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Critic Finds His Old Kentucky Sandwich

Critic Finds His Old Kentucky Sandwich

Restaurant critic John Curtas has found a faithful rendering of a Kentucky favorite at The Barrymore.

For those not in the know, the Hot Brown is a legendary Louisville sandwich. Although not as well known as bourbon and The Kentucky Derby, it is every bit as iconic in that neck of the woods as those two bluegrass specialties.

Read more in Eating Las Vegas.

Mother, Daughter Arrested for Murder of 73-Year-Old

LAS VEGAS -- Two people have been arrested for the murder of a 73-year-old woman. Police say Lourie Rodriguez and her daughter, Amber Hall, killed Jean Greenburg on Friday.

Police say someone called officers on Friday after they found Greenburg dead inside her apartment. She lived alone and was an avid coin collector. The police report says after Greenburg was killed, Rodriguez and Hall tried to withdraw money from her bank account.

The pair were taken into custody and during the interview, Hall allegedly told officers that she and Rodriguez went to Greenburg's home to kill her. The pair allegedly beat and stabbed Greenburg and then stole from her.

Hall also admitted taking her 3-month-old son with her to the murder and hid the murder weapon in his stroller.

Nationals to Bring up Top Prospect Bryce Harper

Nationals to Bring up Top Prospect Bryce Harper

 

Top prospect Bryce Harper is heading to the major leagues Saturday with the Washington Nationals, who are recalling the 19-year-old outfielder from Triple-A Syracuse and putting third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the disabled list.

Harper was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 amateur draft. He hit .286 in spring training this year. The Nationals wanted him to get some more time in the minors, but with their top two hitters -- Zimmerman and left fielder Michael Morse -- sidelined by injuries, the team decided to bring up Harper. Washington is an NL-leading 14-5 heading into their game at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

Harper was a star at Las Vegas High School and the College of Southern Nevada.

(Copyright 2012 Associated Press)

Flamingo Road Shut Down Due to Crash

LAS VEGAS -- Both directions of Flamingo Road are closed to traffic following an accident which involved a vehicle crashing into a wall.

The crash happened around 1 p.m. Friday on Flamingo Road and Pearl Street which is located between Pecos-McLeod and Sandhill Roads. According to police, two vehicles were involved in the accident. Two people have been transported to the hospital. One of them has critical injuries.

 

Barbershop Chorus Performing at Winchester Cultural Center

A barbershop harmony chorus The Gamble-Aires will be coming back to the stage with a show at the Winchester Cultural Center this weekend.

The show is at 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10. The Gamble-Aires has not performed at the Winchester Cultural Center in a decade. The new show is titled “Back in the Old Routine.” The group was created in 1960 by a group of airmen at Nellis Air Force Base. Since then, they’ve performed together as a chorus and separately in barbershop quartets.

 The show at the Winchester Cultural Center will be a vaudeville-style performance with iconic songs from the height of barbershop popularity. People can buy tickets at the center, online at clarkcountynv.gov or from a member of the Gambler-Aires.

New Heart Procedure Keeps Patients in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- A new heart procedure is giving one Las Vegas man a new lease on life. He was the first Nevada patient to have this non-invasive, life-saving procedure at Sunrise Hospital.

Initially, 88-year-old Bob Hurd wasn't thrilled about being the guinea pig for the new Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement procedure. But when he sat up in his hospital bed off the ventilator just a few hours after the surgery, his initial fears were put to rest.

Hurd is a frequent visitor to Sunrise Hospital. Over the last three years, he's been admitted for chest pains, shortness of breath, and weakness, all because of a leaky valve.

"When the heart was pumping, the valve wouldn't open adequately to let the blood get to his brain and vital organs," said interventional cardiologist Dr. Branavan Umakanthan.

Peter Jackson Unveils 'Hobbit' Film

 

 Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" is preparing to leave the shire.

The director of the Oscar-winning "Lord of the Rings" trilogy previewed 10 minutes of assorted footage of the prequel Tuesday at the CinemaCon convention for theater owners in Las Vegas.

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," is being filmed in New Zealand using more frames per second than the Hollywood standard. Jackson said in a video introduction that using 48 frames per second produces a smoother image.

In the previewed scenes, blades of grass, facial lines and soaring mountains all appeared luminous and pronounced. Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom are among the returning cast members from the trilogy.

"The Hobbit" is the first chapter in Jackson's two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy classic. The 3-D movie is slated to be released in December.

(Copyright 2012 Associated Press)