NEVADA SPCA’S “PET OF THE WEEK”

NEVADA SPCA’S “PET OF THE WEEK”

Help Me See The Way To A Brighter Day!

Hi everyone! My name is Benjamin and I am looking for a hero to save the day!

I may be tooting my own horn here but I seriously am one of the most loving and happy go lucky doggies you’ll ever meet! I always see the bright side of things and even though I have diabetes and at some point I was not recieving my medicine properly so it caused me to lose my sight I am still very friendly and still have an open heart to kindness!

I require one insulin shot a day but I take them like a champ! I am also house trained! I just know the right experienced person who understands my needs is out there and if they have children I know they would be mature, gentle, and old enough to appreciate the type of love I require.

Please be the caring patient human I have been waiting for and welcome me with open arms!

I am currently being cared for in an amazing foster home so please contact the Nevada SPCA directly at 702-873-SPCA so that an appointment can be made to meet me in person!

(male – 6yrs – Chihuahua)

NEVADA SPCA’S “PET OF THE WEEK”

NEVADA SPCA’S “PET OF THE WEEK”

If Wanting To Be Your Trusted Companion Is A Crime Then I’m Guilty As Charged!

Hello there kind and caring people! My name is Bugsy and it would be a dream come true if you adopted me today!

I came to the Nevada SPCA when my previous humans family dynamic changed and they no longer could fit me into their equation. Despite the confusion and turmoil that it would cause anyone I am still very sweet and affectionate.

I can be a bit unsure with new people but once I know I can trust you my true personality shines! I’m not a big fan of a collar and leash but put a harness on me and I am ready to go walkin’!

I’d love to be your one and only but if you have other doggies there’s a chance I may enjoy their company so PLEASE bring them with you so we can meet in person. I’d love to be part of your family especially if you have children that are mature, older and have a gentle nature about them.

Show me that I deserve to be loved too by adopting me today!

(male -2yrs – pit bull terrier mix)

If you would like to contribute to the care and well being of Bugsy and our other animals please click here to donate: https://www.razoo.com/organization/Nevadaspca

Nevada SPCA
4800 W Dewey Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89118
702-873-SPCA – shelter

KILLERS RETURN HOME TO REJOICING FANS

KILLERS RETURN HOME TO REJOICING FANS

(CAPTION: IT WAS A GLORIOUS NIGHT AT MGM GRAND GARDEN.) PHOTO: NORM CLARKE

The Killers were back in their happy place, where their breakout success began.

It was evident early on at the MGM Grand Garden arena on Saturday this was a LoveFest of locals who have enjoyed being part of the ride. They turned out in big numbers and cheered the many Las Vegas references and loudly sang along on most of their songs.

They showed up at the Killers’ “Wonderful Wonderful” tour stop to celebrate the band’s first album to top the Billboard 200 charts, their first studio album in five years. The maturity of frontman Brandon Flowers was on full display.

The Killers added iconic Vegas-centric imagery all night long, from Vegas Vic, the Luxor pyramid and the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. It was a neon-splashed night.If you have lived in Las Vegas for any length of time,or just love coming here, this was a wonderful, wonderful experience.

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ROSSI RALENKOTTER DELIVERS VISION OF SPORTS EVOLUTION

ROSSI RALENKOTTER DELIVERS VISION OF SPORTS EVOLUTION

(CAPTION: ROSSI RALENKOTTER PREDICTS CHANGES COMING FAST.) PHOTO: NORM CLARKE 

Hold on tight. Changes are coming fast as Las Vegas evolves into a pro sports mecca.

“We can’t even advertise on the NFL Super Bowl. That will change fast. Trust me,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority.

“We will be hosting a Super Bowl game and we’ve already made a bid for the NFL draft,” Ralenkotter said during a speech at the Metro Chamber’s Preview Las Vegas.

With the Las Vegas Raiders due in 2020, “it’s going to take us to another level.”

Having a new $1.9 billion stadium minutes from the famed Strip, is “going to change the dynamic,” said Ralenkotter.

“The fact that we can host a Super Bowl is going to be just unbelievable,” he said. “Hopefully we’ll be like Phoenix, who evolved the same way we have evolved and we’ll have a (major league) baseball team and an NBA team.”

With the NHL Golden Knights already here, and capturing the hearts of fans far beyond the city limits of Las Vegas with their first-year success, Ralenkotter sees the NHL taking advantage of the Raiders schedule.

“Just envision this,” he told the city’s leaders as he looked into his crystal ball.

It makes so much sense, he said, to work on scheduling to accommodate NHL and NFL fans.

Say you got the Buffalo Sabres in town on the same weekend as the Buffalo Bills game with he Raiders.

“Fantastic! Everybody in Buffalo will be in Las Vegas because it’s too cold in Buffalo.” He predicted a lot of teams will see the value of that because it will bring more of their fans in to support them.

“They’re all going to come here,” said Ralenkotter. “So what a marketing tool that is for us as well as other NFL teams.”

The new stadium will introduce more people to Las Vegas through international events and UNLV football, as well.

“So all of that is going to bring even more and more people. That component changes our marketing efforts on the event side. So you’ll be seeing us strategically placing dollars to try to bring more of that in,” he said.

ALARMING SITUATION

The false missile alert in Hawaii on Jan. 13 hit close to home.

Longtime friend and former Las Vegas resident Adam Lieberman has worked as a concierge in the Hawaiian islands since 2013.

Prior to that he was the lead concierge at The Cosmopolitan for a couple years.

“I was working at the concierge desk when we got the text,” he told me. “First thing I did was call my mom (Karen in Las Vegas) and say goodbye. Scariest moment of my life!”

The emergency alert that was sent around 8:07 a.m. Hawaii time by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency read: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIABLE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” AT 8:20 a.m. Hawaii EMA tweeted “NO missile threat” to state officials, but failed to send a phone alert for another 38 minutes, creating mass panic among people who weren’t able to check social media.

Adam’s late father, Frank Lieberman, was a publicist for Sammy Davis Jr. in the early 1970s and for the legendary Siegfried and Roy from 1996 to 2003. He also represented Tony Danza, Tony Orlando and Engelbert Humperdinck.

MEDIA UPDATE

Las Vegas sports-talk fixture Seat Williams has left KBAD-Radio (NBC 920 AM). He has been an institution at Lotus Broadcasting for more than two decades. After years on Gridlock (ESPN 1100) he teamed with Review-Journal lead sports columnist Ed Graney in recent years on KRLV-AM (1340)…

Mitch Fox, longtime host of Vegas PBS’s “Nevada Week in Review,” was named president and CEO of the Nevada Broadcasters Association last week. In a Facebook post, he said former president and current Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Mary Beth Sewald and the NVBA Board “have positioned the organization as one of the most respected broadcasting organizations in the country. I look forward to working with the NVBA staff members and board members to build upon that success and to raise the visibility and increase the influence of broadcasters throughout Nevada.” He was host and producer of “Nevada Week in Review” since 1987 and was a member of the Vegas PBS news and production team for more than 35 years. He was communication director for North Las Vegas from 1914 to 1916.

ON THIS WEEKEND IN LAS VEGAS HISTORY…

February 3, 2001: The Las Vegas Outlaws defeat the New York/New Jersey Hitmen, 19-0, at Sam Boyd Stadium in the inaugural game of the XFL, the upstart football league founded by wrestling mogul Vince McMahon. The Outlaws finish 4-6 and the league folds after one season.
February 4, 1987: Liberace, one of the most popular performers in Las Vegas history who lived in the city for much of his life, dies in Palm Springs, Calif., at 67. Mourners flock to his glitzy museum, which opened in Las Vegas in 1979. But it closes in 2010 and the artifacts of his bedazzled life go into storage.

February 5. 1909: The Nevada Legislature carves a new county out of Lincoln County and names it for Montana Sen. William Clark, a railroad magnate. Las Vegas, founded four years earlier, is chosen as the county seat over Searchlight, a mining town 60 miles south.

SIGHTINGS

Macaulay Culkin of “Home Alone” fame, among a bachelor party group at Oscar’s Steak House (Plaza) on Friday. They took in Frankie Scinta’s show and invited him to dinner… Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, celebrating his 38th birthday on Thursday at Topgolf (MGM Grand)…New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, in town last weekend to see his girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez. They dined at Yellowtail Restaurant & Lounge (Bellagio) before she performed in her show at Planet Hollywood.

THE PUNCH LINE

“Omarosa is going to be a cast member on ‘Celebrity Big Brother.’ She said that after a year in the White House, she just wanted to be in a house without so much drama.” – Jimmy Fallon

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NEVADA SPCA’S “PET OF THE WEEK”

NEVADA SPCA’S “PET OF THE WEEK”

Silly Seniors Want to Light Up Your Life!

Salutations fine people! My name is Luke (left) and this is my faithful companion for life, Jojo (right).

We’re just a couple of jokesters that can’t help cracking each other up. We love to go on walks together and are very sweet and friendly when meeting humans.

We are so devoted to each other that we are a bit snobby and not big fans of other dogs. But honestly you won’t need any other dogs with us around as we have more than enough love to give!

Come meet us today!!!

(male – 13yrs – maltese)

(male – 15yrs – dachshund)

If you would like to contribute to the care and well being of Luke and Jojo along with our other animals please click here to donate:

https://www.razoo.com/organization/Nevadaspca

Nevada SPCA
4800 W Dewey Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89118
702-873-SPCA – shelter

ENCORE FOR SHECKY GREENE: STILL SHARING THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER

ENCORE FOR SHECKY GREENE: STILL SHARING THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER

  1. (CAPTION: COMEDY GIANT SHECKY GREENE JOINS “CONVERSATIONS WITH NORM” ON APRIL 15 AT THE SMITH CENTER,) PHOTO: NORM CLARKE

He’s back, by popular demand! The last time we booked comedy great Shecky Greene on “Conversations with Norm,” two years ago, he sold out the joint three weeks before the show.

He’s returning April 15, a week after his 92nd birthday, for an encore performance at Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. His only request: he wants a piano for some of his material.

Greene has agreed because he loves kids and he has a long history of raising funds to help them.

He’s again pitching in to help us with a great cause: all proceeds benefit The Smith Center’s Eduation and Outreach Programs. For many of the children it’s their introduction to the arts.

Over 50 years ago, 1967 to be precise, he conceived the “Night of Stars” gala to help fund the St. Jude’s Ranch for (neglected) Children.

Greene has never forgotten getting the event off the ground when he recruited Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin that first year. He emceed and performed for the first two years.

Las Vegans haven’t forgotten his zany act either.

Seeing the powerful effect Greene’s genius had on the Smith Center crowd two years ago was one thing. It was his first public outing in several years and he was greeted with gales of laughter and an emotional standing ovation. But my biggest joy came when my assistant, Joanne Downey, said Greene shed tears of joy on the way back to the green room.

“I was very pleased,” he told me during a recent breakfast. “It’s like having the bases loaded. What are you going to do? You want to hit a home run,” he said.

On my way to and from a breakfast with him and others at Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, I saw something else that deeply effected him: Greene stopped families with toddlers and made baby talk.
“I got a thing about kids,” he said later. “It breaks my heart. I grew up during the Depression so every one had a rough childhood.

“I was with Danny Thomas when he started St. Jude, when he got the first checks. The thing he was going to do was build a church, but a very good friend of his—his name was Ira — talked him into building a hospital for children. St. Jude was his patron saint. He went to church with his wife and prayed to St. Jude,” the patron saint of hopeless causes.

According to various biographies, Thomas was a struggling entertainer when he attended a Catholic church in Detroit and was so moved he placed his last $7 in the collection box. He became convinced that the power of prayer was getting him tough times and pledged to honor St. Jude. His career took off and he became a rallying force behind the construction of St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis.

Greene still needs a walker since breaking his leg last March. He was having dinner with his longtime pal Gene Kilroy and others at the Italian American Club, where a live band was playing. On his way to the stage to do a couple minutes of schtick, he fell.

His doctor recently told Greene the leg wasn’t mending properly and recommended followup surgery. Greene said he’s not going to subject himself to another operation.

After shuffling to the parking lot following breakfast, Greene excused himself from a group of us saying our goodbyes. I noticed he was gathering something from his car. Then he walked over to a car and gave a family with young children several toys.

No one recognized the stranger with the gifts. It didn’t matter. Greene’s greatest gift is that he’s never stopped making kids smile.

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