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  • Looking Ahead - News - April 5, 2013

    A Senior Olympic talent exhibition will be held at 2 p.m. this Sunday at the Abe Monoya Recreation Center. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Heir to Johnson & Johnson fortune dies at 76

    By Vanessa Gera
    The Associated Press

    WARSAW, Poland — She was a Polish farmer’s daughter who emigrated to the United States, a maid who worked for a wealthy American heir, a third wife who inherited much of the Johnson & Johnson fortune after a sensational court battle with her six stepchildren.

    Barbara Piasecka Johnson, the widow of J. Seward Johnson Sr., heir to millions made from bandages, baby oil and pharmaceutical products, has died at age 76.

  • Fire victim plans to rebuild

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Dave Martinez says he lost everything but his faith in the fire that destroyed his home in Sheridan and most of his possessions last week.

    “Everyone has been so supportive. It’s really renewed my faith in the community,” says Martinez, 46, who lost his home and most everything he owned to a blaze on March 23. “It’s so overwhelming that all I can do is just take it a day at a time.”

  • Estella’s Cafe - Vegas icon shutting its doors

    Estella’s Café is closing its doors on Friday after a roughly 63-year run.

    The Old Town café has been a staple in the city since 1950. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. until Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday.

    “It is probably the best thing at this point, but it really wasn’t my decision, said Adelita Lujan, manager of the restaurant. “Basically I will just go with it, and I’m ready to move on.”

  • Host families sought for ball players

    Ever thought about taking a Train Robber into your home? Here’s your chance.

    The Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs is seeking host families for about 30 players and coaches for its inaugural Las Vegas team, named the Train Robbers. It’s a rookie level professional baseball league, and the season runs from May 14 to July 28.

    The local team will play 35 home games and 35 road games in 72 days. Its home field will be at the city’s Rodriguez Park.

  • Woman hurt trying to rescue her pets

    A suspicious fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home on Taos Street early Friday morning and left the home owner hospitalized after she tried to save her pets from the blaze.

    The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal and Las Vegas Police Department after suspicions were brought to firefighters attention, said Phillip Mares, Las Vegas Fire Chief.

    A report of the fire could not be obtained by press time. Mares declined to divulge what was suspicious about the fire due to the investigation.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - April 3, 2013

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  • Looking Back - April 3, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, April 2 — The “Last Squad” club of the Leonard Hoskins American Legion Post 24 will have its 25th reunion dinner at the El Fidel hotel dining room Saturday. The affair is scheduled to get under way with a pre-dinner “get-together” starting at 6:30. The dinner is being prepared under the direction of Martin Rapp. When the club was organized in 1939, there were 54 members. Now, Seth Gray, one of the organizers of the group, said there are 33 members left and these are scattered across the country.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 3, 2013

    Open house on Sabinoso Management plan

    An open house on the Sabinoso Proposed Management Plan and the Environmental Assessment will be held from  6 to 8 p.m. this Thursday at Student Service Board Room on the campus of Luna Community College.

  • Weather - April 3, 2013

    Wednesday
    A chance of snow showers before noon, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 64. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37.

    Friday