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November 01, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas ... The Player’s Edge!

Dennis Rodman is auctioning … Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman is
auctioning … Dennis

THE LATEST celebrity status symbol is an eBay charity auction. Dennis “The Menace” Rodman is auctioning himself - or rather the opportunity to party with “Rodzilla” - in Vegas during his favorite time of the year ... Halloween. As of our print deadline, “The Real Hot Rod” had no bids on his $7,500 eBay auction. So what does a guy who wears a wedding dress and is seen regularly in women’s lingerie and feather boas wear on Halloween?

THE SOCIETY of Seven is being inaugurated into the Las Vegas Walk of Stars.

Join Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, Fran Kirk from Outrigger Entertainment and many others as we honor one of the hardest-working groups in showbiz Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 2 p.m. at the Flamingo Las Vegas Showroom.

IF YOU always wanted to say “Jeeves, another bottle of bubbly please!” your time is now and the place is TAO Nightclub in the Venetian. Its new white-glove service brings bottle service to a new level - your own private butler will fetch your favorite libation, escort your date to the restroom or get you something to eat. The only limitation is your imagination and the size of your wallet.

THERE ARE new rules for travelers from the airport security people TSA. The new measures apply to all domestic and international flights. Get the complete details at

THE BLAZING 7’s is a popular slot among locals ... keeping it all in the family, Martha Ogman hit the dollar machine for $41,000 at the Las Vegas Hilton. Five minutes later, her son Seth won $1,600 on a video poker machine.

THE CITY of bling has announced the ultimate in blingdom ... The World Jewelry Center will be home to national and international jewelry and gem companies. Several hundred million dollars is being invested on the 5.4-acre project, and with 50 stories it’ll be one of the tallest buildings downtown. Shoppers, wear comfy shoes - there’ll be 125,000 square feet of shopping space. Plenty of time to save for an ultra shopping trip - the WJC is scheduled to open in 2010.

IT’S NEVER too early for guys to start looking for holiday gift ideas ... At the Wynn, check out the Cartier Las Vegas Charm Bracelet. The limited edition piece features dice, playing cards and poker chip charms with rubies, onyx and more than 4 carats of diamonds. You know what they say, if you have to ask how much it costs ...

How much for the Stardust neon sign?
How much for the Stardust neon

ALOHA OE ... opened in 1958, the legendary Stardust has long been a Hawaii favorite. Prices for hotel memorabilia are increasing quickly. I wonder how much they’ll get for my all-time favorite Vegas neon sign?

GET MORE Kimo’s Vegas at, in both issues of “MidWeek,” in Oceanic Time Warner’s “Around Hawaii,” on OC16 Monday at 9 p.m., on The New ESPN 1420 Thursday night at 7 and with Billy V. Friday morning at 7:20 on Hawaiian105 KINE.

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