Application by Dr. Monte Bernstein for a gambling license to reopen the former Eldorado Club was stalled for an indefinite period by city commissioners last night in a heated session with the prominent doctor, during which city officials inferentially challenged his ability as a gambling club operator.
Heralded to be one of the most lavish casinos in the downtown area, the new Horseshoe opens its doors today to expectant throngs. The long-awaited time for snipping of ribbon across the club's glass portals takes place at 11 a.m. this morning. Crowds expected will be treated to something entirely new for a Fremont Street entertainment center.
The weatherman flashed a green light last night for this morning's atomic explosion--the highest and possibly the biggest ever set off inside the United States. A four-engined Air Force B-50 bomber flying at an altitude of approximately 30,000 feet is scheduled to drop the king-sized A-bomb over Yucca Flat, a site of 14 previous nuclear detonations, at 9:30 a.m.
YUCCA FLAT (UPI) -- Hell burst from the skies over Yucca Flat this morning as America's latest model atom bomb exploded with enough force to devastate much of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or any other big city.
A combat Marine assault team, preparing for specialized action in the next secret atomic test, possibly next Tuesday, are expected to penetrate deeper into an atom blast zone, than did Army troops in yesterday's spectacular field maneuvers.
With the completion of the new five million dollar Hotel Sahara, Milton Prell has added another "jewel of the desert" to the fabulous Las Vegas Strip. Inspiration has been taken from many exotic cultures fringing the African Sahara desert to create in Las Vegas an oasis of modern luxury and comfort.
Ray Bolger walked out on the stage at the Sahara Hotel last night and said: "A few years ago, nothing but desert, all of the sudden, bingo." Ray’s description of the Sahara “first night,” is typical of all the openings of the Strip hotels. Tommy Hull was at the ringside in the party with Gus Greenbaum. I can imagine the thoughts which must have gone through Tommy’s head as he watched the unveiling of Las Vegas' newest and most beautiful hotel.
Walks Out, Refuses To Debate As Greenspun Answers 'Vicious Lies'
Tuesday, October 14, 1952
What was perhaps the most drama-packed and best-attended political meeting ever held in Nevada broke up in a scene of bedlam last night last night at War Memorial hall after the audience had listened to Sen. Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin, who had purportedly come here to speak in behalf of Sen. George W. Malone, now seeking re-election.
This desert resort town promises to become one of the nation's major horse racing and breeding centers as many owners and trainers pouring into the new Las Vegas Park race track for the September 4 opening state that they inted to keep their stables here the year around.
The history of the Last Frontier Hotel is a rich and colorful one and certainly worth pausing to consider, as we witness the changing of its name to the New Frontier and to be known as 'Out of This World.'
A spectacular fire that inflicted heavy damage on one wing of the $2.5 million Moulin Rouge hotel, 900 West Bonanza, yesterday climaxed the Las Vegas Fire department's busiest day in history. Fireman answered five calls within 12 hours from early morning to mid-afternoon. Another fire completely destroyed a used furniture store at 830 S. Main street.
For the premeire program in the Theatre Restaurant of the resplendent Riviera, "A New High in the Las Vegas Sky," producer-director, Hal Belfner, brings a new high in entertainment to Las Vegas with The Liberace Show, the first in a series of typical Broadway musical comedy reviews, starring Liberace, and featuring George Liberace and his 23-piece orchestra.
Las Vegas is observing its 50th birthday today.The transformation from a tent town to a billion dollar mecca is the Las Vegas Story that has been etched during a phenomenal half-century.It was on May 15, 1905, that some 3000 hearty pioneers gave birth to Las Vegas.
Eighty-five desert acres are being turned into a cool and colorful area of spacious lawns and arrangements of native and imported trees, transforming the Dunes into a spectacular oasis in the Nevada desert.
Modern in form, with cool, clean exterior lines, Las Vegas' newest luxury hotel, the Dunes, has employed some of America's leading designers to transform its interior into a 20th Century version of the legendary Baghdad of the Arabian Nights, and the atmosphere of the Thousand and One Nights, with its lush and lovely fairy tale quality, has been recreated at the Dunes.
The fear of opening any more new Strip resort hotels patterned after those that failed last year has caused at least one operation to be completely revamped in order to have a better chance at survival.
A $200,000 blaze of unknown origin swept through the second floor of the Boulder Club early last night and thousands of Las Vegans lined Fremont Street to witness scores of gallant Las Vegas firemen save the city's oldest gambling establishment from complete destruction.
Dist. Judge John Sexton yesterday made good his fiery threat to bring blackmail charges against the Las Vegas SUN as Publisher Hank Greenspun and investigator Wilbur R. McNinch were jailed by sheriff's deputies.
From the colorful, mosaic-tiled entrance through spacious guest rooms, this fantastically beautiful resort hotel combines lush luxury, extremely good taste, warmth, intimacy and functional efficiency. Billed to be famous the day it opened, the palatial Y-shaped Tropicana brings lush, tropical beauty to its desert site about one mile north of the airport on the Los Angeles highway.
Tropicana producer Monte Proser, who had promised to unveil the most spectacular revue ever to hit Las Vegas, did just that last night with his opening night show in the lavish Theatre – Restaurant of the resort hotel.
A fabulous display of fireworks marked the grand finale of the Le Lido de Paris production of "C'est Magnifique" which opened last night in the plush Cafe Continental show room of the new multi-million-dollar Stardust Hotel.
The Stardust, 1065 room resort hotel located in the very center of the famed Strip in Las Vegas, opens at high noon today with all the spectacular fanfare befitting the largest resort hotel in the world.
In a surprise move late last night, Phil Long, owner of the California Club, was appointed operating manager of the Tropicana Hotel casino. The announcement was made by J. Kell Houssels. Sr., who assumed temporary direction of the casino yesterday after the former casino boss closed down the operation for eight hours in an "unprecedented and unauthorized" move.
Downtown sages look to 1960 as a big, booming, bustling year for Fremont Street - especially for the north side of the Main Stem, between First and Second Streets, which is about to be carved up between the gambling barons who operate the Horseshoe and Mint Clubs.
Indications that the murder of Las Vegas' Senior Building Inspector Reed Walker stemmed from building code violations he was about to report - or had already reported - mounted yesterday in data from reliable sources in city hall.
Lifting of Las Vegas' racial barrier passed its first test yesterday with flying colors as officials of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People reported that Negroes had been accepted very well in various downtown and Strip establishments they patronized.
Striving to save the jobs of 400 workers at his fire-swept El Rancho Vegas and turn a devastating ruin into a workable economic operation owner Beldon Katleman, is considering plans to erect a huge air-conditioned tent on the Strip opposite his present operation and move his gambling showroom there in a carnival-type atmosphere that will enable him to keep operating.
A 25-year-old Nevada Power Co. lineman was electrocuted yesterday as an aftermath of the sudden, freak storm that ravaged the Las Vegas area Saturday night and caused the near-death of another power company man.
Sheriff Ralph Lamb last night was organizing a search posse for seven Salt Lake City Boy Scouts missing and believed drowned in the Virgin River after the bodies of three other youths had been recovered in the flood-swollen stream about 185 miles north of Las Vegas.
In yesterday’s column, we did attempt to outline some of the major road changes in the county for the past 10 years. Hotels with some degree of influence have succeeded in being honored by having major roads named after their establishments.
The Las Vegas SUN was destroyed by fire yesterday morning and the loss was felt by many Las Vegans and residents of Clark County. Many local residents were interview on the streets, in offices and in homes and all felt that the SUN's destruction was the city's loss.
"There's another day tomorrow." This is an old saying as sound in newspaper publishing as it is in Ireland where it originated. So the SUN staff's second reaction to the total loss of their publishing and printing plant yesterday was "How do we get out the paper?"
Gov. Grant Sawyer, addressing the first graduating class at Nevada Southern yesterday, said the university's growth here has has disproved "the prophets of doom" and he predicted it would become "one of the outstanding educational centers of the great Southwest."
The current storm, that gathered momentum Sunday, had dropped .97 of an inch of rain on the by midafternoon Monday, raising the months total to 3.67 inches. Normal to late (end of April) is 1.55 inches.
Aladdin's lamp glows tonight at midnight! Ribbon-cutting festivities opening Milton Prell's new Aladdin take place at the hotel's casino entrance at the stroke of twelve to usher in the first major Strip resort with gaming in nine years. On hand for the opening will be a host of local and state officials and dignitaries, along with Hollywood personalities to mark the return of Prell to Las Vegas.
Top name personalities from across the nation flew into town this weekend to make the grand opening of one of the largest gambling resorts to be constructed on the Las Vegas Strip in 10 years--Caesars Palace.
Three men arrested in connection with the $75,000 Sahara Hotel bomb extortion plot were returned in Las Vega Friday night from two Southern California sheriff’s officers by Clark County Sheriff’s Detectives.
Evel Knievel, the daring young man on the flying motorcycle, yesterday admitted he was getting "a little edgy" as the hour neared for his attempt to jump a 650cc Triumph bike over the Roman fountains at Caesars Palace.
Stuntman Evel Knievel, 29, made a flight of about 150 feet over the fountains of Caesars Palace here yesterday, but he failed the acid test of the aviator. His landing wasn't one he could walk away from.
A fire that started on the roof of the Hotel Sahara's casino early yesterday afternoon sent gamblers out into the street and caused an estimated $1 million in damage before it was stopped. Damage was the main casino, the hotel's executive offices, coffee shop lounge and showroom. Hundreds were evacuated from these areas, plus more from the new casino addition, which escaped damage.
Circus Circus, the world’s largest combined casino and amusement center, opens to the public at 10 o’clock tonight following several ours of ceremonial hoopla and star-studded glitter. Located across the Strip from the Riviera Hotel, Circus Circus is built like a giant circus big-top 90 feet tall. It is fronted by an acre of water fountains shooting colored plumes four stories high.
Union vote blank check to leaders: Three Hotels Will Feel First Pinch; Others Late Today
Wednesday, March 11, 1970
Las Vegas Sun
Three major gambling resorts on the Las Vegas Strip were picketed shortly after midnight Wednesday and within 24 hours union leaders say 15 of the major resorts will be closed due to a massive walkout of the Culinary and Bartenders unions.
Elvis Presley, recently named "Entertainer of the Decade" by a major publication and whose specialty seems to be breaking all-time attendance records wherever he appears, returns tonight to the scene of his original stage triumphs, the Las Vegas Hilton, to open another four-week run.
The city moved swiftly yesterday with a new strategy to shut down businesses, closing a bathhouse, an adult theater and the only two remaining massage parlors for violations of fire and building codes.
Elvis Presley collapsed and died at his home in Memphis, Tenn. Tuesday and the tragedy sent a rippling shock through Las Vegas where he made his show business comeback and attained a popularity peak from which he never descended.
Nevada State Narcotic Division agents and special investigators from Las Vegas City Attorney’s office yesterday raided two weight control clinics and seized numerous pills and assorted narcotic paraphernalia.
FBI affidavits released Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Harry Claiborne alleged proof of hidden ownership, fraud in the sale of securities, racketeering, distribution of funds gained by illegal activity and conspiracy on the part of Tropicana Hotel and Casino showroom producer Joseph Agosto and top figures in Kansas City organized crime.
Attorneys and residents of Nevada, Arizona and Utah who have asked for compensation for cancers they allege were caused by atmospheric atomic tests at the Nevada Test Site Friday hailed President Carter's decision to establish a high-level task force aimed at developing a fair system to compensate fallout victims.
At least ten MGM Grand Hotel guests were reported killed in a raging fire that engulfed the 2,000 room hotel shortly after 7 a.m. Friday. More than 100 injuries were initially reported but exact figures weren’t available at press time. Officials said others may be dead inside the hotel.
The officials advised owners of the MGM Grand Hotel to install a comprehensive sprinkler system during construction, but they ignored the suggestion, claiming it was too expensive, the SUN learned Saturday.
Hacienda Hotel owner Paul W. Lowden, once a struggling Las Vegas lounge musician, has signed a deal to buy the Del E. Webb Corp.-owned Sahara Hotel for $50 million, making him the owner of hotels on both ends of the Las Vegas Strip, Webb officials said Tuesday.
Prominent Nevada gaming figure Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal was injured Monday night when an explosion ripped through and gutted his car while it was parked near Marie Calender's restaurant at 600 E. Sahara Avenue.
Floodwaters swept across Southern Nevada Tuesday for the fourth times in a month, critically injuring an 11-year-old girl, dragging a woman from a small truck, miring a school bus in mud and overwhelming homes.
Four explosions leveled a Henderson-based rocket fuel plant Wednesday, killing at least one person, injuring scores of others, knocking out windows and doors miles away and sending a dark toxic cloud over the southeast end of the Las Vegas Valley.
Johnny "The Oriental Express" Chan lost the biggest pot in poker history Thursday but still managed to win his second consecutive world championship and become the Binion's World Series of Poker all-time tournament money winner.
In the first visit of its kind, the new Boeing 747-400 did a touch-and-go on McCarran Airport's Runway No. 25 for the benefit of the local media Friday, before landing again and taxiing over to Hughes Ramp for an overnight stay.
Consistently with the casino's decidedly upscale design, decked out like Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at Carnival time, the frames of the 900 slots in the 50,000-square-foot casino are covered with bright red, blue and yellow powder coat paint, the 42 table games covered with black-colored felt.
When the hordes attacked King Arthur's stronghold in Caerleon-upon-Usk in the sixth century, it's a good bet they were not provided with sufficient space to park their catapults and battering rams. Excalibur's visitors will have 7,000 parking spaces. But even that may not be enough.
Seventy years ago, explorers cracked open ancient pyramids in search or riches beyond imagination. At 4 a.m. today, thousands entered the Luxor pyramid on the Las Vegas Strip in hopes of claiming similar wealth.
Esteban Geraldo's eyes lit up as cannons boomed from a pirate ship and sank a British frigate in front of Las Vegas' newest resort. "I've lived here 18 years and I've never seen anything like that," Geraldo said after watching the pyrotechnic sea battle outside Treasure Island.
"It's only rock 'n' roll but I like it." - Mick Jagger
Saturday, March 11, 1995
To those who haven't quite gotten the message yet that Las Vegas has done a 180-degree flip since the days when big guys in tailored dark suits ran everything, and the only music one heard in the gaming area was the echo from the lounge, come to the Hard Rock hotel-casino and behold the future of gaming.
The company's announcement of an alliance with Four Seasons-Regent Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest luxury-hotel operator, means far more than just a single, albeit decidedly elegant, new hotel in Las Vegas.