“Casino trade group hurrying to nail down its position”
By Liz Benston of The Las Vegas Sun
Tue, Nov 25, 2008 (2 a.m.)
“Casino companies may be commiserating over their earnings troubles, but they are squabbling like extended family at Thanksgiving dinner over the prospect of legalized Internet gambling.”
“After more than a decade of hit-and-miss efforts by individual casino companies and interest groups to develop lobbying strategies, the American Gaming Association — the industry’s premier trade group — is rushing to clarify its position on Internet betting” read more from The Las Vegas Sun…
“Madeleine Pickens, wife of Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens, has plans to create a massive refuge for about 30,000 wild horses and burros to avoid having the federal government kill or sell the animals for financial reasons” read more from The Dallas Morning News… [photo is from The Dallas Morning News]
“Madeleine Pickens, wife of the eccentric billionaire tycoon T. Boone Pickens, wants to ride to the rescue of a beleaguered national icon. The wild horses that have been an emblem of the wide-open American West for centuries more recently became a major headache for the federal government, which routinely removes some of the horses from 1o [sic] Western states to prevent overpopulation and protect grazing land. But as the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) holding facilities grew crowded, federal officials gingerly announced that they were considering a euthanasia program to cull the herds at their facilities and contain costs” read more from Discover magazine… [Wild horse photo is from Discover magazine’s website.]
“The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced plans to kill America’s wild horses rather than effectively manage our wild natural heritage.”
“BLM claims it can no longer afford to round up wild horses and confine them until it finds people to adopt them, and the agency wants to euthanize these majestic wild beauties or sell them to the highest bidder “without limitation” – meaning sell them to anyone, even if the bidder also plans to kill these horses.” read more…
“I-Team: Sheryl Crow Joins in Wild Horse Fight, George Knapp, Chief Investigative Reporter”
“Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow is not a celebrity-come-lately to the wild horse debate. She owns horses, including an adopted wild mustang, and has campaigned for the protection of the herds for years.”
“Crow has lent her support to the Cloud Foundation, a Colorado-based organization dedicated to preserving wild horses on the range and to finding homes for those already in captivity.”
“In a backstage interview, Crow summed up the urgency of the moment, “33,000 horses are being held right now by the BLM and due to budgetary problems, they’re saying now they can’t afford to feed them, which is kind of a great excuse to exterminate them.” read more…
Sheryl Crow’s “I Don’t Wanna Know” featured in “Saving the American Wild Horse” Documentary.
Story by Las Vegas Sun’s Phoebe Sweet: “DAILY MEMO: WATER: Water authority says renegotiating Nevada’s take won’t increase our share because climate change is slowing the flows.”
By Phoebe Sweet, “Nevada’s share of the Colorado River is so small that it seems only logical that a rewriting of the 80-year-old law that divvies up the river would go our way.” read more…
Published Wed, Nov 12, 2008 (3:09 p.m.)
Updated Wed, Nov 12, 2008 (3:22 p.m.)
WASHINGTON — The Bush administration released long-awaited final rules this afternoon to ban Internet gaming — apparently undeterred by an article in today’s Washington Post that raised questions about the White House’s decision to seek assistance from a former National Football League lobbyist who had worked against online gaming read more…
Agencies Issue Final Rule to Implement Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act read more…
This aien’t Vegas, but it is a new twist on the planned community. Question: Which came first, the Casino or the neighborhood? Answer: neither, they were created simultaneously. The Aliante Hotel and Casino is the nucleus of the Aliante Home Community in North LasVegas.
The hotel/casino site has 200 guest rooms, a 16 screen movie theater, six restaurants and a food court. The Aliante Hotel Casino plans an official opening at 11:11 pm on November 11, 2008. The Aliante Hotel and Casino
The Aliante community offers: restaurants, a golf club/golf shop, parks, shopping, (proposed) library, homes and 24 miles of lighted walking trails.
Information Gallery is located at the southeast corner
of I-215 and Aliante Parkway. Take US-95 north to the I-215 East
exit. Head east on I-215, exit Aliante Parkway and proceed south.
Call 702-631-0359. Open daily: Winter Hours – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Aliante Community
[image is from CalHotels.US]
If one does a little looking, one can still find a FREE Bus Tour to Laughlin, Nevada, including a free buffet lunch. A longtime favorite pastime of Las Vegas locals, this fun trip usually departs from one of the Las Vegas hotels around 8:00 AM and returns in the late afternoon. There is a free lunch buffet around noon; the rest of the time you are free to visit the local action. Yes everything is free, but don’t forget to leave your bus driver a nice tip.
“Catch a free tour during your stay in Las Vegas. These sightseeing tours offer a great one day, getaway trip, 90 miles south to Laughlin, through the beautiful Mojave Desert. Call these tour operators or check with the front desk at your Las Vegas Hotel. Maybe your next vacation will be to the quiet, easy-going, friendlier atmosphere of Laughlin, Nevada.”
“This is a list of touring companies in the Laughlin area. Reservations are recommended for activities such as ATV rentals, waverunner rentals, horseback riding, helicopter tours and Las Vegas to Laughlin, NV bus tours” read more…
Las Vegas to Laughlin free rides:
Teddy Bear Express: 702-471-7155 Vegas to Laughlin and Primm
Flag Tours: 800-267-2007 Vegas to Laughlin and Primm
Guaranteed Tours: 702-369-1000 Vegas to Laughlin, Mesquite, and Primm
Las Vegas Discount Tours: 702-895-8996 Vegas to Laughlin only
Magic Tours: 702-380-1106 Vegas to Laughlin only
Tours Unlimited: 702-471-7155 Vegas to Laughlin only
Showtime Tours: 702-895-9976 Vegas to Laughlin only
Wild West Tour Co.: 702-731-2425 Vegas to Laughlin only