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FISTS OF FURY: Local teen takes gold at U.S. Open taekwondo championships at Las Vegas Convention Center

Las Vegas fighting phenom makes her mark at 2019 U.S. Open taekwondo championships at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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PLATEFUL DECISIONS: UNLV hospitality students try to crack the code of the kitchen on quest to become Vegas tourism titans

The drill at these kitchen grills is not about stirring a student’s culinary talent until it bursts into a flambe of fame, a la Wolfgang Puck. Rather it’s about heating up the larger instincts necessary for hospitality/tourism careers, which produce Vegas’ economic bread and butter.

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GUARDIAN OF HIS GALAXY: Details, details and more details consume manager of far-flung Convention Center show

It’s Steve Patterson’s job — amid lumbering forklifts, rumbling trucks, snaking of cables, building of booths, hoisting of billboards and a four-day rising of a mini-indoor city — to make sure that all the hustle and muscle poured into the 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show pays off in a special kind of bustle: a spectacular event at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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