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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:25 PM
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Bugsy Siegel is spinning in his grave tonight...at 3000 RPM
On the Travel Channel tonight:

Vegas Turns 100: The World's Biggest Birthday Party
Celebrities attend the city's extravagant centennial; host Donny Osmond.

From Bugsy's dream "Sin City" to a party hosted by a Mormon.

:puke:
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:28 PM
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1. Erm, I believe most of the Las Vegas valley was Mormon owned
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 07:32 PM by Cerridwen
when old Benjamin showed up - he may have bought the property from the Mormons (LDS).

I could be wrong - I'm sure someone will be more than happy to tell me if I am.

So, sorta fitting for a Mormon to host Vegas' 100th birthday.

edited to add: It also fits the schizophrenic nature of Vegas - legal gambling versus a strong Catholic and LDS presence. You'd have to live here to "get" that particular Vegas characteristic. Constant cognitive dissonance.



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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:49 PM
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2. I doubt it. Mormons have always worked Las Vegas.
They don't gamble, but some have managed casinos.
They have a reputation as trustworthy, responsible
businessmen.
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