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News Brief's For June 15, 2012

By Misnomer on Friday, 15th June 2012 11:05am
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Wynn "X" Shaped Cotai Project Countered By Sands "O" Shaped Cotai Project

Mere days after Wynn Macau announced the construction of a $4 billion dollar "X" shaped casino resort in Cotai, Las Vegas Sands Corporation has countered with a move of its own, announcing plans to build a similarly elaborate "O" shaped hotel and casino.

A spokesman for Sands Corp. said that the move was intended to "level the playing field" and noted that the "O" shaped resort will be strategically placed in the Cotai region's center square.

Industry observers predict that the escalating construction war between the two companies will end in a stalemate, but not before at least seven more hotels are put in play.

Las Vegans Displeased With Mayor's Lack Of Public Intoxication

Despite data suggesting a steady improvement in the city's economy since she took office, Las Vegas residents are displeased with Mayor Carolyn Goodman's job performance, a new survey finds.

At the heart of people's displeasure is the new mayor's apparent unwillingness to appear intoxicated in public, a mainstay of the previous mayor, Oscar Goodman, whom Carolyn Goodman succeeded in July of last year. Oscar Goodman, a spokesman for Bombay Gin, is Carolyn Goodman's husband.

Statistics show a steady decline in the city's unemployment rate since Mayor Carolyn Goodman took office, and Las Vegas has also fallen to third in the nation in foreclosures, down from first during Oscar Goodman's administration. Yet the numbers also show that Mayor Carolyn Goodman is 98% less likely to appear intoxicated in public than her predecessor, a statistic that has many area residents worried.

"I had a really tough conversation with my boy the other day," said 38-year-old construction worker Kenny Distler, who recently returned to work on the Linq project underway on the Las Vegas Strip. "I told him daddy was going back to work. I told him I thought I'd be able to get him that bicycle this year. And do you know what he said to me? He said, "Daddy, why doesn't the mayor get shit faced anymore?' Broke my heart, man. A seven year old shouldn't have to worry about that kind of thing."

A spokesperson for the mayor's office said that the mayor simply doesn't have much of a taste for alcohol. "We're trying," said the spokesperson, who added that the mayor has committed to imbibing a "small glass of Franzia" prior to a Walgreens ribbon cutting in July.

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Comments & Discussion:

Is it me or does the "X" casino look like a combo of the BeauRivage and the Bellagio with Wyncore colors? Since Steve cannot see that well any longer does his desgin team just recysle stuff and he thinks it's new?!?

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