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Man Fatally Stabbed on Las Vegas Strip Early Saturday Morning

LAS VEGAS -- Metro police are investigating a stabbing that left one man dead and another man seriously injured on the Las Vegas Strip early Saturday morning.

According to police, around 4:15 a.m. officers were called to the walkway between MGM Grand Hotel and the New York New York Hotel for a fight involving several suspects and a possible stabbing victim. When officers arrived, they found two Latin men on the walkway suffering from multiple stab wounds.

Both men were transported to University Medical Center, where one was pronounced dead. The second victim was taken into surgery and is expected to survive his wounds.

Officers were able apprehend two suspects in the area where the stabbing took place and took them both into custody. Both are being interviewed by homicide detectives and police expect arrests to be made.

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Restaurant Critic: Our Usual at BEIJING NOODLE #9

Restaurant Critic: Our Usual at BEIJING NOODLE #9

Restaurant critic John Curtas raves about Chinese places that takes the simple to the sublime.

The food at Beijing Noodle #9 is so delicate, polished, and hyper-delicious, it’s almost scary. Chef de Cuisine Li Yu and his cooks present Chinese food on a level most Americans are unfamiliar with –  taking classics like kung pao chicken, black pepper beef and soup dumplings and elevating them to an almost pristine level of refinement that you will not find outside of a formal Chinese banquet. (For the uninitiated, Chinese banquets represent the ne plus ultra of their cooking arts.)

Read more at Eating Las Vegas

 

Girl Scouts a Hit on Strip Stage

 

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada hosted a two-day workshop on June 17 and 18, where girls were challenged to learn about the music industry to earn their Making Music and Music Fan badges.

The girls participated in a three-hour program with musician Ryan Ahern, star of Piano! Las Vegas at his private rehearsal studio on June 17. Ahern worked with the girls to create musical instruments, rehearse for the performance, discuss the history of music and explore career possibilities.

The program culminated with 23 girls performing the song “Rainbow Connection” during Ahern’s show Piano! Las Vegas.

Reading Room Celebrates Anniversary

Reading Room Celebrates Anniversary

In January of 1951 the first atomic test was performed at what was then the Nevada Test Site; since that point nuclear technology played a key role in our state. 

In July the reading room dedicated to preserving that history will celebrate its 30th Anniversary. The Nuclear Testing Archive Reading Room houses thousands of documents from the nuclear age. It has everything from documents to media stories about the Nevada Test Site which is now known as the Nevada National Security Site.

The reading room features documents about the detection and measurement of radioactive fallout from the testing done above and below ground in Nevada, The Pacific Proving Ground and other testing locations. The collection now includes more than 370,000 documents dating back as far as the 1950's. The staff at the reading room help people locate reading materials, videos and media reports in the collection at no charge.

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Registration Open for Women of Color Conference

Registration Open for Women of Color Conference

Registration is now open for the Fifth Annual Las Vegas Women of Color Conference presented this year by MGM Resorts Foundation.

The conference will be held at Mandalay Bay August 1 through 3. The response from the community has been so positive that this year the conference has been extended from one day to three. The conference is open to all women and men interested in career development and networking.  There will be several panel discussions and featured speakers at this year's gathering. The keynote speakers include Janet Murguia, President & CEO of the National Council of LaRaza;  Dr. Robin Smith, motivational speaker and best-selling author of “Lies At The Altar – The Truth About Great Marriages”, and Linda Clemons, motivational speaker and self-improvement expert.

Restaurant Critic: Sockeye to Me

Restaurant Critic: Sockeye to Me

Restaurant critic John Curtas says it is time to enjoy Sockeye salmon at Strip eatery. 

When it comes to salmon, the more natural, the better. Farm-raised “Atlantic salmon,” besides not tasting as good as wild, also messes with Mother Nature by fouling the environment and, in some cases, producing a genetically-modified species that looks like the fish equivalent of Barry Bonds’ love child with Mark McGwire.

Read more in Eating Las Vegas

 

Desert Springs Receives Award

Desert Springs Receives Award

 

The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center recently received the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award from Diversified Clinical Services.

The award recognizes the center’s ability to meet the Center of Distinction quality standards for two consecutive years. Desert Springs Hospital achieved patient satisfaction rates of more than 90 percent, as well as an 89 percent healing rate in 30 median days.

The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at Desert Springs Hospital treats a wide variety of patients with wounds. One of its more unique ways of treating wound patients is with hyperbaric chambers, which use a high concentration of oxygen to fight infection and speed up the healing process. The chambers are noninvasive and painless, enabling patients to lie in the chamber and watch movies while their body is healing.