Thursday, September 29, 2011 Gambler sues casino over gambling loss
A man is trying to sue a Las Vegas casino to recoup his $1.3 million in losses.
(UPI) — A gambler allegedly down $1.3 million to a Las Vegas casino is suing the casino, Wynn Las Vegas, for allowing him to lose more than $250,000, court paper say.
Konstantin Zoggolis from Germany is suing under the premise that he had a prior agreement with Wynn Las Vegas to limit his credit to a quarter of a million dollars, the Las Vegas Sun reported Thursday.
The lawsuit claims Wynn Las Vegas, which would not comment on the case, has asked the Justice Department to pursue the matter on grounds of Zoggolis passing bad checks.
The lawsuit also said, “If criminal proceedings are commenced against plaintiff at the direction of defendant in an effort to collect invalid debts, plaintiff will suffer irreparable harm before a decision on the merits can be rendered.”
Zoggolis is seeking an injunction to block the casino from pursuing the matter in the courts.
The suit says Zoggolis made arrangements with the casino in 2008 to limit his credit read more…
Sept. 29-Oct. 1: The Great American Beer Festival® Toasts 30 Years as North America’s Greatest Beer Celebration
Beer Lovers, Food Lovers, Fun Lovers and Brewers to Attend Brewers Association Festival in Denver, CO
The 30th edition of the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). The premier U.S. beer festival and competition is expected to serve 2,400 different beers, in one-ounce tasting portions, from an estimated 465 U.S. breweries to the event’s 49,000-plus attendees. The entire event sold out in just one week.
Thursday, September 29: 5:30 pm-10:00 pm
Friday, September 30: 5:30 pm-10:00 pm
Saturday, September 31: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm (Brewers Association and American Homebrewers Association members-only session)
Saturday, October 1: 5:30 pm-10:00 pm
Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, Colorado
The 2011 festival is sold out.
The largest collection of U.S. beer ever served. This is a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation. This event showcases the diverse beers that make craft brewing one of the fastest-growing segments of the beer, wine and spirits industry.
From The LA Times.Com/Blog July 18, 2011 | 2:59 pm
With an impressive lineup and promises of being both “the biggest live music event in radio history” and a “once-in-a-generation gathering of artists,” it wasn’t a surprise that the recently announced iHeartRadio Music Festival quickly sold out when tickets went on sale Saturday.
Tickets for the inaugural two-day concert, taking place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sept. 23 and 24, were gone a mere 10 minutes after going on sale read more
LADY GAGA / JAY-Z / COLDPLAY / STEVEN TYLER
THE BLACK EYED PEAS / KENNY CHESNEY
ALICIA KEYS / JENNIFER LOPEZ
CARRIE UNDERWOOD / JANE’S ADDICTION
NICKI MINAJ / DAVID GUETTA
RASCAL FLATTS / BRUNO MARS
KELLY CLARKSON / SUBLIME WITH ROME
With special guest performances by
USHER, STING and JEFF BECK
IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL – DAY ONE
September 23rd, 2011 : Grand Garden Arena
All artists are subject to change. Coldplay, Alicia Keys, The Black Eyed Peas, Carrie Underwood, Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson, Jane’s Addiction, Jay-Z.
IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL – DAY TWO
September 24th, 2011 : Grand Garden Arena
All artists subject to change. Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, Kenny Chesney, Nicki Minaj, Rascal Flatts, David Guetta, Sublime with Rome, Jeff Beck, and Special guest performances by Sting and Usher.
September 16, 2011 – Video is from SafetySign.Com 2 Men in Denver Drive Around & Barhop with Dead Friend
In Denver Colorado two men found their dead friend in his apartment and went on one last hoorah. Robert Young and Mark Rubinson came home to find their best friend and roommate, Jeffery Jarrett, dead. Instead of calling the police they decided to toss him in the backseat and bar hop on his dime. Below [is] their itinerary on the night of August 27th:
From Blog.Al.Com – Published: Saturday, September 17, 2011, 9:50 AM Updated: Saturday, September 17, 2011, 9:51 AM 2 accused of partying with dead man in Denver, a la movie ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’
DENVER, Colorado — Two men are accused of driving around Denver with a dead friend, running up a bar tab on his account and using his ATM card at a strip club in what appeared to be a disturbing reflection of the movie “Weekend at Bernie’s.”
Robert Young, 43, and Mark Rubinson, 25, have been charged with abusing a corpse, identity theft and criminal impersonation.
It’s unclear how Jeffrey Jarrett, 43, died, but the men are not charged in his death. The coroner said toxicology tests were pending. Young and Rubinson are free on bond but couldn’t be reached for comment Friday.
In the 1989 Hollywood comedy, two ne’er-do-wells find their boss dead at his ritzy beachfront home and escort his body around town, attempting to save the weekend of luxury they had planned.
In Denver last month, according to a police affidavit that gives an account of a story first reported by the Denver Post, Young arrived at Jarrett’s home and found him unresponsive.
But rather than call the authorities, police say, Young went to find Rubinson.
The duo returned to Jarrett’s home and put his lifeless body into Rubinson’s SUV and headed to a nightspot where they spent more than an hour drinking — leaving Jarrett’s body in the vehicle, according to police documents. Police say the two men used Jarrett’s card to pay for the drinks on Aug. 27, noting “they did not have Jarrett’s consent.”
Rubinson and Young then drove to another restaurant to hang out, Jarrett’s body slumped in the back along for the ride, police say more from Blog.Al.Com
Robert Young, 43 (left), and Mark Rubinson, 25, are charged with abusing a corpse, identity theft and criminal impersonation, after allegedly using a dead friend’s ATM card to fund a night of drinking, dinner and a strip club. While Young and Rubinson painted the town red, Jeffrey Jarrett’s corpse sat in the car. (Denver Police Department)
The Moon will be 100% Full Monday * September 12, 2011 * 2:27 A.M. Las Vegas time.
From Western Washington University
“American Indians gave names to each of the full moons to keep track of the passing year. The names are associated with the entire month until the next full moon occurs. Since a lunar month averages 29 days, the dates of the moons change from year to year. Here are titles most closely associated with calendar months.”
Two Native tribes are mentioned here – click the WWU link to access more information.
BACK EAST Mohawk, Eastern Woodlands
The Mohawk term for September’s Moon is “seskhoko:wa” or “time of much freshness.”
OUT WEST Kalapuya, Pacific Northwest, Oregon
The Kalapuya term for September’s Moon is “atchiutchutin” or “after harvest.”
From The Old Farmer’s Almanac
“Historically, the Native Americans who lived in the area that is now the northern and eastern United States kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to the recurring full Moons.”
“Each full Moon name was applied to the entire month in which it occurred. These names, and some variations, were used by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior.”
According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, September’s Moon is called: Full Corn Moon “This full Moon corresponds with the time of harvesting corn. It is also called the Barley Moon, because it is the time to harvest and thresh the ripened barley. The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox, which can occur in September or October and is bright enough to allow finishing all the harvest chores.”
“The Harvest Moon is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox. It can occur in either September or October. At this time, crops such as corn, pumpkins, squash, and wild rice are ready for gathering.”
Notable Native American daughter’s
“Rita Coolidge (born May 1, 1945) is a multiple Grammy Award-winning American vocalist. During the 1970s and 1980s, she charted hits on Billboard’s Pop, Country, Adult Contemporary and Jazz charts.” more from WIKI
Coolidge was born in Lafayette, Tennessee. She is of Scottish and Cherokee Native American ancestry.
“In 1997, Coolidge was one of the founding members of Walela, a Native American music trio, that also includes Coolidge’s sister Priscilla and Priscilla’s daughter Laura Satterfield. The trio released studio albums in 1997 (Walela) and 2000 (Unbearable Love), a live album and DVD (Live in Concert) in 2004 and a compilation album (The Best of Walela) in 2007. Walela means hummingbird in Cherokee.” WIKI
Mariscos D Mazatlan at 1063 Federal Blvd. specializes in seafood. In the evenings they prepare and serve tacos at this little stand in front of the restaurant. The current price for a taco here is $.99.
When I lived in Mexico I fell in love with the little outdoor Taco-stands that dot the streets all over Mexico. It wasn’t just about the food. It was also about the ritual. The ritual is about open-air (after dark the ritual sweetens.) It’s about camaraderie – people gathering around hot-food (under lights.) There’s something about being in close proximity to bare light-bulbs at night. Afternoons also work, but then something’s missing. Strangers and friends congregating around food at night, in the open-air, can be a mystic experience – at least dining al-Fresco in Mexico can be a mystic expierience.
There’s magic surrounding these little oases of refreshment. I’m thinking, maybe, they’re a throwback to a more primitive time. Or a bit later – gathering around the campfire with coffee and beans on the prairie after sundown. Different meats, usually carne asada (beef) or puerco (pork), but also more esoteric meats such as cabeza (head) parts such as: ojo (eye), oreja (ear), cachete (cheek), lengua (tongue), or labios (lips) are cooked on a flat-grill or sometimes in a wok-like, stir-fry pan. Then the little (usually 4-6″ in diameter) tortillas are warmed and topped with the meat. Salsas and extras such as: avocado or guacamole, cilantro, tomatoes, onions and lettuce are usually available, on the counter. Making the salsas and extras available for the customer to access is another facet that makes this form of dining so desirable. The customer can participate, not only in the ritual but in the gustational-balance. Huh? Sometimes, at other street locations or at restaurants, one can find Tacos Al Pastor: “Pork is marinated over one or two days in a combination of dried chiles and then slowly cooked with a gas flame on a vertical rotisserie”. A huge hunk of pork is flame-roasted on a vertical rotisserie then sliced and placed on a tortilla and served as above. I haven’t seen these tacos on Federal yet, but I’m thinking they will be available. Al Pastor is definitely my favorite taco, if it isn’t Baja fish-tacos. [Some information is from the pages of WIKI]
I’m betting you’re going to see more of these taco/food stands around Denver. Similar food stands like this in Mexico were the inspiration for Baja Fresh-type restaurants. Depending on the outlet, food is served from lunchtime into the night.
Federal Boulevard in Denver – West Evans north to Colfax Avenue particularly has recently sprouted a dozen of these little food-stands. Tacos, tortas, puppusas, hot dogs and more are served hot. Beverages and chips are often available. Probably because of Denver’s limited season these outlets are mostly mobile kitchen-trucks and trailers. My recollection of Mexico is that many of the taco-stands were more permanent structures. Especially in Ensenada, Baja California where the favored taco was a fish-taco. The stands were wood-framed, palapa-style.
This little trailer/stand sells hot tacos in front of the Tacos Marlene restaurant at 677 S. Federal Blvd. Tacos go for about $3.50, for two. The salsas and extras are on the table (right front.)
This catering truck in front of The Avanza Food Market at 1320 S Federal Blvd. sells tortas, beverages, chips etc.
This is Marcelino from Mexico City standing defiantly in front of his Tortas Truck. Marcelino strongly emphasized that he only sells tortas, no tacos. His tortas sell from $5.99 to $8.99.
Here’s another little trailer/stand on Federal selling fresh tacos.
Pupusas are a traditional Salvadoran dish made of a thick, hand-made corn tortilla that is usually filled with a blend of cheese, cooked pork (ground) and re-fried beans. This stand is near 4th & Federal.
How about some Pigs Feet or a Hot Dog from this stand beside a store on 8th & Federal.
So what’s the verdict? My opinion is that it’s a good thing for foodies. I’ll patronize the stands from time to time – if the food is decent. It’s the original fast-food outlet. Undoubtedly there are going to be naysayers who will complain about the encroachment of Mexican society on the city, or that the nearby restaurants will loose business. And then there will be those who say that the Mexicans are just taking back what originally belonged to them. Still others will say “face it, war is war.” I say food is food, though the point about the nearby heavily-invested restaurants loosing revenue is a germane consideration (of course this is not applicable to those restaurants parking a trailer on their own premises.) To a street person who’s gleaned sustenance from cans d’ garbage for survival, this is fine dining.
The disclaimer here is: if you’re a food-snob, if you leave a restaurant where there’s dust on the window-sill, if you demand spotless Sterling-silverware, or if you become queasy at the sight of a stained restaurant carpet you might want to go elsewhere. If you dine with the Natives whenever possible, and the food in these stands prove worthy of your time and cash (still to be determined) this may be a food destination for you.
In the immortal words of LA’s infamous Rodney King “People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along?”
I was looking for musical triple-threat, *Ellyn Rucker when I found this blip from The Denver Musicians Association. When I saw the name, Paul Romaine I bristled – in a good way. This cat plays like he’s a finely tuned, mechanized-machine with a big huge heart. His drumming is instantly identifiable.
I’m saying that I don’t know Dale Bruning, but if he’s associated with Paul Romaine and most probably Ellyn Rucker, I’m good! I’ll find out on the 24th.
Dale Bruning Quartet 6:00pm. Dale Bruning and Jude Hibler present The Timeless Music of Sinatra Standards September 24th – Dazzle[sic] Dale Bruning and Jude Hibler will be presenting The Timeless Music of Sinatra Standards on September 24th, Saturday at Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge, 930 Lincoln in Denver. Reservations can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 303-839-5100. THE FIRST SHOW BEGINS AT 6 PM AND THE SECOND SHOW STARTS AT 8 PM. Tickets are $15. Dale’s quartet will include Ron Miles, Ken Walker, and Paul Romaine. Frank Sinatra was arguably the most important entertainer of the 20th Century as a singer, actor, radio and television host and guest, movie producer and record label owner. Join leaders Dale and Jude as they present a few of Sinatra’s closely identified songs written by some of the greatest composers and lyricists of all time. Songs like The Lady Is a Tramp, You Go To My Head, and In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning, among others. email@example.com or call 303-839-5100. Jazz Link Enterprises – Jude Hibler – Owner 303-776-1764 www.jazzlinkenterprises.com . Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge, Denver. (303) 839-5100.
This is photo of Ellyn Rucker, probaby from the 90s.