Access Vegas Insider Vibe – September 1, 1999

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September 1, 1999

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This Issue: Grand Opening of Paris Las VegasCurious about a restaurant, event, or other Las Vegas attraction that looks fun? Let us review it for you first! Suggestions are always welcome at: [email protected]

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LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

NFL BARS – speaking of football, the RJ has just released it’s list of the “home team” bars here in Las Vegas. They list very bar that considers itself a home for the supporters of a particular team and that show every single team game live. Plus, they must have food and drink specials. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Aug-29-Sun-1999/lifestyles/11846612.html

THE RAT PACK IS BACK – By now, you may have seen the controversy surrounding this David Cassidy produced show on many of the national tabloid news shows. It’s been packing them in with it’s solid impersonations and (more importantly) revival of the 60’s Rat Pack vibe 5 nights a week at the Desert Inn. You can read the RJ’s review at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Jul-30-Fri-1999/weekly/11634441.html. Don’t forget to insure your seat ahead of time by booking the show online at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?cscheme=5&amid=143

RACING TRIPLE HEADER – Sept. 24-26 is another big auto racing weekend here in Las Vegas. Friday Sept. 24, the Orleans 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Race takes to the track. Saturday Sept. 25 is the Gold Coast 150 NASCAR Winston West Race, and the weekend tops off with the Vegas.com Pep Boys Indy Racing League (IRL) race. Tickets at (702) 644-4444. These weekends fill up in a hurry, so you may want to jump over to http://www.accessvegas.com now and grab a room and a rental car.

ELLIS ISLAND LABOR DAY PICNIC

 

See contest section for Ellis Island coupons.

PRICELINE.COM – a local reporter was less than impressed with his experience with this internet ticket service. After the surcharges, he got a flight at a very inconvenient time and actually paid more than he would have purchasing it the regular way. Full story should be of interest to travelers: http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Aug-29-Sun-1999/business/11846738.html

PRIMER ON LIVING IN LAS VEGAS – Is it OK to call it “Vegas”? Who is the mayor of Summerlin? Is it really legal to drink on the street? This interesting and somewhere humorous article answers that and much more: http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Aug-15-Sun-1999/opinion/11746566.html

BUCKLE UP – The California and Nevada Highway Patrols are teaming up to get very strict on drivers along Interstate 15 (the main L.A – Las Vegas route) whom don’t wear seat belts. Of the 38 people killed during 1998 on the stretch of road they are targeting, 30 were NOT wearing seat belts. Please buckle up and save the gambling for when you get here. Full story at http://prodigy-news.excite.com/news/bw/990827/ca-highway-patrol

WINNERS! – Jim Poston of Reno, NV was the winner of the Wet ‘N Wild Coupons. David Dodd-Gilly of Anaheim, CA was our Willy & Jose’s coupon winner. Dane De Voney of Schaumburg, IL won the Sahara Steak House coupon. Our craps winner never returned our notification, so we are now notifying the runner-up in that contest. Next week, we will announce August’s $25 Green Chip winner.

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Quick Concert and Show Notes:

Want to see which shows are playing during your stay and book reservations EVEN if the tickets aren’t on sale yet? BookVegas takes care of all your needs directly online! Search by dates at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?cscheme=5&amid=143

THE IRISH TENORS – and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra play the Thomas and Mack Center on Sept. 21. Tickets at 1-888-464-2468. THE HARD ROCK is within walking distance of Thomas and Mack (and also has a free shuttle to the Strip). Hard Rock discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm (Hard Rock link).

STAR SKATES SALUTES MANILOW – an ice skating tribute to the music of Barry Manilow starring Kristi Yamaguchi, Elvis Stojko, Caryn Kadavy, Philippe Candeloro and many more skating superstars plays Mandalay Bay October 9, 1999. Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and Mandalay Bay discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (Mandalay Bay link). (Guys, if you always have to come up with a good reason to get the wife to go to Las Vegas, this is one of the best in a long time).


Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Scenic Southwest Tours – by plane, bus, or even helicopter! You’ve seen the glossy ads in the tourist brochures. You’ve thought about it. You come all the way to Las Vegas — why not see one of the some of the most famous landmarks in the world! Don’t by tricked by web sites & magazines that offer discount tours. Taxes, park fees, permits can almost double the price. Our prices are inclusive – no hidden charges! Best Las Vegas Tours


FEATURE STORY: Grand Opening of Paris Las Vegas

 

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Your input is welcome. Want to hear more about a subject? Don’t agree with something we said? Write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected] Guest article submissions are also welcome with full credit to you, your website, etc. if accepted.

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FREE CONTESTS:

Note: You may enter every contest, but only one entry to each. Please note the expiration date and only enter if you will be in town and can use them. The 10’th entry to each contest will be the winner (unless otherwise noted). Just sent a blank email to the specified email address — we’ll get your mailing address from you only if you win (you have 72 hours to respond or we pick another winner).

FIESTA BUFFET – no need to enter here. Just show up at the Fiesta Hotel and Casino during Labor Day weekend, park in their new parking garage, and get a FREE buffet! If you are flying in this weekend, it’s not too late to rent a car at http://www.travelnow.com/cars/search.jsp?cid=2005 The Fiesta is located about 10 minutes from downtown and 15 minutes from the Strip in the northwest part of town.

HOUSE OF BLUES – Coupon lets you buy one entree and get the second FREE! Good only at Las Vegas location (inside Mandalay Bay), expires November 1, 1999. Enter at (contest closed)

ELLIS ISLAND – coupons for 2 free handcrafted beers (microbrews) and a $25 for $20 match play coupon for blackjack. Expires Sept. 30, 1999. Enter at (contest closed)

WWF SMACKDOWN TICKETS – Win a pair of tickets to the WWF Smackdown event Tuesday, September 14, 1999 here in Las Vegas! 75 tickets are being given away, and the grand prize winner gets to meet wrestlers before the show. Enter at http://www.lasvegas.com/promotions/wwf/

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Have a request for a review? Boggled when you come to town and see the hundreds of dining, attraction, and show opportunities? Let us know what you’d like to hear about! Unlike the tourist magazines where all of the “articles” are really paid ads, we pull out our own wallet and give you the honest scoop. If you appreciate this service, please consider booking your rooms and rental cars for ALL destinations with us.

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All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk
September 1, 1999

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