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that's taking the formality out of golf... hoping to attract a new crowd to the sport./// < news music voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 6." > ((dave courvoisier)) > an outpouring of support for strip headliner celine dion on social media... after her husband of nearly 22- years lost his battle with cancer. thanks for joining us... i'm dave courvoisier. ((paula francis)) and i'm paula francis. our facebook post alone was shared thousands of times... less than an hour after news spread of rene angelil's death. ((dave courvoisier)) vanessa murphy is live in lake las vegas... where the two lived since moving to town for celine's residency. vanessa? ((vanessa murphy)) we're hearing about celine dion and renee angelil's devotion to each other....and how the couple played a major role here in las vegas. celine dion of course known as an international icon - her husband renee - her manager and mentor... and celine dion's residency at caesar's palace helped set a
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las vegas strip. take a look at what is on the marquee at caesar's palace tonight... we will miss you friend...from your caesars palace family... renee angelil was just 73 years old and passed away today at the family's home from throat cancer. we heard from the president of caesar's palace a short while ago. in a statement, he says in part: "it is impossible to overstate the impact ren and of course cline have had on the history of entertainment in las vegas and at caesars palace, with his audacious vision regarding her residency, now 13 years and counting. ren was truly an amazing human being, showman and businessman, and over these many years became a loved and cherished member of the caesars palace family." we also heard from senator harry reid...he released a statement which says in part: "in 2002, cline dion and her family took a risk on las vegas. for a star of her caliber to commit to an extended show contract like she did was
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at the time it was seen as a risk but it has forever changed the las vegas entertainment " ((vanessa murphy)) celine dion's shows this weekend are cancelled. we have not learned about funeral arrangements yet. paula, as we are hearing from those who knew the couple, it sounds like renee angelil made a real impact in their lives. back to you. ((paula francis)) > thanks vanessa... as we said earlier... there are plenty of well wishers... marisa says "condolences and prayers to celine, their children and the rest of their families." aida says "i hope he got to pass in her arms as he wished... rest in peace rene." elsie wrote "so sad, rest in peace rene and thank you for bringing celine dion to us." you can add your condolences... just go to our 8 news now facebook page./// ((dave courvoisier)) > no matter where you turn, there's construction in the valley. several major projects are closing lanes, causing headaches, and in some cases.. hurting businesses.
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the most complained about projects... that's been going on for several years now. ((sharie johnson)) sam patel, owner of smoker's world smoke shop near sunset and eastern says his world has been turned upside down. ((sam patel smoker's world 'smoke shop words cannot even express because it's so bad )) ((sharie johnson)) his business is in the middle of the paradise- whitney interceptor... a 13-mile pipeline project costing around $160 million dollars.. and impacting several intersections... ((sam patel smoker's world 'smoke shop 90% down, do they know what 90% look like )) ((sharie johnson)) sam had three businesses and has already shut down another location further down sunset. ((sam patel smoker's world 'smoke shop i close because the landlord wants to increase the rent, there's dry digging in the front and there's gonna be another two years construction; there's no way i can survive )) ((sharie johnson)) this is one of many projects impacting lives around the valley, including the flamingo corridor improvement project and others... on monday, the stephanie street bridge over u-s 95 will be
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the ultimate goal of these projects is to make roads safer for everyone. ((sam patel smoker's world 'smoke shop we're the one who elected them to put in the office to do the job and serve us right; they're not doing it :18 but what can you do )) ((sharie johnson)) sharie johnson 8 news now. > ((dave courvoisier)) go to our website for a full list of all road projects, listed by jurisdiction, courtesy of the r-t-c./// ((dave courvoisier)) > construction will soon be a common site in north las vegas... at the apex industrial park. it will be home to "faraday future"... a car company with plans to build a billion- dollar manufacturing facility on the grounds. "brookings mountain west" director robert lang has long been involved in apex's development... and says faraday's 3- million- square foot facility will bring work for 45- hundred employees... and they'll have good paying jobs: ((dr. robert lang/executive director, brookings west: "we have the population to staff a place like that, if we don't have the right skill mix in the region, someone will move here
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((dave courvoisier)) businesses who build at apex will depend on road and rail lines. n-dot is fast- tracking 50- million dollars of improvements of this 5-mile long... 2-lane section of u-s 93... starting at interstate 15. more companies could soon be on the way... north las vegas mayor john lee says he hopes to hear about new deals every few months./// ((paula francis)) > trying out products... so you don't have to waste your money! michelle mortensen is on your side... to find out if a heavily advertised can opener is worth the cash... or if you should pass it up on your way to the cash register. tedd florendo >tracking more pacific storms and whether they'll bring us some rain. we're also warming up for your weekend. we'll show you the forecasted temperatures coming up. you're watching 8 newsnow.
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about a can opener? it's probably been a while. ((paula francis)) but there's a new can opener on the market that claimes to be the world's easiest and best. so we asked 8 on your side consumer advocate michelle mortensen to put it to the try it before you buy it test. ((michelle mortensen)) it's called the toucan .. and it's a hands free can opener. and they say it's the only one you'll ever need. < ((you struggle, squeeze and strain your hands but it's such a pain open that can.)) (( 12:00:26:but not anymore thanks to the toucan. the worlds easiest hands-free can opener )) ((16 just put it on top of the can press the button and in seconds your can is open .. wow! )) (( this thing claims it can do it all. open any can, any jar, and any pull tab plus no razor sharp edges and we're going to put it all to the test.)) ((michelle mortensen)) we open it up and slap in 4 double aa batters ..
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((we just place the toucan right on the can, and press the button.... seems to be doing ...... what?? ((michelle mortensen)) yeah ... it is not moving. michelle laughs nope .. still not working ((how does it stop? stop! oh my lanta!! is there an off button )) ((michelle mortensen)) finally!! so that didn't work. but we try again .. after re-reading the directions .. which really aren't that complicated... yet ... (( ok it's attached this time )) and so we help it along... ((maybe it needed help a little guiding )) ((michelle mortensen)) but in the end ... nope ...
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((me laughing )) we give it one more college try ((9:22:17 c'mon buddy you can do it )) turns out third time is a charm ((loook at that. )) but three tries was just 2 too many to be called a deal...this one is a dud. > ((michelle mortensen)) once we got it working the toucan did open the can without any razor sharp edges .. and it also opened jars and pop top lids. it runs about 19.99 and is available online and at most major retailers. ((paula francis)) for any consumer issue you might run into... just call the 8 on your side hotline at 702- 650- 1907./// ((dave courvoisier)) > a company
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gets national attention. we hear from the co-owner of the company behind the "welcome to fabulous las vegas" sign... ahead of his appearance on "undercover boss."/// < news music voice over:
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with davenevada is now." > ((dave courvoisier)) > it's a sport that's gaining new traction again. golf has sometimes come across as a game for just the gentleman. but some in the valley are working to change that perception. a new site near the strip is dedicating itself to the sport. 8 news now's mauricio marin shows us where the future of the game is heading. ((mauricio marin)) it's another gorgeous day for golf. sterling wescott loves to play. ((sterling wescott/golfer: "for me it is completely relaxing.
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golf course stress out and throw their clubs and get all crazy for me it's a complete escape." )) ((mauricio marin)) he hits up the taylor made golf experience. one place finding innovative ways to keep the game alive. ((kenneth stauffer/taylorma de golf experience: "in the past all you had to do was have golf balls and a golf place and people would come, now you have to actually provid them an entertainment value." )) ((mauricio marin)) they've added golf pong cups to their driving range. and loosened up their dress code. ((mauricio marin/reporter: "now even if hitting a golf ball isn't your thing they're bringing new excitement to make sure everyone has fun." )) ((mauricio marin)) and they're not alone...top golf is in the middle of constructing it's largest entertainment complex on the strip. ((bryan o'reilly/las vegas topgolf: so it's no longer your father's golf course. this is an interactive game experience with food and beverage and a 900 seat amphiteather wrapped around one interactive game." )) ((mauricio marin)) set to open this spring...top golf is looking to hire. ((bryan o'reilly/las vegas topgolf: "we're going to have 850 employees we're going to have bartenders, concierge, front of the house, back of the house." )) ((mauricio marin)) top golf will have microchipped balls to track each shot's
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which leaders with the company say will help usher in more opportunities for betting on games of skill. ((bryan o'reilly/las vegas topgolf: "you can see what will happen in the future when you've got a chip, giant screens in the outfield and you can start placing wagers that you and your buddies come up with." )) some golfers like wescott welcome changes to the game. he hopes others get a rush like he does. ((sterling wescott/golfer: "i love it. i literally can play everyday. i don't think i can get bored." )) mauricio marin. 8 news now./// ((dave courvoisier)) top golf plans to open in may on m-g-m grand las vegas property. if you are interested in applying for a job at top golf... we have a link to the job postings on our website...las- vegas-now-dot- com./// ((weather toss)) < tedd florendo (((>milder
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afternoon winds staying light again and should remain that way. warmer today than yesterday through many neighborhoods. high clouds but plenty of sunshine today and more clouds expected overnight. ............................... ............... temps in the 50's all over the place late today with milder temps over to the east side where we're lower in elevation and cool up in kyle canyon. milder also for southern sections of the valley. expected to get chilly again, but not as cold as this morning or the past few days. ............................... ................. chilly 30's for the central part of the valley and colder in ely as usual. mild but still cool for this of year from mesquite all the way down to laughlin where it's milder along with death valley. ............................... .................. weekend forecast specifically for saturday. looking at more clouds from a storm off the coast. shower chances very limited though and better chance will be in the mountains rather than the valley.
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............................... ..................... satellite and radar showing a series of storms coming in off the coast. with a higher more zonal jetstream we really don't get a lot of storms down to the southwest. mainly affecting the pacific northwest and northern california. ............................... ..................... rain has been in northern california all day with it changin over to stnow in taho and the northern sierras here. bring more snow to the north part of the state. chances tonight here are slim. but we could see chance of some snow shower in the mountains tomorrow. ............................... .................. any rain chances that pop up here in futurecast will just be virga and evaporate before hitting the ground. saturday next system comes in bring mainly clouds snow and showers to the north. ............................... .................... if you're taking an early weekend. here's your travelers forecast with mainly sunny skies from la to phoenix. low to mid 60's for san diego. with those pacific storms you can get san franciso is going to stay wet tomorrow and this weekend 55 the high with rain likely. ............................... ........................ here's the forecast. 40 by morning.
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cold. light winds stay that way. tomorrow 57 for the high with clouds, then sun later. north breezes around start at 5 then kick up to 15 later. ............................... ........................ extended forecast shows cloud on saturday but milder sunday with 60's for a few days. next chances for showers could be tuesday and wednesday morning. those 60's are going to feel good. nevada prison officials are defending their use of shotguns... despite facing lawsuits over today... the board of state prison commissioners met. they say they're adding more guards.. and also training officers how to use rubber bullets. the goal is to prevent deadly shootings behind bars. nevada faces lawsuits over prison shootings... including one at high desert state prison in 2014 that left an inmate dead. the panel recommended the state
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birdshot... something prison officials say remains a valuable and potentially life- saving last resort./// ((paula francis)) > there is a real special story unfolding at desert oasis. ((dave courvoisier)) it's taking place on center court. chris maathuis is here to share a story on a teenager named ron chan. ((chris maathuis)) this is one ofthose stories where there are only winners. nobody is a loser it's fun to see chan unite and inspire an entire team and for one night fire up the entire student body. plus.... vegas rocks is the theme at the orleans arena this weekend... more next here on 8 news now. < news music voice over: "from
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chris maaj@j@ on average, it takes three hundred americans working for a solid year, to make as much money as one top ceo. it's called the wage gap. and the republicans will make it worse by lowering taxes for those at the top and letting corporations write their own rules. hillary clinton will work to close the wage gap. equal pay for women to raise incomes for families, a higher minimum wage, lower taxes for the middle class. she'll get the job done for us.
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((chris maathuis)) > las vegan and reigning mvp bryce harper
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bunch of charities associated with major league baseball. players giving back, through the players trust. this year harper and kris bryant hosting the two day event. they were out at cascata... and harper says it's really neat that he's is in a position to give back. (( )) bryce harper/mvp; "that's the biggest thing you want to help people, you gotta remember where you came from and what your family is about all the important things. all the fame and fortune that comes and goes. you want to help as many people as you can." curling is in town so the sports slogan is "curling rocks vegas." fitting since the continental cup of curling will draw sold out crowds... it's popular especially in canada. here's their golf medal winner to prove it... it's usa and canada versus the world. (( )) jennifer jones/2014 gold medal winner; "vancouver started the trend and it's growing in popularity, having the event in vegas will help that and we hope that will continue." ((chris maathuis)) the event
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and canadian olympians challenging the world. it's pretty cool stuff. ((chris maathuis)) the cool stories that inspire us. they might encourage, unite and or cause one to remember what's really important about sports. that's what we found at desert oasis high school when senior ron chan united a student body basket. ((chris maathuis)) it wasn't just any basket. that would be too easy. it took ron 3 years of waiting, working and never complaining. as a teenager with austism, ron worked as team manager.. until this year. ryan fretz/coach; "we knew last year at the end of the year we were going to put ron on the roster this year, if we had to have 15 on the roster and make him 16, he'd been on the roster." ((chris maathuis)) chan may never play an entire game, his role isn't about minutes. this 17 year old bring something more valuable. he may fall, but always gets back up... his inspration is contagious. terrell williams/guard;"ro n is
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effort in, working harder then all of us." tyler mcclendon/center; "he's always there for us when we need him, love his enthusiasm, moral he's always there." aamondae coleman/forward; "he's one of the nicest people i know, he's always upbeat, picking us up as a team. always offering us snacks when we don't even ask him." ((chris maathuis)) nobody at desert oasis will forget the night a few weeks ago when ron chan was more then team manager. coach ryan fretz put ron and he delivered.... scoring his first points ever. ron chan/ star of the game; "i made two shots... i made four points." ((chris maathuis)) nobody in the gym will forget that night... ron was more of a teammate then he ever dreamed... he scored. his team won. ron; "they'd never quit unacceptable. ((chris maathuis)) and those closest to the program know there's more to ron than handing out towels and water... he keeps em smilin' and makes it fun.. and really is that what sports should be all about. "what's the coolest thing about having ron on the team... he's a dancer.. hit it ron..
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((dave courvoisier)) > the "welcome to fabulous las vegas" sign is an iconic landmark in our city... and tomorrow night you'll be able to get an inside look at the company behind the sign. betty willis worked for "yesco"... or the young electric sign company... back in the 1950's when shw designed the famous sign. tomorrow... the co-owner of the company... jeff young... will be on the c-b-s show "undercover boss." he came to the channel 8 studios earlier today... to talk about why he decided to sign on for an episode: (( we started talking to the producers and realizing we had an opportunity to meet some employees who really had need knowing their experience is projected into our customers experience ))
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watch jeff young on "undercover boss" tomorrow night at 8... right here on cbs./// dave courvoisier > thanks for watching for 8 news now at 6. we're always on at las vegas now at las vegas now dot com and our app ... along with facebook and twitter. paula francis see you tonight at 11. goodnight./// ((dave courvoisier)) >
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