Mr. Las Vegas … Airport? | Vegas Seven

This week’s Green Felt Journal is a serious investigative look into who, if anyone, McCarran Airport should be renamed for:

Fast-forward to 2017, and a name change for McCarran is back in the news. This time Reid isn’t proposing the switch, although he is part of the story: State senator Tick Segerblom wants to rename McCarran “Harry Reid International Airport” in honor of the recently retired senator. Segerblom wants Reid’s name on Southern Nevada’s chief air gateway because he “symbolizes modern Nevada.”

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A few additional notes for context. First, I took a look at Wayne’s schedule on his website and I’ve got to say that my respect for him went way, way up. This is a very hard-working performer who, as I say in Seven, is bringing a little piece of Vegas to showrooms everywhere.

Second, here’s a link to a video of Wayne with the mustache I think merits our respect. Good click if you like mustaches or “MacArthur Park.”

I just want to make it clear that this isn’t a mean-spirited “lets mock Wayne and his fans” piece like this old show review, although I’ll grant that “butter-fed cobras in silk suits” is a pretty good line.

 

 

 

Author: Dave

Director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and author of several books, including Roll the Bones: The History of Gaming. Also Gaming and Hospitality editor for Vegas Seven magazine.