Karen Brill put on a stethoscope and leaned close to hear her son Aric’s heartbeat. It reminded her of the times she and Aric would lie on the sofa and watch television together. Only now Aric’s heart was beating inside the chest of Louis, a 51-year-old man from Santa Cruz, Calif.
The man who appeared to have drowned in the Imperial Palace hotel pool Thursday evening has been identified as James McQuaid of Las Vegas.
A man killed Thursday morning in a head-on collision near the Strip was identified by the Clark County coroner’s office Friday.
For the first time in more than three years, all of the major monthly indicators tracked by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority came in positive.
His musical presence still quakes the Strip, from The Mirage production bearing his rock band’s name to the revolving fab faux’s “woooh!”-ing smaller venues. But John Lennon, slain 30 years ago Wednesday, once had a physical presence in Las Vegas, too. It’s well-documented that the Beatles played in Las Vegas on Aug. 20, 1964, and stayed that night at the Sahara. But few fans realize that Lennon returned twice more to Las Vegas, during his mid-’70s separation from wife Yoko Ono.