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After Paralyzing Injury, LaQuan Phillips Steps Back into Life and Looks Forward to Football

After Paralyzing Injury, LaQuan Phillips Steps Back into Life and Looks Forward to Football

The will to continually improve drives Phillips in his recovery.

It was almost five years ago when LaQuan Phillips lay motionless on Green Valley’s football field. On Tuesday, Phillips walked proudly, albeit with a slight limp, into the National Athletic Trainers Association conference at Mandalay Bay to share his story.

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Gomez Figure Brings Holiday Cheer to Madame Tussauds

Gomez Figure Brings Holiday Cheer to Madame Tussauds

 

The newest display at Madame Tussads includes a little holiday cheer. The wax figure of pop star and actress Selena Gomez was recently unveiled at the attraction.

The figure will stay on display through January 31. Gomez is dressed in a holiday-inspired outfit, which makes it a great place to take holiday pictures.

The display includes an area to fill out letters to Santa and a special mailbox where the letters can placed for delivery to the North Pole.

Madame Tussauds at the Venetian Hotel and Casino is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. everyday including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

The attraction will close at 5 p.m. on New Year's Eve and at 9 p.m. on New Year's Day.

A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

Curtas: a new name in an unfamiliar place makes noise.

The gentleman’s name above is Antonio Minichiella.

Remember his name…because I think you’re going to be hearing a lot of it in the years to come.

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MGM's Wet Republic Sells Out All Cabanas at Grand Opening Event

MGM's Wet Republic Sells Out All Cabanas at Grand Opening Event

If you were smart enough to pre-book your ticket to the March 9 grand opening of the 2012 season at Wet Republic, you found out why this pool mega-party is so popular with both locals and visitors.  

Las Vegas icon and former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman cut the ribbon at 11 a.m. to kick off the new daylife season at the popular MGM Grand pool destination.  

All cabanas were sold out. There was a wait-list line for non-ticket holders reminiscent of the bread lines during the Great Depression. Lines stretched around the pool entrance perimeter as non-ticket holders waited for a chance to enter. With turnouts like today, Wet Republic could be the hottest Las Vegas pool party destination for the 2012 season.   

Giant Slot Machine Gives Assist in Marriage Proposal

 

A San Diego man used the giant ‘Colossus’ slot machine at Bally’s to execute a creative marriage proposal this weekend.

Jim Canfield and his bride-to-be, Paige, traveled from California to celebrate her birthday, but Canfield had other plans in store.  The slot machine inside Bally’s was pre-arranged to land on the words “Will You Marry Me” when Paige pulled the handle.

Canfield got down on one knee with a ring in hand and Paige accepted the proposal. He said Bally’s  will always hold a special place in his heart.

“Vegas was the perfect location for the proposal,” Canfield said. “I feel like I hit the jackpot when I met her so I wanted her to feel like she hit the jackpot today.”