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Rescued Brown Pelicans Calling Las Vegas Strip Home

Rescued Brown Pelicans Calling Las Vegas Strip Home

There are a lot of things to see on the Las Vegas Strip. Now, there are two new additions to the list of attractions: rescued brown pelicans.

The pelicans are now part of the Wildlife Habitat at Flamingo Las Vegas. The birds were originally rescued and rehabilitated by Pacific Wildlife Project. They were injured when they became entangled by fishing lines, and now they cannot fly, making it impossible for them to return to their native habitat.

The male pelican has been named Bugsy, after the famous Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel who built the original Flamingo Hotel and Casino. The female bird has been named Virginia, after Siegel's girlfriend Virginia Hill.

The habitat has been renovated to make room for the new pelicans. The island, which was originally a home to a colony of penguins, was repainted and repaired for Bugsy and Virginia. There is also a new perching area for the birds.

New Ad for Las Vegas Plays Off Naked Prince Fiasco

New Ad for Las Vegas Plays Off Naked Prince Fiasco

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitor's Authority is using the uproar surrounding pictures of a naked prince in a new ad campaign.

The LVCVA launched a new tongue-in-cheek campaign in Friday's edition of USA Today. The ad plays off the recent pictures of Prince Harry taken at a suite at the Wynn Las Vegas during a game of strip billiards. The pictures show the naked, 27-year-old prince getting cozy with an unidentified woman.

The ad is part of the tourism authorities campaign about keeping quiet about the wild times during a trip to Las Vegas. The campaign suggests even royals should be allowed to enjoy adult freedom while in Las Vegas.

Tourists on the Strip like the idea of having fun without anyone knowing about it.

"I support the idea, but it does not always happen that way, especially if you are a celebrity or a prince," tourist Racheal Powell said.

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.”

Local Musician Tries to Set Mark for Longest Concert

Local Musician Tries to Set Mark for Longest Concert

Local musician Jefferson Montoya will set out to break the Guinness World Record for Longest Continuous Concert by a Solo Artist starting June 1 and ending June 3 at Tommy Rocker’s Cantina & Grill.

The 44-hour long event will feature more than 150 songs, both original music and cover songs performed with few breaks. Guinness rules state that the artist can only have 30 seconds between songs and five minutes rest for every 60 minutes played so the music will be almost continuous from midnight Wednesday through Friday night.

In addition to music from his three solo CD’s, Jefferson will perform songs from a wide variety of artists including Aimee Mann, Incubus, George Michael, Ne-Yo, Paramore, Queen and many more.

The world record currently is held by Richard Deschamps of France, and has been a much-pursued mark that has been attempted and captured a number of times since 2009.