold off Amazon much longer?
Photo: Will this soon be a thing of the past? Can Barnes & Noble and Amazon co-exist? Time will tell
5:46 p.m.
Politics and purpose: The aftermath of the Susan G. Komen fiasco
Photo: Planned Parenthood received donations around $3 mi "It has reminded us to educate ourselves before writing that check..."
5:45 p.m.
Film: Denzel can't save 'Safe House' from action-thriller mediocrity
Photo: Reynolds and Washington play it safe. Even Washington’s mischievous smile can’t elevate it.
5:42 p.m.
Still life with sock monkey
Photo: The voyeuristic works on paper—graphite, charcoal and carbon pencil—display impeccable drafting.
5:39 p.m.
Take our 'Star Wars' quiz to get you in the mood for the 3D rerelease
Photo: Star Wars Think you know 'Star Wars'? Try our quote quiz and find out
5:39 p.m.
Film review: 'Pina'
Photo: Pina Wim Wenders' 3D documentary works well as a primer on legendary dance choreographer Pina Bausch.
5:35 p.m.
Where to go, what to see and what to drink this week
Photo: Lauryn Hill A musical legend, an edgy musical and lots and lots of booze
5:33 p.m.
Hot Spots: Nelly at Haze, a lingerie masquerade ball at the Erotic Heritage Museum and more
Photo: Hot in herre: Nelly wants you to wear his pants. Also, Rhumbar's romantic evening under the stars.
5:25 p.m.
Tim Bavington sculpture headed to Dowtown's Symphony Park
Photo: A model of Tim Bavington's sculptural translation Tim Bavington’s sculptural translation of Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man” will be installed this month in Downtown’s Symphony Park.
5:22 p.m.
Nightlife news & notes: CollectiveZoo throws a Valentine's Day sleepover at Artisan and more
Photo: DJ Taryn Manning supplies her sounds at the Cosmop Also, the Magic trade show brings free DJ shows to the Cosmopolitan.
5:02 p.m.
Strip Scribbles: A new wave of reality TV heads toward Las Vegas
Photo: Barbara Walters and the cast of Jersey Shore</ It will be gut wrenching and brutally honest. It’s the next step forward in reality TV shows, except this one is not for television. Call this reality live, ...
4:52 p.m.
The life of a sex nerd: Q&A with the Erotic Heritage Museum's Amanda Morgan
Photo: Amanda Morgan, 25, is the world's youngest sexolog Amanda Morgan wants to break down sexual barriers through her work at the Erotic Heritage Museum
4:52 p.m.
Collision in southwest valley kills motorcyclist
A 28-year-old motorcyclist died Wednesday afternoon after colliding with an SUV in the southwest valley, Metro Police said.
Updated 11:38 p.m.
The Wynn’s Aphrodite cocktail is liquid flirtation
The Wynn’s Aphrodite cocktail is liquid flirtation Just in time for Valentine's Day!
4:28 p.m.
Rugby and its 'gloriously brutal contact' comes to town
Photo: USA Sevens Rugby Forget football, with all its padding and rules about where you can hit.
4:24 p.m.
Classical to contemporary: three orchestras and three different concerts
Photo: Taras Krysa conducts the Henderson Symphony Orches If you’re a fan of orchestras, there’s plenty to enjoy this week.
3:56 p.m.
Dream Zone: 'just the baby's leg'
I needed to deliver the rest of the baby but was scared to because I was afraid that the baby would be sick.
3:28 p.m.
Peggy Plots Your Planets
Venus, the planet of love and money, meets up with Uranus.
3:24 p.m.
Las Vegas is named fifth ‘Most Rockin’ city in the United States
Photo: Lady Gaga performs during the second night of the It’s no secret that Las Vegas boasts an array of entertainment options, but StubHub, the world’s largest online ticket exchange, has determined that the ...
2:58 p.m.
Owner weighing options for River Palms casino in Laughlin
Tropicana Entertainment Inc. disclosed Wednesday that it’s weighing strategic options for one of its three Nevada hotel-casinos.
2:28 p.m.
‘Vegas Stripped,’ an insider’s look at South Point, airs tonight on Travel Channel
Photo: The Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball at South Point As Vegas DeLuxe reported two weeks ago, the Travel Channel’s new, original six-part series “Vegas Stripped” premieres with two half-hour, back- ...
2:27 p.m.
Henderson mayor to discuss state of the city in speech Thursday
Photo: Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen delivers his Mayor Andy Hafen is expected to talk about the city's problems and successes, and possibly announce an expansion at the Levi Strauss distribution center in Henderson.
2:18 p.m.
Old Lady Luck slated to reopen next year as Downtown Grand
Photo: A view of the Lady Luck hotel-casino in downtown L The 650-room Lady Luck hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas is completely gutted now but with renovations, it should be ready to open in April 2013. It will be renamed the Downtown Grand.
2:09 p.m.
Gaming Control Board OKs sale including 2 Pahrump casinos
Veteran Las Vegas gaming figure Blake Sartini has gained preliminary state approval to become the biggest slot machine route operator in Nevada.
1:30 p.m.
Police identify victim in Sunday fatal accident
The 24-year-old who died Sunday in an accident involving a suspected drunken driver has been identified as Tyson Diver, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
11:38 a.m.
'Power of Love' Muhammad Ali celebration to be broadcast on ABC, ESPN2
Photo: Larry Ruvo speaks at the grand opening of the Clev The "Power of Love" Keep Memory Alive gala Feb. 18 honoring Muhammad Ali's 70th birthday will be broadcast on ABC and ESPN2 on Feb. 25.
11:06 a.m.
Las Vegas home sales rise, but prices fall
Las Vegas home sales rise, but prices fall The latest Las Vegas-area home price statistics show again that year-to-year sales are up while prices are down, the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reported Tuesday.
9:55 a.m.
Bail set at $250,000 for teacher arrested in DUI case that critically injured teen
Bail set at $250,000 for teacher arrested in DUI case that critically injured teen On most mornings, Noel Lardeo would be standing in front of a classroom of first-graders at Roger Bryan Elementary School. On Wednesday morning, the 26-year-old teacher was standing in front of a Las Vegas judge.
9:41 a.m.
Forecasts of Las Vegas economy on tap at Preview 2012
Photo: Jeremy Aguero, a principal analyst with Applied An A list of local and national speakers that includes Mayor Carolyn Goodman and author Richard Florida will offer insight about business in Las Vegas at Preview 2012, scheduled for 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday ...
9:00 a.m.
Law firm hits back against Las Vegas company
An international law firm is firing back at Verano Land Group LP, a Las Vegas firm that invested some $65 million in a San Antonio real estate development involving Texas A&M University.
8:51 a.m.
Meet the woman behind Sheldon Adelson
http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2012/02/08/miriam-adelson/
8:25 a.m.
Star Surveillance: ‘Girls Next Door,’ Super Bowl, ‘Peepshow’ and Joe Jonas
Photo: Super Bowl XLVI's Leather and Laces Party in India It was a Las Vegas-style party weekend at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis with a “Girls Next Door” reunion for Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett, Bridget ...
7:00 a.m.
Sunny skies expected this afternoon in Las Vegas, highs hitting mid 60s
Look for some sunshine this afternoon and temperatures climbing into the mid 60s for the Las Vegas Valley today, says Kevin Janison, KSNV-TV meteorologist.
4:29 a.m.
Komen insensitive to contributors
In my opinion, the Komen foundation doesn’t have the moral right to take money donated to it to fight cancer and donate it to an organization doing something else.
2:02 a.m.
GOP doesn’t want a safety net ‘fix’
I know why Mitt Romney "retracted" his comment about not being concerned about the very poor.
2:01 a.m.
Sneak peek: An inside look at McCarran's Terminal 3
Photo: The Las Vegas Strip can be seen Feb. 1, 2012, from When the doors open at McCarran International Airport’s $2.4 billion Terminal 3 on June 27, arriving passengers and locals leaving on international and long-haul domestic trips will see a 14-gate, half-mile-long building with plenty of ...
2:00 a.m.
Five decisions that cost the Nevada GOP a successful caucus
Five decisions that cost the Nevada GOP a successful caucus Early last fall, when Florida Republicans defied the national party and moved their presidential primary to January, Nevada Republican Chairwoman Amy Tarkanian issued a defiant statement.
2:00 a.m.
The Nevada GOP embarrasses itself — again
The Democrats could not have planned the Republican presidential caucus any better if they actually had planned it (no, Ron Paul crazies, they really didn’t).
2:00 a.m.
Errors could threaten Nevada's status as early-caucus state, place of influence in elections
Photo: Thomas McAllister of Henderson argues with another Four years ago, Nevada launched into the national electoral elite, becoming one of the first four states that vote in the quadrennial presidential nominating contests, and the first state to vote in the West. Nevada ...
2:00 a.m.
Iran must know of consequences
One potentially fruitful approach to persuade Iran to abandon development of nuclear weapons would be to demonstrate that we are ready, willing and able to do whatever is necessary to prevent this.
2:00 a.m.
Schools seeing improvement in math scores as students play video game
Schools seeing improvement in math scores as students play video game For all the talk about ways to raise test scores in Las Vegas, a promising solution, educators say, may lie in one of the most criticized of youth activities: computer games.
2:00 a.m.

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