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Winter’s grip eases for New Year’s fireworks show

Braving the bone-chilling winds atop Treasure Island on Thursday, a small group of workers ran spools of wire, set up launching boxes and put other finishing touches on the fireworks show that will welcome 2011 tonight.

Salvation Army gets additional $14,000 donation

For the second time in consecutive days, a gaming company has donated thousands of dollars to the Salvation Army after its headquarters were burglarized of $13,000 last weekend.

Drinking could knock New Year’s Eve revelers cold

The myth lives on that alcohol protects men and women from overexposure to cold weather. As the mercury and wind chill threaten to bring frigid temperatures to New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas, medical practitioners are reminding revelers who plan to parade scantily clad down the Strip that tequila is no substitute for a warm coat, gloves and hat.