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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - May 23, 2011

    TUESDAY MARTES

  • Noticias - May 23, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@ lasvegasoptic.com

    • Luna Community College is offering enhanced college credit summer programs for high school students and 2011 graduating seniors. The programs will provide free tuition for up to eight credit hours, books and fees. Applications are available at the high school counseling offices and at the LCC Concurrent/Dual Credit office located in the technology building, room 114. For more information, call 454-5377 or 1-800-588-7232 ext. 175. Registration is on-going through June 10.

  • Back at square one

    So, it didn’t turn out so well. We’re talking about the well-intended but ineffective process the Las Vegas City Schools board used to find its new superintendent. Nevertheless, the district can still salvage the situation and find the best person for this all-important job.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 23, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Great debates

    A couple of weeks ago I was asked to be a judge at a series of debates at West Las Vegas High School. What I experienced was both frustrating and inspiring.

    First, the frustration. I found it difficult to sit there without speaking up about the issues under debate. The questions posed were relevant and timely and the wannabe teacher in me wanted to jump into the fray. But I maintained my role and kept quiet — not such an easy thing to do for an inky pundit like me.

  • Fifth-graders honor late coaches

    This year’s Las Vegas City Schools fifth-grade basketball championship tournaments had a little more meaning than usual for participants, spectators and the school district.

  • Commentary: Pound for pound, Gillie was a great one

    Editor’s note: This is the seventh of a series of articles written on old-school athletics by Luna Community College sports performance instructor Henry Sanchez.

    By Henry Sanchez
    Luna Community College

    Gilbert “Gillie” Lopez was born on Jan. 11, 1922, and passed away on May 18, 2005. In the 83 years he lived on this earth, he left a mark that his family can be proud of. We will attempt to look at his life and recall some of the things that made the man.

  • ‘Our greatest loss’

    Rita Romero dropped off her husband, Frank, at work Wednesday morning, their regular routine since high gas prices convinced them it was time to start carpooling.

    “I kissed him goodbye, said I love you, I’ll see you at 4 o’clock,” Rita Romero said, her voice cracking with emotion. “That was it.”

  • Union: Accident was preventable

    A state union official says the Wednesday accident that left two men dead didn’t have to happen.

    “The problem for us is that had (the city) followed half of the stuff they were supposed to do, these guys ... would be alive right now,” said Joel Villareal, staff representative with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 18 in Albuquerque.

  • Romero loved to laugh

    By Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic

    Frank and Rita Romero moved to Las Vegas from California four years ago looking for a fresh start.

    “After our son passed away, we just decided to have a new life and start over,” Rita Romero said.

    On Wednesday their fresh start turned tragic. Frank Romero, 49, and another city worker were inside an 8- or 9-foot trench when it collapsed, killing both of them.

    “It’s a huge loss, but hopefully my son was there to greet him,” Rita Romero said.