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Putting the Brakes on the Stripper Mobile

The Stripper Mobile, which rolled down the Las Vegas Strip with live dancers in a see-through box, has run into a roadblock. The flashy ad gimmick may have backfired with Clark County leaders calling it a serious safety hazard and bringing it to a halt.

It appears the truck mobile has been grounded for good. After less than a month on the road, the peep show on wheels won't be hitting the Strip tonight.

And whether it turns you on or turns you off, one thing's for sure -- everyone on the Strip has an opinion about this latest version of the mobile billboard.

“It's good clean fun and our tourists are just enjoying it, taking pictures in front of it and sending them back home to say, ‘Hey, this is what's going on in Las Vegas,” said Andrea Brown with Deja Vu Love Boutique. “It's been very effective. It's brought more business into our clubs and our retail stores.”

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County Commission Takes on Stripper Mobile

The controversial "Stripper Mobile" is gone from the Las Vegas Strip, but Clark County Commissioners want to make sure there's never another one like it.

Even though the owners of Li'l Darlings and Deja Vu gentleman's clubs have halted the mobile form of advertising, County Commissioner Steve Sisolak says finally having a defined law on the books, will close loopholes for any future copycats.

Commissioners say the biggest concern of all was the safety of the dancers as well as drivers and pedestrians.

Commissioners voted to change the code to say that “live entertainment” is not allowed while driving down the Strip. They also believed the "Stripper Mobile" should have been cited because they considered the girls animated.

Nevada Regulators Recommend Casino License for Aria

The head of MGM Mirage says CityCenter will be the catalyst that turns the Las Vegas economy around. He made the statement after the Nevada Gaming Control Board approved a gaming license for Aria, a 4,000-room hotel-casino at the heart of the project.

CityCenter is a 50-50 partnership between MGM Mirage and Dubai World. That means representatives from both sides had to face gaming regulators Friday.

Jim Murren now runs MGM Mirage. He says CityCenter’s opening boils down to one thing. “Jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs. This is the biggest job creator in the country, right now -- 12,000 jobs in one shot,” he said.

Nine thousand job offers have been extended. So far, 95-percent of those people accepted. All of them are banking on the Gaming Control Board's approval of a non-restricted gaming license for Aria Hotel and Casino, the central focal point of CityCenter.

Prive Nightclub Owners File for Bankruptcy in Fla.

The owners of a nightclub and lounge on the Las Vegas Strip have filed for bankruptcy protection in Florida.

Prive Vegas LLC and PVPH LLC filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in federal bankruptcy court on Wednesday, saying they want to keep the Prive and Living Room nightclubs open at the Planet Hollywood casino-resort.

Prive says in court documents that it has less than $50,000 in assets and between $1 million and $10 million in liabilities.

A judge on Thursday approved a motion letting the club employees receive pay and benefits.

Prive was shut down in July after county officials revoked its liquor license. It reopened four weeks later after new owners came in, and it now operates under a 90-day license.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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New Year's Fireworks to Return to Hotel Rooftops

LAS VEGAS, Nv -- The New Year's fireworks show is returning to the rooftops of Las Vegas Strip hotels for the ringing in of 2010.

Last year, the fireworks were set off from the ground which made it more difficult to see the show from the Las Vegas Strip and other locations. As a result, there were many complaints.

The decision to move the fireworks lower was in part because of concerns after the 2008 fire on top of the Monte Carlo Hotel. Those problems have now been resolved. Fireworks will be shot from seven locations including the new Aria Hotel at CityCenter.

The Stripper Mobile Draws Controversy on Las Vegas Blvd.

You've probably spotted a moving billboard truck on the Las Vegas Strip a time or two. But one local gentlemen's club is taking their advertising campaign to a whole new level -- and some believe it may be over the top.

The Deja Vu nightclub now has some of their dancers in a special truck equipped with a pole and see thru windows and it's driving up and down Las Vegas Boulevard nightly.

The nightclub says it's just another way to attract more customers. They also say so far it's paid off because business is booming. But some aren't so sure about the idea and say it's a bit over the top, even for Las Vegas.

“It's about the bottom line and putting customers in the club,” said Larry Beard with Deja Vu. “We are in a recession, so every little bit of business helps.”

Wounded Troops Get Trip to Las Vegas

This Veterans Day, Las Vegas is honoring wounded military men and women who risked their lives in war. Close to 200 are in town for a special four-day, all expenses paid getaway.

Meeting these fine men and women, you can't help but say thank you. To them, visiting the Strip is a first -- a place they are excited to see, something that gives them a break from all the medical care they need, and a chance for them for just a few days to forget what they've been through.

SLIDESHOW: Veterans Day 2009 in Las Vegas

It's a much different landing than they’re used to. The Clark County Fire Department sprayed water onto their plane and crew members down below waved and cheered their arrival.