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VEGAS WATCHDOG"S TOP TEN HOTTEST NEWS HEADLINES IN LAS VEGAS RIGHT NOW EFFECTING VEGAS DAILY:



1. CONTINUED DANGER ON VALLEY ROADS

Crazy teen wrecks eleven vehicles from Alta to Spring Mountain along Rainbow Blvd after stealing a moving truck and a private car.


2. MORE HOMELAND SAFETY PROBLEMS AT HOOVER DAM

Man ignores orders to stop at checkpoint at the Dam and leads authorities on a wild car chase into Arizona.  


3. APRIL SETS VALLEY RECORD FOR NUMBER OF MURDERS

22 people murdered in only 30 days. Even with all the decades of Vegas being ruled by crime bosses and stories of hit men burying the bodies all over the desert, no other month on record has reported this many Vegas murders.


4. READING, RIGHTING AND GUNS

The Clark County School Police in recent days have rounded up multitudes of weapons like loaded guns, knives and pepper spray in schools all over the Valley. Large numbers of students confess they are terrified just to sit in classroom, much less walk about their campus.


5. TRYING TO CUT OFF YOUR WATER

The Water District has announced that it is definitely ready to raise Vegas Valley rates at least 30%. Greed or Need? Oh, and don't forget that not only will rates go up on the water you use, but it is that time of the year when rationing procedures begin. Who pays for all the water that pours down those street gutters from broken and misdirected sprinklers? Will golfers be playing on desert rock covered courses by 2005?


6. MARINES' TRAINING MAKE SLEEPING EASIER IN LAS VEGAS USA

An intense ongoing training program at the Nevada Test Site and other undisclosed locations are giving our Marines a chance to learn "hands on" how to handle all types of terrorist attacks. The highly skilled and experienced "on-call" team will be able to be using their expertise anywhere in the US in less than four hours. But the best part for us is that they are right here in our backyard.


7. BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME

The latest resort consortium to announce property expansion plans is the five star Venetian. Their project also includes a putting up a new casino between their current location and Steve Wynn's debut Le Reve currently being constructed on the old Desert Inn property due to open in 2004. The Tropicana and the Bellagio also have tossed their hats in the ring to join the "bigger is better" builder's club. It's up, up and away in "construction paradise".


8. VEGAS TO L.A. BULLET TRAIN GETS ON TRACK WITH FED FUNDING

At the speed of 300 mph, the MAGLEV magnetic rail line is in full swing after the Feds have given the green light to complete the first 40 mile run to the Primm, NV stateline. Predictions are that the entire route to Anaheim will be finished long before the designated 2010 date. In the next decade how many folks will be commuting to work in L.A. and living in Vegas?


9. POLITICIANS STARTING TO CLEAN UP THEIR ACTS FOR THE BIG JUNE ELECTIONS

Though it looks like a guaranteed re-election victory for Mayor Goodman, other city officials may have a rough road to hoe. Strongman, Councilman Michael McDonald, is in a fight for his political life with none other than a " NURSE"? Stay tuned, this is going to be a real race with McDonald's backing by Adult Nightclub owners and a "NURSE" supported by a medical professionals community suffering from years of political and financial problems. Keep your eye on this one!


10. MOST RECOGNIZED FACE AND NAME ON TV RETURNS TO VEGAS

TV Guide called the television series, "Seinfeld" the most popular sitcom series of all times since it actually has higher ratings in reruns than most brand new sitcoms. Finally, after 8 long years, Caesars Palace has lured Jerry back to appear at special times during the year at the new 4000 seat state of the art theater designed especially for Celine Dion. There is only one Seinfeld and Caesars has him. Good Luck to both parties for a long, long run. It means more business for Vegas and that's always good for our Valley