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December 07, 2005 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

LOCAL entertainer Jeff Apaka saw Le Reve, the Cirque-like show at the Wynn, and pal Wayne Newton’s holiday extravaganza at the Flamingo ... Jeff says they’re both must-sees. The highlight of his trip? No, not hanging with Wayne at the ranch, but spending Turkey Day with the Vegas ohana!

MARIA Romano of U.S. Rentacar in Las Vegas (they’re in the Main Street) is in town hangin’ with Vacations Hawaii sales and promo honcho Kevin Kaneshiro. She said, “Do you know how Terrible’s Hotel & Casino got its name? The Herbst brothers had a reputation as tough businessmen who opened gas station/mini marts all over Nevada.” Whenever they opened a new location, their competitors would say “those terrible Herbst boys are at it again.” And the rest, as they say, is history.

SPEAKING of Vacations Hawaii, did you know you can fly Hawaiian Airlines (score the mileage) and still book through Vacations Hawaii so you can stay at the Cal, Main Street or Fremont?

SPEAKING of Hawaiian Airlines, did you know that it has reduced its airport check-in to 60 seconds? Just go up to the Hele-On kiosk, scan your ticket and voila! It prints your luggage tags and verifies your status on board (wow, smart dose guys).

NATHAN Burton talks about his magic in V the Ultimate Variety show (win tickets at, and Scott Voller, director of marketing, shares with us some of the insider secrets of the Mandalay Bay Thursday at 9 a.m. on Sports Radio 1420 AM.

THE FREMONT Street Experience’s New Year’s Eve Bash features Cheap Trick, Gin Blossoms and the Spin Doctors.

Jennifer Peculis won $448,714.95 on the 25-cent Wheel of Fortune at the Imperial Palace
Jennifer Peculis won $448,714.95 on
the 25-cent Wheel of Fortune at the
Imperial Palace

AT THE Imperial Palace, five spins on the 25-cent Wheel of Fortune (that’s $3.75) was all it took for newlywed Jennifer Peculis to win $448,714.95! Imagine walking up to the cashier with the ticket from that win.

CASINO jargon - they’ve named the slot machines that print tickets (instead of dropping coins) after Michael Jackson’s brother ... no, not Jermaine, not Marlin nor Jackie, but Tito. It’s an acronym for Ticket In, Ticket Out (T.I.T.O.).

THE LEILEHUA class of 1981 is reunion-ing at the Cal in June 2006. Go to for more details.

MEET Steve McLendon aka Mr. Chips. He’s a Vegas collector and historian. Step into his time machine and read about how Sin City came to be, and check out the photos of Vegas waaaaaay back in the day at

GET MORE Kimo’s Vegas in MidWeek the Weekend and with Brickwood Galuteria Friday morning at 7:20 on Hawaiian105 KINE.

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