Kimo Akane
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October 26, 2007 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

THE FBI RAIDED David Copperfield’s International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts as part of an ongoing investigation. They left with a computer hard drive, a digital camera and nearly $2 million in cash ... everyone knows you’re supposed to keep that kind of money under your mattress, not in your museum.

ABOUT THREE-QUARTERS of a mile east of the Sahara Hotel you’ll find the place Gourmet magazine says is the single best Thai restaurant in America — Lotus of Siam.

$47 MILLION —  thats how much Steven Johnson paid for two acres on the Las Vegas Strip right across from the MGM Mirage City Center. No plans have been announced for the site of the former Holy Cow Casino, Cafe and Brewery. Johnson is no stranger to Strip real estate — he has bought quite a few parcels recently, including the former Rosewood Grille and a .64-acre parcel between the Venetian and the Palazzo.

DOZENS OF TIKIS appeared overnight on the Las Vegas Strip, from the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign to the Bellagio to the Eiffel Tower and even on stage with Hans Klok. Many thought it was expatriated Hawaiians claiming the famous real estate with our traditional markings, but the hand-carved 6-foot-tall statues were marking the opening of Trader Vic’s restaurant in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

SEE THE FIRST bicycle, car, helicopter and parachute ever designed by man at The Da Vinci Experience. It’s a collection of more than 60 inventions and paintings reproduced from 13,000 pages of notes and drawings — using the same materials and techniques that Leonardo would have used —  at the Henderson Events Plaza now through March 2.

EVEN PAMELA Anderson could-n’t keep Planet Hollywood from cancelling Hans Klok’s The Beauty of Magic. Your last chance to see Pammie in action is Dec. 8.

JOEY BISHOP, the last living member of the Rat Pack, has joined Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.and Peter Lawford in the great casino in the sky.

AFTER A two-year absence, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance returns to Vegas for one night only Dec. 6 at the Orleans Arena.

WIN A FREE Las Vegas vacation from Southwest Airlines — all you have to do is write the most popular caption for the photo above. To win, get the link at

HO, HO, HO — calling all closet Clauses ... look for the largest gathering of Santas on the Fremont Street Experience Dec.1.The 5K and 1 mile run/walk is a fundraiser for Opportunity Village,and America’s shot at breaking the world record now held by our friends overseas ... so that’s why they call it jolly ole England.

SUPER WILD SPIN is the name of the latest Wheel of Fortune machine,and you can win $150,000 in cash in the comfort of your own home (even in Hawaii, where gambling is illegal). To announce its latest game, IGT has designed a special website where you can play for free. Get the hookup at

CONGRATS TO Kamuela’s Richard Hanano, a $4,500 winner; Mililani’s Kenneth Kikuchi, who won $8,640; Lucita Diaz of Kihei, who won $9,000; and Madalyn Kaeo of Hilo, who hit three Main Street Station jackpots totaling $13,800.


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