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Magician Remembers Michael Jackson

Dixie Dooley Michael Jackson Magician Dixie Dooley sent this remembrance of the late Michael Jackson, a former Las Vegas resident. Jackson died Thursday at age 50. “On a cold windy day in Las Vegas, February 13Th. 2007 I was invited to perform my...

Big changes coming to Macau?

Fernando Chui isn’t exactly a household name in Las Vegas, but he is about to emerge as the key player in Macau’s tumultuous casino game. Chui is expected to be named Macau’s next chief executive in charge of gaming philosophy and growth. He could...

Column Rewind: A Father's Day Tribute

Here's a Father's Day column from 2008 that continues to generate interest from readers. Happy Father's Day to the many dads who play hurt The television golf analysts were all a-dither. They could barely find sufficient quantities of purple prose...

Church of Twain: Happy Father’s Day

I am fortunate, blessed beyond measure, to be the father of Amelia. She is special in a million ways. She makes my heart sing, and I am inspired by her brave fight against cancer and its devastating after effects. On Father’s Day, I am reminded of...

Ensign and the 'extortion' leak

There's no time like the present for embattled Sen. John Ensign to clear up the "extortion" leak associated with his strange and sudden adultery admission. Citing unnamed sources close to the senator, Fox and other news outlets have reported Ensign...