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For many, leaving Las Vegas offers more entertaining options

LAS VEGAS – The images of Las Vegas are familiar: gambling, ostentatious theme hotels, gambling, shows, the Strip ... and gambling. All are legitimate lures to the city, which gets its name from the Spanish for “The Meadows,” but is better known as “Sin City” or by its now-famous tagline, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”

Sure, Vegas is about money, but plenty to do without spending dime

LAS VEGAS – If you’ve got the money, Las Vegas has a million ways for you to spend it – the limo, the penthouse suite, the finest champagne – and that’s before you even hit the casino floor. But even in this town of glamour and excess, there’s enough for the guys and girls who didn’t get so lucky at the tables last night. Here’s a sampling of the best Las Vegas has to offer without spending a dime. WELCOME TO FABULOUS

‘Hangover Heaven’ on Vegas Strip to help weary partiers bounce back

LAS VEGAS – He had a Las Vegas wedding to attend, but Bryan Dalia was hung over from some marathon partying the night before. “I did two bachelor parties, back-to-back,” Dalia said, putting his hand to his forehead as he recalled steins of beer and shots of alcohol the previous afternoon at the Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas, then gambling, dining and drinking martinis at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas resort. He remembered “getting a little lost and finding myself on the floor of the Paris” hotel-casino, then “a few more martinis as I gambled my life away.”

Stewart finds redemption in Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Timing the restart perfectly, Tony Stewart dove to the edge of the apron and ducked under the two cars in front of him. With one bold move, the defending Sprint Cup champion was on his way to a redemptive win.

Las Vegas makes pitch as international gateway

LAS VEGAS – Never mind “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” Perhaps the new slogan for America’s gambling capital should be “Stop over for a quickie in Sin City.” A quick visit, that is. Las Vegas tourism officials are betting that a new air terminal will lure some travelers to use Las Vegas as a regular stopover en route to Asia or other foreign places.

Deputy cleared in Creach shooting

The Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who shot a 74-year-old Spokane Valley pastor last year will face no disciplinary action over the fatal encounter. Deputy Brian Hirzel followed all departmental policies and procedures during the Aug. 25 encounter with Wayne Scott Creach, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said Wednesday in announcing the results of his internal investigation. He met with members of the Creach family earlier in the day to advise them of the findings.

New attractions help celebrate Las Vegas’ organized-crime roots

LAS VEGAS – Speakeasies, bootleggers, gun-wielding crime bosses and tough-guy accents pay homage to Las Vegas’ mob roots in a pair of new attractions showcasing Sin City’s criminal history. An interactive attraction featuring gangster memorabilia and commentary from film mobsters James Caan, Mickey Rourke and Frank Vincent opened last month on the Las Vegas Strip.

BSU wins consolation prize

LAS VEGAS – It wasn’t the bowl Boise State wanted to be in, and for the better part of the first half Wednesday night, the Broncos played as if they were thinking about the one that got away. Then Doug Martin raced 84 yards up the middle, and suddenly the MAACO Bowl didn’t look so bad after all.