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June 02, 2005 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

THIS WEEK one of Las Vegas’s most eligible bachelors, Jared Chupaia, the general manager of the Fashion Show Mall (they are a sister mall to Ala Moana), reveals the secrets of power shopping on Kimo’s Vegas, Thursday at 9 a.m. (and again Friday at 6 p.m.) on Sports Radio KKEA 1420 AM.

You can learn to cook like Wolfgang Puck for only 45 bucks

IF YOU’VE always dreamed of cooking like “Puck,” the executive chefs of the five Wolfgang Puck eateries — Mark Ferguson (Trattoria del Lupo), John LaGrone (Postrio), Terence Fong (Chinois), March Djozilla (Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill) and executive pastry chef Christophe Ithurritze — will be sharing their secrets in small classes starting this month. To reserve your seat in the $45 class (that’s right, only 45 bucks), call 702-369-0360. Then invite the MidWeek staff over to show off your skills!

FYI — Harrah’s has implemented a new policy for its Total Rewards program: If there is no activity on your account for six months your comp balance goes to zero!

LOGGINS & Messina’s “Sittin’ In Again” reunion tour checks into the Aladdin July 3 … Betcha Uncle Tom brings this one to Hawaii. The Doobie Brothers headline the Mandalay Beach Concert Sept. 24 and Alice Cooper’s “Dirty Diamonds” tour stops at the Hard Rock Hotel Oct. 17.

CONGRATS to ex-UNLV BBaller Clinton Clausen, the operating partner of Boa Steakhouse, on being voted “Best New Steakhouse” by the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association. Try the Yukon Gold potato chips (like Maui chips only better) and the Kobe beef or dry-aged New York steak!

KCCN-FM100 Wake-up Guy Billy V is a major Trekkie … imagine his excitement when he learns about the Las Vegas Hilton’s new Star Trek blackjack dealers. I can hear him quoting Spock with the split finger salute now: “Live Long and Prosper.”

NEW DEAL … The Las Vegas City Council has approved a program to give teachers moving to Vegas up to $30,000 for a down payment on a home! You think this will impact Hawaii’s teachers?

KCCN-FM 100’s Billy V (left) is a major
Trekkie, so he’s sure to love the Las Vegas
Hilton’s new Star Trek blackjack dealers

THE POKER craze is still … crazy. Every casino has opened or reopened a poker room … now you can play poker at the Palms from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week in its “No Limit Hold ’em Summer Series.” MAHALOS to the Campbell High Class of ’75 for having me at your 30th reunion … you Maui High Class of ’65 guys have yours at the Cal coming up in September; e-mail Carl Watanabe at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

SPOCKED on the strip “The Kellys” … Happy Birthday, Cindy!

WHAT SHOWS do the stars go to? Bette Midler and Billie Jean King went to Celine Dion; Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans and Sugar Ray Leonard at “KA”; Melissa Rivers seen at “O”; Peter Gabriel went to both; Britney Spears was at “Zumanity” and “Mystere” and “KA”; Dominic Monaghan and Evangeline Lilly (from Lost) also at “Zumanity.”

IN A standard deck of cards, what King does not have a moustache? E-mail the correct answer to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and win two tickets to see the Fab Four at the “V” Ultimate Theater. Congrats to Tom Silva Jr., this week’s winner.

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