Posts Tagged: Las Vegas

Former mob-busting Las Vegas prosecutor Dennis Gomes, 68, dies in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — Dennis Gomes, co-owner of the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City and a former mob-busting Las Vegas prosecutor whose exploits were chronicled in the movie “Casino,” died Friday at age 68, his son said. Gomes died of complications

Former mob-busting Las Vegas prosecutor Dennis Gomes, 68, dies in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — Dennis Gomes, co-owner of the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City and a former mob-busting Las Vegas prosecutor whose exploits were chronicled in the movie “Casino,” died Friday at age 68, his son said. Gomes died of complications

Professional adventurer/gambler John Fairfax, 74, paddled deep into Amazon, alone across Atlantic

(Every boy’s heart quickens at reading adventure on the high seas. John Fairfax’s started early.) HENDERSON, Nev. – John Fairfax, who died Feb. 8 at 74 near Las Vegas, once called himself a “professional adventurer.” A former big-game hunter and

Professional adventurer/gambler John Fairfax, 74, paddled deep into Amazon, alone across Atlantic

(Every boy’s heart quickens at reading adventure on the high seas. John Fairfax’s started early.) HENDERSON, Nev. – John Fairfax, who died Feb. 8 at 74 near Las Vegas, once called himself a “professional adventurer.” A former big-game hunter and

Angelo Dundee, 90, trained Muhammad Ali in epic fights with Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier, George Foreman

TAMPA – Angelo Dundee, the Hall of Fame trainer who guided Muhammad Ali’s career, died of a heart attack Wednesday night in Clearwater. Dundee was 90. Dundee had been admitted to a Clearwater-area hospital after suffering a blood clot following

Angelo Dundee, 90, trained Muhammad Ali in epic fights with Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier, George Foreman

TAMPA – Angelo Dundee, the Hall of Fame trainer who guided Muhammad Ali’s career, died of a heart attack Wednesday night in Clearwater. Dundee was 90. Dundee had been admitted to a Clearwater-area hospital after suffering a blood clot following

After O.J. Simpson acquittal, lead detective Philip Vannatter, 70, retired to a farm in small-town Indiana

SANTA CLARITA, Calif – Philip Vannatter, the Los Angeles police detective who led the investigation of the 1994 slayings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, has died. Vannatter died of complications from cancer Friday in Santa Clarita, his wife,

After O.J. Simpson acquittal, lead detective Philip Vannatter, 70, retired to a farm in small-town Indiana

SANTA CLARITA, Calif – Philip Vannatter, the Los Angeles police detective who led the investigation of the 1994 slayings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, has died. Vannatter died of complications from cancer Friday in Santa Clarita, his wife,

‘At Last’ – In death, blues and soul singer Etta James, 73, finds respite from hard life

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Etta James, 73, the powerful rhythm-and-blues singer whose more than five-decade career spawned such enduring hits as “At Last” and “Tell Mama,” making her a profound influence on younger generations of female vocalists, died Friday. Ms. James,

‘At Last’ – In death, blues and soul singer Etta James, 73, finds respite from hard life

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Etta James, 73, the powerful rhythm-and-blues singer whose more than five-decade career spawned such enduring hits as “At Last” and “Tell Mama,” making her a profound influence on younger generations of female vocalists, died Friday. Ms. James,

Buying small papers, O.J.Brightwell, 90, built McClatchy into a national newspaper chain

LAS VEGAS – O.J. Brightwell, a longtime newspaper executive who had a key role in the expansion of The McClatchy Co. as a national newspaper chain, died Dec. 29 of heart failure, his family said. He was 90. Mr. Brightwell

Buying small papers, O.J.Brightwell, 90, built McClatchy into a national newspaper chain

LAS VEGAS – O.J. Brightwell, a longtime newspaper executive who had a key role in the expansion of The McClatchy Co. as a national newspaper chain, died Dec. 29 of heart failure, his family said. He was 90. Mr. Brightwell

Singer Kaye Stevens, 79, held her own with Frank Sinatra and the rest of the ‘Rat Pack’

THE VILLAGES, Fla. – Kaye Stevens, 79, a singer and actress who performed with the Rat Pack and was a frequent guest on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show, died Wednesday at a hospital near Orlando, Fla., after a battle with

Singer Kaye Stevens, 79, held her own with Frank Sinatra and the rest of the ‘Rat Pack’

THE VILLAGES, Fla. – Kaye Stevens, 79, a singer and actress who performed with the Rat Pack and was a frequent guest on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show, died Wednesday at a hospital near Orlando, Fla., after a battle with