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Kimo’s Vegas

Nathan Morris, Wayna Morris and Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men. Denise Truscello/WireImage from Kimo Akane

WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge!

COLLECTIVELY, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman have sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, making Boyz II Men the most successful R&B group of all time. Beginning March 1, the Cooleyhighharmony guys become the latest headliners on the Las Vegas Strip … Ticket prices start at $40, and there are no bad seats in the Terry Fator Theater at the Mirage. However, even Johan Santana, Major League Baseball’s highest-paid pitcher ($165 million contract), couldn’t hit the stage with your delicates from the back row.

THE SAPPHIRE strip club has just announced plans to build an $8 million adults-only pool next to the club’s Industrial Road address. These folks used to run the pool at the Rio until it failed a Metro PD “integrity check” that brought the extracurricular activity to the attention of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

DIDJA KNOW that Las Vegas topless clubs serve alcohol and you must be at least 21 to enter? Nude clubs do not serve alcohol and entry is 18 and older.

A 42-YEAR-OLD Las Vegas woman was having an affair with her 21-year-old adopted son. Not only was she divorcing her husband for his son, but she convinced her son to kill his dad so they could split his insurance money … He survived being shot in the neck … According to the police report, his wife said, “That’s what happens when you send a boy to do a woman’s work.”

OUR BUDDY RJ Bell of pregame.com checks in to report that 60 percent of bets on last week’s national championship game were placed on Notre Dame (most of it from Hawaii … OK, I made that part up). He also offers this tidbit for your consideration next year: The point spread has not been a factor in the last 15 BCS title games. The favored team won by more than the spread, or the underdog won the game outright.

WHAT HAD THE geeks going gaga at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas? Many liked DISH Network’s Hopper2 that had a Slingbox built into it so you can access your Hopper from your cell, tablet or computer anywhere you have Internet access. Ultra HD TV took many breaths away with nearly four times more pixels than HD. More pixels equals better resolution, so you can sit closer to the screen. Of course, you’ll need a new video camera to take advantage of the advanced screens … When the mo’opuna spits up, the only thing missing is the moisture.

CES SET A new record for Las Vegas taxi fares from McCarran International Airport – 17,084 – on opening day.

WSOBP (World Series of Beer Pong) crowned a new champion in Las Vegas. After 22 rounds, the dynamic duo dubbed “Drinkin Smokin Straight West Coastin” won the $50,000 top prize in a tournament that featured teams from 48 states and 14 countries. Although Beer Pong is not officially an Olympic sport (who knows what happens in the athletes’ village), there is an international ranking of players at pong.com.

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