Daily Archives: August 22, 2009

Las Vegas’ Bone-Jarring Off-Road Race to Reno

Taking the boring jaunt from Las Vegas to Reno by car is a ho-hummer, requiring plenty of java to stay awake.  But if you want to really perk up, then consider competing in the longer off-road race – accompanied by plenty of bone-jarring terrain to keep you awake – 1,000 miles from Las Vegas to Reno. 

That’s what 300 off-road racers are doing this weekend in the Best in the West Desert Racing Association’s annual “Vegas to Reno the Long Way.”  The race started Thursday and is making the third and final leg from Hawthorne to Reno today. 

Typically, about 30 percent of the trucks and motorcycles don’t make the finish line.

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Locomotives Steam into Las Vegas

The Las Vegas entry in the new United Football League will be called the Locomotives.

UFL commissioner Michael Huyghue recently announced the name and unveiled team uniforms of silver, blue and white. The name was selected after reviewing more than 30,000 fan entries.

Former New York Giants coach Jim Fassel will coach the Locomotives, who will play San Francisco in the league’s first game on October 8.

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Tony Curtis in Intensive Care in New York City

Iconic film legend and Henderson, Nevada resident Tony Curtis has reportedly been in intensive care in a New York City hospital since Aug. 12. 

Curtis’ wife, Jill, reported on her Web site (www.shilohhorserescue.com ) that Curtis, 84, is “doing better and should make a full recovery.”

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Chippendales Take on Latin Flavor in Las Vegas

Women, get ready to P-A-R-T-Y– Latin style!  The iconic, steamy-hot bare-chested men of Chippendales, The Show, known as The Ultimate Girls Night Out, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas have spiced their show, appealing to the Latin crowd with their new “Noche Latina Thursdays.”  The Latin-inspired show features a Spanish-speaking MC, Spanish version of featured songs and uptempo Spanish music replacing certain acts.  Chippendales

The Latin show runs on Thursdays, starting at 10:30 p.m., running through September 3, at the Chippendales Theater at the Rio All-Suite Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.  Tickets are $39.95 and $49.95 and are available online at www.RioLasVegas.com or by phone at 702-777-7776.  Every ticket includes a coupon for 25% off dining at one of the Rio ’s dining establishments, including Martorano’s, VooDoo Steak and Buzios Seafood Restaurant.

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International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas Offers Huge Camera Showcase

The 2010 International CES show will feature top companies with the latest products in digital imaging hardware and software in its Digital Imaging Showcase. Produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the 2010 International CES, the world’s largest tradeshow for consumer technology, returns to Las Vegas, January 7 through 10, 2010.

With many consumers looking to improve the quality of their digital imaging technology and libraries, the Digital Imaging Showcase this year will be bigger than ever before. CEScamera

Digital imaging – and high quality digital cameras in particular – remain a central focus for consumers, as household penetration of digital cameras reaches nearly 80 percent and shipments of digital cameras featuring more than 10 megapixels are projected to increase by 237 percent in 2009. Shipments of digital cameras are estimaged to generate $6 billion in sales in 2009, with more than 30.5 million units sold. 

The Digital Imaging Showcase will feature more than 37,000 square feet of exhibit space, with more than 60 exhibitors in South Hall 3 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. This dedicated exhibit area will feature all aspects of the imaging product category, including cameras and capture devices, storage, software, printers, kiosks, bags and accessories. 

Top imaging companies will be featured at the 2010 CES such as ATP, Kodak, Iomega, Tiffen, Wacom and Wynit. Other major imaging companies exhibiting at the 2010 CES include Canon, Casio, Fuji, JVC, Lowepro, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony. 

For more information and to register to attend the 2010 International CES visit www.CESweb.org .

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