Access Vegas Insider Vibe – January 5, 2000

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This Issue: Las Vegas Millennium Celebration

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Note: This issue deals mostly with the millennium celebration. Next week, we will get back to the regular review-of-the-week format. This one is long — save it for coffee break!LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists: Y2K – came in without a bang here in Las Vegas (see more in the feature story). You can read the local media’s take on it all including pictures: ááá ááá Y2CALM – ááá PARTY TOWN – ááá 10 Events That Shaped Las Vegas – ááá REVIEW: Bette Midler – ááá REVIEW: Barbra Streisand – ááá REVIEW: Rod Stewart – ááá Weddings in mind amid a bit of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ – ááá THE DAY AFTER –



The Las Vegas Frontier Hotel To Be Named San Francisco, San Francisco


Nevada Continues To Be The Fastest Growing State In The Nation


Warner Brothers Opens Las Vegas Restaurant



HIKING – and outdoor enthusiasts flock to our desert area during these nice winter and early spring days to enjoy the beauty of the desert minus the summertime heat. Full story on various hiking areas and related information phone numbers at


Jim Villanucci Moves To Albuquerque From Las Vegas


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Quick Concert and Show Notes: See which shows are playing during your stay and book reservations EVEN if the tickets aren’t on sale yet. Let ShowVegas takes care of all your needs directly online! Search by dates at MGM – CARROT TOP Jan. 3-11, TOM JONES Jan. 12-26, RCA GYMNASTICS on Jan. 14, WHEEL OF FORTUNE LIVE ON STAGE starting Jan. 17, WCW THUNDER Jan. 25, CARROT TOP Jan. 27 – Feb. 2, CHER Jan. 29, SHIRLEY BASSY Feb. 3-9, ESPN ESPY AWARDS Feb. 14, and CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG on Feb. 19. Tickets at (702) 891-7777 and MGM discount rooms at (MGM link). MANDALAY BAY – UNWRITTEN LAW on Jan. 15, ETTA JAMES on Jan. 16, JONNY LANG on Jan. 26, GODSPEED featuring LEIF GARRETT on Jan. 27, VAN MORRISON on Jan. 29 (Super Bowl Weekend), ANTHRAX on Feb. 4, POWERMAN 5000 on Feb. 5, PRETENDERS on Feb. 12, BRIAN MCKNIGHT ON Feb. 22, GEORGE THOROGOOD on Feb. 24, and GEORGE JONES on Feb. 26. Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and Mandalay Bay discount rooms at (Mandalay Bay link). FIESTA – SURVIVOR plays the new Roxy’s Theatre Jan. 15. Tickets are $15 and $20. Tickets at (702) 631-7000 and Fiesta discount rooms are available at (Fiesta link). SPLASH – Mike Weatherford of the Review-Journal just reviewed this show at * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Las Vegas New Years Eve Millennium Celebration



Don’t forget this weeks poll – “Are you planning to come to Las Vegas for a future New Years Eve?” Let’s hear your opinions at — results will be published in next weeks issue!

Note: Every week we receive input that is unsigned. If you would like your letter to be considered for publication, please include your name.LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

Visiting Las Vegas The Week Before Christmas


>Paul Fordenbacher

Thanks for your comments and for booking with us — I’m glad all went well and we appreciate sharing well-written trip reports with our readers. Even at a review a week, it would take years for us to cover every Las Vegas activity.

Las Vegas New Years Eve Hotel Rooms Cost Too Expensive


Las Vegas Sports Betting 101 Primer – How To Bet Sports In Las Vegas

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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

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10-10-00 LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL – We have one copy to give away (minus classifieds and ad inserts). This one won’t come easy as it’s sure to be a collectors item down the road. We’ll give it to the 10’th entry at who puts the name of the mayor of Las Vegas in the subject line.

CONFETTI – Not any confetti, this 2 inch square silver confetti was dropped from the top of the Paris Las Vegas Eiffel tower at midnight to ring in 2000 on the Las Vegas strip. We have 5 pieces to give away and will take entries # 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 to A quirky little piece of history with a Las Vegas vibe.

LAS VEGAS MILLENNIUM 2000 – t-shirt. One size fits all. Enter at

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All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk
January 5, 2000