North County Blade-Citizen from Solana Beach, California on February 8, 1991 · 46
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North County Blade-Citizen from Solana Beach, California · 46

Solana Beach, California
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Friday, February 8, 1991
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10 Blade-Citizen Preview Fnday, February 8, 1991 (2) TTDREVIEW KA7EEKEND fflETAWAY ILAS VIE(GAS 'k'k'k'k RELUCTANT VISITOR WINS $275,000 AT STARDUST Herman Jimenez didnt really want to come to Las Vegas from his home in San Clemente, Calif, but he had promised his roommate a ride. He was well rewarded for his effort when he won $275,882 on a Quariermania slot machine at the Stardust Resort and Casino. 1 didnt even know what the jackpot was, said the electrical technician. I was just playing while the Martin Luther King Day, a national holiday in most states, was much more for Bill Choi who was visiting Excalibur HotclCasino during the long weekend. It was the day that Choi hit a royal flush and won $20,000 on a five-dollar IGT draw poker machine. I was only playing the machine about three minutes when it hit, says Choi, a lawyer from Pasadena, Calif. I come to Las Vegas about fourtimes a year and hadnt been here in three months and decided it was about time for a trip." lady I was with was in the restroom." He said he was playing for about 30 minutes and had invested less than $20. Jimenez will recieve $13,793 each year for 20 yean. He said he would like to use the money to return to school at the Univenity of California, Irvine. Choi was accompanied by his friend, Christopher Thorn, also from Pasadena. Prior to playing the poker machine, Choi and Thorn (also an attorney), decided to go partnen so each will go home $10,000 richer. It was Choi, though, who played the winning hand. Both men are excited about their win and plan to return to Excalibur within a couple of months. Judy Catha, slot shift manager, is pictured handing Choi $20,000 in cash at the winning poker machine. WAYNE NEWTON RETURNS TO THE HILTON STAGE This year, Wayne Newton, king of the Las Vegas Strip, will perform over 100 shows at the Las Vegas Hilton. That means over 150,000 fans will fill the Las Vegas Hilton showroom in 1991 to see Newton, the legend. February 5 marks the opening night of his first run this year. For three continuous weeks the excitmentonly Newton can create will electrify audiences as only he can. He recently toured several cities in the mid-Wesl and is currently working on an episode of LA Law that will air on February 21 during his engagement at the Hilton. On the show Newton portrays an F. Lee Baily type lawyer who defends a rapist. Work is suU continuing on the feature film, "The Dark Backward," due out in the late spring or early summer. In this dark comedy Newton will share the screen with Judd Nelson, Bill Paxton, James Caan, Rob Lowe and Lara Flynn Boyle. But the stage is where his fans can feel closest to their icon. From the spectacular laser opening of his show, enhanced by one of the worlds finest sound systems, to the finale, when the audience feels almost as spent as the entertainer by participate ing in such a moving show, no other performer has so much to offer and Newton works alone, always. His constant enthusiasm and audience command envelopes the room as he takes you through familiar ballads. 50s and 60s Rock n Roll favorites, the memorable "MacArthurs Park" and more. For reservations to see Wayne Newton please call (702) 732-5755. SENIOR SOCIAL CLUB DEBUTS AT FOUR QUEENS The Four Queens HotelCasino announces the debut of Las Vegas first social club for seniors -- Club 55. Club 55 is an exclusive club for players 55 and over which combines the joy and advantages of a social club with the best aspects of a slot club. The advantages to membership in Club 55 are endless - free dances and parties, free slot and bingo tournaments and discounts in most of the downtown hotels outlets, including reduced hotel room rates (based on room availability)- And with your free membership card you'll earn valuable points on any REEL WINNERS CLUB machines. These include slots, video poker and video keno. Club 55 membership is valuable outside the Four Queens as well. Members receive cash discounts at select merchants and services all over town. For further information on the hottest new club in Las Vegas, call (800) 634-6045 (dial 4 after the recording) or in Las Vegas, (702) 385401 1 ext. 3255. ALAKAZAAM COMET ALAKAZAAM, a comet of cosmic light, plummets through space into the earth's atmosphere, landing on the stage of the Aladdin Bagdad Theatre in an explosive spectacular that is sure to unite space with earth forever! ALAKAZAAM took residence in the Bagdad Theatre on January 19th at 8.00 pm. and can be seen twice nightly by earthlings at 8:00 and 11:00 p.m. (except Tuesdays when ALAKAZAAM returns to the silent frontier for further space exploration). Audiences will be enthralled as they join ALAKAZAAM in its journey through many futuristic, magical, cosmic experiences! ALAKAZAAMs reigning star, the Prince of Magic, is a demure, young, skillful illusionist who was given the earth name of KIRBY VANBURCH and who is regarded by his peers as the wizard of magical illu- STARDUST HONORS GUESTS IN NEW TOWER William McKinley of Oceanside, Calif, had the honor of being the first guest to check in to the Stardust Resort and Casinos new 32-story tower. McKinley was one of 10 "first guests to receive a free two-night stay and dinner for two at William B's Steakhouse for a return trip. Souvenir photos were taken with one of Bobby Berosinis orangutans, the stars of the stage spectacular ARRIVES AT ALADDIN sions. VANBURCH thrills his newfound friends with his playful antics in making animals, people, and machines appear and disappear. One of the most exciting futuristic stops is the astro planet of the "Living Curtain. It is here where everyone is free to stretch themselves and their surroundings. The brightly colored living curtain stretches every which way so that the occupants can climb on it, go through it, fall into it, pull it from one end to the other and let it go back to its original place, and do anything else their imaginations can conjure up. ALAKAZAAM, an explosive spectacular, can be viewed six nights a week in the Aladdin Bagdad Theatre. For those earthlings who want to bring their children, we recommend the early performance. . Lido de Paris." The first 700 rooms of the 1,500 room tower opened on Dec. 21. The tower is part of a $100 million expansion project at the Stardust which included a new front desk and lobby area and a new bar overlooking a landscaped pooL Also opening on Dec. 21 was the new 35,000 square-foot meeting and conference center.

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