In the spotlight this week, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, featuring Mike Myers’ orthodontically-challenged spy who is all over our town in an absurdist 1997 comic stew that takes us a local tour of spots including the Stardust, the Riviera, the Imperial Palace.
Quick-thinking workers who helped put out a fire last summer at the Las Vegas Convention Center were commended for their actions at the Nov. 12 board of directors meeting of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
A video captured by security cameras on July 22 at the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center was played for attendees. It depicted employees from Teamsters Local 631 and Freeman convention management rushing to action during the load-out of the Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Suppliers show, when a machine filled with woodchips caught fire.
After what will be a 50-year absence, the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Conference and Expo will make its way back to town, bringing with it an estimated economic impact of more than $16 million.
Through a partnership between the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and MGM Resorts international, the FOP events — last held here in 1973 — will return in 2023 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.