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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – July 28, 1999

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This Issue:Makino Todai Restaurant, Rumjungle, MGM Lion Habitat


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


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LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

DANNY GANS and DAVID CASSIDY

 

HOOPS IN VEGAS II – This August 15 celebrity charity basketball tournament is scheduled to feature appearances by Tom Arnold, Marcus Canby, Ron Harper, Jason Kidd, Danny Manning, Rob Lowe, Ed McMahon, Kurt Rambis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and many more. This event will be held at the Lied Gym on the campus of UNLV and tickets at (702) 474-4000. THE HARD ROCK is within walking distance of UNLV (and also has a free shuttle to the Strip). Hard Rock discount rooms are available at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.

MILLENNIUM EDITION – The Review-Journal is taking pre-orders for it’s Jan. 1, 2000 commemorative edition. Out-of-town orders will be sent by UPS on Tuesday Jan. 4, 2000 and can be ordered by sending a check for $2.50 to:

Las Vegas Review Journal millennial edition
PO Box 70
Las Vegas, NV 89125

Checks must be made payable to: Las Vegas Review-Journal

SECOND PHASE OF VENETIAN – The Tam O’Shanter motel (located between the Desert Inn and The Venetian) is scheduled for demolition in August to make way for the second phase of the Venetian. The Venetian is worth the visit, although valet parking should be avoided if possible because of delays (not uncommon at big strip casinos — we park next door at the Casino Royale right behind the casino — a 30 second walk to the front of the Venetian). And while some of the retail shops are not yet open, the Canal Shops are well worth the visit. This unique shopping area features a canal running the length of the shopping area, with gondola rides available. We will have a full report when the project is completed.

CATS – The Musical plays the MGM Grand September 7-12. Tickets at (702) 891-7777 and MGM discount rooms are available at MGM Grand Las Vegas.

WINNER! – Richard Perkins of Ft. Collins, CO is the winner of the $472 coupon book from Station Casinos. Richard was our 10’th entry.


FEATURE STORIES:

It’s the middle of summer, many of you are fighting the heat, so instead of a long review we are publishing a few tidbits for you.

MAKINO TODAI RESTAURANT

LIVING IN VEGAS – In the follow up of last weeks issue about moving to Las Vegas, a funny, sarcastic, and all-too-true article called “You’re a Vegas lifer when…” can be found at http://www.lvcitylife.com/Pages/views/stories/99072903v.html

MGM LION HABITAT

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FREE COUPON 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 in 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.

2 FOR 1 Breakfast or Lunch at Sam’s town — good anytime in August. Entry email to (contest closed)

$4 off all day ride pass for The Adventuredome (formerly known as Grand Slam Canyon), the Circus Circus indoor theme park. Up to 4 people per coupon. Coupons expire Sept. 9, 1999. We have 8 of these coupons and will give them out to the first 8 entries. Entry email to (contest closed)

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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.

http://www.accessvegas.com offers you low prices for hotels and rental cars in LAS VEGAS and NATIONWIDE! It’s our sister site featuring secure online booking and INSTANT confirmation. Don’t spend hours on the phone. Book today the cheap, easy way and save!
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All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk
July 28, 1999

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – July 21, 1999

 

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July 21, 1999

Welcome to Access Vegas News and Reviews! This is the newsletter that talks about the Las Vegas attractions, dining, and shows that YOU really care about. This is not spam. If you receive this by mistake, unsubscribe information is at the bottom. Feel free to forward this to friends or repost it in Las Vegas forums, but only in it’s entirety. This is the official newsletter of http://www.accessvegas.com Quality Las Vegas Tourist Information – Hotels, Casinos, Insider Tips, and more. If it’s about Las Vegas, it’s In-Vegas.Com!

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This Issue:”So you wanna move to Vegas”! Curious 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]


 


LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

WRESTLING – Two large professional wrestling shows are coming to Las Vegas. MONDAY NITRO (WCW) plays the MGM GRAND at 4:30 on August 23. There will be a special appearance by the rock band KISS. Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and MGM discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (MGM link). WWF SMACKDOWN plays the Thomas and Mack Center on Tue. Sept. 14 at 7:30 PM. Tickets at (888)464-2468. THE HARD ROCK is within walking distance of the Thomas and Mack Center (and also has a free shuttle to the Strip). Hard Rock discount rooms are available at Las Vegas Strip Hotels (Hard Rock link).

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Quick Concert Notes: ROD STEWART plays the Rio on New Years Eve. Tickets won’t be cheap. Neither will a room. But if you are curious, tickets are at (702) 474-4000. To check rooms for New Years Eve, you need to dial 1-800-666-5268 and hang on the line until you get a real human. They are NOT available online.

THOMAS AND MACK CENTER – HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH on Sept. 23, and ELTON JOHN / TINA TURNER on Dec. 30. Tickets at (888)464-2468. THE HARD ROCK is within walking distance of the Thomas and Mack Center (and also has a free shuttle to the Strip). Hard Rock discount rooms are available at Hard Rock Hotel Casino Las Vegas.

MANDALAY BAY – TYRESE and NAUGHTY BY NATURE on July 31, MINISTRY on Aug. 24, RICKY MARTIN Nov. 12, and THE EAGLES with JACKSON BROWNE on Dec. 28 and 29. Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and Mandalay Bay discount rooms are available at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas.

ORLEANS – DEBBIE REYNOLDS on Aug. 12-15, and EVERLY BROTHERS on Aug. 17-22. For tickets, call (702) 365-7075. Orleans discount rooms are available at Orleans Las Vegas.

HARD ROCK – PATTI LABELLE on Aug. 13, LIT with UNWRITTEN LAW on Aug. 10, DURAN DURAN on Sept. 4, and LINDA RONDSTADT / EMMYLOU HARRIS on Sept. 15. Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and Hard Rock discount rooms are available at Hard Rock Hotel Casino Las Vegas.

TEXAS STATION – MICHAEL MCDONALD on July 30, and MARK FARNER (Grand Funk Railroad) with RANDY BACHMAN (BTO) on Aug. 27. Show hotline is (702) 631-1001 and Texas Station discount rooms are available at Texas Station Hotel Casino.


 


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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


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. http://www.accessvegas.com offers you low prices for hotels and rental cars in LAS VEGAS and NATIONWIDE! It’s our sister site featuring secure online booking and INSTANT confirmation. Don’t spend hours on the phone. Book today the cheap, easy way and save!

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Your input is welcome. 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.

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You may subscribe to this newsletter by going to: http://www.las-vegas-news-reviews.com or sending a blank email to [email protected] All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk July 21, 1999

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – July 14, 1999

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July 14, 1999

Welcome to Access Vegas News and Reviews! This is the newsletter that talks about the Las Vegas attractions, dining, and shows that YOU really care about. This is not spam. If you receive this by mistake, unsubscribe information is at the bottom. Feel free to forward this to friends or repost it in Las Vegas forums, but only in it’s entirety.

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This Issue: RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY!, Cheap Drinks and Ladies Night



LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

THE LION HABITAT – is now open at the MGM. This free exhibit lets you walk with the lions just inches from you on all sides (through glass, of course). The early reports have this as a “must see” and we will provide a detailed review in a few weeks.

VEGAS FOR KIDS – If you are bringing your kids to Las Vegas, “101 Things for Kids in Las Vegas” by Carol Stout is a must have. Instead of dragging them through the hot sun or locking them in the room while you gamble (both of which we speak out strongly against), make the trip fun for them. You can enjoy a family vacation here if you treat is as such, and not a gaming trip. This excellent book is available online from Amazon.Com at
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1886161208/invegascom

 

TYSON TO FIGHT AGAIN – If he can stay out of the slammer that long, Mike Tyson returns to the MGM on October 2 to fight a yet-as-unnamed opponent. So, if your vacation falls around that time and you were thinking about a trip here, get over to http://www.accessvegas.com and book now before the rooms get jacked up. Fight weekends are always wild even if you don’t actually attend the fight!

WINNER! – Beth Nicholson of Campbell, CA is the winner of the Pink Taco Sampler plate from the new restaurant at the Hard Rock Hotel.

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Quick Concert Notes:

KENNY ROGERS – plays the Las Vegas Hilton on July 23 and 24. Tickets start at $45 and can be obtained at (702) 732-5755. Las Vegas Hilton discount rooms are available at (Las Vegas Hilton

MANDALAY BAY – PRIMUS on July 25, DC TALK on Aug. 1, ZIGGY MARLEY on Aug. 6, DWIGHT YOAKAM on Sept. 11, JEFF BECK on Sept. 25, and BETTE MIDLER Dec. 31, 1999 and Jan. 1, 2000. Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and Mandalay Bay discount rooms are available at (Mandalay Bay.

ORLEANS – ROY CLARK plays now through July 18, THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS July 20-Aug. 1, and THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS Aug. 3-8. For tickets, call (702) 365-7075. Orleans discount rooms are available at Orleans Hotel Casino Las Vegas

HARD ROCK – THE PRETENDERS July 19, DAN FOLGELBERG July 23, BAD COMPANY with DAVID LEE ROTH July 31, IRON MAIDEN with MONSTER MAGNET Aug. 2, EDWIN MCCAIN on Aug. 12, and MOBY with BOOM BOOM SATELLITES on Aug. 13. Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and Hard Rock discount rooms are available at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas

COMING CONCERTS include RICKEY MARTIN Sept. 12 at Mandalay Bay, THE EAGLES at Mandalay Bay Dec. 27 and 28, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN in September (date not final), and ALANIS MORISETTE with TORI AMOS at Mandalay Bay Sept. 24. We’ll announce ticket information as it becomes available.




FEATURE STORIES:

The Great Las Vegas Flood Of 1999

Cheap Drinks and Ladies Night

 

 




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.

http://www.accessvegas.com offers you low prices for hotels and rental cars in LAS VEGAS and NATIONWIDE! It’s our sister site featuring secure online booking and INSTANT confirmation. Don’t spend hours on the phone. Book today the cheap, easy way and save!

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You may subscribe to this newsletter by going to:
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All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk
July 14, 1999

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – July 7, 1999

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July 7, 1999

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This Issue: Stratosphere Fireworks Fiasco, Hard Rock Hotel Expansion



LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

Hello from a rainy Las Vegas! We salute those of you on the east coast, where you have been working very hard to beat our high temperatures the past few days (and you have when factoring in the heat index). We truly wish a cooling trend on you. When you need the dry heat, you know where to come.

FREE CIGARS AND FOOD – The Havana Cigar Co. celebrates the grand opening of it’s store in the Tropicana Hotel on Saturday July 10, 1999 from 5-7:00 PM. Complimentary hors d’ oeuvres, beverages, and cigars will be available. This event is open to the public!

NBA AND NHL IN LAS VEGAS? – Ha, ha, ha … Mirage Resorts CEO Steve Wynn wants to buy a team and bring it to town to. That is, provided that the taxpayers build a new arena for it downtown. The idea is to promote vacation packages for sports fans to come see their team. Las Vegas is the 56’th largest media market in the country and already has 3 arenas: Thomas and Mack Center, MGM Grand Garden, and Mandalay Bay events center. However, Mr. Wynn nor his company controls any of them. City Hall is another story …..

NEW YEARS EVE ROOMS – are going quick and aren’t cheap. Prices range from around $250 a night at Boulder Station to $450 a night at the Riviera and $3000 a night at Caesars.

SPEEDERS REJOICE! – If you drive to Las Vegas, the last meeting of the legislature did you a favor. You already know that the quickest way to get rear-ended or run over on Nevada freeways is to go the speed limit. No one else does. However, now you can breathe much easier and look in your rear view mirror a lot less starting last week. A brand new law took effect allowing you to go up to 10 miles over the speed limit (but not exceeding 75 m.p.h.) on freeways and receive a slap-on-the-wrist fine of $25 with no insurance reporting.

MAKINO TODAI RESTAURANT – advertised as a 160 foot royal Japanese seafood buffet just opened at 3965 S. Decatur, #5 (Decatur near Flamingo). Lunch is around $12 and dinner around $20. 40 kinds of sushi, fresh oysters, tons more. We aren’t much for Japanese food, but if you go feel free to submit a review ([email protected]) so that we can let everyone else know if this is worth the 10 minute drive from the Strip.

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Quick Concert Notes:

VANESSA WILLIAMS plays The Venetian July 9 and 10’th. (702) 474-4000 for tickets. Room prices and availability can be checked online by going to
http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm and clicking on the Venetian link.

EAST COAST ROCK FESTIVAL featuring SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY and JOHN CAFFERTY (both with their full bands) at Sunset Station on July 23’rd. Show hotline is (702) 547-7970 and Sunset Station discount rooms are available at
http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm (Sunset Station link).

PALACE STATION – DAVY JONES on August 6 and HERMAN’S HERMITS featuring PETER NOONE on August 7. Show hotline is (702) 221-6531 and Palace Station discount rooms are available at
http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm (Palace Station link).

HARD ROCK – B-52’S on July 24, CHARLIE DANIALS BAND, TRACY LAWRENCE, ANDY GRIGGS & MONTGOMERY/GENTRY, and ANITA COCHRAN all together on July 27, and THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND on July 28. Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and and Hard Rock discount rooms are available at Hard Rock Las Vegas Hotel Casino

MARILU HENNER joins the cast of CHICAGO at Mandalay Bay from now through August 22. The show’s run has just been extended well into 2000. Tickets are at (702) 474-4000 and discount Mandalay Bay rooms at link above.

COMING CONCERTS include THE EAGLES at Mandalay Bay Dec. 27 and 28, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN in September (date not final), and ALANIS MORISETTE with TORI AMON at Mandalay Bay Sept. 24. We’ll announce ticket information as it becomes available.


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 STORIES:

Stratosphere Fireworks Fiasco

 

Hard Rock Hotel $100 Million Expansion

 

 

We do have a Pink Taco sampler plate to giveaway! This special coupon is valid Sunday through Thursday and expires on August 16, so please only enter if you can use it. We’ll send it out to the 25’th entry at (contest closed) Just sent a blank email — we’ll get your address from you if you win.

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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.

http://www.accessvegas.com offers you low prices for hotels and rental cars in LAS VEGAS and NATIONWIDE! It’s our sister site featuring secure online booking and INSTANT confirmation. Don’t spend hours on the phone. Book today the cheap, easy way and save!

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All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk
July 7, 1999

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