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September 14, 2005 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas! This week on Sports Radio 1420 AM check out Las Vegas expert - the guy with more tips than a pretty Vegas cocktail waitress - the senior vice president of marketing for the MGM Mirage Group, Alan Feldman. Then ex-Island resident and broadcast executive now “V” Ultimate showroom owner Richard Heftel fill us in on where he’s been and what’s happening in Las Vegas!

YOU’VE SEEN us write about the World Series of Poker, The Robot World Series of Poker, even the WPT Ladies Night. The Palms is presenting “The World Deaf Poker Tournament” Oct. 12. It’s a $200 buy-in and $100 entry fee and limited to the first 300 entrants. For more info and official rules, go to

Napoleon Martin won $2 million
at the Cal

THE QUARTER Wheel of Fortune slot machine hit three times last month, and Brenda Ison just took home over $245K at the Casino Royale.

WHAT’S IT feel like to win $2 million? Ask Napoleon Martin, who hit the $1 Wheel of Fortune machine at the Cal. He played $20 and left our second home with $2,032,423. When asked how he was spending his new-found fortune, he said, “That’s up to my wife”!

MELISSA Yamaguchi leaves next week to hang out with the stars from the TV show Vegas. The exclusive party starts the sale of the series two DVD and the third season of my favorite show. She won the trip for two from KHNL NBC8 and KCCN FM100 ... hey, Melissa, you need somebody to carry your bags or what?

Barry Manilow and the Manilow Fund
will match every Hurricane Katrina
donation dollar for dollar

WANNA increase your Hurricane Katrina donations threefold? A lot of celebs are putting their wallets where their heart is, and Barry Manilow is at the front of the line. He will personally match every dollar donated, and the Manilow fund will also match every donated dollar. Go to

CONGRATS to the Boyd group, owners of Vacations Hawaii, The Cal, Main Street Station, Stardust, etc. ... for buying the two acres of land under the Barbary Coast, bringing their total to 4.3 acres at the site ... hmmm, wonder what they have in mind?

SPEAKING of casino rumors ... some are speculating that the Imperial Palace is doomed because Harrah’s just bought the place (in addition to the Bourbon Street), giving it ownership of everything from the Paris all the way to the Harrah’s ... except, of course, the Barbary Coast.

LANCE Armstrong’s favorite singer Sheryl Crow is at the Hard Rock Oct. 23.

HOW DID your investment property in Vegas do? The average home price in Nevada increased by 28.13 percent over the same period last year, making it numero uno among the 50 states. Arizona, Hawaii and California came in two, three and four.

You can catch Sheryl Crow (here with fiance
Lance Armstrong) at the Hard Rock Cafe
on Oct. 23

THE ST. FRANCIS Convent School class of 1970 is having its 35th reunion in Vegas. It was the last graduating class before the school changed its name to St. Francis High School ... what did they do to make the school change its name? Ask ‘em, they’ll be at the Main Street Station Oct. 8.

THIS MONTH on Oceanic Cable’s Around Hawaii, check out “Hawaii Stars on the Vegas Strip” part one. Get more Kimo’s Vegas in MidWeek’s The Weekend and Friday at 7:35 a.m. with Brickwood Galuteria on Hawaiian105 KINE. Win tickets to see “V” the Ultimate Variety Show at the Aladdin ... (no time share pitches and no hassles) e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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