Nightly News | May 16, 2011
>>> the ira is coming to an end in las vegas as an icon of the strip is closing its doors after 59 years because after all, time marches on. elvis, the beatles, john wayne sta stayed there, and the rat pack hung out there. the sahara hotel and casino , first guy to play the ballroom back in the day was ray bulger. rickles and carson and dozens of others follows. as one guest put it, it's kind of like visiting the past. that was the problem, so the sahara a faded star, goes the way of the stardust.