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March 02, 2007 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones was throwing cash at Minxx
Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones was throwing cash at

DURING THE All Star Weekend, Tennessee Titan Adam “Pacman” Jones and rappers Nelly and Jermaine Dupri were at Harlem Nights, a private event at Minxx. The cornerback (Jones) said he brought a wad of cash to the club for visual effect ... you can guess what happens when you throw a lotta Benjamins on a strip club stage. During the strippers’ mad dash for cash, two guys walked out of the club carrying garbage bags filled with $81,000 of Jones’ moolah.

NEXT TIME mom and dad make you stay downtown, check out the new Strip-like club called “The Canyon Club” in the Four Queens. Doors open March 15 and the first note will be played by Los Lobos.

THIS WEEKEND the International Belly Dancers Convention happens at the South Point Casino.

MORE MUSEUM NEWS: Evander Holyfield got punched out. The former world heavyweight champion’s wax double may be a total loss after being vandalized. Madame Tussauds says that wax figures cost about $250,000.

MOVING TO Vegas or looking for some investment property? You may want to consider what analysts at BusinessWeek think ... Las Vegas real estate will lose the most value of any major city this year (-9.9 percent).At Fortune magazine they’re predicting that prices will drop 6.6 percent in 2007 and 8.1 percent in 2008. Last month the median home price was $302,000 and is expected to drop below $300,000 for the first time in two years. Further diluting market value, many sellers are offering incentives including paying closing costs and wall hanging flat screen TVs.

Nicolas Cage in ‘Ghost Rider’
Nicolas Cage in ‘Ghost Rider’

NICOLAS CAGE’s latest movie Ghost Rider is the new interactive attraction at Madame Tussauds wax museum. The custom chopper, Hell Cycle, and black leathers are real props from the movie.

TO SUPPORT the growth in tourism, the population in Vegas has grown to almost 2 million. At least four new resorts (Encore, Echelon, Project City Center and Palazzo) will open in the next few years, adding 45,000 new rooms and creating 110,000 jobs. While most people come to Vegas for a service industry job, the need for tech folks is increasing exponentially.

Waikele’s Yolanda Auffrey-Ramones hit the Blazing 7’s double jackpot
Waikele’s Yolanda Auffrey-Ramones
hit the Blazing 7’s double jackpot

CONGRATS TO Yolanda Auffrey-Ramones, who hit the Blazing 7’s Double Jackpot for $10,923.33 at the Red Rock Casino Resort Spa. The Waikele resident will use some of her winnings to fund another trip.

AT ISLA MEXICAN Kitchen & Tequila Bar in the TI, a Tequila Goddess (I’m not making this up) will create at your table the “Goddess Elixir”- a unique blend of Herradura Seleccion Suprema Tequila, 100-year-old Grand Marnier, Cointreau and fresh citrus syrup. Go slow - each Elixir will set you back $99.

GET MORE Kimo’s Vegas online at,, in both issues of “MidWeek,” 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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