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October 22, 2014

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Honey Salt’s creators take aim at tricky Tivoli Village with Made L.V.
Honey Salt’s creators take aim at tricky Tivoli Village with Made L.V. And its varied menu is arguably better than the award-winner down the street.
8:00 p.m.
Find barbecue, burgers and chicken fried lobster at Binion’s
Photo: A true classic: Whether its the signature chicken Recent renovations have brought changes in dining to the veteran Fremont Street casino.
7:00 p.m.
Las Vegas Weekly, VEGAS INC websites are finalists in EPPY Awards
Las Vegas Weekly, VEGAS INC websites are finalists in EPPY Awards Two Greenspun Media Group websites have been named finalists for Editor & Publisher’s EPPY Award, the top honor in online journalism. The sites ...
7:00 p.m.
Nevada to oppose new arguments in gay rights case
Photo: Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval speaks to the Las V Gov. Brian Sandoval says Nevada will oppose an effort by opponents of same-sex marriages to get the full 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear arguments to ban gay marriage in ...
6:56 p.m.
Source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal
Photo: This Sept. 27, 2011, file photo shows NFL commissi A person familiar with the case has told the Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his ...
Updated 6:48 p.m.
California prisons end segregation policy
Photo: In this undated file photo released by the Califor California prison officials have agreed to end a policy that segregated inmates based on their race after a riot. The policy was challenged in a 2008 inmate lawsuit and deemed unconstitutional by ...
Updated 7:25 p.m.
Strip Scribbles: Jimmy Kimmel, Kerry Simon, Cleen Rock One on ‘Ink Master’
Photo: Kerry Simon and Bill Murray attend the Simon Says Bill Murray and Kerry Simon have remained firm friends over the years, and the actor turned up for a fundraiser organized for Kerry at our Keep Memory Alive events center at the Cleveland Clinic Lou ...
6:00 p.m.
Women’s volleyball program announced for College of Southern Nevada
Photo: Dexter Irvin, Athletic Director of the College of The College of Southern Nevada will field a women’s volleyball program starting in 2015, the junior college announced today. ...
6:00 p.m.
Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity
Photo: In this Oct. 11, 2014, file photo, Earvin Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets ...
5:57 p.m.
Beaten Giants fan shows significant progress
Photo: This undated image provided Tuesday April 5, 2011, Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a 2011 beating by two Los Angeles Dodgers fans, is cracking jokes, fist-bumping and hoping to one day ...
5:45 p.m.
Judge nixes Teresa Giudice’s halfway house bid
Photo: A federal judge won't recommend that prison officials allow "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice to serve most of her prison sentence in a halfway house. A lawyer for Giudice had filed a ...
5:40 p.m.
Man apprehended after jumping White House fence
Photo: Secret Service respond on the North Lawn of the Wh The Secret Service has apprehended a man who jumped over the White House fence. This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper ...
Updated 5:30 p.m.
The birthday party machine: Artist Justin Favela’s Arkansas fiesta
Photo: Kids race to grab fallen candy from a pinata durin Who wants cake, cake and more cake?
5:06 p.m.
Martorano’s lands at Paris, meatballs included
Photo: No substitutions! Martorano's famous meatballs wit Don't miss the new Philadelphia water ice-inspired cocktails—and save room for desert!
5:00 p.m.
Last of four defendants in convenience store robbery spree is sentenced
Last of four defendants in convenience store robbery spree is sentenced The last defendant from a convenience store robbery spree in April 2012 was sentenced to prison this week. Michael Hall, 28, was sentenced on Monday to 16 years in prison and ...
5:00 p.m.
2014 PBR World Finals: Parties galore and Bushwacker set to retire
Photo: Bushwacker at South Point on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 201 Cowboy riders have long regarded 8-year-old bull Bushwacker as the meanest, ugliest, fiercest and rankest of them all. He retires finally after this week’s BFTS PBR World Finals.
4:54 p.m.
Lane restrictions on Cheyenne Avenue for sewer work
A portion of westbound Cheyenne Avenue will be restricted to a single lane from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Sunday through Oct. 30 for ...
4:05 p.m.
Gas station grub: Chili Verde Express serves memorable Mexican in a strange setting
Photo: Chili Verde Express' carne asada fries is perfect Guy Fieri missed at least one perfect Vegas spot for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with this southwest Mexican grill.
4:00 p.m.
Expert: Autopsy doesn’t show if teen went for officer’s gun
Photo: Parents of Michael Brown, Michael Brown Sr. and Le Michael Brown's official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there's no way to conclude whether the injury ...
3:39 p.m.
Will it be Jennifer Lopez vs. Britney Spears on the Strip?
Photo: Jennifer Lopez performs at Mandalay Bay Events Cen The rumor mill in Hollywood is in overdrive with Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors that “Booty” pop diva Jennifer Lopez is about to sign a mini-residency for 72 shows in Axis at Planet Hollywood, home ...
3:32 p.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: World Series Game 2
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
3:12 p.m.
Local eateries Desnudo Tacos, Nosh & Swig shuttering
Photo: Desnudo Tacos' Cali burrito uses French fries, ste Restaurateurs are hoping to find new locations.
3:08 p.m.
Casino owner: Taj Mahal to stay open throughout November
Photo: The Trump Taj Mahal casino and resort is pictured Trump Entertainment Resorts is dropping its threat to close Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino on Nov. 13. The company said Wednesday it still cannot guarantee the Taj Mahal won't close by the end of the ...
3:03 p.m.
Weekly Q&A: Mike Tyson on having an action figure and seeing himself in cartoon form
Weekly Q&A: Mike Tyson on having an action figure and seeing himself in cartoon form “I want to stay home and stay away from all the bullsh*t because I’ve been there before. I know what that fall feels like, and I don’t want to ever experience that again.”
3:00 p.m.
Complaint brought against NBA’s Blake Griffin over alleged incident at Tao
Complaint brought against NBA’s Blake Griffin over alleged incident at Tao Police in Las Vegas are investigating a man's complaint that Blake Griffin attacked him during an argument over a photo taken while Los Angeles Clippers players partied at ...
Updated 4:30 p.m.
Bicyclist seriously injured in crash with car
A bicyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a car this morning, Metro Police said. Police received a call about 5:45 a.m. of a collision involving ...
2:18 p.m.
Allegiant Travel earnings down 17 percent for 3rd quarter
Photo: An Allegiant Airlines jet takes off from McCarran The parent company of Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air, a discount carrier that connects small cities to resort destinations, reported earnings today for the third quarter ending Sept. 30. Allegiant, with small base fares and lots ...
1:58 p.m.
Sticker shock: Life Is Beautiful’s $249 festival and $40 parking tickets
Photo: The Killers, with frontman Brandon Flowers, close Is the $40 parking fee that Life Is Beautiful festival organizers are charging to visit the cordoned-off downtown area outrageously high? Is it a steep price that is best described as gouging?
1:56 p.m.
School locked down while police search for robbery suspect
A lockdown at an east valley elementary school was lifted after Metro Police arrested a suspect in an armed robbery this morning. Police received reports about ...
1:44 p.m.
Solar power, VIP guest are stars atop Mandalay Bay
Solar power, VIP guest are stars atop Mandalay Bay It wasn’t the average Las Vegas rooftop party. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz was the special guest ...
12:46 p.m.
Company’s water conservation contest offers cash prizes for students
Photo: A view of the white Las Vegas K-12 students have a chance to turn ideas about water conservation into cash, courtesy of ...
12:43 p.m.
Renee Zellweger: ‘People don’t know me in my 40s’
Renee Zellweger: ‘People don’t know me in my 40s’ Renee Zellweger says she looks different because she's "living a different, happy, more fulfilling life." The 45-year-old Oscar winner issued a statement to People magazine late Tuesday after she ...
12:34 p.m.
Obama on Canada shooting: ‘We’re all shaken by it’
President Barack Obama condemned fatal shootings in Canada on Wednesday as "outrageous attacks." ''We're all shaken by it," he said. Obama said the motive for the shootings remained ...
Updated 2:27 p.m.
Fire marshal: Smart meters didn’t cause fires
Photo: Smart meters hang on a rack at the NV Energy meter Nevada's fire marshal says his review of nearly a dozen fires at homes with NV Energy's smart meters found the meters themselves are not starting the fires. Fire Marshal Peter Mulvihill is recommending that local ...
12:10 p.m.
Police: Missing Henderson man, 74, has been found
A 74-year-old man reported missing early this morning from his home in the Anthem area has been found, Henderson Police said. Police issued ...
Updated 1:17 p.m.
Life Is Beautiful begins with VIP eats at Grills & Guitars
Photo: Chef Bruce Bromberg poses at the Brooklyn Bowl in Kick off LIB weekend early with grub from celeb chefs and tunes by festival acts and local outfit The All-Togethers.
11:18 a.m.
Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings
Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as ...
11:10 a.m.
British dance music icon Pete Tong gets deep for Las Vegas
British dance music icon Pete Tong gets deep for Las Vegas The DJ talks his new gig at SLS' Life, where he hopes to push the sound a little more left of the dial.
10:56 a.m.
Probe: UNC academic fraud was ‘shadow curriculum’
Photo: University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a "shadow curriculum" that ...
Updated 5:35 p.m.
Oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt dies at 88
Photo: This undated file photo, shows multi-millionaire b Nelson Bunker Hunt, a Texas oilman who once tried to corner the silver market with one of his brothers only to see the move end in financial disaster, has died. He was 88. Hunt died ...
10:20 a.m.
William Shatner, ‘Star Trek’ director to meet about role
Photo: William Shatner in his one-man show Shatners World "Star Trek" may be the next frontier for William Shatner — again. Shatner, who played the original James T. Kirk, says he's meeting soon with Roberto Orci, who's directing "Star Trek 3," to discuss reprising ...
10:06 a.m.
Iraqi Kurds authorize sending fighters to Kobani
Lawmakers in Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region voted Wednesday to authorize sending Kurdish fighters known as peshmerga to help defend the embattled town of Kobani in Syria, where fellow Kurds are facing an onslaught by ...
9:10 a.m.
U.S. to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days. That includes returning American aid workers, federal health ...
Updated 10:04 a.m.
North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio
Photo: In this Sept. 1, 2014, file photo, Jeffrey Fowle, An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and ...
9:01 a.m.
Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge
Photo: This undated photo provided by the Lake County She A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to even acknowledge his name to a judge Wednesday, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in ...
Updated 12:45 p.m.
Government ups air bag warning to 7.8 million vehicles
Photo: This undated photo provided by the Insurance Insti The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately, but its message has generated some confusion about which cars are actually affected. The government's auto safety agency ...
8:47 a.m.
Las Vegas-based casino owner Full House Resorts looks for buyer
Full House Resorts Inc., the casino and hotel operator, said Wednesday that it is putting itself up for sale. The company, based in Las Vegas, evaluated strategic alternatives and decided that ...
8:06 a.m.
Officials identify gunman in shooting at Canada’s Parliament
Officials identify gunman in shooting at Canada’s Parliament A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was killed by ...
Updated 5:25 p.m.
No faith in our government
I promised myself I wouldn’t do it, but I did: While flying from D.C. to Dallas recently, just after the news came out that an Ebola-infected nurse had been allowed to fly while running a ...
2:03 a.m.
Media can best protect reporters
In response to Caroline Little’s Other Voices of Oct. 10 (“It’s time to protect journalists who risk their lives to report the news”), the media themselves have the means by which to best protect journalists ...
2:03 a.m.
Hearing, listening and marriage
Here’s what I’ve learned in 23 years of marriage: Love isn’t blind, but it can be hard of hearing.
2:02 a.m.
The Sun’s 2014 election endorsements
The Sun offers its endorsements of candidates and makes recommendations on the ballot questions for this year’s election. All terms are four years unless otherwise noted.
2:02 a.m.
Who will Cegavske represent?
I viewed with interest the article on the secretary of state race in the Oct. 12 issue of the Sun. One important overlooked fact is that candidate Barbara Cegavske serves on the board of the ...
2:02 a.m.
As aggression rises, it’s time to examine policing
Today, electronic eyes are everywhere, and the once-submerged issue of encounters between police and black men is coming into public view. It’s creating increasing tensions between blacks — regardless of their income and professional status ...
2:01 a.m.
Endorsements on the judges
Voters this year have several judicial elections to consider. These can be difficult choices for voters because as a rule, the public doesn’t track judicial decisions and legal issues, so voters can be hard-pressed in ...
2:01 a.m.
Memorial walls for exposed employees
After coming home tonight from a local casino with the stench of nicotine clinging to me, I have come up with an idea for casinos that refuse to change to a nonsmoking environment for the ...
2:01 a.m.
Eric Trump: ‘We’ve had so much good luck. We’re buying everything around the world’
Photo: Eric Trump hosts a party at Trump International Ho I’ve known Eric Trump since he was a youngster, and he’s grown up as a duplicate of The Donald following in his father’s famous footsteps. They sound alike and talk alike.
2:00 a.m.
Nevada high school sports teams deserve better
Photo: Spring Valley High School football players Shiloh The way high school sports standings are kept by organizers in Nevada is severely broken. A tiebreaker scenario this week involving six high school football teams in the Division I-A Sunset League is so confusing, ...
2:00 a.m.
Why Las Vegas chamber can give only $10K to candidate but $1M to anti-margin tax campaign
Why Las Vegas chamber can give only $10K to candidate but $1M to anti-margin tax campaign This inconsistency in state law has left the door open for major businesses, unions and trade associations to funnel unlimited amounts of money to groups supporting or opposing the ...
2:00 a.m.
SLS helping keep north Strip from going south, nearby business operators say
SLS helping keep north Strip from going south, nearby business operators say For businesses on the north end of the Strip, the opening of the tourist corridor's first casino since the recession — SLS Las Vegas — hasn't been a game-changer. But it has led to ...
2:00 a.m.
YouTube darling Jenna Marbles opens Season 4 of Ghostbar Dayclub
Photo: Jenna Marbles and Robin Leach at the Season 4 open Shame on me for having never heard of Jenna Marbles! Also debuting for the season over the weekend: Lavo Party Brunch at Palazzo and XIV Vegas Sessions with its Resurrection soiree at Hyde Bellagio.
1:00 a.m.

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