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'Ocean's Thirteen' plays its old hand with so-so results

...Pitt's Rusty and some of their cohorts bemoan how Vegas has changed, with pioneer casinos such as the Dunes and the Desert Inn supplanted by bigger, flashier entertainment and gambling behemoths. The same holds for Ocean's Thirteen. Bigger...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/06/07/mov_131255.shtml
Movies
Steve and Eydie still singin' and swingin'

...Eydie eventually headed to the old Coconut Grove in Los Angeles, then on to Las Vegas, where they played the Sands, the Desert Inn and headlined for 10 years at Caesars Palace. Unlike the three- or four-day stands of today's Vegas, the resort's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/26/mus_395673.shtml
Music
If she has no chance, then why all the fuss?

...better recollection of the time he and Arnold Palmer played in Las Vegas against Barbara Romack and Mickey Wright at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas. Finsterwald and Palmer arrived a week early. He remembers how they converted the golf course into a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/14/gol_372532.shtml
Golf
Pak in control of her game -- and her life

...announced, "we go to casino." As it turned out, Pak indeed lost the small ones -- $60 in the slot machines at The Desert Inn -- but won the big treasure, a playoff victory over Karrie Webb and Laura Davies in the season-ending LPGA Tour...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/11/17/oth_274721.shtml
Other sports
Pak turns Tour Championship into headline

...her fortunes at the slot machines, walking out of the casino with a cup full of coins. That didn't help her at the Desert Inn Golf Club, where she dropped four shots on the first 10 holes to turn a rout into a race. "My tee shots made me...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/11/14/oth_274316.shtml
Other sports
Golf notes: Faldo's 70 helps England take lead

...hasn't made anything worse than birdie on a par-5 in two days, had an eagle and three birdies on the long holes at the Desert Inn Country Club to move to 11-under after two rounds of the season-ending event. Tina Barrett shot a 66 to move into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/21/oth_245371.shtml
Other sports
Lopez enjoys rebirth of game, tied for lead with four others

...since nearly winning the U.S. Women's Open earlier this year, overcame two 3-putts by making five birdies on the Desert Inn Country Club course where she won twice in the early 1980s while still in the prime of her career. "I'd like to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/11/21/oth_217864.shtml
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Las Vegas celebrates 100 years of pioneer history

...Nevada Gaming Commission and "respectability," Green said, when reclusive tycoon Howard Hughes decided to settle in the Desert Inn, one of several casinos he bought. "After he arrived, the city was seen as a clean investment for people who didn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/15/liv_453249.shtml
Life & style
Kane continues a confident surge

...course being used in tournament play for the first time. The Arch Championship was supposed to be in Las Vegas until the Desert Inn began to lose its staff and the LPGA decided to move the event to its headquarters. Instead of the wide-open Champions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/11/17/gol_301250.shtml
Golf
Furyk picks 'Fluff' to carry bag

...said. LPGA: The LPGA Tour Championship will return to the Desert Inn Country Club in Las Vegas for at least two more years...speculation, and it was not certain it would return to the Desert Inn. On the LPGA's official schedule for this year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/02/oth_258009.shtml
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