Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on December 4, 1983 · Page 122
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 122

Phoenix, Arizona
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Sunday, December 4, 1983
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Sunday, December 4, 193 The Arizona Republic RLL EDITIONS . Bad English United Press International LONDON The best of the worst English written in Britain won the dubious Golden Bull prizes in an award ceremony aimed at stamping out gobbledy-gook. Government departments and-local councils figured prominently in the black humor awards, sponsored by the National Consumer Council and the Plain English Campaign. One Golden Bull dart went to the Automobile Association. The auto club replied to a member's Flamingo's 'City Lites' remains a spectacular production! By Steven McCann When you have a good thing, why change it! This seems to be the -philosophy of the entertainment -management at the Flamingo Hil-, ;pn. The hit production "City plates" is fast becoming one of the longest running shows to appear on "hotel's beautiful stage in quite some tiime. The extravaganza opened in LAS VEGAS MARINA t Holiday Special 00 Per Person Double Occupancy $18.00 single occupancy Offer valid 7 days a week thru December 28, iyq. Np For Reservations j Call Toll Free: 1-800-634-6169 fcn MARINA HOTEL & CASINO 3805 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 EACH COUPLE WILL RECEIVE UPON ARRIVAL $400 LIVE ACTION 400 one dollar chips to gamble with as you wish. Each chip is good lor ONE PLAY.(win or lose), on all even money bets at any table game (craps, blackjack, roulette, etc), that's 400 chances to win. and you may wager from one to as many chips as you like on each wager A deluxe room tor two tor 3 days and 2 nights at Nevada Palace Hotels Casino Which offers every hospitality including individually controlled air conditioning, direct dial telephones, and color television. 4-$t.0O Keno Plays. Win up to $50,000. One Pair of Casino Dice or one Deck ol cards used in casino play. 10 Drinks ol your choice (Enjoy live entertainment from noon to 5 AM.) 2 Complete dinners (Trout. Prime Rib, N Y. Steak) 2 Hot Dogs Irom push cart 2 Breakfasts. All winnings paid in CASH. Keep what you win. Vou receive all of the above with no obligation to gamble with any of your own money. No additional charges ol any kind Mail 10 NEVADA PALACE 5255 Boulder Highway La Vega. Nevada 891 22 Act Now an you will hav until January 1, 1985 . to enjoy your vacation YES I wish to take advantage of your Las Vegas Vacation opportunity I have enclosed my reservation fee (check or money order) lor ($198) lor two people. I understand I have until January 1 , 1 985 to take my vacation. (Please make check payable to Nevada Palace Vacation Club). earns British 'award' claim of negligence by a garage by sayingi Whilst as aforesaid, there may be hypothetical merit in what you have stated, to all practical purposes it may be difficult, if not impossible to procure such data or evidence again presupposing that it actually exists." What they meant "Supply the information or forget it," the award said. Another dubious accolade went to Kings Lynn Council in eastern . England for a mind-bending letter to a consumer: AO OflO ($00 H better the fall of 1981 and continues to be one of the biggest hits on the Las -Vegas Strip. "There was no contracted period of time the show would run," says Dick Lane, director of entertainment for the Flamingo, Las Vegas and Reno Hiltons. "It opened for as long as it would run. It could have been two weeks. Instead, it's been Charge my Visa Card No. ; Name Address City Phone I wish to make my I wiH make my Signature JIM Pi ,..;v;. .? J 7 . G "I will add that the notice was raised due to the fact that the amount bill on 1st April (the year's charge less the credit brought forward, equalling the first half year's cash) has been divided by two by the machinery which assumed that half of the balance was due in April and half due in October. This is because the machinery could not recognize the prepayment as being in respect of a charge which was not at the time raised in the file." What they meant: "We did not realize you already paid." Advertisement successful enough to run for two years." "In fact, it's one of the most successful 6how in the city, Lane continues. "It could last forever if it continues at its current level." The ideas for any show of this type, says Lane, starts "with the germ of an idea." In the case of "City Lites" it started with a Liza Minnelli song. George Arnold and Bill Moore produced and directed "City Lites," working closely with Lane, and it was Arnold who snatched an idea from some music he had heard, according to Lane. "One day George came into my office and said, 'Do you like this song?' He'd heard Liza do it and had it on tape." The song was "City Landmark Hotel is A renovation has begun on the Landmark Hotel which will bring the hotel's guest rooms up to first class standards and upgrade many of resort's public areas. William Morris, a Las Vegas businessman and former secretary-tresurer of the Strip's Holiday Casino, recently purchased the Landmark Hotel. Morris said that the 150 rooms in the 31-story tower would be reduced due to the remodeling and expansion of those rooms. The coffee shop will go through some changes, new carpeting is planned for the casino, and the 27th floor restaurant will be redesigned and renamed Anthony's Seafood, and Prime Rib Room. The spaceship-like looking tower and addition currently contain 500 rooms along with a coffee shop, gourmet restaurant, "Love Song Lounge" featuring music by DJ. Enterprises and a main-floor casino. "We'll compete in this market So PRIVILEGES & PROVISIONS 1) Valid 7 days a week. Reservation can be made now or later, but must be made at least 10 days before arrival 2) A reservation fee of $99 per person (total $ 1 98), must be mailed with the Invitation Request Form to guarantee your arrival For your reservation lee you will recieve on arrival all of the benefits as described 3) MONEY BACK GUARANTEE We guarantee you reservations on the dates you choose or your reservation lee will be refunded in lull. 4) Your invitation can be used on weekends or on major holidays 5) Your invitation is completely transferable to anyone iNonNevadan Residents) 6) RESERVATIONS Cancellations of reservations must be received in our office 72 hours prior to planned check-in time, or this oiler and your reservation fee will be forfeited 7) Transportation and other individual expenses are not included. 8 Terms and conditions may in no way be altered. 9) Non Nevada Residents Only. Offer Expires December 25, 1983 m mi Master-Card American Express 1 Exp Oate State Zip reservation for the following arrival date. .. 19 reservation at a later dale Oiler Expires December 25, 1983 Lou Gossett Jr. avoids drug charge after completing counseling program Anociated Press MALI3U, Calif. - A drug charge against actor Lou Gossett Jr. was dropped last week when a court commissioner said he was satisfied Gossett successfully completed a six-month drug counseling program. Gossett, who won an Academy Award in 1983 for best supporting actor as the tough drill sergeant in An Officer and a Gentleman, did not appear for the brief Thursday hearing, said court administrator Bob Steiner, Commissioner Richard Brand, who dismissed the cocaine posses Lights" and it became the theme for the finale of the show. But with any new idea for a stage production, actually putting the show together was not one long-flowing motion. "It's like patchwork," says Lane. "The first thing was that we had just done an ice show ("Razzle Dazzle," which is now playing at the Reno Hilton). We basically wanted to do something both on ice and on the stage. So overall, you'd have to say there really isn't a theme to the show." In addition to "City Lites" and "Razzle Dazzle," Arnold and Moore had worked with Lane on another former Flamingo Hilton production, "Playgirls On Ice." Lane says it takes six to eight months to put such a show to receiving a facelift with budget prices and good service," states the new owner. Morris took ession of the Landmark on Octol r30. Don't let the nail-pounding stop you from attending the Landmark's Single-Deck Blackjack Tournament beginning tommorrow. The first entrants may buy in for $100 to $300 and play in squads at one of four daily one-hour sessions. Winners will be posted at the end of each tournament session. Based on 500 entries, first prize will be worth $7,825, second prize will be $3,025 and third place will win $1,250. Fifty of the $57 entry fee goes for prizes. Casino manager Ron Nadeau says "we think this is the type of play that will catch on here. It is priced in a range that anyone can afford to join the action." Entrants may re-enter as often as they like throughout the duration of the tourney scheduled to end on December 23. Play is planned for weekdays only at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Take your choice.. -.the contemporary excitement of the California downtown: or the rugged Old west feel of Sams Town. Either way, you're a winner! : I 1 1 Fmmrvw. ( IjaiEBMii 4-- i.TW 4 ilA'tf -it' 4 'FMTtfHS ' m ml2SL sion charge, placed Gossett in the program after the actor pleaded innocent Attorney Edward Brand, no relation to the commissioner, appeared for Gossett, Steiner said. Gossett was arrested March 18, 1982, with Honey Rufner at the Malibu home the couple shared. A small amount of cocaine was seized. Sheriffs deputies said they had been informed that the couple had been giving cocaine to Gossett's son, Satie, who was 7 at the time, and to Rufner's daughter, who was 4. Qossett's son was taken from Htf f the USA gether, and that in the case of "City Lites," it took the efforts of about 85 people, including the cast Selecting a cast was a harder task than it would be for most shows in Las Vegas because everyone among the dancers and showgirls also had to be able to ice skate. However, the efforts taken to choose the show's stunning performers have proven well worth it Some of the most spectacular production numbers and best known acts on the Las Vegas Strip may be seen twice nightly in "City Lites." The wide-ranging sequences include "Country U.S.A.," "Kaleidoscope," "Oriental Fantasy," and the "City Lites" finale which features a salute to Broadway. cEirJOT" Ll rL P9 VPft PW - him, but charges of child endanger-ment were never filed and the-boy was returned to his custody. Cocaine possession charges were dropped a year ago against Rufher after she completed the counseling program. Brand gave Gossett a six-month extension for beginning the program because of the actor's film-anci television commitments. Gossett insisted he had used cocaine only once "a long, long, long, long time ago," and said the drug was probably left in the house by the previous occupants. f C:1 Featured throughout "City Lites" are lead singers Cindy Dyer and Jon C. Halbur, and former world champion skaters Jack Campbell and Rulona Rolland. Jane Moodly performs the "Butterfly Princess" in an ice skating sola Nino Frediani made his American debut at the Flamingo Hilton after building his reputation throughout Europe. He has been in the show's spotlight since it opened in '81 where you may witness why he is considered one of the worlds fastest jugglers. J "City Lites" is certainly one thV most reasonably priced stage presentations in Las Vegas and offerjs an 8 p.m. dinner show and a midnight cocktail show. ' IN LAS VEGAS $1 "700 KH PERSON I double occupancy Sunday thru Thursday, holidays excluded (Reservations suggested) OFFER GOOD THRU FEB. 29. 1984 STAY TWO NIGHTS . . . receive 30 of your room charge back in casino chips STAY THREE NIGHTS. . .receive 50 of your room charge back in casino chips TO pfiM ii M 'W2l! '71 'i 1 1 331 TOLL FREE - CALL 1-800-634-6283 LxiinxiTYinrTYTinnfrnn ttihii

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