Octogenarian clergyman takes birthday float on Bootleg Canyon zipline – Las Vegas Review
April 6, 2014 - box office
You remember “The Flying Nun.” Meet a drifting priest.
While many octogenarians would have been calm with a cake and candles, or maybe a prolonged nap, a Rev. Joseph Annese recently enjoyed a opposite arrange of birthday present: The Catholic clergyman schlepped adult to a tip of Bootleg Canyon outward Boulder City and took a furious float on a FlightLinez zipline express. The 8,000-foot zipline knowledge is touted as transporting riders during speeds of adult to 60 mph.
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Annese knows a area well. He spent 3 decades assisting to build St. Andrew Catholic Community in Boulder City before entering semi-retirement in 2008. Truth told, he’s indeed a maestro zipliner, carrying zoomed by a Central American jungle on a prior adventure.
The clergyman was assimilated by longtime friends Kay and Pam Littleton. Kay and Pam are sisters. Not Sister sisters, though a biological kind.
“Going with a clergyman didn’t hurt, let’s put it that way,” Kay says, smiling. “It was like insurance.”
Although a train float on a slight and circuitous mud highway competence have had him wondering either his life word had been updated, following Father Joe seemed gratified and a bit relieved.
He was reminded of a line from Edward Albee’s “The Zoo Story” in that a playwright observed, “Sometimes it’s required to go a prolonged stretch out of a approach in sequence to come behind a brief stretch correctly.”
It’s something to remember either you’re drifting by a atmosphere or have your feet on a ground.
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His personal resources increasing by $2.1 billion this week, according to Forbes, following a 6 percent arise in Las Vegas Sands’ batch price.
That jump, says Forbes’ Dan Alexander, places Adelson’s personal resources during approximately $40 billion, that creates him a eighth-richest male in a world.
LOWDEN CLEAR: Republican Lt. Gov. claimant Sue Lowden didn’t bashful divided from a possibility to punch with domestic speak horde Jon Ralston on his “Ralston Reports” uncover this week. Not usually did her primary challenger Mark Hutchison confirm opposite going on a program, he also declined to lapse my phone calls this week.
No matter. Lowden and Hutchison competence nonetheless be returning to a discuss arena. Word is Lowden’s discuss manager Tom Letizia has already contacted KLAS TV, Channel 8, and Sam Shad’s “Nevada Newsmakers” show, that front locally on KVBC-TV, Channel 3, for probable showdown dates.
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Las Vegas writer/director Johnston is seeking crowdfunding by a Kickstarter website for his sci-fi/horror movie.
Who knows, maybe he will unequivocally dismay folks and use slips from a subsequent Lowden-Hutchison debate.
ON THE BOULEVARD: Amid rumors casino aristocrat Adelson is confronting increasing health concerns, Las Vegas Sands President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Leven appears to be holding a aloft profile. He is a featured orator during a Nevada Republican Party Convention keynote breakfast Apr 11 during a South Point. … Longtime Lionel Sawyer Collins profession Paul Larsen is now in private practice. … Longtime Mount Charleston ski instructor Marcel Barel, an establishment on a Southern Nevada slopes for scarcely half a century, was respected Tuesday in a rite during a Clark County Commission.
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