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April 16, 2005 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Sonya Thomas weighs only 105 pounds, but managed to
polish off a nine-pound Barrick Burger in 48 minutes, 10
seconds at the Plaza

JEAN SCOTT the frugal gambler’s No. 1 tip? Next time you’re going to the buffet, check what time lunch or dinner begins. If lunch starts at 11, go in at 10:45 and you’ll pay the breakfast price instead of the lunch price … same for the dinner buffet. Go in at 3:45 and pay for lunch instead of dinner. It’s not a big savings, but it could be the $3 that wins you Megabucks!

WHAT HAS 18,360 calories, 900 fat grams, 3,420 milligrams of cholesterol, 41,400 milligrams of sodium and is equal to 36 Quarter Pounders with Cheese? The Barrick Burger at the Plaza! Who holds the record for eating one of these bigger burgers? Sonya Thomas, a 105-pound woman, ate the whole ninepound thing in 48 minutes and 10 seconds. If you can eat the whole thing in 24 hours, the $30 burger is free! Show the lady how it’s done Hawaiian Style and we’ll put your picture here in MidWeek’s The Weekend!

TOM JONES is at the MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theatre, April 28 to May 11 … The ladies still throw roses (and other things) on stage during his performances.

Tom Jones - now at the
MGM Grand’s Hollywood
Theatre - is still a big hit
with the ladies

SPEAKING OF winning big, did you hear about the local couple that hit the $5 10X’s pay machine at the Aladdin? They pressed the spin button once and turned $10 into $100,000. Read their story at You know, I think we’re related on his mom’s uncle’s auntie’s side …

$10,000,000. Yes it’s true! Ten million dollars — that’s what they figure the prize money is gonna be at this week’s World Poker Tour Championship at the Bellagio … If you hurry, you can make Hawaiian’s next Midnight Madness flight!

ONE OF THE largest PR firms in Las Vegas is Preferred Public Relations, whose client list includes David Copperfield, Mac King, The Scintas and many others, and it’s headed by Punahou grad James Woodrow.

WAYNE NEWTON is pau at the Stardust after five years, his last show April 20. Mr. Vegas is not saying what’s next … just yet.

YOU KNOW how locals get together and everybody chips in to rent a big house on the North Shore? … Next time the gang goes to Vegas, why not rent a house?, a 24-hour online booking service for vacation home rentals, has a current online inventory of 12,000 homes nationwide up to 20,000 square feet (get this one for the extended ohana).

SEEN AT the Cal … The Campbell High Class of ’53!

THE MANDALAY BAY is hosting a three day sumo exhibition Oct. 7-9 featuring many of sumo’s top wrestlers, including Yokozuna Asashoryu.

This is the first U.S. tour since 1985. With only 12,000 seats, this will sell out faster than a Celine show.

WHAT’S HAPPENING with the Boyd group (Stardust, Cal, Fremont, Main Street, etc)? Listen in Tuesday on KORL 690AM and Oceanic 882 when we chat with Kevin Kaneshiro, the Vacations Hawaii sales & promotions manager, for all the latest scoops.

Mahalo for checkin’ out Kimo’s Vegas … win tickets to see “V The Ultimate Variety Show” or the Fab Four at the Aladdin Desert Passage. Just send your comments, high school and family reunions, funny stories, trip reports, photos and Vegas news to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to enter the random drawing on April 30.

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