Las Vegas is not just all about bright lights and glitz. For a break from gambling and sin, take a unique and refreshing six-hour trip outside Las Vegas, and you’ll find a much cooler environment – 30 to 40 degrees – that’s a quarry for the really unlucky bastards- creatures called trilobites, the partiers that freely roamed the ocean floors 500 million years ago (pre Paris Hilton).
It’s a 40-acre wide place called U-Dig Fossils, a trilobite quarry located about 52 miles west of Deltah, Utah. You can scale large mountaintops and break into rocks to try to find the original partiers for $28 to $70 from Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For further information: 435-864-3638 or www.u-digfossils.com
On August 3 the Nevada Supreme Court panel will hear oral arguments on O.J. Simpson’s bid to get out of Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada, pending his appeal to overturn a conviction in an armed Palace Station hotel room heist in Las Vegas.
A three-member panel of Nevada’s only appellate court will hear 30 minutes of arguments in Las Vegas from Simpson’s lawyers seeking his release on bond and prosecutors opposing the request. Simpson will not be there.
Simpson, 61, was convicted of kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon in the gunpoint robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in September 2007. He is serving nine to 33 years in prison.
His 55-year-old co-defendant, Clarence “C.J.” Stewart, is serving 7 ½ to 27 years at Northern Nevada Correctional Center for his role in the case.
The judge panel also scheduled a separate oral bond hearing for Stewart, who was seeking to also overturn his conviction.
Las Vegas Backstage Access has written numerous articles chronicling Simpson’s case.
Luxor headliner Criss Angel is up to what many would say is a callous, dirty trick. Courting controversy once again, this time it’s for a stunt that’s likely to shock, if not offend, many U.S. troops and their families.
Angel, the star of Cirque du Soleil’s “Criss Angel Believe” playing at the Luxor in Las Vegas, plans to open Season 5 of his “Mindfreak” on A&E television August 12 by walking over numerous improvised explosive devices (IEDs) when filming the episode at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
IEDs are deployed as roadside bombs in the Iraqi and Afghanistan wars, responsible for tragically killing thousands of servicemen and civilians.
Angel says the stunt will be more dangerous than anything he’s ever performed; entailing him to tread gently over not one, but seven levels of the lethal, explosive mines.
Critics are revolting, not sympathetic with Angel, blasting comments ranging from “just plaint tacky” to saying that if his psychic powers are that great that he’d be more useful in combat zones saving lives.