Week in Review: Reporters’ Notebook

Supporters of an effort to legalize Internet poker in Nevada brought in Washington, D.C., attorney Tom Goldstein to discuss federal issues surrounding online gaming.

Goldstein touted his experience and knowledge of Internet gaming. He also let members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee know that he had been chosen one of the 40 most influential attorneys in America.

That brought a reaction from one committee member, Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, whose career has included jobs as a talk radio host, newspaper columnist and a licensed master plumber.

“It’s an honor to be addressed by one of the 40 most influential lawyers in the U.S.,” Hansen said sarcastically.

HOWARD STUTZ

Politicians and business leaders bungee-jumped off the Stratosphere Friday to raise money for Boy Scouts, and a tweeter was particularly impressed with one leaper.

“Much love 2 County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani dnt tke it wrng but u got balz!!” tweeted the voice of Urban Culture Magazine. “Im a grwn man & wldnt jmp off Strphr. …”

City Councilman Steve Ross also jumped and also is running for Las Vegas mayor.

Ross is behind in the campaign, but he reassured people that he was going over the edge for a good cause, not because of his poll numbers.

ALAN CHOATE

For those who wonder why we ever bothered fighting the Revolutionary War comes this special offer from Loews Lake Las Vegas resort.

For $279, you get a one-night stay with wedding cake, champagne, English breakfast and a 3 a.m. wake-up call so you can watch a live broadcast of the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

No word on whether that rate includes room taxation without representation.

HENRY BREAN

TWEET OF THE WEEK: @NNBintern (Nevada News Bureau writer Andrew Doughman) Education hearing underway here in Fallon & the first two people testify in favor of medical marijuana.

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