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Oscar Goodman kicks off Jewish University semester

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Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, right, speaks during an interview with attorney Dayvid Figler during "The Kosher Nostra: A Conversation with Oscar B. Goodman," at the Mob Museum at 300 Stewart Ave. in Las Vegas on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. The event was sponsored by the Jewish Community Center as part of its Jewish University program. Bill Hughes/Las Vegas Review-Journal
The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada initiated "Jewish University" to spark interest and discussion in a range of topics touching on Judaism. The new endeavor gets its name from a desire to offer in-depth lectures, long and short courses, and other events that challenge thinking and understanding.

But the university's lofty goals should not be equated with any stereotypes of academic stuffiness.

One need look no further than the lively series opener, "Kosher Nostra," Jan. 7 at The Mob Museum, featuring moderator Dayvid Figler talking with former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman. The sold-out program was presented in The Mob Museum's courtroom — the same room that saw Goodman face off against prosecutors when he was the attorney for noted mob members.

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Rhodes Ranch Golf Club hits a hole-in-one with special promotion
Date: February 11, 2016

Rhodes Ranch Golf Club offers a brilliant promotion


 I love to play golf and with that in mind, I decided recently to head for the golf course at Rhodes Ranch Golf Club in southwest Las Vegas.

 At my age (65), it’s my job to stay active especially when the warning signs start to arise. Exercise is all-important and to me, golf is one of the best ways to keep the devil from beating at my front door.

Every form of golf, especially in Las Vegas, can be very expensive. Even driving ranges can be tough on the overall budget.

 However, I discovered an absolute gold mine recently when I told the group at Rhodes Ranch that I wanted to hit golf balls on the driving range. Before I knew it, I had run into a “swinging” deal that I simply couldn’t resist.

As it was explained to me, I could hit all the golf balls I wanted as many times as I wanted in a month’s time – for $35. Whether I wanted to hit the driving range early in the morning, middle of the day or end of the afternoon, I was free to roam.

But wait. There’s more, as I learned from the young lady behind the counter at Rhodes Ranch.

The $35 charge for the month also includes a free round of golf on a beautiful Par-72 layout.

For the record, a round of golf at Rhodes Ranch is $40. Making the offer even more cool is that I’m now the proud owner of a player’s card, so I’m really hanging with the big boys.

I hesitated for a moment to make sure I had heard it right.

And yes, this “swinging” deal also includes a free round of golf. The only requirement is that you start after 2 in the afternoon.

For the record, Rhodes Ranch Golf Club is a Par-72 6,909-yard layout if you’re hitting from the black tees, 6,405 yards if you’re hitting from the blue tees and 6,009 yards if you’re hoping for a hole-in-one from the white tees.

In a city of bargains, this is one of the best-ever. Not only did I find a place to exercise, but I also found a free round of golf as part of the package.

 Meanwhile, I also discovered that about 700 golfers have capitalized on the Arnold Palmer-designed course and its brilliant special promotion.

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